Friday, October 08, 2010

Something for the weekend - food, fashion, eco living, drama and drawing the future

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The Big Draw. Can you imagine Northern Ireland in 50 or 100 years time? What would you like our towns and cities to be like?

PLACE encourage people of all ages to come down to PLACE HQ on Fountain Street (just beside the back of Boots) sometime between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 9 to draw their vision of the future. “It could be realistic - maybe every house will have a wind turbine or a grass roof. Or it could be a real flight of fancy - how about a floating school to save space on the ground?”

Causeway Speciality Market

The Causeway Speciality Market will be setting out its stall at The Diamond in Coleraine on Saturday 9 October.

The organisers promise gourmet food and drink, organic meat and vegetables, seasonal fruit, hand-made jewellery and teddy bears.

Fashion Souk

Belfast’s Fashion Souk makes a return appearance between 1pm and 5pm in the Ulster Hall on Sunday 10 October. A variety of “locally made, vintage, recycled, up-cycled and nearly new clothing” will be for sale.

The “Humble Jumble” zone will all “fashion lovers to unload their wardrobes and sell their fashion favourites and fast faux-pas”. Kids fashion activities, on-site alterations, DJs and a crèche too. £2 door tax.

Food Glorious Food sees food and drink stalls alongside live music and children’s crafts at the National Trust’s Mount Stewart property near Newtownards on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October (10am-5pm). Normal NT entrance charge applies.

Eco Show Live

The Eco Show Live is running in the Kings Hall between Friday 8 and Sunday 10 October. Find out about building a zero-energy house, listen to an Really Rubbish Orchestra playing instruments made from recycled waste. Different zones will focus on business, energy, food, health, lifestyle, home and transport.

There’s a £5 entrance fee and under 16s go free. £1 off the entrance free if you can prove you arrive by bicycle or public transport. Free admission if you arrive by public transport from RoI. Doors open at 10am and close at 7pm on Friday, 6pm on Saturday/Sunday.

And you might still be able to get tickets for The Boat Factory performances in Annesley Hall, Newcastle on Friday night, and Derry's Playhouse Theatre on Saturday night - both at 8pm. The play is back in East Belfast at Ashfield Girls' High School on the Holywood Road on Monday evening.

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