Monthly Archives: August, 2014

MUSIC AND COMMEMORATION AT THE MARKET PLACE






Now in their seventeenth year together, ‘Talon’ have been recognised at the ‘National Tribute Awards’ as the ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’ Eagles tribute show. Their latest production will feature all the classic Eagles hits including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, ‘The Last […]






CURTAIN UP FOR CULTURAL TOURISM






ULSTER BANK BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S HIGHLIGHTS THE ROLE OF ARTS AND CULTURE AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND TOURISM Susan McCleary, Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and Susie McCullough, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, today launched the Festival’s 2014 ‘Postcard Campaign’ shining a spotlight on the vital role of the arts for tourism […]






Bluegrass Picnic – This Sunday in Ward Park!






This Sunday’s Bluegrass Picnic in Ward Park will mark the end of the hugely successful Open House Festival and North Down Borough Council’s popular Summer Sundays programme – an end of summer party to end them all! The headline act “I Draw Slow,” are an American Bluegrass five-piece who play a distinctive blend of American […]






Family fun at the Armagh Bramley Apple Festival






With cookery demonstrations on the Flogas kitchens, cocktail making by Viva bar’s mixologist, top quality street food and an artisan producers village, Cider Makers’ Row with delicious local ciders and apple juices, live music, children’s activities with the Navan Centre’s Educational Department, a fascinating insight into the relationship between honey bees and apple orchards with […]






ASPECTS OF MOD






PAULO HEWITT CHATS WITH PAUL STAFFORD Mod fans are in for a treat this September 27th when the one of the most famous Mods of all Paulo Hewitt will be making an appearance at The Aspects Irish Literature Festival. The event which is taking place in The Festival Marquee in The Walled Garden will feature […]






10 Things to do Next Week in NI






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 1 – 7). Hillsborough International Oyster Festival 2014, Hillsborough Village, Co Down, September 2- 7. Enjoy an action packed week of fun at the internationally renowned Oyster Festival. Set in […]






Here are Jacqueline’s pick of family events taking place this last weekend of the school summer holidays across the North.






Down Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life this Sunday and experience the serenity of a trip around the beautiful and mystical Strangford Lough.  Enjoy the magnificent scenery and plentiful wildlife, see where Saint Patrick first came ashore and discover how the Lough helped to aid the pillage and plunder of the Viking […]






Singlehood arrives in the Naughton Studio at the Lyric






“Singlehood really shines in its sheer honesty…ridiculous,heartbreaking, hilarious…” Irish Times **** “Thoughtfully presented in a frank, truthful and engaging manner..entertaining and thought-provoking..” Journal.ie “Honest, funny and at times a little sad, Singlehood will be enjoyed by singletons and smug marrieds alike.” Metro Herald **** http:www.umckproductions.com One week before hitting Dublin’s Olympia Theatre with new cast member comedian PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera), […]






ULSTER BANK BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S AUDIENCES EMBRACE NEW EXPERIENCES






Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s launches new EMBRACE creative learning programme with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and have introduced a new programme of participatory and creative learning activities to Ireland’s leading international contemporary arts Festival for 2014.  Entitled […]






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 25 – August 31). NI Open Challenge, Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Ballymena, Co Antrim, August 28 – 31. The stars of the fairways will make a welcome return to Ballymena […]