Monthly Archives: September, 2014

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s

16 October – 1 November 2014 Various venues, Belfast The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Ireland’s leading contemporary international arts festival, 16 October – 1 November, features an array of never seen before shows and must see events from music, film and dance to theatre, including 26 Premieres, 18 Countries, 110 Events. 2014 […]


Considered by many to be one of the finest singer | songwriters of her generation, Beth Nielsen Chapman has penned hits for artists including Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Roberta Flack, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Willie Nelson. In concert her songs are interwoven with wonderful story telling, all rooted in folk and […]


The Land of Far Far Away will be closer than you think when everyone’s favourite mean green thing Shrek bursts onto the big screen in Solitude Park on Friday 10 October at 7pm to kick start Banbridge District Council’s amazingly awesome Autumn Arts Programme. Shrek, a terrifying ogre who loves the solitude of his swamp […]


The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (September 29 – October 5). A Celtic Concert, The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Co Armagh, October 3. Prepare for a musical journey as local groups, singers and musicians perform a night […]

Jacqueline’s Pick of What’s On Across NI

Down Fancy a ‘selfie’ with an owl, the chance to get up close to unusual creatures or to find out to your surprise, that snakes aren’t slimy? All this and more at the fourth annual Safari Live event will take place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014 (noon-five), at Crawfordsburn Country Park, near […]

Bill Kirk Exhibition at Sync Space for Aspects

Exclusive Preview of Bill Kirk’s Exhibition of Iconic Images This Friday, September 26th, as part of The Aspects Irish Literature Festival, Glenn Patterson will host the opening of this remarkable exhibition hosted by celebrated and iconic Newtownards-born photographer Bill Kirk, at Sync Space, Dufferin Court, Bangor. Bill was among the vanguard of local photographers who, […]


Belfast’s multi award-winning Merchant Hotel is celebrating once again, after being named the recipient of the first ever AA Spirit Award at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards. Held at the Grosvenor House in Mayfair, London on Monday 22nd September, the AA Awards recognise outstanding excellence in hospitality. The AA Spirit Award, sponsored by famous single […]

Are we too ‘Connected’ to see just how ‘Disconnected’ we’ve become?

The age of electronic connection through email and other social media such as, Facebook and Twitter has made it so easy to stay in touch that it’s like having lots of penfriends all at once. How easy it is to post a few words of greeting and short replies. No more letters, no more long […]

Uncover well-crafted music at the Burnavon

The Burnavon, Cookstown has a real treat in store as in association with David Hull Promotions they present an intimate evening of music with Beth Nielsen Chapman, often considered the Carole King of this generation, on Friday 3rd October at 8pm. Special guests are local star, and UK winner of BBC’s The Voice 2013, Andrea […]

Best selling chick lit authors ensure a great Girls’ Night Out

Ladies, get ready! It’s Girls’ Night Out at Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey as four of the hottest chick-lit authors take to the stage to discuss their writing on October 16th. Fans of female authors Cathy Kelly, Tasmina Perry, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell will be treated to a night of romantic fiction, humour […]