Spring in full bloom for annual fair

Spring in full bloom for annual fair Spring is here and with it comes Belfast City Council’s annual Spring Fair and Flower Show which will take place at Malone House and Barnett Demesne this weekend, 21-22 April. There will be lots of free family activities on offer – from colourful spring plant and craft stalls, […]

‪10 exciting things taking place in NI (23-29 April)‬

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 (23-29 April) 1.       Dinosaur World Live, Derry~Londonderry, 26-27 April. Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family at […]

Review: Abigail’s Party

Review: Abigail’s Party Hat’s off to Richard Croxford the director of Abigail’s Party. He has drawn the very best out of his actors as they gather for drinks and nibbles, captured the embarrassment of guests who just don’t have anything in common and allowed the long silences between them to speak volumes. Abigail doesn’t appear […]

5 of the best of Derren Brown

Derren Brown comes to the Grand Opera House with his Best of Tour Underground this May. The show has been described as “a love letter to all the classic Victorian magic tricks” (What’s On Stage), “an evening of astonishment” (The Stage) and a “tour de force performance” (WestEndWilma). So what should you expect? That I’m […]

Did you know Olivers now serve an amazing brunch?

Did you know Olivers now serve an amazing brunch? Just up the road from the buzzing restaurant filled Ballyhackamore, is a little gem of a restaurant, Olivers. Tucked in beside the big car dealer and with one of the fancy new Glider stops right outside, Olivers is one of the cool new kids in the […]

La Primavera: The sights, sounds and scents of springtime in Italy

The sights, sounds and scents of springtime in Italy are set to take over the heart of Belfast this April, as St. Anne’s Square becomes home to The House of Peroni Presents: La Primavera from Thursday, 5th April, to Saturday, 7thApril 2018. A celebration of the start of spring and the season’s new bounty, including […]

‪10 exciting things taking place in Northern Ireland (12- 18 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 (12- 18 March) 1.       LegenDerry Food Festival, Derry~Londonderry, 17-18 March. The three-day food festival returns as part of the St Patrick’s Spring Carnival celebrating our finest chefs, […]

The Great Light and Titanic Walkway open to the public #GreatLightTQ

Belfast’s offering as a maritime heritage destination has been given a boost today as the Great Light and Titanic Walkway officially opened to the public in Titanic Quarter. The opening event was also selected to launch The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Northern Ireland. The Great Light gave Mew Island Lighthouse on the […]

#FestivalsNI : Belfast Children’s Festival

With just over a week to go, the excitement is building ahead of this year’s Belfast Children’s Festival.  Celebrating its 20th birthday, the event is set to welcome over 30,000 visitors including small and slightly larger children.  Among the spectacle planned for the 6 day festival is a huge walk-in sculpture, the world’s smallest action […]

#FestivalsNI : Brilliant Corners, a festival of Jazz

Hello and welcome to the 6th Brilliant Corners – a festival of jazz in Belfast. From the 3-10 March, Belfast will come alive with the very best music and film. With musicians from the USA, Russia, France, Belgium, Slovenian, England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, all playing a part in what organisers think is their best […]

High energy St Patrick’s Day celebrations primed for Belfast

Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations are primed to be high energy this year – and you’re invited to come and join the party! From 11:30am on Saturday, 17 March, the streets will be awash with colour. A vibrant parade themed ‘Global Belfast’ will leave from Royal Avenue, travelling along a new route through Castle Junction […]

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 […]

‪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 […]

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 […]