Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of What’s On this Weekend across NI


Bestselling authors, comedy, crime, song-writing, poetry, sport, family events, and a Festival Yurt – every aspect of Irish writing will be celebrated at Ards and North Down Borough Council’s 25th Anniversary Aspects Festival in Bangor until 25th of September.


In the Game of Thrones Indonesian Shadow Art Workshop at the Market Place Theatre this Saturday you will use the intricate shadow art of Wayang Kulit to make your own Game of Thrones character. Firstly draw and cut-out your favourite character, then using a scalpel, a hammer and hollow hole punches create intricate details for your shadow puppet, then piece the puppet together with bamboo canes. You can then try putting on a shadow play using a screen and lights and perform a favourite scene. Suitable for 16+.


Festival Lough Erne is returning for the second year this weekend. 2016 has been designated as the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink and what better way to celebrate this than to showcase the very best of local food produce and sample some culinary delights. Making the most of the lakeside location, you will also be able to enjoy water based activities. The newly refurbished Enniskillen Castle complex is an ideal location offering superb views over the waterways.


Silverbirch Hotel Dinner & Craft Beer Tasting Event Friday 23rd September 7.30pm.   As long standing member of Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism, Silverbirch Hotel are delighted to take part in the very first Fermanagh Restaurant Week by hosting an exciting a Dinner & Craft Beer Tasting event on Friday 23rd September. A great follow up to North West Brew Fest Beer Festival.


Following the phenomenal success of the Musical Drama ‘PADDY’ in 2015, it makes a welcome return to the Millennium Forum this weekend.  ‘Paddy’ tells the story of emigration in all its shapes and forms.  The two-hour production tells the story of a young Irish emigrant called Patrick Murphy (played by Tommy Fleming) who leaves Mayo in the 1960’s in search of fame and fortune. The show follows his life in both London city and Ireland over a 25 year period.


Larne Museum & Arts Centre will be open on Saturday 24th September.  See the temporary art exhibition and sale of works by Brendan McAfee. Brendan will be available from 1pm – 2pm to guide you around the exhibition and answer any questions.


Join W5 this weekend for The Crunch – an exciting season of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Created by the Wellcome Trust, The Crunch invites people to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future. Join the W5 team as they look at the future of food. Could insect brownies be the next big thing?  Will we run out of chocolate? What do a small iron fish and a bowl of Rice Krispies have in common? How can a bicycle and a blender help solve the increasing problem of food waste? Through fun, hands-on activities we’ll discover the answer to these questions and more.  The Crunch is FREE with admission to W5.

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