Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of family events happening across the North this weekend – from Opera to Abba!


Bring your picnic and settle down with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz on the lawns of Mountstewart this Sunday from 2pm to 4.30pm courtesy of The Jazztets Band.

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Join the Alley Theatre on Thursday evening, 26th September, to celebrate Strabane Surestarts Antenatal Information Evening full of fun, fashion and freebies as well as talks and information by qualified experts on all aspects of pregnancy including guest speaker Kieran Downey – Director of Social Work and Director of Women and Children’s Services. This is a must see for all mums to be! Come along and view the stalls and catch up with all the latest information about antenatal services available locally and enjoy the evening.

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Opera in the Castle with Gemma Prince takes place at Belle Isle Castle’s Grand Hall in Lisbellaw on 26th September 7pm for a 7:30 start. Tickets: £12.50 pp inc. tea, coffee, and homemade shortbread. To book, call the Estate Office: 028 6638 7231.

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This Sunday 29th September is Big Sunday in Portstewart from 2pm – 5pm. The day’s activities will include Portstewart in Pictures, Boats in the Bay, Dog Show, Stilt Walking & Circus, Street Entertainment and lots more.

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Possibly the finest Abba tribute show this side of Sweden ‘The Bjorn Identity’ are taking Irish venues & festivals by storm with their LIVE Abba in concert experience paying tribute to the best pop band of the 70’s. Featuring West End & International tribute performers they exceed all expectations, astounding you with their likeness and stunning vocal performances, that are frighteningly close to the real thing! See them live at the Market Place Theatre Armagh this Friday 27th September.

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Larne Museum and Arts Centre will play host to not one but three of the UK’s most up and coming singer songwriters this Friday 27th September. Antonio Lulic, Lily Stokes and Joshua Porter will be performing live in this intimate venue. Antonio Lulic is a folk-rock singer-songwriter who has performed for audiences all over the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. Lily stokes is renowned in the South West of England for her spellbinding piano skills and her pure and elegant voice. Joshua Porter also from the South West of England and has shared the stage with some of the UK’s most inspirational contemporary musicians. Joshua has a captivating voice and a soulful acoustic sound. Joshua has had the privilege of recording with one of the USA’s top Musicians, Kevin Rowe and has just released his first EP Far and Wide.

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The FINE & DANDY MARKET at the Crescent Arts Centre this Sunday (and every last Sunday of the month) showcases the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and crafters alongside stalls from collectors of records, books and vintage wares. The Queens/Botanic Quarter has always been the bohemian heart of Belfast and it now has its own Market Place, a platform for designer-makers to sell direct to their customers.

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