NI composer puts modern twist on Macbeth
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
William Shakespeare's most iconic play, Macbeth, has been given a modern sound with the help of Ballycastle born composer Garth McConaghie.
Belfast's EastSide Arts Festival launched
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
The third annual EastSide Arts Festival was launched on Thursday and - as was announced earlier this year - singer Van Morrison is heading up the programme of events.
Free Derry Museum 'obstructs mural'
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
A row has erupted in the Bogside over plans for a multi-million pound expansion to the Free Derry Museum.
Dalriada Festival welcomes strongmen
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
The Dalriada Festival returns to Co Antrim during this July Bank Holiday, with Scotland's strongmen kicking off a huge programme of events in the picturesque village of Glenarm.
West Belfast set for Féile 2014
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
Ireland's biggest community festival was launched on Thursday as west Belfast gets ready for Féile an Phobail 2014.
Major exhibit celebrates Irish dance
Published: Friday, 27 June 2014
A new exhibition showcasing more than two hundred years of memorabilia celebrating Irish dance has opened in Co Down.
Flyby ahead of Newcastle flight festival
Published: Thursday, 12 June 2014
Two chipmunk airplanes have been flying in the Newcastle sky ahead of this year's Festival of Flight in the Co Down town.
Comic Con to return to Belfast next year
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
MCM Comic Con is set to return to Belfast next year following the success of its first event in the city.
Sci-fi stars join Belfast Comic Con
Published: Sunday, 08 June 2014
Some big names arrived in Belfast this weekend as Comic Con, a major UK comic, gaming and sci-fi convention, was held in the city for the first time.
Derry Jazz Festival gets underway
Published: Thursday, 01 May 2014
The 13th Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival gets underway on Thursday with a five-day programme of events taking over the city.
Pan Celtic festival comes to Derry
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Londonderry is set to host the Pan Celtic festival from Tuesday for what will be the first time the event has been held outside of the Republic.
Stars remember Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014
Stars including Forest Whitaker, Lena Dunham, Shakira and Eva Longoria have paid tribute to beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez following his death on Thursday.
Tributes to hero Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014
America's leader President Barack Obama and one of his predecessors Bill Clinton have joined the authors and celebrities around the world paying tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday.
International mix for Belfast Festival
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
The first acts for the 2014 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's have been announced and include a number of top international acts that will perform for the first time in Northern Ireland.
Hopes for annual Derry Tattoo
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014
The Walled City Tattoo - which was one of the highlights of the 2013 UK City of Culture year - will return to Derry~Londonderry this summer and organisers are hoping it could be an annual event.
Festival of Fools launched in Belfast
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
The 11th annual Festival of Fools has been launched in Belfast with trapeze artists, jugglers and silent clowns all in the mix for this year's programme.
Writer Sam McAughtry dies
Published: Friday, 28 March 2014
Writer and broadcaster Sam McAughtry has died at the age of 91 after a long illness.
Bid to change marching band stereotypes
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
An initiative has been launched in a bid to challenge perceptions of marching bands in Londonderry.
MAC showcase for charity art auction
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
A collection of 150 pieces of artwork displayed at the MAC Belfast is going under the hammer to raise £50k for the NSPCC NI's Changing Childhoods Appeal.
UUP 'walk out on Ervine over Irish'
Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
The Ulster Unionist Party has defended its position after staging a walkout ahead of a presentation on the Irish language by Linda Ervine at Down District Council.
NI set for St Patrick celebrations
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
A host of festivities are set to take place across Northern Ireland this weekend in celebration of St Patrick's Day.
Dalriada returns with 'thunderous roar'
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
The Dalriada Festival is set to return with a "thunderous roar" this summer as a huge programme of events has been announced.
Downpatrick set for arrival of St Pat
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Downpatrick is preparing to mark St Patrick's Day by staging a re-enactment of the saintly visitor's arrival in Ireland.
Ulster Bank cuts festival sponsorship
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Organisers of the Belfast Festival at Queen's have said they are "very confident" this year's event will go ahead, despite the Ulster Bank cutting its sponsorship.
NI talent runner up in UK pun race
Published: Sunday, 16 February 2014
Pun-loving local comedian Sean Hegarty came second in a UK comedy competition this week, with his Miley Cyrus themed play on words proving particularly popular.
Stallone surprises fans at Broadway show
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
Actor Sylvester Stallone surprised fans when he appeared on stage at the end of a Broadway performance of the Rocky musical on Thursday.
Portrait by Irish artist sells for £42.2m
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
A masterpiece by Dublin born artist Francis Bacon has become the most valuable piece of artwork ever sold by auction house Christie's in Europe after going under the hammer for a record £42.2m.
Clooney film opens as lost art is returned
Published: Friday, 07 February 2014
George Clooney's new film about the real-life art experts who retrieved paintings and sculptures from the Nazis during World War Two has been given a boost thanks to the discovery of a lost treasure.
Tributes to actress Leila Webster
Published: Thursday, 06 February 2014
Northern Ireland actress Leila Webster has died at the age of 90.
Culture Minister says Irish is for all
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has rebuffed a comment from a leading member of the Orange Order warning Protestants about learning the Irish language.
Full house at Bible play in Newtownabbey
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
There was a full house at Wednesday night's performance of a controversial play about the Bible which was at the centre of a censorship row in Newtownabbey.
Playwright thrilled as sales surge
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The co-author of a play about the Bible has told UTV he is delighted it has been reinstated after two scheduled performances were initially banned in Newtownabbey.
Council backs u-turn on Bible play
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Newtownabbey Borough Council has accepted a u-turn decision that will see the Reduced Shakespeare Company's controversial play about the Bible go ahead later this week.
Twitter in spin over Causeway ballerina
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
It may attract tourists from all over the globe, but it's not every day you stumble across a world-class ballerina at the Giant's Causeway - unless you're a particularly lucky photographer.
Arts Minister 'saddened' by ban on play
Published: Saturday, 25 January 2014
Culture and Arts Minister Carál Ni Chuilín has described the cancellation of a controversial play about the Bible as disappointing.

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