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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: Son Of A Preacher Man

With its combination of an all-star line-up of principals and the timeless music made famous by the late Dusty Springfield, this show looked and sounded promising as a good night out at the theatre and expectations were high. However, incorrectly referred to by many as ‘the Dusty Springfield musical’ (totally not the fault of the […]

Review: My Fair Lady ‪at Theatre at the Mill ‬

In recent years, new ‘modern’ musicals appear to come (and go!) at the drop of a hat and most of them would sit comfortably in the category of ‘musicals for the moment’. Indeed, how some of them ever reach the stage of even being produced is a mystery as only a small percentage of them […]

BEAUTY BITCH: When you don’t care if it’s baltic! Cryolipolysis

So just over two months ago I ventured to Cinch Clinic in Holywood to try out their new Cryolipolysis treatment on my inner thighs and, in short, I’m happy to say the results are super positive. So if you need to shift a few pesky pounds before Christmas, and are prepared to drink 2-3L of […]

Review: An Evening With BETTE MIDLER

Review: An Evening With BETTE MIDLER starring Orla Mullan On tour – Playhouse Derry 17th and 18th November, Ballybofey Sunday 19th, Strabane 24th and Down Arts Centre on Saturday 25th November. Orla Mullan and Bette Midler are one and the same, hard to know where one begins and the other ends. At the Island Arts […]

Movie review: Justice League

Movie review: Justice League Less angst, more bantz. A retcon, or ‘retroactive continuity’ is a term commonly associated with comics whereby new information supersedes what you thought you knew about an event in the past, normally to facilitate a change of direction. Or motivation. Or tone. In the case of Zack Snyder’s DC team up […]