Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Uplifting new play tells the little known true story of Pits and Perverts






An unlikely and widely unknown alliance between Welsh miners on strike and a group of London-based gay activists is being brought to life in a new stage play in the Alley Theatre, Strabane on Friday 11th October. Pits and Perverts is an uplifting true story about the birth of the Lesbians and Gays Support the […]






Piece By Piece – A Patchwork Story






Learn to create your own family heirloom patchwork quilt – free with Valerie Eames. Patchwork quilting goes far beyond the best way to upcycle old clothes past their best. It’s a craft that requires precision, skill and flair, a social and community pastime, passed down through the generations, from grandmother to mother. As well as […]






Gerry Kelly hosts an Audience with May McFettridge and Dame Mary Peters






Broadcaster Gerry Kelly will interview some of Northern Ireland’s most loved household names in two one-off ‘An Audience with’ events at The Courtyard Theatre. On Monday 7 October Gerry Kelly, himself one of our most popular and long standing presenters, interviews Queen of Comedy May McFettridge and the man behind her, John Linehan as part […]






FLive presents: the Pictures That Make the News






Starting out as a press photographer covering the closing stages of the conflict here in Northern Ireland, before moving on to more in-depth, social documentary work around the world, Andrew McConnell has developed an incredible reputation as an intrepid photojournalist, creating a powerful body of work that is both provocative and emotive. In this free […]






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 (September 30 – October 6). Peek-a-Book! Children’s Literature Festival, Waterside Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Londonderry, October 1 – 5.  Peek-a-Book! is a festival for everyone featuring a host of stimulating […]






Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of family events happening across the North this weekend – from Opera to Abba!






Down Bring your picnic and settle down with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz on the lawns of Mountstewart this Sunday from 2pm to 4.30pm courtesy of The Jazztets Band. For all our Down events listings click HERE Tyrone Join the Alley Theatre on Thursday evening, 26th September, to celebrate Strabane […]






EAST MEETS WEST AT BELFAST FESTIVAL






This year the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s will work alongside East Belfast Arts Festival and Féile an Phobail to  co-present one of Festival’s key outdoor events representing the first time the three festivals have worked together. International, award winning Tumble Circuswill challenge our perceptions of what a circus is all about in their new performance Damn the […]






Be Inspired by ArtByNorthWest






ArtByNorthWest is an Artists’ Co-Operative which currently includes some of the finest and most talented artists based across Fermanagh, Tyrone & Sligo – and throughout FLive and beyond, you’re invited to enjoy their work for free at the Devenish Gallery. The group represents Olive Bödeker, Jim Crowe, Lois Eadie, Peter Lyner,  Margaret Mckenzie, Kathleen Ward […]






MAC is ready-MADE for Teenage Festival






Teenagers are being invited to pitch their tents and enjoy a night of ‘creepy’ camping at the MAC as the Belfast arts venue hosts its first ever sleepover next month. Fright Night is one of a series of creative events for young people taking place during the week-long MADE festival, proudly supported by Coca-Cola, which […]






University of Ulster Spinout Company Secures Additional Funding






The University of Ulster spin out company HidInImage Ltd led by CEO Dr Joan Condell has secured significant additional funding to commercialise its research into digital watermarking. A team of Ulster academics based at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at Ulster’s Magee campus, have developed digital watermarking technology to ensure the security of transmitted data […]