What's On: Red Riding Hood in Armagh, Rockstock in Tyrone, charity Aqua Races in east Belfast & more

Ireland Maiden will rock Rockstock at The Battery Bar in Moortown on Saturday August 25
Jacqueline McGonigle


On Sunday August 26 from 1pm to 4pm Cultra Manor Wedding Festival will find The Manor hosting an amazing selection of local wedding suppliers, ideas and inspiration for your special day.

You will also be able to explore the amazing Ulster Folk & Transport Museum for free on the day.


Enjoy a classic story told with a difference at the Market Place Theatre this Saturday. Meet an adventurous Red Riding Hood, an independent Granny, and of course the wonderful, Wicked Wolf who is so hungry he could eat almost anything.

With rod-glove puppets and shadow theatre combined with original music and sounds, find out how Red Riding Hood's ‘Magic Purse' saves the day in this delightful show.


From August 25 to 27 (10.30am to 4.30pm) you can gain full access to the top of the iconic round tower at Devenish Monastic site with Historic Environment Division archaeologists who will provide insights into this very important site and answer questions.

There will be a small charge for access up to the top floor, payable at the tower: £2 per adult and £1 per child. The interior of the tower has some confined spaces, with access to the upper floors by ladder stairs and may therefore be unsuitable for very young children, those with mobility difficulties or difficulties in confined spaces.

A number of commercial providers operate boat trips to Devenish Island including Castle Archdale Boat Hire who charge £4 per child and £5 per adult.


Rockstock is a one day 'half open air' festival held on the shores of Lough Neagh at The Battery Bar, Moortown on Saturday August 25. This year's line-up includes Ireland Maiden, Flick Of The Switch, Born As Ghosts, The Rubber Plants, Muddy Wells, Elevation Falls and Lonely Astronauts – all for only £10.


This Saturday, pop along to Limavady town centre and Drumceatt Square for the welcome return of NI Children's Hospice Family Fun Day with fun activities for all the family including live music, children's disco, face painting, balloon modelling and prizes for fancy-dress superheroes and princesses. A grand finale to August Children's Month.


Enjoy amusements, arts and crafts and other outdoor activities at this year's Shoreline Festival in Jordanstown from 12pm to 5pm on August 25 and 26.

There will be live music from 8pm to 10pm each night, with a fireworks display at 10pm on Saturday evening. There will also be family fun activities at Whiteabbey Village with stalls and tasty treats.

Make it a date in your calendar to enjoy free entertainment and much more over the Bank Holiday weekend. Activities will take place from 11am to 6pm each day in the village.


Take on the ultimate summer challenge this Friday by competing in the East Belfast Mission Aqua Races with Cable & Wake Aqua Park: race across an inflatable obstacle course on water with a team of five friends, family or colleagues and compete to see which team can finish in the fastest time.

Get sponsored to dash through the course, climb up the XXL Action Tower and jump off into the water, all to raise funds for East Belfast Mission's vital work with the most vulnerable people in inner East Belfast.

To sign up now email or call 028 9045 8560.

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