Monday Mindfulness: How are you going to mindfully change you?

How are you going to mindfully change you? We fear change because we fear the unknown and we don’t like fear because of the unexpected emotions and feelings it draws out in us. We all dislike uncomfortable feelings and dreaded emotions but sometimes it’s necessary to go through the pain and discomfort in order to […]

REVIEW: Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

It is often said that ‘pies can be wholesome’ and that ‘revenge can be sweet’, but there is nothing wholesome nor sweet about these two important ingredients in the story of Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim’s classic chiller about the vengeful ‘Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ and his pie-filling side-kick, Mrs Lovett, throws up many difficulties […]

Oktoberfest brings a taste of Bavaria to Belfast

A brand-new Oktoberfest event comes to the city centre from Thursday 19th until Saturday 28th October. In partnership with Bavarian beer Erdinger, the 10-day event at Custom House Square will offer discerning beer drinkers, beer lovers and hedonists alike, traditional steins of the full Erdinger range served up in true Oktoberfest style by welcoming hosts […]

Review: The Odyssey by Homer

“You coming? They’re doing Brian Friel on the beach”. It’s too good an invitation to refuse. A fine afternoon, the tide is out, even from afar you can hear Jim McGrath on guitar and Annette Durien on violin. The audience, many from Northern Ireland, are gathering in an open sided tent, the sand is dry […]

‪10 exciting things taking place (4-10 September)‬ 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 (4-10 September) 1.       26th Bluegrass Music Festival, Omagh, 1-3 September. Each year thousands of people attend this Festival enjoying highly entertaining performances and interactive workshops, as well […]

Autumn Fair returns to beautiful Botanic Gardens

Belfast’s beautiful Botanic Gardens will be buzzing with free family fun on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September as the city’s seasonal favourite Autumn Fair returns.   The top event runs from 12.30pm to 6pm each day and young and old will be treated to lots of fun filled activities, live music and dance, yummy […]

Top experiences during a mini break to the Costa Brava

Costa Brava, where 200km of Spanish coastline awaits to be explored. We recently visited Costa Brava, travelling the coastline visiting three key towns and a visit to the capital of Girona. It’s an area full of surprises, with beautiful Spanish coastal towns nestling in stunning bays and a wow worthy rocky coastline. Our top tips […]

Lights! Camera! Action! Cinema Day returns…

Lights! Camera! Action! Cinema Day returns… (and this time, it’s personal) The first one was so successful, there simply HAD to be a sequel. Bigger, brasher, bolder (and with even more car chases) than before, Northern Ireland’s very own Cinema Day, presented by Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network and supported […]

‪10 events you won’t want to miss in Northern Ireland (28 August-3 September)‬ 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 (28 August-3 September)   1.       The Auld Lammas Fair, Ballycastle, 27-29 August. Visit Ireland’s oldest traditional fair and enjoy street entertainment and market stalls. This year’s fair […]

Over 300 properties to visit during European Heritage Open Day

Over 300 properties in Northern Ireland will open their doors for FREE on 9-10 Sept for European Heritage Open Day. Download the brochure here For the last 20 years, EHOD has been opening doors to some amazing places you wouldn’t normally get access to. Some of our favourite locations are: Bangor Castle Armagh library St […]

Fantastic fashion as the new season of West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK launches

It’s a double dozen this October as West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK reaches its twenty fourth season. The new season launched today in Belfast and we were there to catch glimpses of what to expect at the shows in October. The now iconic event, which is firmly fixed in the social calendar, will see four days […]

Top 10 performances by the Ulster Orchestra for the 2017/18 Season #UOLetsPlay

This 2017/18 Season by the Ulster Orchestra promises to awe and astound concert goers, with an action-packed season full of Mozart, Pops Concerts & Festive Treats!!!   Here are the Ulster Orchestra’s top TEN picks for this coming 2017/18 Season! Opening ConcertGala Concert: A Carnival of Rhythm BELFAST WATERFRONTFRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2017, 7.45pm – 9.45pm£10 […]

Get your tickets today for upcoming tours #ad

Get your tickets today for upcoming tours visiting Northern Ireland soon!   Vital – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast Tiesto & Clean Bandit + special guests: 26 Aug – TICKETS HERE   Harvest Festival HARVEST 2017 will be 2 days of live entertainment featuring over 30 acts performing at each Festival across 3 Music Stages. […]