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


May The Road Rise Up, this Friday at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry, is a  fast-paced, comedy rollercoaster about a woman who resolves to live life to the full no matter what it flings at her. When Mia’s boyfriend leaves her, she falls into debt and loses her job, but she still stays cheerful throughout our recessionary times.  Written by Rosemary Jenkins who is currently the writer-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre.


Empowerment for Women with Wendy Porter, The Market Place Theatre Armagh this Saturday 3rd March, is a fun, informal workshop to help you realise your potential. You will learn relaxation techniques and how to handle stress, how to find your voice and stand up for yourself, positive thinking and how to become more confident. Tickets £10.


Visit Fermanagh’s Visitor Attractions for FREE, 2nd to 4th March as part of Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend. To kick off the season, many of Fermanagh’s visitor attractions are opening their doors for free! With a wealth of visitor attractions in Fermanagh take this opportunity to visit and explore what Fermanagh has to offer.


Join Liz Weir, Storyteller, at the Burnavon on  World Book Day 2018 this Thursday 1st March,  for an inspiring story session with your child. Liz has the extraordinary ability to inspire even  the most reluctant reader.  She will tell stories  which bring words and the world to life!  Allow Liz to  stimulate your creativity and become immersed  in a world of fantasy.  Why not come dressed as your favourite book character, and really get into the world of make-believe!  2.30pm (ages 3 – 6), 4.00pm (ages 7 – 10). Admission is free.


Love the outdoors? Join Derry & Strabane District Council in exploring the greenways in the City and District at a fun family activity event entitled Love My Greenway, taking place on Saturday 3rd March at the Peace Bridge in Derry, (cityside entrance).  Taking place from 11.00 am to 3.00pm the event will feature a series of fun filled activities for all the family aimed at promoting the greenways and encouraging people to get outdoors, get active and help improve their health and well-being.


Following the success of All Shook Up, Fortwilliam Musical Society returns to Theatre at The Mill with their production of Sister Act. The stage show follows the story of Deloris Van Cartier who is in hiding in a local Convent after witnessing the criminal activity of her mobster boyfriend, set to songs Take Me to Heaven, I Could Be That Guy and Raise Your Voice. 27th February to 3rd March.


The Dirty Onion’s first Pooch Social event of 2018 is taking place this Sunday 4th March. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, BBQ and doggy fair, selling locally produced food and accessories for your dog. Your furry friends are welcome, so you can enjoy the event with your doggo!  Live music throughout the day and into the evening.  Event in aid of Lucy’s Trust dog charity who help re-home unwanted dogs.

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