YOU'VE heard about the magnificent men in their flying machines but did you know about the genteel Co Antrim woman thought to be the first woman to design, build and fly an aeroplane? Meet the intrepid Lilian Bland from Carnmoney who refused to conform to what society expected of her as a well-brought-up young lady living in the early 20th century.
1. When did you think about acting as a career and what were your first steps into it? Working with the Ulster Youth Theatre in the 1980s, and then being offered professional work by Marie Jones as a result.
SHAMONE – the 'King of Pop' may be long dead, but Thriller Live's smash-hit showcase of Michael Jackson's best-loved tunes has been keeping his music and signature stage moves alive for the past eight years.
THE eclectic collection of characters who make up the repertoire of Co Tyrone-born comedian Kate Perry are well travelled, having been critically received at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and by audiences in San Francisco and London.
LOUGHBRICKLAND motocross star Jason 'Super' Meara will be among the riders taking part in the fourth and fifth rounds of this year's Arenacross Tour at SSE Arena this weekend, which brings a feast of fast 'n' furious two-wheeled action to Belfast.
RENOWNED Oxfordshire soprano Mary Plazas makes her debut with Northern Ireland Opera this month in the powerful role of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, the beautiful socialite with an insatiable sexual appetite, whose exploits and subsequent divorce in the 1960s resulted in a public scandal.