Monthly Archives: March, 2012

North Down To Celebrate The Jubilee 50s Style






To mark 60 years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012. To celebrate the occasion, North Down Borough Council are planning a programme of exciting events which will centre around an extended weekend on 2nd, 3rd , and 4th of June and coincide with the national Jubilee celebrations. […]






TITANIC TEA BREAK BOOSTS CHARITY EFFORT






Pictured are Martin Miller and his sons, Matthew and Owen, co-organisers behind the Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk with the Connswater Community Greenway.  The Millers are taking delivery of a donated chest of Thompson’s Titanic Tea from Thompson’s Family Teas, the family behind Punjana. Ross Thompson, from Thompson’s Family Teas is an old schoolmate of […]






BELFAST’S SLIPWAYS WILL BE UP IN LIGHTS






– Titanic to be showcased in unforgettable audiovisual experience – A cutting edge digital projection show is coming to The Slipways in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter and the experience will be available for people to watch online at www.ni2012.com/lightshow tiAs part of the Titanic Belfast Festival 2012 and the ni2012 celebrations, the event will showcase the […]






Walk your way ‘Barefoot’ into the Guinness Book of RecordsTM






If you are stuck for something to do on Easter Tuesday, why not walk your way into the record books…….. barefoot! More than 3000 people are expected to converge on the Stormont Estate on Tuesday 10 April at 12.30pm to take part in the ‘World’s Largest Barefoot Walk’ World Record attempt. To be able to […]






Echo Echo dancers in rehearsals for Olympic-inspired production to be performed outdoors around Derry-Londonderry






Dancers from Northern Ireland’s leading dance company, Echo Echo Dance Theatre, started rehearsals this week for its next professional production, The Feel of Play, which will be performed at locations around Derry-Londonderry from 17th to 21st April, inspired by the 2012 Olympics. The rehearsals will last for four weeks before the dancers take it out of the […]






Titanic street art launched in east Belfast






A new Titanic-themed street art piece, featuring the names of men and women who worked at the shipyard during the great ship’s construction, has been unveiled in Belfast. Groups from the Mountpottinger and Short Strand areas of the city came together for this cross-community project which ran as part of Belfast City Council’s Titanic community […]






Glasgowbury Tickets Now on Sale!






AHEAD of the first announcements for this year’s Glasgowbury Music Festival, the team have released details of tickets which are due to go on sale from Monday 26th March. Glasgowbury, recently awarded the accolade of Northern Ireland’s ‘Best Festival’ at the first ever NI Music Awards, is an annual celebration of all that’s great and […]






HAPPY MONDAYS CONFIRMED FOR TITANIC LOCKDOWN






Ghostpoet, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Errors and Factory Floor added to Festival line-up Happy Mondays have been confirmed for Titanic Lockdown, taking place on June 1st and June 2nd 2012.  The Manchester based band – who recently reformed their original line up – will be one of the headline acts at the brand new boutique festival […]






COCA-COLA REVEALS OUSTANDING LOCAL PEOPLE WHO WILL BECOME OLYMPIC TORCHBEARERS






40 Coca-Cola Future Flames selected to run with Olympic Flame in Northern Ireland Coca-Cola has  unveiled over 40 Future Flames from Northern Ireland – exceptional people who will be honoured as they carry the Olympic Flame during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay this summer. These inspiring individuals will join over 1,300 other amazing people […]






Family wanted to take part in TV show – swap lives with an American family for a week!