Peter Pan panto ticket sales are flying high this year!

There are so many Christmas shows happening in Belfast this year it’s hard to keep up! I think I need a separate Christmas show listing to highlight them all. The grandest one of all is always in the Grand Opera House. You can’t beat the magic of a panto staged in a beautiful traditional theatre […]

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 […]

‪10 exciting things taking place in NI (20-26 November)‬

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 (20-26 November) 1.       Armagh Georgian Festival, Co. Armagh, 23-26 November. Armagh’s much loved Georgian Festival returns to mark the beginning of the festive season. The festival includes […]

Top 3 things to do during Titanic Belfast Movie Month

Unbelievably it’s been 20 years since the Titanic movie was released. The movie probably changed the course of history for Belfast because of the huge surge of interest in the Titanic. Now 20 years later with an award winning Titanic Experience on the slipways where the ocean liner was built, Belfast is at the forefront […]

6 1/2 reasons why we loved brunch at the Gallery

The Gallery Cafe Bar is a recent and welcome addition to the Dublin Road. The stylish café features an elegant open-plan restaurant, bar and art gallery, with décor influenced by New York’s meatpacking district. Having just returned from New York we craved a little reminder of the great city, so off to The Gallery we […]

10 exciting things taking place in NI (6-12 November)‬

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 (6-12 November) 1.       Bronagh Gallagher, Limavady, 11 November. The Commitments and Pulp Fiction star’s highly acclaimed recent album ‘Gather Your Greatness’ confirmed her status as one of […]

Family fun a plenty at Christmas Lights Switch-On

Family fun a plenty at Christmas Lights Switch-On Family fun a plenty is guaranteed at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On, which takes place on Saturday 18 November. Speaking about this year’s entertainment programme, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Nuala McAllister, said: “I’m looking forward to being joined by children’s television favourites Bing And Flop and The […]

‪10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland (30 October – 5 November)‬

10 things to do in Northern Ireland 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 (30 October – 5 November) 1.       Derry Halloween, Derry~Londonderry, 28-31 October. On the 31st anniversary party supernatural beings and the […]

‪ 10 exciting things taking place this week (23-29 October)‬

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 (23-29 October) 1.       Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre, Armagh, 28 October. Celebrating the world famous PGI status Armagh Bramley apple with the very best food and drink Co. […]

Victoria Square prepares for the return of its Halloween Pumpkin Patch

Victoria Square prepares for the return of its Halloween Pumpkin Patch Khloé Maxwell, Victoria Square’s very own ‘Spiderella’ and resident Pumpkin Expert, is preparing for an influx of 1,000 pumpkins. This years Halloween Pumpkin Patch, supported by Asda, will arrive on the lower ground floor of Victoria Square on Saturday 28th October. Over four days […]

Sneak peek: Babel, Ireland’s largest rooftop bar and garden

Babel, Ireland’s largest rooftop bar and garden opens to the public tonight (20th October) at 1030pm. Bullitt, the hippest hotel in the city is celebrating its first birthday by opening the new rooftop bar tonight with a VIP launch party from 8pm. The contemporary new space includes a plush indoor bar; an open-air terrace with […]

7 ways to keep the kids occupied in BELFAST this Halloween

Dust off your witches hats and vampire capes – there are stacks of spooky events taking place across Northern Ireland this Halloween. First off we focus on Belfast in the first of our Discover Northern Ireland series of features on Halloween events across NI. Check out our ‘Whats On’ during half-term (13 October – 5 […]

Belfast’s first Cocktail Week has something for everyone

A brand new week-long festival aimed at cocktail lovers will bring a top line-up of special events to Belfast this week. Whether you are looking for a ground-breaking cocktail creation, want to watch some of the world’s best bartenders in action, or fancy taking a step back in time to the age of prohibition, Belfast’s […]

Iconic poppies arrive at Ulster Museum

The iconic poppy sculpture Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will open on Saturday 14 October, at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. The poppies will be on site until 3 December 2017 as part of the UK-wide tour organised by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. […]

The Love Your Home Show happens this weekend!

Titanic Exhibition Centre is throwing open its doors to Northern Ireland’s largest home event, Love Your Home Show in association with Phoenix Natural Gas, from 13th-15th October 2017 and inviting home lovers to explore the many products, ideas and inspiration on offer to help improve your home. The annual event, organised by SelfBuild Ireland, is […]

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Titanic movie with a Drive-In

Lights, Camera, Action… Titanic Belfast Unveils Blockbuster Line-Up for Movie Anniversary To celebrate the 20th anniversary of TITANIC the movie, Titanic Belfast, the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction, is hosting a blockbuster line-up of events from 19th November – 19th December 2017. 20 years ago the blockbuster film, telling the story of the luxury liner‘s fateful […]

Northern Ireland’s Most Welcoming Theatre

Belfast’s Grand Opera House voted Northern Ireland’s Most Welcoming Theatre As part of the UK Theatre Awards 2017 Belfast’s Grand Opera House has been voted Northern Ireland’s Most Welcoming Theatre. The awards, hosted by UK Theatre in association with Smooth Radio, is an opportunity for audiences to celebrate their local theatre. The Northern Ireland title […]

It’s the Belfast International Arts Festival countdown

It’s The Festival Countdown The countdown begins for the opening night of the 2017 Belfast International Arts Festival, with only 5 days to go until the first performance. The annual celebration of international contemporary arts is the highlight of the cultural year in Belfast and this year see 191 events over 23 days from 14 […]