Shine was a night club located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The club was started in 1995 by local DJ Alan Simms. Since its inception it had been held in the Mandela hall, part of Queen's University Students' Union. For a period in the early 2000s, the entire Students' Union building was used - informally known as'Super Shine' and bringing its capacity to 2400 people - although such events have been discontinued, with the snack bar on the top floor of the building no longer in use, although it happened on boxing night 2015; the club had no formal music policy. DJs and live acts that have played in Shine include Soulwax, Carl Cox, Green Velvet, David Holmes, Deep Dish, Darren Emerson, Richie Hawtin, Adam Freeland, Deep Dish and Bushwacka!, Audio Bullys, Felix da House Cat, Andrew Weatherall, Laurent Garnier, Groove Armada, Slam, Dave Clarke and Fergie. Phil Kieran was a former resident and regular guest at the club. BBC Radio 1 has held events at Shine in the past with Pete Tong and, Tim Westwood appearing in the main room.
Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac worked at the club. Starting in PR and promotions, working at the club was inspiration to buy her first set of decks. In 2006 Shine events became less frequent; the club's founder has a record label called Shine Recordings. The label's three main releases so far have been by Jon Carter, Simms & Welt and Justin Robertson, who play the club regularly. In 2005 Simms opened another club in The Stiff Kitten; the name derives from Joy Division's original name. In November 2009, The Stiff Kitten underwent a name change and is now called'The Kitten Bar'; the front bar was renovated to increase seating capacity. The final Shine at Mandela Hall took place on Saturday 28th of July 2018. Belsonic CHSq Shine - Official Website The Stiff Kitten Club Queen's Radio
Cairntable Halt railway station was a railway station serving a rural district and the miners' row of forty-eight houses at the Cairntable Terraces, East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was by opened as late as circa 1928 by the London and Scottish Railway on the Holehouse Junction to Rankinston line; this basic halt opened in 1927 or on 24 September 1928 and closed on 3 April 1950. The nearby miners’ row was owned by the Cairntable Coal Co. and provided homes for workers at their nearby colliery. In 2012 the site has no remnants of the halt or trackbed and the Cairntable miners rows of Forty-eight apartment houses built in 1914 no longer exist, the last inhabitant having left in 1963. There is a remembrance stone laid on the site of the former village; the trains would deliver bread for the village shop when the snows were too bad for the delivery van. In 1947 a steam engine got stuck in one of the railway cuttings near the village and the men from the village and Littlemill Pit helped dig the train out of the snowdrift.
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