Friday, September 17, 2010

Something for the weekend – food, DIY and WWII in Belfast and Lisburn

Taste Northern Ireland Garden Party

Taste Northern Ireland Garden Party is running between 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens. As well as food galore, there will be nine hole crazy golf, live music, face painting and glitter tattooists, and storytelling on the half hour.

The Institute of Physics will be doing physics tricks – expect lots balloons and liquid nitrogen! The programme on Belfast City Council’s website also points to Lord of the Bins:

“Gandalf the Garbage and Frodo Bin-Baggins are two very special puppets perched on their very own bins, with a mission to save Middle Earth with their recycling message.”

Decorate & Improve Your Home exhibition

Up the road in the Kings Hall, the Decorate & Improve Your Home exhibition is running on Saturday and Sunday between 10am-6pm.

Architects, builders, designers, suppliers all under the one roof with the promise of competitions, consultations and DIY demonstrations. Full details on the organiser’s brochure.

Lisburn City Centre Management

Lisburn Heritage Festival starts on Saturday 18. Between 10am and 4pm Market Square will be hosting a Second World War vehicle display along with a chance to get dressed up on WWII uniforms.

Up the street in Castle Gardens, a living history group will have set up their tents and field hospital and showing off personal kit from WWII. Children can join in an organised craft activity to make their own small paper planes, tying in with the Ulster Aviation Society display.

1 comment:

magsmcc said...

And if, on the Monsoon-like day that was Saturday, you arrive at the side gate to Botanic at 3.30pm to visit the Museum with one of two sons asleep on your shoulder you won't get in that way because they locked it at 3pm for the food fair, thanks very much, and you'll just have to cajole them both all the way round Stranmillis in the rain.