‪10 exciting things taking place (26 February – 4 March)‬

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 (26 February – 4 March) 1.       Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture, Derry~Londonderry, 1 March. A national contest which encourages young designers in secondary level education to create […]

Review : The Importance Of Being Ernest at The Grand Opera House Belfast

If you are a devotee of Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde you’ll know all about Ernest and Algernon, Jack and Bunburry, a story of would-be romance with a interfering mother coming between the young lovers. Jack wants to marry Gwendolen, her mother, terrifying Lady B, doesn’t approve, after all he was found in a handbag […]

#MondayMindfulness : The mental health of our children

The mental health of our children. I’m going to write today about the serious crisis in the mental health system with our children. I studied mindfulness 8 years ago for my own personal mental health after years of struggling with depression, anxiety and addictions. It helped and worked wonderfully for me because at 40 I […]

Moon Landing in Belfast at W5

From landing on the moon to the moon landing in Belfast, the 2018 NI Science Festival launched on Thursday, February 15, and runs until Sunday, February 25. “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed”. Those were the first words to be transmitted back to earth from the Apollo 11 lunar module, Eagle, after successfully […]

Take a BITE out of Treat Week with our Top Picks

Knives and forks at the ready – ‘Treat Week 2018’ is hot on our heels! The weeklong celebration of the tastiest eateries across Lisburn & Castlereagh takes place from Saturday 24th February to Saturday 3rd March inclusive, featuring one-off food and drink offerings in eateries from Moira to Dundonald. To help you indulge in the […]

Announcing the Open House Festival save Bangor Court House Charity Ball

Open House Festival’s Save Bangor Court House campaign has been gathering momentum in recent weeks, with several significant donations from local businesses, and a surge of personal contributions. The non-profit charity launched a crowdfunding campaign in November of last year to help secure the town’s former Court House as a permanent festival venue, with a starting target […]

‪10 exciting things taking place this week (19-25 Feb 2018)‬

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 (19-25 February 2018) 1.       Titanic Taster Photography Tour: Lenses, Light & Magnification, Belfast, 24 February.  Become a Titanic inspired photographer for the day, learning all about the […]

#FestivalsNI : IMAGINE, Festival of Ideas and Politics @imaginebelfast

Cometh the hour, cometh Imagine. If ever the world needed a festival of free spirits, of imagination and ideas, and of reason, it is now. And where is that festival to be found? Here, in Belfast, during 12-18 March. This year, Imagine boasts its biggest ever programme, with over 80 free events in over 30 venues across […]

#beautybitch by Cathy Martin :A Slice Of Urban Veda

I for one am so glad January is over, with its plethora of skin-damaging elements like excessive heating and frosty air, (and sometimes the lack of fresh air from staying inside so much). The combination has a terribly negative effect on my complexion and although February (so far) hasn’t seen much better weather, the budding […]

Ulster Museum to display some of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest drawings

Ulster Museum to display some of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest drawings In just a year’s time visitors to the Ulster Museum will be able to view some of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest drawings in an exhibition which will provide an unparalleled insight into the workings of the artist’s mind. The exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A […]

Ireland’s first and only indoor skydiving simulator opens in Belfast

Vertigo Indoor Skydiving, the first and only indoor skydiving simulator on the island of Ireland, has officially opened its doors in the former T13 building in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. The £1.5 million state-of-the-art facility is the newest venture from Belfast-based adventure centre, We Are Vertigo. Developed using world leading Aerodium technology, the indoor skydiving centre […]

Review: West Side Story at The Grand Opera House

The Jets plan the Rumble A massive cast of 45, many of them teenagers and they played a blinder. As Louis Walsh would say, they owned the stage. Our seats were in the Grand Opera House but we were transported to a rough neighbourhood in New York. Two street gangs, the local Jets and the […]

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Belfast’s Grand Opera House where auditions are taking place for The Wizard of Oz, the Theatre’s Summer Youth Project. The Summer Youth Project, Northern Ireland’s largest youth theatre production, is looking for talented young performers aged […]