Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Free Family-Friendly Events this Sunday National Trails Day 2011






Now in it’s forth year, National Trails Day takes place on Sunday 2nd October and with over fifty free family-friendly activity events on offer on local trails throughout Northern Ireland, National Trails Day 2011 is set to be bigger than ever. Aideen Exley from the Countryside Access and Activities Network (CAAN) explains, “National Trails Day […]






NI firms can highlight successes in major all-island awards scheme Ulster Bank Launches 18th annual ‘Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards’






Northern Ireland companies are being invited to enter the annual ‘Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards’ which recognise business success, irrespective of offering, size, sector or location across the island of Ireland. The awards, now in their 18th year, are in association with Invest Northern Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland. Throughout each stage of the competition, […]






Echo Echo Dance tour a fantastical family show this autumn…






The wacky and wonderful children’s dance theatre show Undercurrent is coming to a venue near you this autumn to delight local children with fairytales, superheroes and blue monsters. Created and performed by Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, known as Northern Ireland’s leading dance company, the show will tour the province in October and November to […]






COUNTDOWN TO ARTHUR’S DAY™: WHERE WILL YOU BE AT 17:59?






‘CHECK IN’ ON ARTHUR’S DAY AND HELP RAISE €500,000   FOR THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND™ With only days to go, millions of people around the world are preparing to join in the Arthur’s Day™ celebrations which will commence at exactly 17:59 on Thursday, 22nd September! Across the island of Ireland, the celebrations have grown to include […]






Something Old… or Something New?






Local baker Jeannie Johnston shows off some of her more unusual creations for weddings in preparation for the Quirky Weddings Alternative Wedding Fair. “I love working with couples who want something different for their wedding cake” explains Jeannie. “ More and more couples want to really inject their personality into their day and not just […]






A taste of paradise on our doorstep…






When I was invited to sample the delights of the Lough Erne Resort with a guest a few weeks ago I jumped at the chance as Fermanagh is not an area I am overly familiar with and having a busy job & three children – my husband and I rarely get the chance to spend […]






Further tickets released for free Snow Patrol show at the Ulster Hall!






As part of the Good Vibrations film, Snow Patrol are playing a free, acoustic set at the Ulster Hall and a limited number of tickets have been made available on the door. The audience will be filmed as extras in the Northern Irish film before being treated to a special performance from Gary Lightbody and […]






After a great 2 years of festival fun, the 3rd Annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival has arrived!






Full schedule available here: Featuring Weekend of International Films – Zombie-Aid Charity Walk – Premiere of BOTB: Directors Cut – LicX Live on Stage – Rockband Challenge – Special Guest Mike Leeder – Award Ceremony – Premiere of The Last Light – Movie Star Ball -… Competitions and Prizes – and Much, Much, More!!! And […]






City Hall Big Screen to show Proms in the Park






FOR those unable to get tickets for the BBC’s Proms in the Park event at Castle Park in Bangor this Saturday night, the event will be shown on the Live Screen in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. As well as live coverage from Bangor, there will be link ups to London’s Royal Albert Hall […]






ULSTER BANK FESTIVAL GIVE AWAY- JUST THE TICKET






More than 1,000 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s tickets worth £25,000 are being made available to community groups throughout Northern Ireland through the Ulster Bank Community Tickets scheme. Groups and charities are being encouraged to register their interest in securing on-the-house tickets via the www.belfastfestival.com website. Tickets are being made available to some of […]