Over the Easter Holidays Robinson’s will go in search of a new member for their “Juice Crew” to star in the next Robinson’s, Fruit Shoot TV advertisement.

To be in with a chance of landing a role in the new advertisement, children are asked to showcase their skills. From football to singing, beat boxing to juggling, the search is on for skills of all varieties. (more…)

Deadline looms for exhibiting artists!

Now seen as one of the leading art galleries outside Belfast, the Alley Theatre and Art Gallery is currently being overwhelmed by artists submitting work for consideration to exhibit in the Strabane venue . If you are an artist looking to exhibit at this wonderful art gallery, John Kerr, Alley Theatre manager stated today, “Don’t delay in submitting your exhibition applications, as the deadline for entries is only weeks away. Artists have until April 16th to produce an artist submission, which will then be reviewed by our panel of art critics.”


BT Surprise Screening at QFT

BT and QFT are joining forces to present an exclusive preview screening of a new and exciting film with the BT Surprise Screening from 9pm on Saturday 27 March.

The event is part of BT and QFT’s three year collaboration and will bring together QFT’s history of bringing the best of film to Northern Ireland and BT’s reputation for innovation through communication. (more…)

Calling all twits, tweeters and tits to Slide down to Ann Street

On Thursday 25th March people from every corner of the globe will come together to raise money for charity. There’ll be celebrity bowling in New York City, a cupcake and magicians’ party in Edinburgh, and a book signing in San Francisco.  Not wanting to be left out Belfast will host their very own Twestival at Slide on Ann Street. (more…)


This year’s Fate Awards in association with Diet Coke will see the largest turnout of homegrown talent and celebrities from across the UK arrive in Belfast to showcase the very best the Northern Ireland entertainment and hospitality industry has to offer.

Now in its fourth year, this year’s Fate Awards will celebrate the dedication shown by those working in the industry in one of the toughest years and the celebrities will be out in force to recognise their achievements.

The Party of the Decade will be hosted by the King of the Jungle himself, Christopher Biggins and he will be assisted on the biggest ever Fate Awards stage by former Miss Great Britain and Fate Awards Media Personality nominee Gemma Garrett while Northern Ireland voice of the ‘X Factor’, Peter Dickson will be heard announcing the winners throughout the evening.

Roger Taylor Duran Duran
Roger Taylor Duran Duran

Duran Duran legend drummer Roger Taylor will make his Irish DJing debut at the aftershow party and partying the night away with him will be Eamonn Holmes and his partner Ruth Langsford, who will be joined by her ‘Loose Women’ friends Denise Welsch and Carol McGiffin.

Recent winner of ‘Popstar to Operastar’ Darius Campbell and ‘Apprentice’ runner up Kate Walsh will be there with fellow contestant Philip Taylor and our very own Ben Clarke.

Gavin and Stacey star Margaret ‘Doris’ John, Pamela Ballantine, Nicola T, Paul Rankin, Rory McIlroy and Michael Deane will celebrate the Fate Awards winners with Michelle Heaton and celebrity make up artist Gary Cockerill and DIY expert Phil Turner.

Kim Woodburn and her jungle friend Sam Fox will be partying with Gail Porter who will make her second appearance at the awards.  Gerard McCarthy will line up with Pete Snodden, Julian Simmons, Zoe Salmon and Gemma to find out who’s won this year’s Media Personality Award as voted for by Sunday Life readers.

Michael Mervyn-Jones, Publisher of Fate Magazine, said; “I really can’t wait until this year’s Fate Awards. The excitement is building for the sold out event which is really shaping up to be the Party of the Decade. With the Europa Hotel completely transformed, we’ll celebrate those who have worked so hard through one of the most difficult trading years of recent times to contribute to Northern Ireland’s thriving entertainment and hospitality industry.

“With the economy showing green shoots of recovery, the Fate Awards will bring together our largest turnout of celebrities and home grown talent to reward those who have made an outstanding contribution in each of the 17 award categories.”

Last year’s winners included Belfast hot spots Muriels, No 27 Talbot Street and Apartment, alongside regional winners Sallys in Omagh and The Plough in Hillsborough.

Award categories for the Fate Awards 2010 are: Best Classic Bar, Best Style Bar, Best Cocktail Bar, Best Gastro Pub, Best Front of House, Best Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Regional Bar, Best Regional Restaurant, Best Club, Best Regional Club, Best DJ, Best Gay Venue, Jim Aiken Live Venue, Colin Angus Best Media Personality, Best Hotel and Best Newcomer.

The Fate Awards in association with Diet Coke, star-studded Party of the Decade will be held on 26 March 2010 in Belfast’s Europa Hotel and is proudly supported by Peroni, BMI, Bacardi Brown-Forman, Tigi and UTV.

Volume Control FREE All Ages Event In association BBC Blast NI

After their most successful Volume Control gig yet, where 168 excited guests attended the event and donated £540 to the Belfast4Haiti appeal.

Volume Control are pleased to announce their next gig is held on Friday 19th March from 7pm until 9.30pm in association with BBC Blast who will be broadcasting the event live on the internet across the UK.

This is a FREE event and will feature some of Northern Ireland’s most promising new bands; The Good Fight, Scruff and Key of Atlas.

Volume Control is led by Belfast promoter, Ryan McCann – who recently celebrated his 16th birthday and has gathered a team of enthusiastic young people who ambitiously want to fill the gap and organise events for the teen market.

To get your FREE ticket please email and say “I heart VC, Friday 19th March tickets”. Limited Ticket Available

NB: There will be 1 ticket allocated per email address.

Event Details:

Volume Control in association with BBC Blast

All Ages Gig

featuring The Good Fight, Skruff and The Key Of Atlas

Oh Yeah Music Centre – 15-21 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG

Friday 19th March, 7pm – 9.30pm

Admission is by ticket only event. Tickets are free please email and say “I heart VC, Friday 19th March tickets”

Strictly No Alcohol

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Editor Notes:

Volume Control is a monthly music event, organised and driven by young people. Volume Control is aimed at the 14-18 group and allows young performers and audience members to enjoy live, original music. Along the way, the Volume Control team will learn about promotions, marketing, media relations, poster design, stage production, event management and project financing. Based in the Oh Yeah music centre, this project equips a new generation with the skill sets to make their own mark on arts, business and music culture.

BBC Blast is the BBC’s network of creative teenagers. It provides access to mentors both online and in free events and workshops across the UK. With opportunities to showcase talent, enter competitions and get exclusive creative experiences such as work experience, it’s the place for teenagers to get creative. Although, the website specifically caters for 13 to 19 year olds, the BBC Blast project also runs a variety of work experience schemes for young adults between the ages of 18 to 25, who are just taking their first steps into the creative industries. Blast has been running since 2002.

The Good Fight an unsigned four piece band from Coleraine and Belfast. They were the ATL Rock School winners in 2008 and have recently celebrated the release of their debut single “Kick Start” on sale now.

Skruff are a four piece from Derry who have supported The Enemy back in 2008 and have also played Glasgowbury. Since then they have released various singles including “This Is Not OK”.

Key Of Atlas are an unsigned band from Belfast who have been together for almost two years. They have supported A Plastic Rose and they were the first band to perform live in the City Hall at their grand reopening