Fabulous Fashion Teas Make A Triumphant Return At The Merchant

The Merchant Hotel’s iconic Fabulous Fashion Teas returned over the weekend to treat Belfast fashionistas to another season of style and decadence, serving up the hottest spring/summer fashion trends for 2017.

Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mary Ellen Campbell are pictured with Beat Carnival performers Matt Vernon (St Patrick), Jazzmin McClure (Pig), Dara Brennan (Sheep), Sadbh Brennan (Sheep), Ailbhe Brennan (Sheep) ahead of Belfasts St Patricks Day celebrations on Friday March 17

X Factor star is St Patrick’s Day guest

This year’s St Patrick’s celebrations in Belfast will be headlined by X Factor’s Fleur East.


Down Royal Down Course

Down Royal held their annual Boxing day meet

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Miss NI Emma Carswell, from Gilford, pictured at Belfast City Hall after being crowned 2016 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland (Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker)

Everything you need to know about applying for Miss Northern Ireland 2017

If you’ve ever dreamed of travelling the world representing your country - this could be your chance.

James Vincent Morrow

Best of music, comedy and spoken word events at January festival

Out to Lunch, the bespoke winter festival that reaches the spots others can’t, is back for a 12th helping of music, comedy, spoken word and literature to warm the winter cockles.


Belfast lights up for Christmas

Belfast City centre was packed for the Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday evening

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How Michael found that stand-up comedy sweet spot the nation loves

As Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns for a second run, the funny man and dad-of-two talks to GEMMA DUNN about finding that sweet spot between stand-up and Saturday night family viewing

Caroline Stillman has resorted to making her own range of shoes - because she can't find any to fit her size 11 feet.

6ft4 woman with size 11 feet launches range of fashionable shoes

A woman who stands at 6ft 4ins tall has launched her own range of fashionable shoes - because she can't find any to fit her massive size 11 FEET.
Volunteers including the Queen of Narnia help launch the festival

East Belfast hosts array of arts events in memory of CS Lewis

CS Lewis was born and bred in East Belfast but would go on to entrance readers worldwide with his Narnia series that so artfully mixed the metaphysical with supernatural fantasy as well as making important contributions to theological writing with such seminal works as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Latters.

Willy Wonka and co launch the North Belfast Lantern Festival

Willy Wonka-led parade, music and dance to celebrate Roald Dahl

North Belfast Lantern Festival promises to be a ‘BFG’ or ‘big friendly giant’ event with thousands set to attend on October 26 and 27 for an outdoor extravaganza celebrating the work of children’s author Roald Dahl whose centenary is being celebrated this year.

Stephen Nolan and MLA Paul Givan launch Book Week

Ulster takes a literary turn in time for a celebration of the best books

This week, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle’s airwaves will be buzzing with interviews, conversations and features about reading as BBC Northern Ireland presents Book Week NI.

Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival returns for its 30th anniversary from October 28-31.

Things to BOO this Hallowe'en in NI

With Hallowe'en just around the corner, Tourism Northern Ireland is encouraging everyone to celebrate the spookiest time of year by discovering all the frightful events in the Province.

Yvonne Fleming, from Maghera

Author's first children's book may be turned into TV show

A Co Londonderry-based author's first children's book could be turned into a television show.

IMAGE DOWNLOAD: Wikipedia has created a Gaelic version of its popular website and needs articles to fill it (Photo: Getty)

Wikipedia seeks Gaelic speaker to fill £30k-a-year role

It is already one of most popular websites on the internet for those seeking a quick answer to a nagging question.


Victorian Public Baths Win £5M Lottery Funding

A major new project to revitalise the last surviving Victorian public baths in Ireland has won almost £5 million lottery funding.

Templemore Baths was the last in a series of public baths to open throughout Belfast in the late 19th century.

Hats off to the 30th anniversary of Mad Hatter Day

Hats off to the 30th anniversary of Mad Hatter Day

In October 1986 a bunch of computer geeks came together in Boulder, Colorado to celebrate shared silliness inspired by the iconic illustrations of Alice In Wonderland’s Mad Hatter.


Tough luvvie comedian Hal on the hilarity of suburban midlife crisis

London-born standup Hal Cruttenden has been quietly crafting his comedy niche away from the main frame; suburban, somewhat camp, unapologetically middle-class and slightly tubby, winningly bitchy, verging on a midlife crisis, with a background in drama - he had parts in EastEnders and Kavanagh QC in the 1990s and has charmed on all the big panel shows from Have I Got News For You to Live at the Apollo, he has also written for such comedy gems as The Rob Brydon Show.

Pupils gather for a tour of the Hockney exhibition at the MAC

Hockney exhibition proves top draw for Ulster art aficionados

The critically acclaimed David Hockney exhibition at the MAC in Belfast is proving a massive ‘draw’ with school children across Northern Ireland, with almost 700 visiting the presentation since it opened on August 19.

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers

More women buying trainers than high heels

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers as they follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham who have ditched skyscraper shoes.


WATCH: Ulster orchestra perform 50 performances in one day

The Ulster Orchestra are today celebrating their 50th birthday (28th September) with 50 pop up performances in and around Belfast City.

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