Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Meeting at Menin Gate – Powerful new drama to hit the Alley Arts Centre stage






A powerful new drama by Martin Lynch will hit the Alley Theatre this September.  ‘Meeting at Menin Gate’ will be in Strabane on Saturday 27th September. Speaking ahead of the play’s Press launch, Lynch said, “I’ve wanted to write this play for quite a while. Whilst it’s based on a true story, some of my […]






Record breaking launch of this year’s NI International Airshow!






To launch this year’s Coleraine Borough Council’s Northern Ireland International Airshow sponsored by RSA NI which takes place on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September, 93 year old Tom Lackey has just set a new World Record. He completed a wing walk from Scotland to Northern Ireland as the oldest wing walker to cross […]






The holidays may be over, but there’s always plenty happening for families in NI!






Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of family events happening across the North for the last weekend of the summer holidays. Down Herbert Smith Freehills in association with the National Trust and Arts & Business Northern Ireland is bringing live theatre to Rowallane Garden.  New plays (directed by Lyn Harris) inspired by real life memories […]






TEAMS JUMP IN TO VOLUNTEERING






The call is out for volunteers to join the team and help create the opening event for this year’s Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s. The Wish project requires hundreds of volunteers to work alongside internationally acclaimed artist-in-residence Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada to transform five acres of land in the Titanic Quarter into the largest land art […]






Flying Solo Art Exhibition at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre (31 August at 2pm)






On Saturday 31 August at 2pm Castle Espie Art Gallery, will be opening the doors to a textile sculpture exhibition “Flying Solo”. This is the inspired title of an exhibition by local artist, Emma Hall.   The exhibition will run from Saturday 31 August to Sunday 6 October and will showcase  Emma’s work who highlights, ‘I […]






Catch a Glimpse into Wildlife Cameraman Doug Allan’s new book ‘Freeze Frame’ at the Alley Theatre






Multi-award winning wildlife photographer and cameraman Doug Allan, of the BBC’s Frozen Planet now turns the focus on himself in his first book “Freeze Frame”! Having worked on Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Life, the recent Ocean Giants and the sensational Frozen Planet, Doug brings together a collection of astounding anecdotes and breathtakingly beautiful […]






Bio-Enviro Lough Neagh Wetlands coach tour: ‘Neagh’ture on your door step.






Bio-Enviro Lough Neagh Wetlands coach tour: ‘Neagh’ture on your door step. Sponsored by Translink Itinerary: Saturday 24th August 2013 1000: Departure; Belfast City Centre, Europa Buscentre 1000 – 1020: Introduction to the dynamic ecosystem of Lough Neagh; on route commentary by Alastair Fenn Lough Neagh Partnership the Environmental Officer for Lough Neagh. 1040 – 1230: […]






NEW SEASON STYLE DOWN TO A TEA AT THE MERCHANT






A series of decadent Fashion Teas are set to return to The Merchant Hotel, Belfast this September, serving up the hottest trends from some of Northern Ireland’s top independent boutiques and designers to launch the autumn/winter season in style. On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September, the hotel’s Rita Duffy Suite will provide an opulent […]






10 Things to do in Northern Ireland next week.






The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (August 26 – September 1). Summer Kids Camp, Troggs Surf School, East Strand Watersports Centre, Portrush, Co. Antrim, Monday – Friday throughout August.  Learn how to surf and meet new friends […]






Our pick of family events for the Bank Holiday Weekend.






Down Corries Farm Butchers will host an exciting ‘Fun on the Farm’ family day on Saturday 24th August which will see the farm transform into a myriad of fun and entertainment for all in a bid to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.   From 12-6pm, the family-run farm in Newtownards will open its […]