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


Los Dramáticos (Chile, Spain, Ireland) invite you to accompany them on a musical journey through the cultures of the Latin world at the Chamber, Bangor Castle, Friday 12th April.  Enjoy the stunning arrangements of well-known songs played with soul and bravura from around Latin America and Spain on 10-string charango (Victor Henríquez), flamenco guitar (Paddy Anderson) and percussion (Steve Davis and Marty McCloskey) are interspersed with surprising and humorous stories from their personal encounters with Latin music and culture.


Build your Easter Bunny with Bear Essentials at the Market Place Theatre this Saturday. Join the Bear Essentials team for this fun interactive workshop where you will choose, stuff and sew your very own top quality Easter bunny and tailor him/her the way you like it. Your new furry companion will receive their very own birth certificate completed by you so you’ll have a chance to name your new Easter bunny ready for taking home just in time for the Easter Holidays. Before you leave you and your new bunny will take part in a very special Easter egg hunt for some yummy goodies!


Join Bernie Jones on her crazy ‘Dirty Dancing’ themed hen party and get ready to meet her madcap family and friends while you have ‘The Time Of Your Life’. Nobody Puts Bernie in the Corner comes to the Ardhowen Theatre this Saturday 13th April. Suitable for 16+.


Don’t miss the Ultimate Ladies Night this Saturday 13th April at the Kinturk Cultural Centre, Moortown.  There will  live demonstrations by Make up by Julie, Mairead Quinn, Aesthetic 53 and The Klean Kitchen. Spot prizes on the night, drinks reception and a fork supper.  Tickets are £25 available from Boutique 68, online at boutique-68.myshopify.com/ and local shops. 


Enjoy unique adventure activities at budget prices at the Jungle NI, Moneymore this Sunday!  Similar to a fun-fair, The Jungle’s Family Fun Day  is an open-park day and offers a range of outdoor activities by token. Simply buy as many tokens you wish, exchange your tokens for the activity, or activities, of your preference and enjoy a fun family experience day unlike any other!  Suitable for all ages and abilities – book online today!


Explore the Easter trail at Monkstown Wood Newtownabbey, enjoy a chocolate treat and make a crafty animal mask this Saturday 13 April from 11.00am – 3.00pm. £6 per child, £2 per accompanying adult.  Booking is essential – online booking only. Book your place at woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/eastermonk. Parking is limited, dogs are allowed on lead. Please note paths are unsurfaced and can become muddy or slippery during wet weather.


Join Amanda St John and some of Northern Irelands finest songwriters for a night of music, banter and friendship in aid of The Macmillan Cancer Unit in Antrim hospital this Saturday at the Crescent Arts Centre. Amanda and her band will be joined on the night by some of her great friends; Anthony Toner, Gareth Dunlop, Brigid O’Neill, Matt McGinn and Ciara O’Neill for a night of music and connection with solo sets, collaborations and unique performances of some of your favourite soul songs.

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