Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of what’s on this weekend across NI


Join Krafty Kids every Saturday until the end of March at Ards Arts Centre for some  hands-on, fun filled, art packed class for Saturday morning creative adventures such a  Pirates of the High Seas, Cowboys and Indians adventures and more.  Try a different adventure each week! Suitable for 5 – 11 years


Ecology Sunday Salute to Spring takes place this Sunday  22nd February from 11.00am – 3.00pm.  Enjoy this free event at the Navan Fort Centre celebrating the arrival of Spring looking at flowers, plants, insects, bird calls and much more. Take a ‘plant identification’ walk and even get to plant your own seeds and bulbs. This is a FREE, drop in event.


Gluten Free Ireland and The Westville Hotel are hosting a Gluten Free Food event in the hotel on Saturday, 21st February.  Come along and sample some of the delicious gluten free foods currently on the market from leading Coeliac friendly manufacturers.  There will also be gluten free lagers to try and lots of foods to buy.


Movie Magic returns to the Strule Arts Centre this Saturday 21st February with How to Train Your Dragon 2! It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk.  While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favourite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds.  Screenings at 11.30am and 1.30pm.


Animation Antics at An Carn Maghera, is a 6 week workshop for 8+ in animation production from making models to making movies.  An exciting opportunity to take part in a project showcasing what YOU can do with the new skills on offer – learn how to make models, animate in digital and stop-motion techniques, timelapse and photosphering!  They will look at the editing process and special effects used in film production.  All materials and equipment provided – just turn up and make some magic!  Booking essential. Classes begin this Saturday 21st February.


Newtownabbey Youth Theatre in association with Mr Hullabaloo presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. at Theatre at the Mill from 17th to 22nd February. Celebrate with Theatre at the Mill in this 5th Anniversary production and sing along to some of the shows hit songs including ‘Part of Your World, ‘She’s in Love’, and the Oscar-winning ‘Under the Sea.


God of Carnage at the Mac, “A comedy of manners, without the manners,” is brand new show by Prime Cut Productions and the MAC.  What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children?  A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?  Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse – much worse. Runs until Saturday 21st February.