Monthly Archives: May, 2011

Get ready for a Hoedown on 11th June!






Glengormley’s Uptown Hoedown returns on Saturday 11 June with a fun-packed day of entertainment for all the family in Glengormley Park. A free family funzone with bouncy castles, face painting, arts & crafts and dance workshops will take place from 12-6pm. Younger kids will love the teddy bears’ picnic and kids games from 1-5pm – […]






Fat Chance!






Northern Ireland families needed now to star in new TV Health show Does your family have the wrong diet and wrong attitude? Do you do enough exercise? Do you shop badly and can’t cook? If the answer to these questions is ‘Yes’, don’t worry, as help is on the way. A new BBC NI television […]






Glasgowbury gears up for a laugh!






As well as showcasing upwards of 50 acts across five different stages at this year’s festival, Glasgowbury have just announced the introduction of a comedy stage for this year’s event. Due to be headlined by Father Damo himself (Joe Rooney), a total of eight comedians will turn the iconic G Spot stage into the Giggle […]






Ulster Festival of Art and Design launches 2011 programme






From art to architecture and fashion to photography this year’s Ulster Festival of Art and Design promises a packed calendar of talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances from local and international talent. Running from June 1 until June 12 the Festival, organised annually by the University of Ulster, is the only one of its kind in […]






Exclusive Festival commission for And So I Watch You From Afar With artist filmmaker Seamus Harahan






The Ulster Festival of Art & Design has commissioned the Belfast band, And So I Watch You From Afar to write and produce a unique 30 second track. In an innovative move, the Festival is using the special one-off piece entitled “Confident Human” as part of its radio advertising……….a bespoke track written specifically for this […]






YOU’LL BE HOOKED BY THE SOUTH ANTRIM FISHING FESTIVAL!






You won’t be angling for something to do over the next two weeks if you catch some of the exciting events taking place during the South Antrim Fishing Festival! Organised by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Councils, the event runs from 21 – 28 May. On Saturday 28 May, a flagship event will take place at […]






Fantastic Funtopia Family Fun Day in aid of Foyle Hospice this June!






Looking for a great local family day out in June? Then why not check out the Funtopia Family Fun Day, in aid of Foyle Hospice, on Saturday, June 4th from 1 p.m. This exciting event will be held at the new Funtopia Fun Centre, situated at the Three Rivers Centre, just behind the Eclipse Cinema […]






Musical Theatre Workshop 15th to 26th August.











Top Chefs, Gardening, Great Food & Music – This Year’s Sea Bangor Set To Be The Best Yet!!






There’s something for everybody at this year’s Sea Bangor Festival; whether you’re into cooking, gardening, literature or live music, we’ve got it covered with a myriad of big names coming along to join in the fun on Saturday & Sunday, June 18th & 19th. For the food lover, Matt Tebbutt, the Celebrity Chef will be […]






From 20-24 May Ballyclare will celebrate it’s annual May Fair and this year there is something for everyone.






Saturday 21 May will kick off with the traditional Mayor’s Parade as well as a family fun day. Families will enjoy the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, It’s a Knockout, bouncy castles and face painting. Citybeat will be hosting the first round of our new talent competition ‘Newtownabbey’s Next Big Thing’. There’ll also be dancing with Jump, […]