Monthly Archives: August, 2010

BEDS AND TEDS GO TO UNIVERSITY SAYS P&O FERRIES






Teddy bears, fridges and even beds are among the many things that students bring with them to start university life according to the UK’s largest ferry operator P&O. The company, which operates the shortest, fastest and most frequent crossings between Ireland and Scotland, and estimates it carries thousands of students on these routes each year, […]






Borough’s first ever Big Busking Bonanza!






Ballyclare will come alive with the sound of music on Saturday 11 September when Newtownabbey Borough Council and the Ballyclare Chamber of Trade will host the Borough’s first ever Big Busking Bonanza. A wide range of talented performers, musicians and vocalists will take to the streets and with a line up to suit the tastes […]






Musicals versus Opera






The best musicals have three essential qualities – Brains (intelligence and style), Heart (genuine and believable emotion), and Courage (the guts to do something creative and exciting) and Songs For a New World has bucket loads.  On Saturday 11 September an exciting modern musical about life changing and earth shattering discovery opens at the Riverside […]






WEST TO EAST






At dawn on Saturday the 9th October two Limavady Rotarians intend to proceed on the journey of a life time. They will be cycling from the West Coast of Ireland in Sligo to the East Coast of Northern Ireland – all inside 36 hours! Brave Rotarians Peter Jack and Darren Mornin, this year’s Limavady President […]






SKOOL DISCO at the Limelight THE FINAL COUNTDOWN…






One of Northern Ireland’s longest-running and most popular midweek theme nights, Skool Disco at the Limelight, is set to close its doors for the final time on Thursday 9 September to make way for a new weekly club starting the following Thursday. All good things must come to an end, just like those carefree school […]






Our Thursday’s Showcase Narrowed down to final four.






FINAL FOUR “OUR THURSDAYS” BANDS CHOSEN TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS IN A BID TO SHARE THE STAGE WITH SNOW PATROL ON ARTHUR’S DAY. Guinness® & Co today announced the talented four bands who have been selected by a panel of music industry experts to move forward to the ‘Our Thursdays’ National Showcase in Lavery’s, Belfast […]






BULGARIAN LIFEGUARD LIFTS WHISKEY LOVERS’ ULTIMATE DREAM PRIZE IN GLOBAL COMPETITION






BUSHMILLS VILLAGE, IRELAND: A 28-year old lifeguard from Svishtov Bulgaria has won a global Bushmills Irish Whiskey® competition with a prize described as ‘the whiskey lover’s ultimate dream’. Ivan Ivanov was chosen from finalists from nine countries as the winner of the Make it at Bushmills challenge at a gala dinner this evening (Thursday) in […]






‘Blooming marvellous menu’ to be served up at Botanic






Belfast’s picturesque Botanic Gardens will be the undoubted destination for gardeners and gastronomes alike next month. The Taste Northern Ireland Garden Party, which is jointly organised by Belfast City Council and Tesco, takes place in the south Belfast park over the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September. The finest food from the best […]






Spotlight falls on Belfast’s music scene






The spotlight falls very brightly on Belfast’s thriving and creative music scene next month. More than 100 gigs, featuring the very best in local talent, will be staged at some 30 venues across the city as part of the first ever Belfast Music Week, which runs from September 12-19. Organised by Belfast City Council – […]






Photo Exhibition : Through the Mill






Through the Mill, a series of thought-provoking images by local photographer David Cleland, captures a living history of aspects of Lisburn’s industrial past. A two hundred year story ended in 2006 with the closure of Hilden Mill – ‘Through the Mill’, a final chapter, offers us a unique opportunity to see the mill as it […]