What's On: Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli at Comber spud fest

Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will host cookery demos at the Comber Earlies Food Festival on Saturday


On Saturday June 23 the annual Comber Earlies Food Festival welcomes the multi-Michelin Star chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, who will be hosting this year's food demonstrations. Join the celebrations and have a relaxing hay-bale picnic while listening to a brass band. There are also children's activities and street theatre.


Join Navan Fort on Friday for Celtic Celebration on the eve of mid-summer as the Celts say goodbye to the longest day in the year. Arrive and be welcomed into the Celtic camp, mingle and help set up for the evening's festivities, dine at 9pm on something quite wild, caught earlier in the day, then sing, dance and listen to stories of the years gone by while watching the sunset. Pre-booking only, spaces limited.


This Saturday join staff at the Marble Arch Caves in a hunt for unseen wildlife in the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve. Hunt in habitats throughout the Nature Reserve, catching and identifying invertebrates as you go. You will also get an opportunity to get up close to some of the moth species found in the woodland. Suitable all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring warm waterproof clothing and suitable footwear. Not suitable for pushchairs.


The biggest summer jam live music festival is in Strabane this year with headline act Hothouse Flowers. It all takes place at the Canal Basin on June 23. There are five top local bands supporting the spectacular Hothouse Flowers. The fun starts at 5pm with 1980' Something and the main act hits the stage at 9.30pm. There will be a fully licensed bar area and food vendors.


Take a journey through chocolate and tantalise your taste buds with the Chocolate Manor's tasting session this Thursday, followed by dinner at the award-winning Angler's Rest.


The Randalstown Soap Box Derby is back on Friday. If you, your group or business would like to enter a team, entry forms and rules are available from ARCHES Office or email: Age 16-plus.


W5 Late, this Saturday, is a strictly adults-only, after-hours evening at Northern Ireland's award-winning science and discovery centre. With over 250 interactive exhibits and four incredible exhibition areas, there's plenty to see and do. Meet the life-sized humanoid robot , scale the heights on Climbit, and engage with the experts in our exciting range of science shows and lecture theatre talks. Fully licensed bar; admission is £12 per adult; capacity limited, so online booking essential.

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