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Lord Mayor leads delegation on visit to China

5 May 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston looks ahead to his visit to China in this week's blog. This visit aims to build on the Sister City relationship with the city of Shenyang and focus on developing education, investment and health cooperation programmes between the two cities. He also welcomes the leaders of all of Northern Ireland’s 11 local authorities to City Hall for the first time to discuss issues of mutual concern, including planning, economic growth and international connections, officially opens Giants Park on the Northforeshore for business to companies interested in setting up in Belfast's largest development site and promotes a futuristic funday at Woodvale park. To view this week's blog click on the video below:

Lord Mayor pictured with Madam Wang

Lord Mayor enjoys busy bank holiday weekend

2 May 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Brian Kingston enjoys a busy bank holiday weekend in this week’s blog. He completes a fantastic time running the Belfast Marathon raising money for Mencap, enjoys his Lord Mayor’s Day in the grounds of City Hall, watches team GB defeat Japan at the SSE Arena during the final game of the Ice Hockey World Championship, meets Rock legend Sir Rod Stewart, opens the last section of the Connswater Community Greenway and welcomes aviation delegates to Belfast for the Routes Europe Conference. He also welcomes over 200 cyclists to City Hall taking part in a Cycyle Against Suicide initiative. To view these engagements click on the video below:

Lord Mayor Arder Carson pictured with reps from Mencap after the Belfast Marathon

Fun for all the family at Lord Mayor’s Day

14 Apr 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston looks ahead to his Lord Mayor’s Day in the grounds of City Hall in this week’s blog, encouraging everyone to come along to a celebration of Belfast with fun for all the family. He meets a group of young people from North Belfast travelling to South Africa as part of a cross community project, tours the Norwegian Navy Ship HNoMS Ronald Amundsen docked in Belfast, attends the Kings Corale Spring concert in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, launches the Connswater Greenway 10k and starts the Ashfield Boys Charity colour run. He also attends the BB Belfast Battalion Annual Service, speaks at the 1 Pill will Kill event in North Belfast, enjoys visiting the 1st Old Boys Youth Band at their practice for the European Brass Band competition in Belgium and welcomes Cub groups from across Belfast to City Hall. To view this week’s blog please click on the video below:

Lord Mayor's Day

Lord Mayor launches new graffiti removal service

7 Apr 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston launches a new graffiti removal service in this week's blog. He attends the official opening of the new Computer Science Building at Queen's University, launches a comerative Poppy Trail on the Donegal Road, hosts a reception for the Dean Of Belfast, Reverend John Mann before he leaves his post at St.Anne's Cathedral, visits the Salvation Army's Lifehouse centre at Centenary House and speaks with staff and service users of Cancer Lifeline in North Belfast. He also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ulsterbus at the Europa Bus Station, takes part in a charity walk for the Northern Ireland Hospice alongside local celebrity May McFettridge, congratulates Ballysillan Gymnastics club on achieving Belfast City Councils’ Clubmark Gold Award and joins in the celebrations of the Indian Ugadi festival at City Hall. To view this week’s blog, please click on the video below: 

The new graffiti removal service

Lord Mayor joins in the fun at “Try Cricket” event

31 Mar 2017

Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston, joins pupils from primary schools in east Belfast at Avoniel Leisure Centre for a “Try Cricket” coaching day in this week’s blog. He celebrates sporting achievements and volunteering at the Belfast Sports Awards, meets older people at Belvoir Activity Centre taking part in activities encouraging them to keep active, hosts a visit by members of the Hessian Parliament in Germany and meets students from Chicago on an exchange trip with the Rotary Club of Belfast. He also visits the new premises of financial data firm Vela who have set up a base in Belfast, meets with delegates of L’Arche International and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation who are bringing their conferences to Belfast, attends the official launch of the 2017 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and welcomes a number of groups visiting City Hall into his Parlour. To view these engagements please click on the video below:

Try Cricket event
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