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Snooker legends Jimmy White and Ken Doherty heading to Frames snooker club in Cliftonville

Snooker legends Ken Doherty and Jimmy White are heading to a snooker club in Cliftonville for two exhibition nights in which they will showcase their skills to fans.

Former world champion Doherty will be at the newly opened Frames in Northdown Road on January 25 from 7pm until late, with a buffet and a raffle for an opportunity to play with him.

Ken Doherty. Picture credit: Thomas Kniess
Ken Doherty. Picture credit: Thomas Kniess

The legendary Jimmy White will be paying a visit on May 10 for an exhibition night, when he will play snooker and pool.

The new club also has a host of other upcoming events, including a Christmas Eve party with live band WREN from 8pm.

A New Year's Eve event is being held from 8pm until 2pm, with happy hours from 8pm until midnight. Entry is free.

Frames opened last month in the former premises of Northdown Snooker Club, which shut in May after eight years.

Taken over by Callum Tydeman - who runs the new snooker and pool club with mum Jacqui - the building has been completely renovated, offering 14 snooker tables and five match pool tables.

Jimmy White playing an exhibition match
Jimmy White playing an exhibition match

It also has darts and Sky ports, and hosts live music nights.

Mr Tydeman said: "The family has 20 years of experience in running snooker clubs and pubs so when we saw this place we wanted to take it on.

"It was in a horrendous state when we bought it in September, but we've spent a lot of money doing it up to make it look great."

The club is open to all, with no membership, so people can turn up and play.

Tickets for the night with Doherty are £15 and White £20.

For more information see www.facebook.com/framessnooker147/

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