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


This Saturday enjoy a festive afternoon at the Kingfisher Kitchen at Castle Espie with their new Afternoon Tea Menu. There will be music from Fourte Strings Quartet as well as fashion and jewellery tips and advice from Captain Tortue Clothing and Miglio Designer Jewellery. Check off your Christmas list and pick up some unique items too, all the while enjoy stunning views and delicious food.  A glass of bubbly will be included as a special festive treat too!  £25 for 2 people. Booking Essential – 02891 874146.


Why not treat a loved one to a night of great music and food at the Market Place Theatre’s popular Christmas Jazz Supper Club this Friday 16th December.  Taking centre stage will be the hugely popular Martello Jazz Band who feature a sound reminiscent of the Dixieland bands of 1920’s New Orleans, stamped with their own brand of drive and flair. A great pre-Christmas night out with friends.


Caritas are a mixed voice choir who will perform Carols this Friday evening with Fr. Brian Darcy at the Graan Retreat.  Proceeds will go to the Ellie Nicholl foundation – of Ellie’s Retreat.  Enjoy a family friendly Christmas experience for all.


Join the  Ulster Orchestra this Saturday evening at the Alley Theatre Strabane for a very special performance of enchanting carols and festive music. This hugely popular and lively sing-a-long Christmas show will include all of your festive classics and promises to be fun for all the family – so have your tinsel, bobbles and sleigh bells at the ready for a Christmas cracker of a show!


Enjoy a festive screening of It’s a Wonderful Life this Saturday at the Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady.  This 1946 award-winning classic directed by Frank Capra is now regarded as one of the finest festive films ever made. An angel helps a desperate man on the edge realise what life would be like if he never existed. Set in the small community-oriented town of Bedford Falls, we follow George Bailey (played by the excellent James Stewart) as he reflects on his life, his loves and his future.  Complimentary seasonal refreshments.


Antrim’s Market in the Square is back with some festive fever this Friday and Saturday.  With lots of artisan food and craft stalls, its ideal if you want to pick up that unique Christmas gift. There will be lots of free family entertainment and music, plus a twilight bar serving mulled wine, so bring the family along for a great day out.


The Belfast Guitar Orchestra are a 25 piece guitar band with singing, brass, bass and drums who like to play and sing and have fun. Welcome to the first annual BGO Christmas Variety Show this Friday 16th December at the Crescent Arts Centre – there’s not that much variety, it’s still all about the guitars and the singing! Full band performance and performances from The Rockets, Gerry and the Atric, The Villianelles, M&E, and others.

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