Have you ever wondered how our guides maintain their incredible stamina and athletic physiques? Complex carbohydrates are a vital source of energy for tour guides, and the best place to find them - whether you’re a guide or a guest - is in a home bakery, a uniquely Northern Irish institution.
There are plenty of us who would say that you need to have a fair level of surrealism about you to live in Belfast. But Colin Middleton, who is the subject of a new exhibition in the Ulster Museum, was once described as Ireland’s Greatest Surrealist, so this show bound to be worth a visit.
Two names on the Titanic Memorial at Belfast City Hall have asterisks against them - John Horgan and Thomas Hart. But what are the asterisks for? I did a bit of digging and here's what I found out.
If you have any interest in Belfast architecture you will have heard of Sir Charles Brett (1928-2005), whether as the author C.E.B. Brett, or Charlie Brett. He was a fascinating figure, a solicitor who was variously a politician, historian, artist, journalist, writer and conservationist.
In July this year Donzo took a group of students from Purchase College, State University of New York on a private tour of the murals in West Belfast. And last week he got a chance to attend an afternoon of theatre, music, art, dance and conversation presented by the students in response to their time here.
We have a new statue in Belfast! It stands in Lombard Street and commemorates Frederick Douglass, the American author, anti-slavery campaigner and early champion of women’s rights.
The only public memorial to victims of the troubles in Belfast was defaced by graffiti last year. After six months nothing had been done to restore it, so we cleaned it up ourselves.
We have updated our free self guided tour of the Titanic Quarter just in time for the summer holidays.
You'll often hear Belfast’s Europa Hotel described as “Europe’s most bombed hotel”, but if anywhere deserves to hold that dubious honour it’s actually the Sarajevo Holiday Inn.
In April we participated in a week-long international arts and cultural programme hosted by the British Council Northern Ireland called Peace and Beyond 2023: The Role of Arts in Divided and Polarised Societies to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
How we ended up in a segment on MSNBC's Morning Joe, along with Bob Geldof, Malachi O'Doherty and a Belfast punk outfit called Gender Chores!
A few weeks ago we got the exciting news that we had been named as finalists in the 2023 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards. Last night we put on our tuxes and went to the awards ceremony at Belfast's Crowne Plaza. We knew the competition was stiff, but that has never held us back - and besides, any excuse for a night out!