Arts & Screen

Calling all young film fans

Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ this July in Belfast, to help programme a series of films for the annual Cinemagic Festival that takes place from October 6-29.

Dress for the job you want (not the one you have)

Dress to impress: interview style advice for women

Although a catwalk-inspired outfit won’t necessarily be the sole reason you land your dream job, it’ll certainly make a great first impression.

There are thousands of secret codes.

How to unlock 76,000 SECRET Netflix categories to find new films and TV shows

There are ‘secret’ Netflix codes to help you unlock niche categories – and there are reported to be more than 76,000 of these “micro-genres”.

The new season will be on ITV.

NI contestants wanted for new series of Ninja Warrior UK

The makers of television programme, Ninja Warrior UK, are on the look out for anyone from Northern Ireland who wants to be a contestant on the show.

Author Colin Sloan with Lisburn Councillor Alexander Redpath, Mayor Brian Bloomfield, Lady Mayoress Rosalind Bloomfield, Waterstone Lisburn Manager Zoe Rainey and the piper who welcomed everyone to the launch

Lisburn author launches new boook

Local author Colin Sloan officially launched his latest book at a special event held in Lisburn recently.

Anthea McNeill.

Anthea in Graduate Fashion Show

A final year fashion student from Lisburn at the Ulster University Anthea McNeill, will be showcasing her designs at the city’s cathedral at the Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show.

The Pink Project - Emily and Her Pink Things (�JeongMee Yoon)

Month long photo festival planned for Belfast

Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland’s premier visual arts festival and the photographic biennial for the island of Ireland, returns from June 1-30, exploring the increasingly topical themes of sexuality and gender and how they relate to the perception and expression of identity social constructs.

Planet Earth II

TV Licensing reveals top moments “worth the licence fee”

The top TV moments from shows most valued by Licence Fee payers have been revealed by TV Licensing.
A canal

TV licensing reminder for boat owners

With increasing numbers deciding to choose a life on water, TV Licensing is urging boat dwellers in Northern Ireland to ensure they are correctly licensed to watch TV.

101 dalmations

Top 20 films we claim to have seen

Consider yourself a movie buff? Turns out four in ten of us claim to have watched a film they’ve never actually seen just to appear more cultured in front of friends.

Entrance to the cinema

14 films to look forward to in 2017

From thrillers to comedies and superheroes, we have already been treated to some big releases this year.

SERC launch after-school language classes for children

SERC launch after-school language classes for children

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has launched a brand new range of after-school foreign language classes giving primary school children aged 5-11 the opportunity to learn French, Italian and Spanish at their Lisburn campus.

Council launches community festival fund

Council launches community festival fund

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched its Community Festivals Fund for 2017/ 2018, jointly funded with the Department for Communities NI.

Screenshot of the application form

TV series 'The Secret Lives of 4 and 5 year olds' now recruiting

The Secret Life of ... is appealing for four and five-year-olds to help make a new series. Do you want your child to be involved?
Blind Date will return to our screens later this year.

Northern Ireland singletons wanted for new series of Blind Date

A legendary TV dating show makes its return to our screens this year and the production company behind it is looking for Northern Ireland singletons to take part.

TV licence

TV Licence set to rise from £145.50 to £147

The annual TV licence fee is set to increase to £147 from April 1, 2017, the Government has today confirmed.

Lisburn Young Defenders.

Melody flute prize for Lisburn band

It has been a few years since Lisburn Young Defenders competed at the Flute Band Association ‘own choice’ contest but this year, at the Island Centre in Lisburn, the band did it in style by winning the ‘melody plus’ section for the first time.


Hollyoaks producers warn of FAKE Facebook casting call for extras

Lime pictures, producers of hit Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks have issued a warning after it emerged that companies claiming to be recruiting paid extras on their behalf were doing so WITHOUT the knowledge or consent of the producers.

Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson.

Lisburn singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Fancy getting your kit off with the aim to find true love?

Emerald Isle Garrison brings Invasion NI Star Wars convention to the Eikon Exhibition Centre at the Maze outside Lisburn.  

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Darth Vadar spotted in Lisburn

The Eikon Complex in Lisburn played host to Sith lords, Jedi knights and Imperial stormtroopers at the weekend.

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