Monthly Archives: November, 2009

NI Photographic Association Exhibition 2nd December at Alley Theatre






New exhibition launch open to the public. The Northern Ireland Photographic Association are delighted to see their new photography exhibition being displayed at the Alley Theatre from December 2nd and have offered a public invitation to the local community to come along on December 2nd at 7 p.m. and see the grand opening. The Northern […]






Iain Archer to play the Black Box 10th Dec.






Iain Archer plus guests THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER 2009 The Black Box 2009 has seen Iain Archer release the stripped back album To The Pine Roots, as well as touring with Athlete, Foy Vance and Snow Patrol, and playing Oxygen, V, T In The Park and Great Escape. Between times he has been producing and writing […]






Is Irish Family life changing?






Home Boy Home, a new contemporary drama exploring how Irish family life is changing will be performed at Strabanes Alley Theatre on December 10th. Written by celebrated playwright and drama festival adjudicator Scott Marshall, local theatre critics are already hailing its arrival as “one of the most eagerly awaited plays this season at the Alley.” […]






Magherafelt Speciality Christmas Food Market and Switching on of Christmas Lights.






You will be in for a treat when you visit the Magherafelt Speciality Christmas Food Market on Saturday 28 November between 12 noon and 6pm, as it is playing host to some exciting, first time food experiences never before sampled in Northern Ireland. Charmain Bell, Tourism Officer with Magherafelt District Council explains, “We are really […]






Dr Hook Theatre Royal Castlebar Review by Kathleen Barclay






Dr Hook Venue : Theatre Royal Castlebarr Date: Thursday 29th October 2009 Having travelled 4 hours to get to this part of the 32 counties I was hoping the show in hand would not disappoint. A massive crowd of over 1600 were in attendance to see the opening night of this the Irish Tour by […]






The Hothouse Flowers at the Alley Theatre – Review by Mickey Ferry






Despite being a live unit for almost 25 years there are no indications that Hothouse Flowers are about to succumb to the role of complacent elder statesmen of Irish Rock, chiming out the tried and tested on auto-pilot. As exemplified on this particular evening in the Alley, there is still no certainty as what Liam […]






DEE REILLY & ROLY DANIELS “SWEET MEMORIES TOUR” Review by Kathleen Barclay






VENUE: THE TULLYGLASS HOUSE HOTEL BALLYMENA DATE WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2009 A good size crowd made its way to The Tullyglass Hotel to witness the first night of this very special tour.   An all star backing band led by Producer/ Keyboard player Jonathan Owens were on hand to provide the backing for tonight’s show.  The […]






Hydroponic Music & Corona Extra present: The Meat Market # 9 Gilles Peterson






(BBC Radio One / Talkin’ Loud / Acid Jazz) Featuring: MC Earl Zinger + Hydroponic Hi-Fi ‘Top Ranking Reggae’ Featuring: Michael McKeown & MC Krow Saturday 28th November Black Box Hill St, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast Admission: £12.50   21:00 – Late Hydroponic Music and Corona Extra are pleased to present the next instalment of Meat Market […]






James Huish tour debut Saturday 7th Nov Lisburn






James Huish and The Michael Buble Tribute Band make their tour debut at The Island Arts Center on Saturday evening with a show that has already played to packed venues across Ireland. Expect to hear nostalgic classics such as Call Me Irresponsible, That Way You Look Tonight and Mack The Knife mixed with contemporary hits like […]











Halloween Manifestations at the White Horse Hotel After a frenzy of radio and television appearances last week, Mike Hirons of Paranormal Ulster took to the stage and introduced his team to an unsuspecting audience at the White Horse Hotel on Halloween Night. ‘There is definitely paranormal activity here at the hotel,’ Mike enthused on the […]