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A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance

25 Jul 2016 - 21 Jan 2018 | Ulster Folk and Transport Museum | Beyond Belfast, North Down & District

Category: Workshops & Lectures, Exhibitions, Arts & Crafts, Visual Art

The exhibition charts the history of Irish Dance from the late 1800s to present day, through costume, embroidery, images and film.

The exhibition includes reference to the 1904 Feis in the Glens of Antrim, a landmark event in Ulster’s... Read More ›

Dusty Duck’s Giant Easter Duck Hunt at Castle Espie

8 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre | North Down & District

Category: Childrens Events, Seasonal Events, Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife, Easter

Help Dusty find the missing ducks! Calling all kids - the team at Castle Espie lost their giant yellow ducks and Dusty Duck needs you and your family to help him find them!

You will need to use all your special detective skills to track... Read More ›

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Top Trumps Trail

29 Apr 2017 - 4 Jun 2017 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre | North Down & District

Category: Childrens Events, Tours, Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife, Nature & Wildlife

The popular card game Top Trumps is coming to Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre! This April, May and June WWT Castle Espie is getting their very own Top Trumps cards to play with.

There are a selection of giant Top Trumps cards... Read More ›

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Jazz in The Gardens

30 Apr 2017 | Mount Stewart | Beyond Belfast, North Down & District

Category: Concerts & Gigs, Outdoors

Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.

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Holywood May Day Fun

1 May 2017 | Holywood | North Down & District, Beyond Belfast

Category: Concerts & Gigs, Childrens Events, Annual Events, Seasonal Events

Join the crowds in Holywood for the annual traditional merriment - May Day! The town comes to a standstill every year when it hosts the flurry of activity that brings friends and families out together, creating a wonderful buzz.

Local... Read More ›

Exhibition: Dennis H Osborne – An Appreciation

1 May 2017 - 29 Apr 2017 | Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum | Lisburn and District

Category: Exhibitions, Visual Art

The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum’s new exhibition: Dennis H Osborne (1919-2016) Artist: An Appreciation features the museum’s collection of original Dennis H Osborne oil paintings and sketches.

Born in Portsmouth, England,... Read More ›

Daily Mirror May Day Meeting

1 May 2017 | Down Royal Racecourse | Lisburn and District

Category: Sport, Spectator Sports

From the moment you enter the free car parks at Down Royal you know you are in for a fantastic day of fun and horse racing action.  Down Royal goes out of its way to ensure it – so don’t miss out on the 2017 season.

The Daily Mirror... Read More ›

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Anthony Toner

5 May 2017 | Lagan Valley Island | Lisburn and District

Category: Concerts & Gigs

Anthony Toner returns to the Island Arts Centre stage to celebrate the release of his seventh album. This new collection, 'Ink', finds the Belfast-based songwriter in top form on a series of stripped back, acoustic-based songs dealing with the... Read More ›

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That's Showbiz

7 May 2017 | Lagan Valley Island | Lisburn and District

Category: Theatre & Comedy, Workshops & Lectures, Music & Dance

That’s showbiz national dance competition is back in Northern Ireland on the search for the best dance groups. Who will make it through to the semi finals in Blackpool Opera House?

Event venue: The Island Hall, Lagan Valley... Read More ›

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Balmoral Show

10 May 2017 - 13 May 2017 | Balmoral Park | Lisburn and District

Category: Childrens Events, Exhibitions, Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife

Ireland’s largest agri-food event, the Balmoral Show, is back at Eikon and Balmoral Park and this time it will be for four days. The show will be bigger and better than ever before with fantastic arena and livestock attractions including fun... Read More ›

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Irish Bread Making on the Shores of Strangford Lough (11 May)

11 May 2017 | NI Food Tours | North Down & District, City Centre

Category: Workshops & Lectures, Food & Drink

Join Tracey in her house – an 18th century thatched barn on the shores of Strangford Lough – an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Traditional Irish breads were the staple food in Ireland historically. Northern Ireland is famous for... Read More ›

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A Night In Nashville (11 May)

11 May 2017 | Bangor Castle | North Down & District

Category: Concerts & Gigs

On Thursday 11 May, the next in the series of Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Music in The Chamber events will feature Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling and Michael Logan for A Night in Nashville. These three artists from Nashville, Tennessee,... Read More ›

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A Night in Nashville (12 May)

12 May 2017 | Lagan Valley Island | Lisburn and District

Category: Concerts & Gigs

From Americana to Country, Blues to Soul, this will be an intimate evening with three singers and songwriters from Nashville, Tennessee. Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling and Michael Logen will perform original songs in the round, as well as sharing... Read More ›

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Titanic Dining Experience at Rayanne House (13 May)

13 May 2017 | Rayanne Country House | Beyond Belfast, North Down & District

Category: Workshops & Lectures, Food & Drink

Rayanne House is a five star period guest house and restaurant in Holywood located five miles from Belfast city centre.

Internationally renowned for the cuisine and service Rayanne is serving their 'Titanic Menu'. Proprietor and Chef... Read More ›

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Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championship

13 May 2017 | Bangor Visitor Information Centre | North Down & District

Category: Concerts & Gigs, Exhibitions

Spend a day at the Castle Park in Bangor for a site to be seen. The Castle Park will transform with colour and the sounds of pipes for the annual Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championship which makes for a great opportunity for a day... Read More ›

The Wiz

13 May 2017 | Lagan Valley Island | Lisburn and District

Category: Theatre & Comedy

Belfast School of Performing Arts are delighted to bring you the beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz, which infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.

Event venue: Studio Theatre,... Read More ›

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Melancholy

13 May 2017 | Lagan Valley Island | Lisburn and District

Category: Theatre & Comedy

Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife… but at what cost?

This heart-warming, moving piece of theatre, created by an award winning company... Read More ›

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Transcendance

15 May 2017 | Lagan Valley Island | Lisburn and District

Category: Theatre & Comedy

‘Transcendance’ showcase features choreography and contemporary dance performance by dancers from St. Louise’s College.

Event vanue: The Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island.

St. Louise's College presents an evening of... Read More ›

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The Faerie Thorn (18 May)

18 May 2017 | Lagan Valley Island | Lisburn and District

Category: Theatre & Comedy

A new production based on the book The Faerie Thorn and other stories by Jane Talbot, a collection of stories set around the North Coast of Ireland which uses fantasy to tell something important about this world humans live in, and what it... Read More ›

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Mayor’s Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day

20 May 2017 | Island Arts Centre | Lisburn and District

Category: Concerts & Gigs, Workshops & Lectures, Childrens Events, Annual Events

Come and join the fun of the Mayor’s Carnival Parade with a whole host of international carnival performers, musicians and dancers – as hundreds of participants from local schools and community groups take part. Watch as the streets of Lisburn... Read More ›

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A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance

25 Jul 2016 - 21 Jan 2018

Workshops & Lectures, Exhibitions, Arts & Crafts, Visual Art

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Ticket

Dusty Duck’s Giant Easter Duck Hunt at Castle Espie

8 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017

Childrens Events, Seasonal Events, Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife, Easter

Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre Ticket Buy Tickets

Top Trumps Trail

29 Apr 2017 - 4 Jun 2017

Childrens Events, Tours, Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife, Nature & Wildlife

Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre Ticket Buy Tickets

Jazz in The Gardens

30 Apr 2017

Concerts & Gigs, Outdoors

Mount Stewart Ticket Buy Tickets

Holywood May Day Fun

1 May 2017

Concerts & Gigs, Childrens Events, Annual Events, Seasonal Events

Holywood Free

Exhibition: Dennis H Osborne – An Appreciation

1 May 2017 - 29 Apr 2017

Exhibitions, Visual Art

Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum Free

Daily Mirror May Day Meeting

1 May 2017

Sport, Spectator Sports

Down Royal Racecourse Ticket Buy Tickets

Anthony Toner

5 May 2017

Concerts & Gigs

Lagan Valley Island Ticket Buy Tickets

That's Showbiz

7 May 2017

Theatre & Comedy, Workshops & Lectures, Music & Dance

Lagan Valley Island Ticket Buy Tickets

Balmoral Show

10 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

Childrens Events, Exhibitions, Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife

Balmoral Park Ticket Buy Tickets

Irish Bread Making on the Shores of Strangford Lough (11 May)

11 May 2017

Workshops & Lectures, Food & Drink

NI Food Tours Ticket Buy Tickets

A Night In Nashville (11 May)

11 May 2017

Concerts & Gigs

Bangor Castle Ticket Buy Tickets

A Night in Nashville (12 May)

12 May 2017

Concerts & Gigs

Lagan Valley Island Ticket Buy Tickets

Titanic Dining Experience at Rayanne House (13 May)

13 May 2017

Workshops & Lectures, Food & Drink

Rayanne Country House Ticket Buy Tickets

Ards and North Down Pipe Band Championship

13 May 2017

Concerts & Gigs, Exhibitions

Bangor Visitor Information Centre Free

The Wiz

13 May 2017

Theatre & Comedy

Lagan Valley Island Ticket Buy Tickets

Melancholy

13 May 2017

Theatre & Comedy

Lagan Valley Island Ticket Buy Tickets

Transcendance

15 May 2017

Theatre & Comedy

Lagan Valley Island Ticket Buy Tickets

The Faerie Thorn (18 May)

18 May 2017

Theatre & Comedy

Lagan Valley Island Ticket Buy Tickets

Mayor’s Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day

20 May 2017

Concerts & Gigs, Workshops & Lectures, Childrens Events, Annual Events

Island Arts Centre Free
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