Dates For Your Diary

From magic, to fashion, festivals and culture; it’s all going on this week.

It’s a Kind of Magic
Seeing is believing as magician Dynamo takes to the stage in the SSE Arena in his first ever live tour.
He’s walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus. But now fans will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production.
Limited tickets have just been released for this week’s shows.
March 9-13th.






Fashion Forward
Style spot and pick out the season’s hottest trends at West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK’s Spring Summer shows.
Featuring the cream of Northern Ireland designers, local retailers and High Street brands, in addition to the return of the Fashion Awards and popular events such as Sushi Saturday and Style Sunday. Tickets for the catwalk shows are priced at £20 each and include a complimentary West Coaster Cooler and goody bag.
March 10- 13th.

PACEMAKER PRESS INTL: “Pictured at the launch of West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK are models Nuala, Joanne, Aimee, Carys, Rebecca, Sacha, Claire, Lauryn and Phoebe in the latest looks from Dorothy Perkins @ CastleCourt, Diamond Dolls, Next, M&S, Miss Selfridge at CastleCourt and Nor Lisa. The event will take place from 11-13 March across Belfast. For further information on show schedules, tickets, links to participant retailers and designers as well as the season’s hottest trends, log on to”Photo: Kirth Ferris/Pacemaker Press






Open Day
Enjoy free admission to a number of National Trust venues on Saturday, March 12th.
With spring on its way, the free days are an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, step back in time at an historic mansion or explore colourful gardens. Venues include Mount Stewart, Castle Ward, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Rowallane Garden in Saintfield.

Mount Stewart





St Patrick’s Festival
The countdown to Northern Ireland’s largest festival to celebrate the life and legacy of St Patrick is underway as the 10-day programme of events kicks off this Thursday March 10th.
Billed as the biggest-ever festival of its kind in the UK and Ireland to celebrate St Patrick, with more than 100 events showcasing the best of culture, music, song and dance, the 2016 programme is the result of an innovative and exciting collaboration between Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
The festival also celebrates the region’s heritage of local produce with numerous events supporting the NI Year of Food and Drink, while the spiritual significance of St Patrick and his effect on the area is highlighted with numerous religious services and choral concerts.
Music plays a key role throughout the festival, with the Ulster Orchestra, The Arco String Quartet, Duke Special and BBC’s The Voice winner Andrea Begley just a few of acts scheduled to perform.
A free shuttle bus service will be available to transport visitors between Armagh and Downpatrick for a selection of key events taking place over the course of the Festival. To download the full programme visit or

Armagh and Down St Patrick's Festival