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February is student month at Belfast Zoo and starting Monday students who buy one adult admission to the zoo will then receive a second admission free.

Both people must present valid student identification to take advantage of the offer.

For more information, call 90776277 or email


Enjoy a Valentine’s Day with a difference as the animals of Belfast Zoo celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Giraffes are protective and gibbons affectionate but what animal qualities do you have?

You can take the animal compatibility test and find your perfect partner!

For more information, call 90776277 or email


Celebrate Chinese New Year at Belfast Zoo with a special trail around the zoo on Monday, February 15, and Tuesday, February, 16.

Visitors will get the chance to find out which animal they are most like, as the zoo celebrates the Year of the Tiger.

For more information, call 90776277 or email


Cave Hill Bowling Club is holding an open session every Monday in February, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

The club is located at 20 North Circular Road and all ages are welcome. There will be qualified coaches for beginners.

For more information telephone Ted on 90945733 or Tom on 90719147.


There are various events happening at your local library.

There is story time for under eights every Saturday at 11.30pm at Chichester Library.

There will be rhythm and rhyme every Tuesday at 2pm at Ligoniel Library. It is suitable for babies and toddlers accompanied by parents and carers.

Ligoniel will also host story time every Friday at 3.30pm, which is suitable for under 10s.

Glengormley Library will also be putting on a story time every Thursday at 3.30pm for children of primary school age.


Be spooked but delighted at the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, when the show comes to the Theatre at the Mill up until Saturday, February 13.

Having returned from 15 years in exile, for a crime he did not commit, Sweeney sets up a barber shop in London to seek revenge. He initiates a crime rampage against Judge Turpin and those who made him and his family suffer.

This is the Northern Ireland premiere of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical drama. Peter Corry stars as Sweeney Todd and Nuala McKeever stars as Mrs Lovett.

For tickets or more information telephone 90340202.


Following last year’s sell-out concert by the Miami Showband they will return to the stage of the Courtyard Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.

No other band has the history of the Miami Showband.

During the 60s and 70s, hundreds of thousands of adoring fans packed the dance halls and concert venues throughout Ireland.

Fate intervened in1975, ‘the day the music died’, and the band were written into music and social folklore.

A reunion concert in 2005 to a capacity audience in Vicar Street, Dublin, created a clamour for more and three years later the original Miami members Steve Travers, Des Lee and Ray Millar, are joined by Gerry Brown, Barry Woods and Johnny Fean.


The annual Audio Visual Festival at the Courtyard Theatre this weekend features slide presentations by amateur photographers from around Northern Ireland.

This year’s judge is Keith Brown.

Friday night sees a variety of presentations from top enthusiasts from the United Kingdom including some from the festival judge commencing at 7.30pm.

Sessions start on Saturday morning at 10.30am, with the judging of the presentations entered for the festival. In the afternoon, some more presentations and explanations by the judges start at 2.00pm.

The prize distribution and showing of winning presentations gets under way at 7.30pm.

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