Jazz, Jason Byrne, birds & three bears – what's on in the north this week

Jacqueline McGonigle of shares her pick of family events this week across Northern Ireland

The Jazzabelles are at Armagh's Market Place this weekend


This half-term grab your wellies and make a splash jumping in puddles for a chance to win prizes in the WWT Northern Ireland Puddle Jumping Championships at Castle Espie. Practice makes perfect, so splash about in the practice puddle zone before making your big splash at the puddle jumping arena at Wood Henge Amphitheatre. Marks will be awarded for height of splash, enthusiasm and creativity. Puddle jumps are judged every day from 11am to 4pm.


The Jazzabelles at the Market Place Theatre this Saturday evening is an original musical by Nick Boyle. Set in 1950s Belfast, it is the story of three girls who long for a better life. After a chance meeting they form a vocal trio, The Jazzabelles, and dream of performing at the prestigious Floral Hall. When a smooth manager enters the frame it looks like their dream might become reality.


Join the RSPB's Fionnbarr Cross this Saturday to explore Drumgay Lough and learn about the birdlife which makes its home here – from common garden visitors to wonderful wintering wildfowl like tufted ducks and whooper swans. Binoculars will be provided.


Join Goldilocks and the Three Bears for a singalong show this Saturday afternoon at 2pm. The much loved fairy-tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, comes to life on an unforgettable live stage production of song and laugher. Featuring fantastic costumes, an amazing stage set and colourful lighting it will be an experience for all the family to remember with interactive moments that children and parents alike can enjoy.


The Millennium Forum is the venue this Sunday for the Mind, Body, Spirit Show. Packed full of stalls and exhibitions focusing on personal development and spiritual awakening, followers of both modern and time-worn medicinal practices can find something to soothe their soul, with sections on health food, hypnotism, reiki, and crystals among others. Those aiming to get in touch with other worlds can head to psychic readings, or aura photography. In addition, three international speakers will spread the word on topics from weight loss to spiritual advice in seminars throughout the day. A family-friendly event.


Jason Byrne, the star of Wild Things on Sky and The Snaptastic Show on TV3 celebrates 20 years of stand-up with a brand new hilarious show. Byrne's shows have been getting better every year. Sp don't miss the show that is 20 times better than brilliant at the Theatre at the Mill this Sunday. Strictly over 16s only.


Getting married? Don't miss the Hastings Hotels Wedding Show this Sunday at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. A full team of wedding experts and exhibitors will be on hand to provide you with the advice and tips you need to create your dream wedding. Wedding show from 1pm to 4pm with fashion show at 3.30pm

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