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


Join WWT Castle Espie this Saturday and Sunday, for Quackanory Storytime – children’s tales inspired by nature. Sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Cost: Included in cost of admission and free for WWT members and under 4s.


Do you feel ‘the need the need for speed’..then don your best pair of aviators and channel your inner Maverick and Goose at the Shambles Yard on Saturday 1st October at 8pm to watch ‘Top Gun’.  This seated adult cinema is FREE and available on a first come first served basis so come early to avoid disappointment. For extra comfort feel free to bring your own chair, cushions and blankets.  Please note this film is rated 12, under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult. Pick up your cinema treats on site or bring your own picnic, no alcohol is permitted.  Gates open at 19.00


Experience and participate in Fermanagh’s finest live entertainment & visual arts 29th September to 2nd October.  Founded in 2006, the Fermanagh Arts Festival Ltd is a charitable company which coordinates a popular festival in Enniskillen that achieves a high quality of creative and cultural experience for all ages. The festival thrives on showcasing local and international innovative and exceptional talent providing a diverse range of the very best in music, dance, film, literature, comedy, carnival and visual arts. Past highlights have included Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy, the Ulster Orchestra, Charlie Lawson, Phil Hessian, Melisma Choir, Claire Keegan, Andy Irvine and the Fermanagh All Ireland Fleadh Winners plus much more.


See Peter Corry’s “Master of the Musicals” this Saturday 1st October at the Strule Arts Centre. Join Peter and cast as they take you through the streets of Fagin’s London to Saigon, from Oklahoma to the barricades of Paris, to the Phantom’s Lair and onto New York’s West Side Story.


Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years Celtic – The Musical, at the Millennium Forum 27th September to 1st October, tells the amazing story of this legendary club and the greatest fans in the world. It takes audiences on an emotion-charged journey from the foundation of the football club by Brother Walfrid and its charitable origins onward through Willie Maley’s legendary successes as manager and the scoring feats of Jimmy McGrory.  The wing wizardry of Jimmy Johnstone to the triumphs of the immortal Jock Stein and the lasting legacy left by icons such as Billy McNeill, Tommy Burns and Henrik Larsson.  This is the story of a world famous sporting institution, a people’s club, truly a club like no other – a musical history of Celtic Football Club.


Enjoy a celebration of the mighty spud! The Potato Festival at the Giant’s Causeway this Saturday 1st October showcases all that is local, fresh and seasonal. The Festival brings together members of the public and the farming community in celebration of all aspects of the local potato industry. Following the launch of the festival in 2013, the event has continued to draw in crowds of up to 7,000.The Potato Festival is held in a region known and respected for the strength of the local agri-food industry, world-class food and beautiful scenery, and is free to members of the public. Come and enjoy a day out for all the family. Something for everyone to enjoy including food tasting, face painting, games and lots more.


Donaghadee Male Voice Choir are delighted to announce a special concert will take place in the Ulster Hall on Saturday 1st October.  Compered by Gene Fitzpatrick this special concert in aid of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice will feature musical performances from Donaghadee Male Voice Choir, Julia Clarke, Leading Ladies, Bangor Ladies Choir, Donaghadee Community Choir, Festival Brass, Panama Jazz Band, Stephen Hamil and Jim McVeigh.  Beginning at 7.30pm this magical musical night is not to be missed.

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