Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Poetic Justice at Stendhal Festival of Art

The poetry sessions this year at Stendhal Festival of Art are back bigger and better on August 17 and 18 as this year our poetic justice comes courtesy of several leading local poets and is headlined by the wonderful Mark Niel. Mark Niel is a Stand up Poet who brings smart lines and high-energy performance […]

Portrush Airshow welcomes RSA as new title sponsor

The NI International Airshow will be sponsored by insurance giant, RSA, when it returns to the seaside resort of Portrush on 8th and 9th September. Coleraine Borough Council, the organisers of the show, has also confirmed that The Red Arrows will give their only display in Ireland this year at the popular event. The world’s […]


The world’s largest public art exhibition of life-sized cows has been herded into Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has moooved in on the act with its very own ni2012 cows. The art exhibition will see up to 200 fibre glass cows transformed into magnificent sculptures by local artists and community groups […]

Kaleidoscope of colour at Downhill Demesne Kite Festival

Join the National Trust on Sunday 5 August from 12 noon to 5pm for some kite flying fun at Downhill Demesne, Castlerock. The high-flying spectacle will offer fun for all family as a kaleidoscope of kites of all sizes fly over the stunning coastal estate.  There will be kite performers and a wild geese parachute […]

The Titanic Anchor Arrives Into Belfast

It was a glorious day in May 1911 when Titanic’s anchor first arrived into Belfast after its travels from Netherton, England. The anchor was made by Hingley’s and transported by 20 shire horses through the streets of nearby Dudley on the start of its journey to Belfast.  The anchor arrived on the Heysham boat and […]


While the Ulster Grand Prix and the North West 200 are now well known to motorcycle road racing fans in Ireland, there was a time when the Enniskillen 100 was equally prestigious. Between 1929 and 1952, seventeen races were held on the six and a quarter mile triangular course between Mossfield, Sydaire and Ballinamallard. Many […]


This Thursday evening the Belfast style thermometer is set to go haywire as Andrew Mulvenna hosts the ‘Nite Tribe’ collection at his Mid Summer Style Party. The charity event (in aid of Ovarian Cancer Research and Angels of Hope) hosted by the twice NI Hairdresser of the Year, will open with a fashion show featuring […]

Experiencing the syndrome? Laughter is the best medicine.

Stendhal Festival of Art is delighted to announce its comedy line-up for this year’s festival which takes place at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, on August 17 and 18. Get set to laugh the night away with the brilliant comedic stylings of Phil Kay and Dave Thompson.  Scotsman Phil Kay’s comedy is a unique blend of […]


LEADING ferry company Stena Line and celebrity chef Kevin Woodford have really pushed the boat out this week to launch a mouth-watering new menu to cater for all tastes. Woodford, who is currently one of the celebrity chefs on ITV’s This Morning with presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, has been working with the ferry […]

Are you up to the NSPCC’s HACK challenge?

Launching this year’s NSPCC Hack (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) in association with SPAR in the heart of the Mourne Mountains is local beauty, Jenny Curran, who is helping the NSPCC call on all walking novices or enthusiasts to put their best foot forward and raise vital funds for the charity. Taking place on Saturday […]