Monthly Archives: June, 2010

‘In the market’ for Sunday opening






Belfast’s historic St George’s Market is to open on a Sunday for the first time, starting this coming weekend, 4 July. The new Sunday Market – which will open initially for a three-month trial – will be a mixture of the traditional Friday Variety Market and Saturday’s award-winning City Food and Garden Market. Opening from […]






Turbulent EDDY wins Sounds Like Summer 2010!






Donegal’s rock band Turbulent EDDY rocked the Alley last weekend, snatching the Sounds Like Summer crown against tough competition from Derry and Strabane bands, eager to be seen as the next big band to come out of the North West. With over 200 people packed into the Alley to see 4 great bands play live […]






Festival Offers Bus Service is Support of Green Initiatives






Glasgowbury Music Group and Chambers Coach Hire have joined forces to encourage greener transport for this festival season. In support of greener initiatives and to encourage public transport at the time of the festival, Glasgowbury and Chambers have teamed up to offer return bus services from throughout the province. The return bus services will operate […]






Kids take one giant leap into libraries!






Libraries Minister, Nelson McCausland, launched this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, on behalf of Libraries NI, at Finaghy Library on Wednesday 23rd June, with a little help from the pupils of Finaghy Primary School. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place from Saturday 26th June – Saturday 4th September, and aims to keep children reading throughout the […]






BBC1 SHOW LOOKING FOR LIVELY, OUT GOING PEOPLE






Comedian John Bishop is hosting a brand new Saturday night entertainment show on BBC One about our lives in Britain, and we are looking for people across the whole of the UK to take part! We want to interview YOU, and hear about YOUR life in Britain! We want to know your opinions and hear […]






LIVELY LOUGH !






ENNISKILLEN is the place to be this weekend for action-packed free family fun, mesmerizing stunts and displays from World Class adrenaline water junkies as the Waterways Ireland Loughfest returns for a second inspiring year. Waterways Ireland Loughfest takes place on Enniskillen’s Broadmeadow on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June.  The free family orientated event previously […]






A FATHER’S SORROW REVERBERATES IN NEW COLLECTION FROM POET R.A. WELCH






‘Iron hopeless sorrow’ is the overarching tone of Constanza, the new poetry collection from poet and critic Robert Anthony Welch, written in the aftermath of the accidental death of his 26-year-old son  Egan three years ago. The collection of 40 poems represents the poet’s deeply personal reflections and meditation on the loss of his son […]






All the fun of the Fair in Strabane!






Strabane Fair events kick off on Friday evening 25th June with the launch of the 24hr Artahon which will happen in ASDA’s 24 hour Store with artists from both Strabane and Donegal taking part which will culminate in an exhibition in the Alley Gallery from 2pm on Saturday. While running alongside the launch at the […]






World first iPhone app promotes Belfast music scene






Belfast City Council is using the very latest technology to promote the city’s thriving music scene, by launching the world’s first iPhone app on the subject. The app accompanies three other complementary initiatives – a new website, www.belfastmusic.org, an expanded Belfast Music exhibition at the Oh Yeah Music Centre in the Cathedral Quarter, and a […]






Win with TW Sports!!






TW Sports could be coming to your area! Tim Wareing’s award winning Toddler & Mini Soccer programme currently operates in Down, Antrim & Armagh. They want to offer more children in the rest of the country more opportunities to get involved – This is were you  can assist & win! Tim’s programme is currently sourcing […]