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I'm Heather McGarrigle and this is my blog - a colourful celebration of culture, crafting and creativity in Northern Ireland and beyond.

What's On This Week...End: 25 - 27 April

This week's WOTW is a little late and a little different, but that's OK, as there is still so much happening locally this weekend! Easter fun continues, and there is lots of great music, plus a touch of the exotic... As always, keep an eye on the What's On Calendar for all your cultural, crafting and creative events needs and please get in touch with any suggestions for this page in the weeks and months ahead.

Tuesday 22 April (until Sat 26 April)LisburnDrop in Easter Workshops - Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, 10am - 12pm and 2 - 4pm (Tues 22 - Sat 26)Make a colourful Easter craft in Lisburn's Historic Quarter this week, with daily workshops between Tuesday and Saturday. They'll be showing you how to make your own eggs on legs, Easter baskets, bunny puppets and more. Telephone the Museum Reception to find out the craft of the day on 028 9266 3377.

Friday 25 April

Lisburn

LucyFest 2014, Hagues Bar, 8.30pm

An amazing music event being put on by two brothers the Quill knows personally, Eddie and Ash Smith. Eddie's little daughter Lucy was born earlier this year with a rare liver condition called Biliary Artresia. There is as yet no cure and it is the no. 1 reason for liver transplantation in children in the Western World. Not only is this a fundraiser for the charities that have helped little Lucy, it is a who's who of the local music scene, with Smoking Tongue, Nasa Assassin, St Hellfire, Buck Eejit, Johnny Vans and Nathan Miller taking turns to either melt your face or soothe your soul. There are loads of great raffle prizes up for grabs and it's only a fiver (min. donation) in. Check out the Facebook event page for more details and show your support!

Saturday 26 April and Sunday 27 April

Belfast

Youth Action NI's Rainbow Factory Auditions for Sunshine on Leith 

Rainbow Factory are very excited to be the first theatre company, outside of the Dundee Rep Theatre, to bring this vibrant musical to Northern Ireland. Sunshine on Leith follows the fortunes of two soldiers as they return home to Scotland, with a soundtrack provided by the music of The Proclaimers. To book your audition contact diane@youthaction.org or call Diane on 028 9024 0551. Rehearsals shall take place between Monday 14 July – Sunday 10 August 2014 with the performances week commencing Monday 11 August.

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Sunday 27 April

Belfast

Thai Festival - T13, Titanic Quarter, 12 - 7pm

This is the first ever Thai Festival to come to Belfast, and organisers promise a fun day out for all ages. As well as authentic Thai music, food, boxing and dance, there will be relaxing Thai massage, a beer garden, as well as souvenirs, crafts, a beauty contest and raffles. Adult tickets are £3, for kids 7-12 it's £1 and under 7s enter free. You can follow the event organisers on Twitter or email thainibelfast@gmail.com.

What's On This Week: 28 April - 4 May

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What's On This Week: 14 - 20 April 2014

What's On This Week: 14 - 20 April 2014