LIKE many, I’m sure, the sight or sound of a grasshopper brings back fond memories of childhood and of times spent searching for its perfectly camouflaged frame where, in the words of Keats, it ‘rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed’. I was fortunate one sunny day last month to have seen one in the grounds of our parish church, as it hopped out into the open in front of me.
ARTISTS including Duke Special and Anthony Toner are participating in a project that melds music and architecture in an effort to raise awareness of some of Belfast’s most historic sites and buildings.
WALKERS in this year’s Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival are being encouraged to mark Organ Donation Week by helping to raise funds and awareness for an organ donation charity founded by a Co Tyrone transplant survivor.
HOW does this sound? A five-mile walk from the ruins of Dunseverick Castle to a World Heritage Site that takes you along the top of towering cliffs where you’ll pull in lungfuls of fresh air and wonder why on earth you don’t do things like this more often.