Jacqueline’s Pick of the Week!


Pack a  picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of Jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart this Sunday 27th April from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.


A coffee morning and craft fair will be held in Ballynanny Church Hall Dungannon on Saturday 26th April from 10.00am-2.00pm.  Homebakes, tea, coffee, crafts and homemade goods.  All donations to Fields of Life Cultiv8 team.


Fawlty Towers Dinner Show Spectacular,  26th April, Westville Hotel. Performed as you dine, Fawlty Towers – The Dinner Show is a spectacular tribute to the iconic British sitcom. Everything that can go wrong will and as you, the dining audience are part of the show, you will gain first-hand experience of the Fawlty’s infamous hospitality, comical mishaps and manic mayhem… just don’t mention the war!


The annual County Derry Fleadh will be hosted by the Loup Comhaltas branch and takes place in the villages of Ballyronan and Loup from Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 27th April 2014.  The festival will have something for everyone with a mixture of traditional song,music, dance and a family fun day with cultural parade.


Enjoy a family fun day out this Thursday as Viking Longboats are launched onto on the lake at Loughgall Country Park.  Family activities on the day include rowing and sailing sessions, Viking history talks, warrior weapon training and mock battles for children.  Full details of all national events taking place as part of the Brian Ború Festival & Events 2014 can be found at www.brianborumillennium.ie.


Gathering of the Isles at the Braid Arts Centre Ballymena 24th to 26th April is a  weekend long festival of music from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, with concerts, master classes, workshops and performances throughout the Borough – in partnership with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association of NI and featuring the best in piping and traditional music from all over the Isles.


The Ulster Museum is the venue for Henry Purcell’s King Arthur this Friday. A stunningly evocative new production using real letters from the front and setting Purcell’s great opera in a world of death where men have never felt more alive.    Inspired by David Jones’ WW1 prose-poem In Parenthesis this vivid, moving and beautiful new production brings together ancient questions of King Arthur and The Matter of Britain with Purcell’s rich and passionate score and the trenches of the Somme.  Using dance, drama, poetry, and a new libretto by Thomas Guthrie, Sestina will be joined by an ensemble of world class players on original baroque instruments.

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