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


The Soyuz capsule, which transported astronaut Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station, has landed at the Ulster Transport Museum Cultra. Get up close to this famous spacecraft to examine its fully equipped interior and the exterior char marks caused by its impact with Earth’s atmosphere. Admission is FREE. Alongside the exhibition, visitors can relive the descent from space from the eyes of an astronaut through the latest Samsung Gear VR technology. This fully immersive virtual reality experience, narrated by Tim Peake himself, is suitable for visitors aged 13 and over, and costs £6 per person. These tickets can be brought on the day of a visit.  Museum is closed on Mondays except for Bank Holiday Mondays.


Visit Long Meadow Farm this Saturday for an unforgettable, fully guided tour in the heart of the Orchard County.  Traverse the beautiful orchards, explore the cider making facilities and sample award winning craft ciders. Tour includes an orchard walk explaining the different orchard plantations, a visit to the cold storage facilities, an opportunity to see the pressing & blending facilities, history of the oak barrels and of course sampling the craft ciders and apple juice as well as information on the health benefits of the award winning Apple Cider Vinegar.  Tea/coffee & apple tart included.


Many of Fermanagh’s Visitor Attractions are opening their doors for FREE this weekend! Take this opportunity to visit and explore what Fermanagh has to offer. Bring your family and friends and make a day of it, travelling from one attraction to the next or for those of you visiting the county then why not make a night of it!.  With many local accommodation providers offering great deals for the weekend you’ll be spoilt for choice. Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend, 1st to 3rd March 2019.  


This Saturday at the Strule Art Centre Omagh, ‘OH! WHAT A FEELING!’ – Winner of ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2018 at the ‘National Tribute Music Awards’ and voted ‘Official UK No1’ by ‘The Agents Association of Great Britain’ is back in 2019 with a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon’s own Jonny Miller and the awesome  talent of Malcolm Pitt in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more.


Do you love dogs, and running, and perhaps running with your dog? Then this is the event for you! Join Dogtrails NI for a race in Drumnaph Nature reserve, an enchanted woodland tucked away in the foothills of the Sperrin mountains, this Sunday 3rd March. This place has everything you could want from a canicross race with twisty technical routes, soft grassy trails that your dog can fly along, and of course a bit of mud for good measure.  This is a race you don’t want to miss!  See dogtrailsni.com for more information and to register.


Smash hit dance spectacular DANCE IS LIFE, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director, is coming to Theatre at the Mill, 28th February to 1st March and Giovanni is ready to raise the temperature just a little bit more this time round!  The action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with outstanding music, sensational choreography, and stunning costumes by DSI.  DANCE IS LIFE features seven other world class professional dancers, including Strictly’s newest pro, Luba Mushtuk, who returns as Giovanni’s leading lady once again, to continue their alluring partnership.  A showcase of wonderful Ballroom and Latin dances like the Paso Doble, the Waltz, the Rumba and the Jive, to name just a few, with a beautiful Italian theme running throughout the show.  So sit back, let yourself be transported to Sicily, and enjoy the story.


The classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in a wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production, Humpty Dumpty’s Big Eggventure,  at Belvoir Players Studio this Saturday 2nd March.  Humpty Dumpty is going to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom, but Humpty needs your help! Sing along, solve puzzles and meet lots of famous children’s characters along the way including The Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep, all the animals on Old MacDonald’s Farm and many more. When Humpty climbs the highest wall in the Kingdom, who knows what might happen next? Show begins at 2.00pm.

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Jacqueline McGonigle