What's On: Join a dance and cheerleading extravaganza at the Theatre at the Mill

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

There's a guided walk on the Cliffs of Magho, looking out over Lower Lough Erne, on Sunday
Jacqueline McGonigle


The Allstars Annual Extravaganza, Theatre at the Mill, Saturday June 16. This is the annual show for Allstars Dance Academy and Newtownabbey Allstars Cheerleading Squad, showcasing the dancers' and cheerleaders' achievements over the last year. Special guests, Moira Vipers Cheerleading Squad.


Multi-award-winning singer songwriter Kaz Hawkins is launching an Irish Tour with special guest Sam York on piano. Kaz will perform at the Market Place Theatre Armagh this Saturday. Show starts at 8pm; tickets £15.


The Belfast Book Festival Family Fun Day aims to introduce children to the fabulous world of books and this year's event will celebrate Roald Dahl. There will be arts and craft activities, face painting, interactive storytelling, children's authors' readings, entertainment and a book fair. Free for all to attend.


Ground Work: Writings on Place, Heaney HomePlace, Saturday June 16. Featuring Tim Dee, writer, BBC radio producer, birdwatcher and editor of Ground Work; Scottish poet and novelist John Burnside; and writer Tessa Hadley.


Don't miss the opportunity to visit Open Art at Project 24 Bangor on Sunday. Relax and listen to live music; the afternoon will be an art lover's dream, with the chance to participate in workshops, watch demonstrations, browse and buy original artwork.


Explore the Cliffs of Magho this Sunday. This is a guided walk along the Magho Cliffs pathway leading from the Shore Road to the Magho Viewpoint. The view from the top is arguably one of the best vistas on the island of Ireland and the cliffs are also home to some of the rarest flora and fauna within the Geopark. Warm waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear are essential.


The Dublin City Ramblers will be performing live this Saturday at the Alley Theatre, Strabane. They have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ballads, folk, humour and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums. Show starts at 8pm; tickets £14-£16.

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