Category: Lifestyle

Fun on the Farm with Free Initiative

Members of the public are encouraged to experience their local farm for free in one of the biggest awareness initiatives of its kind in Northern Ireland. Twenty-one farms from across the province are participating in the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend initiative to highlight where our food comes from, the benefits of eating local, as well as giving visitors the chance to sample the world-class ingredients that are produced right here in Northern Ireland. Taking place across Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, the initiative is hoping to attract upwards of 16,000 visitors from rural and urban towns...

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G-Spots! Blooming Marvellous Workshops

With spring just round the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about bringing new life into your home. If you are anything like me and are more likely to have red nails than green fingers, help is at hand from family run florist Memento.  Situated on Belfast’s Ormeau Road this is my favourite florist and botanical store that stocks a seasonal range of fresh flowers and foliage, creating bespoke bouquets and floral creations for all life’s occasions. It is Belfast’s leading indoor plant store, boasting a wide variety of plants from around the world, complemented by its wide range of pottery, terrariums and botanical accessories. Not...

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G Spots! Ireland’s Biggest Contemporary Art Prize

The winner of the ‘MAC International 2018’ award is set to announced this week. This award is the biggest contemporary art prize in Ireland and one of the most significant prizes in the UK. The award offers professional artists across the world the opportunity to exhibit at the MAC, as well as a prize fund of £20,000 for the overall winner.  Chosen from more than 800 submissions the shortlist includes artists from Ireland, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Canada, USA, Palestine, Austria, France and Turkey, working across a range of mediums including photography, film, installation, sculpture and drawing. MAC International...

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G Spots! Brides, Time to Get Quirky

After only getting married a few months ago I’m still pretty interested in all things bridal. Good news is that I’ve a few friends planning their nuptials so am living vicariously through them! As we all want something unique for our Big Day, I’ve been pointing them in the direction of the upcoming Quirky Weddings Fair – taking place in October.  The Quirky Weddings Fairs are infamous in bridal circles. Taking place twice a year in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, they are the perfect opportunity to find ideas and services in a friendly, relaxed environment. Run by two of the nicest and...

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G Spots! Could you be a Bollywood Dancer?

This year’s Belfast Mela, sponsored by SPAR takes place on Sunday 26 August in Botanic Gardens with a spectacular Bollywood finale which will feature more than 100 dancers, drummers and community participants taking to the stage in a contemporary spectacle. Organised by ArtsEkta, Belfast Mela is now searching for voluntary performers who would like to get involved and learn Bollywood dancing or Dhol drumming this summer to take part in the Bollywood Finale on stage. Krishan Tandon, Project Manager, Arts Ekta says: “We are on the hunt for people to take part in our grand finale show ‘Reunite’, which tells...

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