Category: Out & About

G Spots! 7 Reasons to Attend Féile an Phobail

Féile an Phobail kicks off this Tuesday 1st August and runs until Sunday 13th August. This smorgasbord of cultural, political and social events in the heart of modern Belfast is Ireland’s largest community festival and well worth a visit.  The first time I went to the Féile was about 15 years ago and I definitely remember having a blast in a big marquee but not much more! but the breadth of artists, ideas, events is now very different, and I guess just like me, the Féile has evolved and matured. Thanks to increased funding, as well as industry support, this...

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G Spots! School’s Out For Summer

School’s out for summer, and although the little ones will be squealing with delight, the parents mightn’t be as enthusiastic! The secret is to keep them entertained, so I’ve found a few interesting things taking place across the province, which are slightly outside the norm. Puffin Watching @ Rathlin Island: The ‘clown of the sea’ is unmistakable with its black back and white colour and of course made famous by the Guinness adverts. Not only will you get to see this birds, and let’s face it who doesn’t love a puffin, but you will also get to go to Rathlin Island,...

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G Spots! The Race is on at Down Royal

Nothing signals the start of summer more than the Down Royal Festival of Racing. This year’s two dates for your diary are Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June (Magners Ulster Derby Ladies Day) and you better get your best frock on to be in with a chance of winning the unbelievable prize on Day 2. Click here to find out how… We joined the great and the good at the Dark Horse (perfect venue) to get the celebrations underway. Event sponsor, Magners stopped us getting thirsty and there was some fab fashion on display. It got us thinking that if...

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G Spots! A Festival for all the Family

With the summer holidays nearly upon us, I’m sure parents will be looking for fun ways to entertain the kids. Well help is at hand as The Grand Opera House is due to present its first ever Family Festival from Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 July. The Festival has a wide range of activities for children and young people and their families. As well as a wide range of workshops such as a Street Dance Workshop, a Young at Art storytelling session and a Peter Pan drama workshop! The building will also come alive with circus performers, face painters, balloon modellers,...

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G Spots! 120 Reasons to Love Santa Rita Wine

Who doesn’t love Wine Wednesday? Well it’s fair to say that me and my friends like it more than most, so when an invite to the Santa Rita wine tasting popped into my inbox I grabbed my friend Maureen and off we went! Hosted in the grand surroundings of Belfast Castle, this casual summer gathering saw a mix of media types, customers from Gap Wines (where you can pick up the wine), representatives from Santa Rita and United Wines – all looking forward to trying out the six wines on the menu. Being mostly a white wine drinker, I was thinking...

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