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


This Sunday 3rd September enjoy a sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its abundance of nature and wildlife. See the SeaGen, Angus Rocks Lighthouse, surface whirlpools and some of the many seals at Cloughy Rocks Nature Reserve. You might see a pod of porpoise or even a basking shark! Book with Strangford Sea Safari.


Calling all bookworms!  Browse through the hundreds of second hand books at the Argory’s Autumn Book Fair this Saturday and Sunday. There’s sure to be something for everyone. Live music and children’s activities on Sunday. Donations of unwanted books, CDs and DVDs are welcome prior to the event.



The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival takes place from 31st August to 3rd September.  There’s the return of old favourites such as the Schubertiade and Precious Little concerts, the morning boat rides out to islands on the lough for Beckett readings, and Festival Associate Adrian Dunbar’s acclaimed productions Ohio Impromptu and Catastrophe.  The Festival closes with a rare opportunity to watch Quad, the only work of Samuel Beckett’s to be inspired by dance. For a full programme of events see www.artsoverborders.com



There’ll be strumming on the porches of the log cabins, dancing in the cobbled streets and jamming outside the General Store at the 26th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival from 1st to 3rd  September at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.  This famous Festival is jam packed with some of the biggest names in Bluegrass and Old-Time music.  Keep in touch at www.nmni.com/uafp for regular updates on this year’s Bluegrass Music Festival!



This Saturday 2nd September,  Guildhall Square will welcome the very best of artisan traders at the Walled City Market, offering visitors a friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods ranging from vegetables, homemade jams & preserves, artisan breads & cakes, sweets and handmade craft products.


Ad Hoc Theatre performs The Importance of Being Earnest, 1st and 2nd September at the Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey. Recommended Age: 16yrs+ .  Two young couples hope to find true happiness, Jack with Gwendolyn and Algernon with Cecily.  Group Discount Available for groups of 10+ – contact Box Office to avail of group discount on 028 9034 0202.



The Stormont Hotel Wedding Show, presented by the Award Winning Perfect Bliss Wedding Events, takes place this Sunday 3rd September from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. There will be over 70 Wedding Specialists in attendance, mini fashion shows throughout the day along with a Live Band Showcase. VIP Area for 50 Brides who will receive champagne and goody bag.  Admission is free.


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