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


Mixed Feelings at Ards Arts Centre  is an exhibition of sculpture by Katrina Cobain, with glazed expressions, dysfunctional properties and stories to tell. By displaying a range of objects from various performances or contexts, in their own right, they communicate another time, place or narrative. These objects have a sense of error about them: there is something off-kilter, not quite right, that puts you off. Whether you laugh, smile or grimace – Mixed Feelings has something to show you. Runs until 26th January.


Portadown Pantomime presents Sleeping Beauty at Portadown Town Hall.  Shows run from Thursday 10th January until Saturday 26th January.  Curtain up at 7.30pm with the show concluding at approximately 10.15pm.  Tickets cost only £8.


Exhibition :  When the Wind Blows, A Decade of Fermanagh Photographs from the Kite. Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen until 19th  January 2019.  This exhibition highlights a selection of chosen images by Fermanagh photographer Ciarán May.  For almost a decade, Ciarán has uniquely captured the beauty and charm of his native county using a Kite to lift a camera. The display showcases the beautiful idyllic settings in Fermanagh and it gives us an insight into the techniques used by Ciarán to capture the perfect image!


Singalong with Goldilocks and The Three Bears this Saturday afternoon at the Alley Theatre in Strabane.  The much loved fairytale returns to the stage in a live show of song and laughter.  With plenty of audience participation and action, perfect for all the family!   Tickets are priced at  £9 or £40 for a family of five.


Following on from the success of last year’s sell-out show, Anne Tracey and friends return to The Helicon at Heaney Homeplace Bellaghy to start the New Year with words, wit and warmth.  This Saturday afternoon join some of Mid-Ulster’s finest talent for an afternoon of song, music and poetry exploring the emotional pull of home. Words and music that spring from their home place promise nourishment for both heart and soul.


Portrush Theatre Company presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for its January 2019 Pantomime from 11th to 19th January at Portrush Town Hall.   Join Dorothy and Aunt Em on their journey down the yellow brick road; sing along with the Lion, Tin man and Scarecrow as they join in the adventure; and help defeat the Wicked Witch of the West!  Tickets prices at £10.  (Matinees £7). Curtain up at 7.30pm.


The Crescent Arts Centre present the incredible Charlton Wood’s Cabaret Cruises: Terminal Divertissement this Friday evening. Belly-ache, screaming, roaring, laughter. Never to be missed, the last show you’ll ever want to watch!  Having spent most of his life on cruises, Mr Woods is offering you the chance to see one of his famous cruise cabarets, on dry(ish) land.   Charlton offers his condolences and sincerely welcomes you to this, THE show. His satirical musings have sated the pleasure seeking appetites of Sultans, Noble Born, Kings, Celebrities, plebs and luddites. Drawing from a rich pool of human experience Charlton Woods will ponder, live, and ask you to do the same. Now finally you can join him, and be at peace, or whatever you find yourself doing.