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2008-09-18 09:00:49

By Claire Harrison BANGOR starlet Niamh Perry today joined calls from a leading cancer charity for under 18s to be banned from using sunbeds in Northern Ireland. The I'd Do Anything contestant warned against the dangers of turning to sunbeds to keep summer tans topped up as she threw her support behind Cancer Research UK's SunSmart campaign. This year, the charity is focusing on young people and the dangers of sunbathing and sunbed use on young skin. The charity said that while people...

2008-09-06 12:00:12

A SELECT group of talented young people from across the province will be put through their paces today when one of the world's most renowned performers tests their skills. Elaine Paige, who is often regarded as the First Lady of the West End, will be in Belfast to deliver the Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers Masterclass at the Grand Opera House to students from Music Theatre 4 Youth. Among the 18 people chosen to take part in the class will be I'd Do Anything finalists Niamh Perry. The...

2008-09-05 12:00:25

By BRENDAN MCDAID THE FIRST lady of the West End Elaine Page and I'll Do Anything finalist Niamh Perry were today preparing to stage a free masterclass for gifted young singers from the North West. Four young people from Londonderry and Coleraine will join 14 others from across Northern Ireland at the Grand Opera House in Belfast tomorrow for the day-long class. Ms Page, who has starred in leading productions of musicals such as Chess, The King And I and Evita, has agreed to give the...

2008-08-01 15:00:34

By Liam Rudden Arts and IN the glare of the studio lights, the dream for 19-year-old Niamh Perry was a role on the West End. One of 12 finalists to make it to the televised heats of I'd Do Anything, the Belfast-born hopeful sang her way through to week eight before being voted off the prime-time BBC ratings winner. Her ambition to play Nancy in Oliver! dashed forever. Perry's West End dream may yet rekindled however, thanks to a new wartime musical receiving its world premier on this...

2008-07-29 18:00:36

By Liam Rudden Arts and Bowen and Niamh Perry will present News drama awards HE is famous for showing devastated contestants a heartbreaking glimpse of what they could have won. But for once, game show legend Jim Bowen can be confident that he will be able to present the grand prize. The 71-year-old comic has signed up to present a trophy as part of the second Evening News Drama Awards. After the phenomenal success of last year's inaugural event - which was won by local musical...

2008-06-22 15:00:13

By Linda Summerhayes IT is a hazard suffered by the rich and famous - to be followed by adoring fans clamouring for an autograph and a photographic memento of their brush with the venerable. But while many celebs shun the attention, crying our for their privacy and their right to walk the streets in peace, it's a phenomenon that musical star Keith Jack can't get enough of. "It's nice to be on your own sometimes, but well . . . I have to say, I don't really mind," he laughs. "I'll sign...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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