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Celebrate Christmas With Festive Arts Events In Ards & North Down

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Arts and Heritage Service has some fantastic festive events on offer this Christmas season. Shoppers are invited to two unique festive shopping experiences where they can browse and purchase beautiful, handcrafted products created by local artists and makers. The special events which will be located in North Down Museum, …

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Don’t Miss A Magical Snowman Experience This Winter

Experience the magic of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman™ at Hillsborough Castle this festive season. The beloved The Snowman™ is brought to life in a trail around the stunning gardens, from 18 November until 7 January. Wrap up warm, bring your family and friends, and get ready for a heart-warming festive adventure. There are 12 giant …

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Glow On-The-Go: Luxury Oral Beauty Brand Polished London’s Travel-Friendly Smile Essentials for All Your Summer Adventures!

Embrace the sunlit splendour of summer with a radiant, awe-inspiring smile courtesy of Polished London, your ultimate oral beauty travel companion! From enchanting staycations and festival adventures to glorious international getaways, Polished London’s multi-award-winning, travel-friendly range of science-backed, vegan, eco-friendly products will ensure you exude a bright white, picture-perfect smile no matter where your adventures take you. UV-C Toothbrush …

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Peace Heroines At The Linen Hall

The Linen Hall will be hosting the Peace Heroines exhibition from Thursday 3 June until Saturday 30 September. Peace Heroines is an extraordinary showcase that celebrates women who, spanning the political spectrum, tirelessly worked towards establishing peace. Join us at The Linen Hall and discover the power of nine thought-provoking portraits, skilfully crafted by renowned …

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Hozier Announces Unreal Unearth Tour December 2023

Hozier has announced the details of his Unreal Unearth Tour for December 2023 which includes huge shows at Liverpool M&S Bank Arena on Sunday 10 December, London Wembley OVO Arena on Friday 15 December and The SSE Arena, Belfast on Sunday 17 December. Hozier will be joined by special guests The Last Dinner Party. After a four year …

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Disney On Ice To Presents 100 Years of Wonder In Belfast This Winter

Grab your mouse ears and get ready as Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder skates into Belfast’s SSE Arena, with the magic of Disney’s 100th Anniversary closer than ever when Disney On Ice brings the celebration to you! Encanto joins the show for the very first time in the UK, inspiring families to make magical memories they will treasure forever. Relive …

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Ciaran Long Signs For Fourth Season With The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are thrilled to announce the re-signing of versatile winger/defenceman Ciaran Long for 2023/24; marking his fourth season with the men in teal. 32-year-old Long’s flexibility was demonstrated during the treble-winning 2022/23 season, collecting 9 goals and 14 assists, featuring in 46 games, as well as routinely dropping back to the …

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Laker Returns To The Land Of The Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to confirm the re-signing of 33-year-old forward Ben Lake for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Calgary-born British dual national, Lake first signed for the Belfast Giants at the beginning of the 2018/19 season following two seasons with Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) side Coventry Blaze. Since then, he has …

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Jet2holidays Announces Biggest Ever Offering Of Spa Hotels In Türkiye

Jet2holidays has responded to strong demand from holidaymakers looking to enjoy some rejuvenation and relaxation by announcing details of its biggest ever summer portfolio of spa hotels in Türkiye – one of the top wellness destinations in Europe. Home to many natural wonders and ancient healing centres such as Hierapolis and Pergamon, as well as specialised spa treatments, thermal …

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Festival Of Fools Is Back Again This Weekend

Ireland’s largest free street performance festival returns with its 2023 programme in Belfast city centre from April 29th – May 01st 2023.  The programme offers three days of jam-packed, all-inclusive entertainment for the whole family including circus, magic, puppetry and much more. It takes place at various locations across Belfast City, and with all daytime shows free to attend, this …

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10 Instagrammable Places In Belfast 

By Joanna Massey and Jack Graham Whether you’re looking to take a picture with stunning architecture, colourful street art or unique quirky pubs, Belfast has it all. The city offers a diverse range of Instagrammable places that are sure to delight both tourists and locals alike, so make sure you visit the vibrant and dynamic …

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Two Of Cuba’s Greatest Exports Of The Cuban Guitar Tradition Unite To Present ‘The Bridge’

Eduardo Martin, the Grammy nominated and multiple life-time achievement award-winning Cuban guitarist and composer, joins forces with fellow award-winning, London based Cuban musician, Ahmed Dickinson – a guitarist described as a ‘true pioneer’ by Classic FM – to present ‘The Bridge’. Launching an expansive tour of the UK and Ireland, Martin and Dickinson perform the …

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The Ultimate Guide To Pubs And Clubs In The Cathedral Quarter

By Jack Graham and Joanna Massey Looking for the best pubs and clubs to go to in Belfast to get some good food, have some drinks or go on a great night out to the club? Belfast is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich cultural heritage and lively nightlife.  Whether you’re looking for …

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Banbridge Hits The High Notes As Buskfest 2023 Returns

Banging tunes, big songs and great live entertainment returns to the bustling streets of Banbridge this June when the well-established Busking Festival – BuskFest – returns to the County Down town. A big festival highlight and showcase for Banbridge, the hugely popular competitive event attracts thousands of visitors, lifting spirits in a town famous for great …

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Dolphins Herald The New Season At Portico!

Dolphins kindly answered the call to help Portico Arts and Heritage Centre promote its programme to a wider audience this week. A pair of wine bottle nose dolphins have spent several days making appearances in Strangford Lough. While the rollicking frolicking may seem like playful behaviour to the uninitiated, Professor Gluck of the Institute for …

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Belfast Chamber Business Lunch with Minister Naomi Long MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party

Belfast Chamber are pleased to partner with MKB Law to present a series of ‘business lunches’ with key decision makers who will be crucial to the future economic success of our city. Join us on Wednesday 19th of April where we will hear from the leader of the Alliance Party and former Justice Minister Naomi …

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Belfast Band RHINOS To Headline New Show At Oh Yeah Centre

Renowned performers Paul Currie and Brendan Scullion, AKA RHINOS, will take to the stage at the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast next week for their first headline show in the city. Comedian Paul and drummer/percussionist Brendan (NI Soul Troop) who formed the band in 2013 have teamed up with local promoter Smashing Buttons to bring …

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane Review

It’s always good to see The National Theatre in Belfast and once again they didn’t disappoint. It was well deserved standing ovations all round at the opening night of the thrilling, magical, fantasy, adventure – The Ocean At The Lane Of The Lane. Running at Belfast’s Grand Opera House all week this spectacular show from …

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10 Of The Most Haunted Places In Northern Ireland

In recent years, Northern Ireland’s unique culture, with its festivals, music, natural beauty and sense of hospitality has attracted tourists from far and wide.  But that culture has also produced tales of paranormal beings, such as screaming banshees and Balor, the Celtic God of Death. While such beliefs may not be as widespread anymore, several …

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Armagh Observatory And Planetarium Launches Irish Language Accessibility Dome Show

Leading astronomical research centre, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, screened its CapCom Go Dome Show in Irish for the first time during global Irish language festival, Seachtain na Gaeilge, The recent launch of CapCom Go as Gaeilge was attended by local school groups. The screening is part of a wider initiative by Armagh Observatory and Planetarium …

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Welcome The Arrival Of Spring This March With New Belfast Equinox Spectacle

The first ever Belfast Equinox event will take place at the Titanic Quarter, Belfast on Saturday March 25 from 5pm-8pm to celebrate the arrival of the Spring Equinox in the city. Belfast City Council has joined forces with Belfast Mela producers ArtsEkta to stage this unique FREE event, which is expected to attract hundreds of people to the Belfast Harbour Marina for an …

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Armagh Observatory And Planetarium Announces Series Of Events For Irish Astronomy Week 2023

10th March 2023: Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has announced that a number of family friendly events will take place on site from 21st to 24th March, as part of the inaugural Irish Astronomy Week 2023. The events will include: Introduction to Astrophotography by Paul Evans, which will take place on 21st March at Armagh Planetarium. In this …

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Armagh Observatory And Planetarium Helps Solve 40 Year Interstellar Gas Mystery

Globally recognised astronomical research centre, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, has co-authored a research paper that outlines the discovery of ultra-hot hydrogen molecules in interstellar space. The groundbreaking discovery is the culmination of four decades of research. Published in January 2023 by the journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the paper, titled Analysis of the first infrared …

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Get Ready To See More, Hear More, Feel More At The Reimagined Titanic Experience

TITANIC Belfast will reopen on Saturday 4th March with four exciting new themed galleries. The reimagined Titanic Experience introduces The Pursuit of Dreams as a new theme and will use immersive technology combined with the authentic Titanic Story in its refreshed spaces called Never Again; Ballard’s Quest; The Ship of Dreams and The Lasting Legacy.   Guests will …

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Motorcycle Enthusiasts Gear Up For Show This Weekend At Eikon Centre

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 4) motorbike enthusiasts are set to descend on the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn for the inaugural Motorcycle Plus Show. Organised by 360 Events, the motorbike extravaganza is set to welcome racing and road bike fans from across Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK. Planned as a curtain raiser for the start …

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4 Corners Festival Unites Belfast Giants Legend With Fans At Q&A

David Goodwin Joins Mark Simpson in conversation 4 Corners Festival is currently running its 9-day event, complete with a spectacular line-up of events, from discussions to activities held across Belfast. Featuring a range of music, talks, sporting events and religious sermons, the festival promises to have something for everyone. Exclusive to 2023’s schedule, Belfast Giants …

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Four Sunday Afternoon Recitals at Portico in Portaferry

Dearbhla and Finghin Collins take sibling rivalry to the next level when they share the spotlight in a special afternoon recital on Sunday 19 February at Portico in Portaferry. The programme includes the world premiere of Sean Doherty’s new work Sonatina for two pianos. The piece is a response to Joan Trimble’s work of the …

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Racing Champion Set To Display Winning Bikes And Appear At Motorcycle Plus Show

9-year-old Joel Haire has an impressive record on and off the track Motorcycle Plus Show is returning for its 2023 instalment at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, showcasing a range of talks, entertainment attractions and stalls across the weekend-long event. Running from February 4-5, there are lots of great activities and speeches that have already …

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Young People From PUL Communities Share Aspirations For Future At 4 Corners Festival Exhibit

A major immersive installation and exhibition showcasing the aspirations of children and young people from Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist (PUL) communities will take place at the iconic Telegraph Building from January 30 to February 2, as part of the range of events in the 4 Corners Festival. Organised by Northern Ireland Alternatives and Wonder Arts …

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4 Corners Festival Announces This Year’s Programme

The annual 4 Corners Festival programme has been unveiled featuring a range of art, music, discussion, sport and faith-based events from January 29 to February 5 in venues across the city and streamed online across various platforms. The Festival, which announced its dates for 2023 earlier this month alongside this year’s theme, Dreams…Visions for Belfast …

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Gareth Keys Confirmed As Host Of Motorcycle Plus Show

Commentator and former road racer to compere February event Former road racer and voice of so many races, Gareth Keys, has been confirmed as host and compere of the Motorcycle Plus Show at Eikon Centre, Lisburn on February 4-5.  The packed weekend of all things motorcycling will see Gareth organising interviews, question and answer sessions …

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NI hymnwriters Keith & Kristyn Getty to begin their Sing! World Tour at Belfast’s SSE Arena

World-renowned hymnwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty have announced they will kickstart their Sing! World Tour at Belfast’s SSE Arena before shows in Singapore and Sydney. The GRAMMY-nominated hymnwriters, who hail from Northern Ireland originally, will perform some of their best-known hymns including ‘In Christ Alone’ and ‘Christ Our Hope in Life and Death’ in their home city on Saturday …

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Snoop Dogg To Kick Of 2023 UK & Ireland Tour At SSE Arena Belfast This March

Celebrating over 25 years at the pinnacle of hip hop, it’s been a career that has seen the Doggfather cement his undisputed influence on music with chart-topping, multi-platinum records, while also solidifying his importance to wider culture as an actor, businessman and more across the board. West Coast rap legend will kick off his 2023 …

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Dale Farm and Grand Opera House Light Up The Stage With Panto Magic

Dale Farm steps into role of ‘dairy godmother’ to sponsor spectacular Grand Opera House pantomime, Cinderella As the curtain rises on this year’s Grand Opera House pantomime, dairy company Dale Farm has reprised its leading role as show sponsor for the seventh year. Produced by Crossroads, the biggest pantomime company in the world, this year’s …

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Neighbourhood Reopens Following Cathedral Buildings Fire

Neighbourhood Café, one of Belfast’s most iconic coffee shops, has reopened in a new location following the devastating fire at its old premises in Cathedral Buildings earlier this year. The new Neighbourhood Café, located on Commercial Court in the Cathedral Quarter, is now open for business seven days a week following a five-week fitout at …

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Stranger Crows Hootenanny: Showcasing Local Talent At Oh Yeah Music Centre

Four up and coming bands will take to the stage at the Oh Yeah Music Centre as part of a local showcase this Friday, December 2.  A collaboration of the online zine Stranger Dais and local talent promoters Old Crows Promotions, Stranger Crows Hootenanny will see music fans from across the city show their support …

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Get your Christmas season off to a musical start with NI Opera’s lunchtime Christmas Concert

Northern Ireland Opera will be holding their annual Christmas Concert in First Church Belfast on 30th November 2022 from 1.15 to 2pm.  This annual event provides an opportunity for company artists and members of NI Opera’s artist development programme to perform right in the heart of Belfast’s city centre. This year, tenor Aaron O’Hare, a …

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Huge Motorcycle Event Gearing Up For 2023 Return

February feast for motorsports fans at Lisburn’s Eikon Centre Northern Ireland’s Motorcycle show returns for the first time in four years on February 4-5, 2023, at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, hosted by 360 Events in what promises to be a packed weekend for fans of motorsport. Planned as a curtain raiser for the start …

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Armagh Observatory and Planetarium Unveils New Climate Exhibition

14th October 2022 World renowned astronomical research centre, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, has unveiled a new Climate Exhibition. Inspired by the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26,) the permanent display was created by the organisation to raise awareness of climate change. Currently situated onsite in The Copernicus Hall, the mobile exhibit explores three key themes – …

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