BACK in the habit of performing following the pandemic, Fermanagh BrightStarz will take to the Ardhowen Theatre stage with their latest musical production this weekend.

Get ready for a jam-packed evening of song, dance and laughter as they take you back in time to Chicago, 1977 in ‘A Very Blues Brothers Sister Act’, on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at 8pm.

The show features nuns in habits singing their hearts outs, whilst Mother Superior tries to manage singer Deloris Van Cartier, who takes the nun’s choir from hymn singing to soul-singing sisters. Meanwhile trouble is brewing for The Blues Brothers, released from prison and determined to help Mother Superior by getting their band back together to raise funds for the convent’s orphanage...

The BrightStarz will have you rolling and rocking in your seats as the story unfolds and ultimately good wins out on the day!

Hilarious conseuences

After a two-year hiatus, Belvoir Players return with the hilarious Sam Cree comedy, ‘Widows’ Paradise’, to brighten up your summer.

Five ladies embark on a women-only caravan holiday. The holiday is thrown into disarray with a case of ‘mistaken caravan identity’ and the arrival of the men who own it.

Add in surprise visitors, and a peaceful holiday turns into a clash of the sexes, with hilarious consequences.

Widows’ Paradise runs from Thursday, June 30 to Saturday, July 2 at 8pm.

Circus skills

The Ardhowen’s Circus School is an opportunity for young people to switch off their electronic devices and get plugged in to hands-on circus skills, in what is described as a great opportunity to help increase confidence, express themselves and make new friends.

Come along and have a go at a wide range of circus skills with experienced tutors from Streetwise Community Circus. A five-day Circus School workshop runs from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 2, with a session for four- to six-year-olds from 10am to 12pm, and a session for 7 to 11-year-olds from 1pm to 3pm.

Art and craft activities

The Creative Kids Summer Art Club starting on Monday, July 4 is a fun-packed week of arts activities for kids, where they can learn new skills and try out a wide range of art and craft activities with arts facilitator, Genevieve Murphy.

There are two sessions, 10am to 12pm for 4- to 6-year-olds, and 1pm to 3pm for 7- to 10-year-olds.

From working in clay, tile painting, mask making and paper craft, the kids are sure to be busy and have lots of things to take home in this exciting week of summer fun.

Reduce, reuse, recycle your fashion

Fab Trash Fashion Show presented by Mencap NI Fermanagh Youth Forum with the theme of sustainability – reduce, reuse, recycle your fashion – takes place on Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm.

Come join these young people to raise money for Mencap NI and learn how to reduce buying new clothes, by re-using and recycling the clothes that we have in our own homes.

On the night you will be able to see fashion modelled by the young people organising the event, and you will be able to buy the clothes as well as other upcycled crafts.

If you want a fun and different night out to support a good cause, be sure to come along to the Fab Trash Fashion Show!

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