Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Movie Review of the Week.






Welcome to our movie review of the week.  This week Chris has reviewed the Kings Speech for your reading pleasure. Director: Tom Hooper Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham-Carter, Guy Pearce (****) 4/5 “The King’s Speech”; Tom Hooper’s latest oscar-baiting film tells a familiar tale of triumph in the face of adversity, elevated to […]






Something Old… or Something New?






Quirky Weddings, the brainchild of two local entrepreneurs, Cate Conway and Saima Akram is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland to offer “brides to be” an eclectic mix of unusual yet remarkable ideas to help in the all important Wedding Day preparations. Changing tastes, styles and trends have sparked a revolution in the […]






Movie Review of the Week : Blue Valentine






Director: Derek Cianfrance Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams (****) 4/5 Sometimes there is no need for big setups or complex plot-lines, no twist in the tale or Hollywood happy ending. Often the most touching and affecting films are those that draw closely on real life, enabling the audience to relate on a personal level. Easier […]






Ulster Museum calls intrepid explorers for overnight adventure!






Ulster Museum calls intrepid explorers for overnight adventure An adventure with a difference is promised when the first group of children stay overnight at the Ulster Museum this month. Tickets are still available for the ‘Night at the Museum’ experience on Friday January 28th, which is open to children aged between seven and 11 and […]






Featured Movie Review of the Week!






We are pleased to welcome on board guest film reviewer Chris Vaughan of 2011 a Film Odyssey .  Chris has undertaken to review 365 films in 365 days – no mean feat by any stretch of the imagination! We will be selecting one review per week to feature on the whatsonni blog for our readers. […]






National Trust invites local people to skip the gym and lose the Christmas weight – outdoors.






It’s an all too familiar feeling. What seemed like a good idea to have that third mince pie or extra serving of pudding a few weeks back has left you feeling sluggish and feeling the pinch around the waistband.  With the average person gaining 5lbs over the party season the National Trust is giving you […]






‘Oh the drama – at Belfast’s New School of Performing Arts’






Local singing sensation James Huish has teamed up with private equity group Loft Commercial Holdings LLP to secure funding to launch the new Belfast School of Performing Arts (BSPA).  The prestigious new school will be based at the home of the Belfast Operatic Company in their purpose built rehearsal facilities on Heron Road in the […]






All the latest news from the Alley Theatre!






2011 Spring news from the Alley Theatre January 2011 Aladdin comes to Strabane Panto fun is coming to the Alley as welcomes Aladdin and his crew for 5 nights of panto fun. Starring Gary Gamble as Widow Twankey and a host of top North West actors, this fun panto will entertain everyone from 3 to […]