Countdown To The Spectacular Aladdin at SSE Arena

The SSE Arena, Belfast, is counting down the days to the launch of The Spectacular Aladdin on Thursday 14th December, for the first of twenty six special performances. Northern Ireland’s newest Christmas pantomime, brought to the SSE Arena by SSE Airtricity, Q Radio, M & J Pantos and sponsors Fruit Shoot, promises to bring families […]

Review: Michelle & Arlene

Arlene Foster has been busy recently and probably could do with a few days away but would she choose Michelle O’Neill as a travelling companion? According to playwright Rosemary Jenkinson they could well be the ideal couple. Consider the scene. It’s 22nd December, a time of goodwill to all men says Arlene, except orangemen, everyone […]

10 things to do in Northern Ireland (11-17 Dec)

DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. Here are 10 exciting things taking place this week (11-17 December) 1.       The Winter Fair, Lisburn, 14 December. Eikon Exhibition Centre is the meeting place for the dairy industry in Northern Ireland. Where top class cattle […]

Review: Hansel & Gretel at The Mac

Hansel & Gretel, the classic fairytale about a brother and sister comes to The Mac. This isn’t your typical Hansel & Gretel story though. In fact the only connection is the examination of family life, the hint of greed from the parents and the witch who eats little children. This local musical production and original […]

Review: Peter Pan at The Grand Opera House

Peter Pan has flown into The Grand Opera house for a record breaking panto season and as with every panto he brings with him a wealth of theatre magic in this dazzling production. As always the star of the show isn’t the show itself, but the one and only May McFettridge as May Smee. We […]

6 1/2 things we loved about The Doyen and Morso

The former King’s Head pub opposite the King’s Hall on the Lisburn Road reopened as The Doyen recently with a much-needed makeover. The new food and entertainment venue boasts a traditional pub, cafe bar and spacious beer garden, along with a brand new Italian-themed restaurant, Morso. We’ve been to enjoy a few drinks in the beautiful bar and a […]

An eventful week for the Grand Opera House

Last week was an eventful one for the Grand Opera House as its sparkling renovated exterior was revealed after a major refurbishment and the country’s biggest panto began its annual run with a charity gala opening night. Restoration ahead of 125th anniversary Over the past four months, the outside of the Theatre has undergone extensive […]

New bridge connects HMS Caroline and the Pump House

A 25-metre steel and timber footbridge weighing 14 tonnes has been installed across the mouth of Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s historic Queen’s Island. The bridge will allow visitors to the Pump House to walk across the 19th century dock which is now home to HMS Caroline. Built by Woodburn Engineering in Carrickfergus, the bridge is […]

10 hotels that will make your Christmas special

It’s something we talk about every year, checking into a hotel and letting someone else make our Christmas sparkle. We did it once, and let Disneyland Paris bring us Christmas joy. You really can’t beat the magic of Disney’s Main Street on Christmas Day with snow falling every hour! Closer to home our local hotels […]

Belfast at Christmas : A City of Santas

Belfast at Christmas: A City of Santas Santa at St George’s Market Upstairs in the Restaurant, enjoy a Santa Brunch where families & groups can visit santa, receive a gift & photo and sit in comfort with a delicious brunch provided. Downstairs in the foyer you can visit a beautifully lit Santa’s Grotto where children can visit Santa receive […]

The Big Market at St George’s Market

Over 700 students from across Northern Ireland are set to showcase their start-up businesses at the Young Enterprise Big Market in St George’s Market, Belfast. Pupils from 60 schools on the Young Enterprise Big Market programme have developed their products from conception to production in just three months. The programme takes each student on a […]

Monday Mindfulness: Daily Motivation

Every day is a blank canvas. We literally have no idea what’s going to happen so we can direct and manage part of our day ourselves. This includes planning, vision, motivation, goals and fulfilment. The teachings of Mindfulness is to live in the present moment without judgement, living in the moment and accepting life as […]

Review: What The Reindeer Saw

A brand new Santa has taken over the family business. The new successor to the Santa throne is inaugurated in front of the biggest crowd of elves ever, that would be us, the Lyric Theatre audience. We are hard working elves, we hand make gifts for the increasing population of children around the world, and […]