Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Spark! Spook and the Spectacular – 30 years on and City of Bones still the world’s best Halloween party






The city and district is preparing for its most ‘Out of this World’ Halloween festivities and a rush of revellers all eager to join the big party celebrating thirty years of the most weird and wonderful Halloweens that has the city holding the acclaimed title of ‘best Halloween Destination in the World’. The public are […]






OFFERS OF THE WEEK






Northern Ireland boasts a unique collection of irresistible places to stay including quirky B&Bs, luxurious spa hotels and hidden gem properties for an ideal short break and Discover NI has selected the best offers of the week for you to choose from. Sleep Under The Stars, Finn Lough, Co. Fermanagh, from £195. Finn Lough offers […]






10 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK






Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (October 31 – November 6). BanterFlix’s Halloween Movie Night: The Fog, Belfast Barge, Belfast, October 31. Step on board if you dare! BanterFlix have teamed up with the Props Lab at T13 to put on a very […]






Newtownabbey Drama Festival returns to The Courtyard Theatre






The Courtyard Theatre is delighted to host The Newtownabbey Drama Festival which runs from Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November. The event will feature the best of amateur dramatic groups from across Northern Ireland. The festival sees a variety of amateur dramatic groups including The Clarence Players, Bangor Drama Club, Bart Players and Hollywood Players, […]






Spark! Spook and the Spectacular – 30 years on and City of Bones still the world’s best Halloween party






The city and district is preparing for its most ‘Out of this World’ Halloween festivities and a rush of revellers all eager to join the big party celebrating thirty years of the most weird and wonderful Halloweens that has the city holding the acclaimed title of ‘best Halloween Destination in the World’. The public are […]






THINGS TO BOO THIS HALLOWEEN IN NI!






HALLOWEEN is just around the corner and to celebrate the spookiest time of year, Tourism Northern Ireland is encouraging everyone to enjoy a bewitching time and discover all the frightful events and ghostly places available to visit all over Northern Ireland. Whether you are planning a short break or dress-up days away with your little […]






Find out what’s on in Ards & North Down this week and next!






Friday 28 October – Thursday 3 November Friday 28 October, Green and Blue Ards Arts Centre 8pm Presented by Kabosh Theatre, Green & Blue is a new play by Laurence McKeown exploring the painful and humorous realities faced by individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. £10 and £8 (Groups of […]






Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of What’s On this Halloween across the North.






Down Get spooked this Halloween at Castle Espie and bring your little monsters along for a frightfully fun family event, 27th October to 4th November.  Enjoy Jump, Jiggle and Jive’s Broomstick Disco, enter our fancy dress competition and have a close encounter with mini-beasts, reptiles and more! Get your faces painted and enjoy some spooky […]






Halloween Fun at Ghostly Greyabbey!






The historical Abbey at Greyabbey will be the beautiful backdrop for the Ghostly Greyabbey event, hosted by Ards and North Down Borough Council which takes place on Saturday October 29. The free family event is part of The Council’s hugely successful Peninsula Food Showcase series of events which has seen food events take place in […]






Your Bard






Nicholas Collett returns to The Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey on Wednesday 9 November with Your Bard. Set in the Shakespeare pub, Professor Nother is giving a talk about Shakespeare authorship, but does not believe the man from Strafford wrote those plays. That’s Will’s cue to kick the door off the hinges and defend his reputation. Come […]