Monthly Archives: June, 2014

WRITING WORKSHOPS WITH TOP WRITERS AT HEWITT SUMMER SCHOOL 2014






The popular Northern Ireland broadcaster and novelist, Roisin McAuley, award-winning Crime Writer, Brian McGilloway, and acclaimed Irish poet, Nessa O’Mahony, are among the top writers who will act as tutors for  the very successful Creative Writing Workshops to be held during the John  Hewitt International Summer School which is supported by the Arts Council of […]






Summer Sundays return to Ward Park!






You know Summer has arrived in Bangor when the Sunday music returns to The Bandstand in Ward Park. North Down Borough Council’s popular Summer Sundays programme has been running for 9 years now and has become a weekly staple amongst its regulars who look forward to kicking back in the sunshine and enjoying some quality […]






Red Arrows set to perform at LegenDerry Maritime Festival






Red Arrows to provide a stunning send-off to Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race The world-famous Red Arrows will take to the skies over the North West Coast of Ireland this Sunday to bring a spectacular close to the 2014 LegenDerry Maritime Festival. Brought to the North West by a partnership between Donegal County […]






Best-selling writers take to the stage at Theatre at the Mill






Some of the world’s most popular female authors will be revealing the secrets of their success in a unique new programme of literary talks at Newtownabbey’s Theatre at The Mill. Best selling writers such as Philippa Gregory, Cathy Kelly and Jodi Picoult are taking to the stage in ‘Conversations at the Mill’, an exciting new […]






6th Annual Belfast City Blues Festival






Join the Cloth Ear Belfast for a Beautiful Blues Weekend as the 6th Annual Belfast City Blues festival gets underway this evening. This event is now firmly established on the blues festival calendar throughout Ireland, promoting musical heritage whilst giving great opportunities to young musicians breaking through. The musical weekend starts tonight in the Cloth […]






The highly anticipated Perform Boot Camp set to come to Ballymena in Summer 2014!






This exciting new drama course for young people aged 12 and upwards will run from Monday 21 July to Friday 25 July 2014 between 10am and 6pm. This is a new summer course for performers who want to work hard and play hard at furthering their Stage Skills education. It will take place in the […]






What’s on in North Down this week and next..






28 JUNE – 13 JULY Until 6 July, Exhibition: ‘Where is Sleep?’ North Down Museum, Bangor These illustrations are taken from a children’s picture book story written by local couple Jim & Laura Lavery, ‘Where is Sleep?’.  The story is about a little girl who is told to ‘go to sleep’ but she doesn’t know […]






Spectacular fiery river battle to mark the end of the LegenDerry Maritime Festival






The biggest pyrotechnics display in the North West this year will light up the River Foyle on Saturday, as a massive fire and water show marks the end of the LegenDerry Maritime Festival. A huge fiery battle between two pirate ships will be accompanied by a specular aquatic fireworks finale on Queen’s Quay to close […]






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 (June 30-July 6). Larne Giro d’Italia Bicycle Art Parade, Larne, Co. Antrim, until June 30. Continuing the celebrations of the Giro d’Italia, 20 fantastic bicycle sculptures have been decorated by some […]






Jacqueline’s Pick of What’s On This Weekend Across NI






Down Celebrate the summer at the Summer Garden Fete at Mountstewart this Saturday and Sunday.  Pick up some plants from visiting garden nurseries, tour the gardens at Mount Stewart with the garden experts, or settle back and enjoy the family entertainment. Tyrone The ever-fabulous Frock Around The Clock Vintage & Handmade Fair will be returning to […]