Author: Cherry

What’s on this weekend – Ballymena

In Ballymena this weekend don’t miss these exciting events: 1/ The Luxury Home Show With all proceeds going to the Portglenone Community Rescue Service and Friends of Cancer Centre we cant find any reason to give this a miss. Perfect for those of us who love our location in Ballymena but would like to spruce up our interiors. We also love that this event is locally run and supports and advertises local Ballymena businesses. It’s at the Wild duck in Portglenone on the 23rd and 24th September. Click here to find out more about the Luxury Home Show.   2/...

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Ladies Lock In – Ballymena

The Fairhill Shopping centre in Ballymena will be hosting their Ladies Lock In again at the start of October. We are telling you now to make sure you get it in your diaries now! Ladies Lock In – Ballymena On Tuesday 3rd October the Fairhill Shopping centre will be open late to welcome ladies of all ages for a night of treats and fun. Here is what the Fairhill shopping centre have to say: AND IT’S BACK, AGAIN!!!!!!!!! Fairhill’s Ladies’ Lock In has truly evolved over the last 5 years and without a doubt this year will see the...

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The Causeway Coast – Steven Hanna

Ballymena photographer Steven Hanna has released a new books showcasing his beautiful photography. Available online or in the Waterstones shop in the Fairhill in Ballymena the book is ‘a celebration of Northern Ireland’s spectacular world heritage shore’. The Causeway Coast – Steven Hanna Steven says: The Causeway Coast depicts a photographer’s journey along the beautiful Cause- way Coast of Northern Ireland. Join landscape photographer Steven Hanna as he takes you on a photographic adventure along one of the most breath-taking coastlines in the world. Hidden bays, secluded harbours, sandy beaches, ruined castles and a UNESCO World Heritage Site all...

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Free Security Marking – Ballymena

In Ballymena the Farm Watch Scheme has organised a free security marking event. Farm Watch is a scheme developed and delivered by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in conjunction with the PSNI. Free Security Marking – Ballymena Farm Watch aims to address concerns raised by the rural communities across the Borough providing them with an opportunity and support to help reduce the risk of the most vulnerable becoming a victim of Rural Crime. Farm Watch has been developed to support those living or working across all of the Borough’s rural communities. As a member you will receive up to...

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Education – back to school mature students

University is starting up soon and in Ballymena we know lots of mature students who have signed up for higher education. If you are living in Ballymena it is easy to travel to the University of Ulster Coleraine, or Jordanstown campus or to Queens University. Mature students could be returning to education full time, or day release from their workplace. You may be choosing to go to university for the first time or returning to further your studies. Either way it can be a exciting but stressful time. Here is some advice for anyone about to go back into education as a mature student. Education – back to school mature students 1/ Don’t judge the course by the first session – Lecturers and classes often get their timetables until the last minute so the first few days might seem disorganised. Don’t let it get you down things should get better. 2/ Be prepared for changes along the way – Be prepared for the first timetable you get to be amended to suit rooms / labs / lecturers. Don’t make concrete plans until a few weeks in. 3/ Don’t isolate yourself – If you are a mature student in a class of 17 year olds it is tempting just to find a seat in the corner and keep your head down. However don’t isolate yourself too much, you will need...

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