Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Rebecca’s UO Starring Role






Carrickfergus Grammar School’s Rebecca Whiteside played a starring role at the Ulster Orchestra’s Time Travel concert for schools this week (26 February) when the Year 9 pupil conducted Northern Ireland’s only professional symphony orchestra in front of her friends and 750 students from 19 schools in Belfast’s Ulster Hall. Thirty thousand people of all ages […]






SNAP! Take Part in Bangor’s Easter Parade!






This year’s annual Easter Parade and Funday is taking place on Monday 9th April. This year’s parade will have a Diamond Masquerade theme and everyone is encouraged to join in the fun by coming along in diamond themed fancy dress. This event is accessible to everyone and we are currently recruiting local groups to come […]






blink-182 LIVE IN IRELAND THIS JUNE






with guests All American Rejects & Four Year Strong **TICKETS ON SALE NOW** Blink-182 make a triumphant return to Ireland this Summer for dates in Dublin and Belfast on their first arena tour in almost 8 years. All American Rejects have just been announced as main support with Four Year Strong joining the line up […]






Ulster Orchestra set for Burns Night spectacular






The Ulster Hall, the home of the Ulster Orchestra, will resound to the Songs of Robert Burns tonight (25 January) in Ye Banks and Braes, a spectacular Burns Night celebration concert to mark the birthday (his 253rd) of Scotland’s National Poet. Eddi Reader, the leading Scottish exponent of the songs of Robert Burns joins the […]






THE RIOT TAPES






Dublin five piece The Riot Tapes announce their return to Northern Ireland The band will play Auntie Annie’s in Belfast on Thursday 2nd of February (support TBA) and Sandino’s Back Room in Derry on Friday 3rd of February with special guest Paul Casey. Click HERE to win tickets! Formed in late 2009, The Riot Tapes […]






Surprise Snowdrops






This winter, it was clear to be seen that the weather was milder than previous years, but for the snowdrops at The Argory and Springhill, it’s been a little confusing! The skies have been clear and as the sun comes out, so do the snowdrops, over a week earlier than usual. This weekend, The Argory, […]






HANDS UP FOR SIXTEEN SOUTH PUPPETRY WORKSHOP






BAFTA award-winning children’s television company Sixteen South, is searching for up-and-coming puppeteering talent to join their team and attend a workshop with a leading puppeteer. Colin Williams, Creative Director and Executive Producer, Sixteen South, said: “We’re offering the opportunity of a lifetime for six talented people who have a real passion for puppetry to be […]






NATIONAL TRUST GOES FLASH, BANG, BOOM!






National Trust 2012 Science Show hosted by Lagan College, Saturday 28 January 11am-5pm, is guaranteed to amaze and excite the whole family with workshops and hands on activity from National Trust, Armagh Planetarium and GRAHAM Construction. Marvel at the amazing show in the StarDome portable Planetarium, with a presenter from the Armagh Planetarium. Be inspired […]






The King and I National Tour comes to the Grand Opera House.






Widely regarded as one of the greatest musicals of all time, The King and I recently embarked on a National Tour and this brand new production arrives at the Grand Opera House on Tuesday 31 January. Seen by millions of people across the world since it was first performed in 1951, when it was showered […]






Kerrang TV/Radio pick up N Irish band Trucker Diablo’s single Drink Beer, Destroy!






2012 is kicking off where 2011 finished! Following 2 successful support slots at sold out shows for Black Stone Cherry in Belfast and Dublin, and playing The O2 in London, where they closed one of the nights of the December Sessions Festival, Northern Irish band Trucker Diablo are pleased to announce Kerrang TV and Radio […]