PARAMORE – Live at the Waterfront, Belfast, Friday 16th June

Tickets on sale Friday 28th April at 9am

Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plu son the road, with highlights including sold out  headline arena tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe.

Paramore has consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide-ranging list of international honours and accolades, now including a GRAMMY® Award, two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations, and much much more.

Paramore will kick off a European headline tour this June, UK and Ireland dates are as follows.

‪15 JUN‪ Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia

16 JUN Belfast, United Kingdom @ Waterfront

18 JUN Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo

19 JUN London, United Kingdom @ Royal Albert Hall

21 JUN Bristol, United Kingdom @ Colston Hall

22 JUN Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Usher Hall

Tickets for Belfast go on sale Friday 28th April at 9am

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Their previous self-titled album “PARAMORE” topped the charts in Ireland – and also scored an array of #1 debuts around the globe. “PARAMORE” showcased a string of blockbuster singles including “Still Into You” and the #1 smash, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved one of Paramore’s biggest singles to date,

Paramore has had a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold-certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” and 2007’s 2x platinum-certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 3x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum-certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum-certified “brand new eyes” and its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, “The Only Exception.”

Live, love and Laugh at the Burnavon

There’s plenty of opportunity this May to listen to good music,  fall in love all over again with the story of Pinocchio, live through one women’s amazing story, and laugh out loud at some of the best stand up on the scene at the Burnavon, Cookstown.

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio (Thursday 11th May, 10.30am) is presented by Lyngo Theatre, and adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch from CBeebies. In this children’s show suitable for ages five years old and above, he pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio – no lie – as he brings one of the best loved classics for children to life. Who ‘nose’? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey, you’ll have a whale of a time! (Tickets are £3).

Celebrating a quarter of a century paying tribute to Queen, one of the most outstanding bands in musical history, Flash Harry’s attention to detail is second to none, and you’ll be able to judge that for yourself on Saturday 13th May. If you missed out on tickets for Queen’s forthcoming Belfast concert, then don’t miss this night of sheer energy, enthusiasm, passion and showmanship, not to mention the fantastic music back catalogue. (Tickets are £18).

Music of a different genre will also delight, as for the first time, Donaghadee Male Voice Choir will take to the Burnavon stage on Saturday 20th May at 7.30pm, accompanied by pianist, Ivan Black and compere, Gene Fitzpatrick. Established 84 years ago, Donaghadee Male Voice Choir’s repertoire embraces both secular and scared music, and popular, folk, traditional and operatic works.  (Tickets are £12).

The Burnavon will also be keepin’ it country as JMG Music Group presents their Summer Country Show on Friday 26th May. Featuring Mick Flavin, Louise Morrissey, John Hogan, Joe Moore, and Caitlin and Tony Kerr. Tickets are exceptional value at £19.50.

Stepping out of the shadow of her infamous brother, Brendan O’Carroll, (Mrs Brown’s Boy), Eilish O’Carroll comes into her own with a reflective look on an eventful life which included a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50. While poignant and deeply moving, it is also packed with humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself. (Tickets for the show on Friday 19th May are £20 and please note the performance may contain strong language).

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, ‘Selfie’, Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show called ‘How’s Tings?’, which brings May to a close. In a night of music and mayhem (Saturday 27th May), one of Ireland’s most popular comedians explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings! (Tickets are £25)

All shows are at 8pm, unless otherwise indicated and tickets are available now from the Burnavon Box Office, Burn Road, Cookstown, by phone on 028 8676 9949, or online at<>


Come to Crumlin to build pollinator homes!

Don’t miss out on a special opportunity to build your very own pollinator home in Crumlin Leisure Centre on Saturday 22 April from 2 – 4pm.

The event will start with a talk from BUGLIFE on ‘the small things that run the planet’ and what we can do to help them. You will then build your very own pollinator homes for our Bee-licious site at Crumlin Leisure Centre, or you can take one home for your garden.

The wildflower meadow restoration work is part of our three year Bee-licious project, which is designed to restore our native flower-rich habitats for pollinating insects. Delivered by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, the site at Crumlin now joins a number of other Bee-licious sites across the Borough including Antrim Forum and Holywell Hospital.

To book a place, or for further information, please T. 028 9446 3113 ext. 31371  or


Rybnik Days – Future of Europe Programme

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is seeking to recruit four young people, aged 18- 24 years, to take part in a European programme, Rybnik Days – the Future of Europe.

The Mayor, Councillor John Scott and Carol Shane launch the Rybnik Days – Future of Europe Programme.

The successful applicants will participate in a series of debating skills workshops, prior to travelling to Rybnik, Poland from 15-18 June 2017.  The delegation from the Borough will take part in the debates on the future of Europe, which will form part of a bigger programme of events taking place in Rybnik during the Rybnik Days festival.

The main programme is funded through the Europe for Citizen’s Town Twinning programme, with the debating skills workshops in Antrim and Newtownabbey being funded by The Executive Office and the Council’s Good Relations team.

All travel and accommodation expenses are covered through the programme, however, participants are expected to provide their own passports and spending money.

The call for applications is open from Wednesday 19 April until Wednesday 3 May.  To apply visit or for more information E.

Completed application forms must be received no later than 4pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017.  All shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview, conducted by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, on Wednesday 10 May.   To be eligible for the programme you must be aged 18-24 at the time of travel and reside in the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey.

Roll up! Roll up! The Curious Wedding Fair is coming to town!

The Curious Wedding Fair is coming to the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Sprucefield on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017 from 11am to 5pm.

Northern Irelands’ coolest and most unique wedding fair brings together an eclectic range of unique, unusual and traditional wedding suppliers. With our new location at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, The Curious Wedding fair is bringing you their biggest and best fair yet!


The Eikon Exhibition Centre is located on the edge of Lisburn and only 10 minutes from Belfast city centre. Away from the traffic of the city, and just off the motorway, this venue is easily accessible and offers FREE parking for all guests.


Whether you are just engaged or just looking for a few unique extras, we have you covered! Over 100 exhibitors are taking part in The Curious Wedding Fair, showcasing everything from quirky photography, unusual wedding transport, mouthwatering cakes, classic venues to fireworks and fairground rides!


The first 250 attendees to the fair will receive a FREE goodie bag plus there will be 200 FREE cocktails up for grabs over the weekend!!! The fun continues in the Curious Live lounge which will play host to some of the finest wedding entertainment on the market all weekend. You can enjoy the curious live lounge from the luxury of our bespoke bar courtesy of San-greal Bar Tending.


If all that isn’t enough we have also managed to bring some of the best bridal shops together for an awesome sample sale. Get there early on Saturday to get first pick of these amazing dresses and accessories at jaw-dropping prices!


The weekend will culminate with the final of our Win a 10k Wedding competition where one lucky couple will be awarded the amazing prize live on stage! You know what to do, get your squad together and get yourself to the Wedding Fair of the season!!!
Discounted early bird tickets are available priced at only £6 per adult and £20 for a group of 4. Visit


     “We don’t do ordinary.”

Book your place in the Silver Wings Chalet at Airwaves Portrush

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is delighted to announce that tickets are on sale for the Silver Wings Chalet at Airwaves Portrush.

Now in its fourth year, the venue has proved to be the ideal location for both new and returning aviation enthusiasts, photographers and other thrill seeking leisure visitors.

Situated at the heart of Portrush’s premier event, and lying directly under the central flight line, it’s the perfect setting to take in all the action while enjoying first class hospitality.

Looking ahead to the event, which takes place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September, the ever popular Red Arrows have confirmed they will take to the skies on both days.

The ‘Reds’ will thrill those in attendance with full displays of their acrobatic skill.

And to add to the exhilaration, RAF’s premier Eurofighter aircraft, the Typhoon, will join them on Saturday and Sunday as well.

With such a great starter line up and more information on participating aircraft to follow, why not book your seat now.

Tickets are on sale from Coleraine Visitor Information Centre 028 7034 4723 or Portrush Visitor Information Centre 028 7082 3333 priced at £65 per person per day.


The Silver Wings Chalet Experience includes:

  • Exclusive chalet in premier viewing area
  • Over 18 only
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Exclusive access to Silver Wings cash bar and viewing deck throughout the day
  • Private toilet facilities
  • Dedicated parking adjacent to Silver Wings Chalet for disabled Blue Badge holders only
  • Dedicated Silver Wings car parking approximately 200 metres from Chalet
  • Opportunities may exist to meet passing display teams who pop into the Chalet for refreshments

Please note that animals other than guide dogs are not permitted.

For up to date information on the event, including the latest confirmed aircraft, go to

April Verch Band To Play Portico Portaferry

Ards & North Down Borough Council is delighted to welcome the incredibly talented Canadian fiddler, singer and step dancer April Verch with her band to Portico, Portaferry as part of a Moving On Music tour, on 11th May.

A captivating performer, April has been touring extensively for over two decades and has recently released an 18-track album documenting her work, ‘The April Verch Anthology’.

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

With an ‘almost superhuman’ presence on stage, April flawlessly intertwines her fiddle playing, step dancing and singing; sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is – as they say – a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

Built in 1839, the beautiful Greek-inspired Portico has recently undergone a £1.5m restoration which included a structural overhaul and its transformation into an atmospheric venue which oozes character and charm.

The April Verch Band will perform at Portico, Portaferry on Thursday 11th May, 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 and available from or 028 9181 0803


Northern Ireland boasts a unique collection of irresistible places to stay including quirky B&Bs, luxurious spa hotels and hidden gem properties for an ideal short break.

Discover NI has selected the best offers of the week for you to choose from.

  • Seamus Heaney Sunday Special, Glenavon House Hotel, Co. Tyrone, from £62pps. Situated on the outskirts of Cookstown, the 3* Glenavon House Hotel is a haven for holidaymakers. Overlooking the Ballinderry River and set in nine acres of its own mature grounds, this luxurious hotel offers a wide range of high standard facilities to the discerning traveller. Enjoy one night bed and breakfast with four-course dinner in the Cellar restaurant and entrance ticket to Seamus Heaney Homeplace. Includes use of leisure facilities. Offer valid until 31 December. To book call (028) 86 764949.
  • 3 nights for the price of 2, Arch House, Co. Fermanagh, from £160. 4* Arch House is just a short distance from the island town of Enniskillen, close to the Marble Arch Caves Geo Park and within walking distance of Florence Court. Children are well-catered for with a play area and farm walk where they can see calves or lambs being born, collect eggs from the hens and see rabbits and lamas. Offer valid until 31 May and excludes bank holidays. To book call (028) 66 348452.
  • Shop in the city, Clayton Hotel, Belfast, from £122. Discover Belfast and shop ‘til you drop in Victoria Square or the city’s many high street stores and designer boutiques.  Enjoy an overnight bed and breakfast in the city centre, a Champagne cocktail on arrival, £10 Victoria Square gift voucher and use of the leisure facilities including swimming pool. The 4* Clayton Hotel is ideally located at Ormeau Avenue in the historic Linen Quarter of Belfast and not far from the lively Cathedral Quarter. Offer valid until 31 December. To book call (028) 90 328511.

For further information visit

*All offers are subject to availability.

Ten things to do in Northern Ireland Next Week

Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland (April 17 – April 23).

 Easter Eggspress Steam Train, Belfast to Whitehead

  1. . April 17-18. All aboard the Easter Eggspress steaming along to Whitehead from Belfast Central Station! Fun for all the family, plus Easter eggs for the children. There might even be an ‘eggstra’ special passenger on board with a special surprise for the best behaved children. All tickets £13.
  2. Tommy Tiernan Comedy Night, Newcastle. Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Sat 22 April. Due to phenomenal demand Tommy Tiernan has added extra shows to his Under The Influence tour. Allow yourself be guided by a language loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no. Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and air horn in the other what could possibly go wrong. This promises to be a night of fun and loads of laughter. 8.30pm, over 18s only, £25.
  3. Half-term Multicultural Festival, Omagh. Easter Monday, 17 April, sees the return of the Big Family Picnic at An Creagán. To mark the beginning of Spring the annual event invites family’s to enjoy a fun filled day out in the great outdoors. Experienced picnickers can bring their own lunch or if you prefer the easy option there will be food and snack stalls for you to put together your own lunch without the hassle. A magical family adventure through a journey of imagination. Every clearing and glade holds a new way to unleash your creativity. Unique workshops will allow children to create their very own artworks. 12-4pm, £3, children under 1 enter for free.
  4. Nature Walk and Yoga, Craigavon. Sat 22 April. The RSPB’s Portmore Lough nature reserve is home to all sorts of amazing wildlife – from birds to butterflies, badgers to bees. Join RSPB NI warden Laura Smith for a guided tour of this haven for nature, with highlights including spectacular views over the lough and the hustle and bustle of breeding season on the meadows. After the walk enjoy a cuppa in the community room followed by a relaxing nature-themed indoor yoga session with expert Claire Ferry. This event is designed to clear your mind and recharge your batteries – the perfect antidote to busy modern life. Please note this event is not open to under 16s. All equipment is supplied but please wear/bring suitable clothing and footwear. 2-4pm. £10, RSPB members £6.
  5. 2017 Betway Premier League Darts, Belfast. SSE Arena, Thurs 20 April. The world’s top darts stars will return to Belfast with the likes of Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson competing for the prestigious title. The Betway Premier League sees ten stars competing across four months at arenas in the UK, Ireland and Netherlands in a bid to win the coveted trophy, which was claimed for a second time by van Gerwen in 2016. The Premier League, televised live by Sky Sports and broadcast worldwide, has also been won six times by legendary Stoke star Taylor since its inception in 2005, with Scottish hero Anderson – the back-to-back world champion – claiming the title twice and both James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld also lifting the trophy. £24.50 – £44.
  6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Belfast. Grand Opera House, 18-22 April. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion… Winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards including ‘Best New Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott. Tues – Sat 7.30pm. Wed, Thurs and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £15.50 – £36.50.
  7. Easter at Carrowmena, Limavady. 16-19 April. There are lots of activities taking place this Easter at Carrowmena with an Easter egg canoe hunt and glamping trail. Visitors can book an action packed Activity Adventure Day and receive 20% of full and half-day activities. Call 02877 763431 for more information.
  8. Showing Off, Derry~Londonderry. Tues-Sat until 20 May. VOID Gallery presents a programme of documentary, experimental and dramatic works in association with Women Make Movies (WMM) New York. ‘Showing Off’ is an exhibition of moving image by women artists and filmmakers that explores the international diversity, history and achievement of women film makers and artists curated by Mhairi Sutherland. The thematic framework is that of civil rights explored from a feminist perspective, viewed through the lens of current events impacting on movement and immigration issues.
  9. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Fermanagh. Bunny’s been up to his old tricks! He’s left clues all over Fermanagh for you to solve and pick up your chocolate Cadbury prize. Cadbury Egg Hunts are running at Castle Coole, Forence Court and Crom from 15 – 18 April from 11am daily. Stop in with our volunteers and staff to pick up your trail sheet, then head out around the grounds to find the answers and solve the clue. All the trails should bring you back to where you started where you can pick up your Cadbury chocolate prize. £1.
  10. Bushmills Food Tour. 21-22 April. Learn how forward-thinking and innovative the people of this village were and how much good food is now on offer. Take a walking tour around local shops, delis and restaurants to taste local soda bread, goat bacon, hot-roasted smoked salmon and wash it all down with a glass of Bushmills 12-year-old whiskey. £40pp.

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


Calling all kids – WWT Castle Espie have lost their GIANT yellow ducks and Dusty Duck needs you and your family to help him find them this Easter! You’ll need to use all your special detective skills to track down these cheeky birds and be in with a chance of winning a yummy chocolate treat! Daily until 26th April.


Bus Conductor ‘Charlie Smiles’ is waiting to click your ticket as you go on a ‘sing-along-a-journey’ at Navan Fort this Easter, 15th to 18th April! Make sure you’re full of song as ‘The Wheels on the Bus Go Round’ but like all adventures something gets in the way! What could it be, well only one way to find out, hop on board and join in all the fun! This is a fun and interactive play with lots of audience participation, you’ll be moving and singing in your seats! Booking in advance essential on


Roll up Roll up, or down as the case may be for Share Easter Activities & Cruise Trip on 15th and 16th April. A day with a difference this easter! Take part in fun Easter activities and take a cruise aboard the bunny boat. Activities include a cruise aboard the Bunny Boat, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Bouncy Castle, Easter Games, Easter Crafts and Games. £8 per person, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £24.


Join in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at the Argory this Easter! Cracking good fun for everyone with kids easter egg trail and family fun activities, 15th to 18th April. Throughout the Easter holidays the little ones can go wild in our adventure play park. Have a go on the jungle climbing frame, low ropes and balancing logs, rope swings, bridges and zip line.


Events at Carrowmena this Easter include Glamping, Activities, Easter Egg Canoe Hunt & Easter Egg Glamping Trail along with a massive 20% off their 1/2 day and full day activities what more could you want? Book an Action Packed Activity Adventure Day over the Easter Holidays with 20% off full day and 1/2 day activities. Daily until 23rd April.


Rosepark annual easter egg hunt takes place this year on the 16th April 12.00 -4.00pm. All donations are going to COS -Circle of Support for autism parents in return each child will be given a scavenger hunt worksheet, they will have to find all the clues to get to the end. Once at the end, the Easter bunny will be there to present each child with their egg. More activities available on day.


Join W5 for a fun family event this Easter. First, you will need to design your own Alien Egghead. Let your imagination run wild and create your own weird and wonderful eggheaded alien. When you are happy with your design, bring your little alien friend to the Spacerace track, place him in one of our “Flying Saucers” and send him spinning through the solar system. Take on other visitors in an attempt to be the first alien to land your UFO on Earth. But beware other aliens will try and bump you off! Will you be the sole alien ruler of earth at the end of the race? Daily from 8 – 23 April.

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