Wednesday, 8 June 2016


Hello and welcome to my new blog - basically a place where I will share details of upcoming events that catch my eye, along with write ups of my experiences out and about!

The month of June sees plenty of cool goings on, starting with the Paper Meadows at QUB - a collaboration between the RSPB Northern Ireland  (celebrating their 50 year anniversary) and Belfast Print Workshop.
Make the most of the sunshine and pop along to the lawns at Queens to take in the sights and hopefully be inspired to help nature!
The paper flowers will be in place until Sunday 12th and the wildflower seeds within the paper will be planted by local schools later this year.

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Also happening this week, pop into the Cancer Research shop on Botanic Avenue on Friday 10th for a Cosplay Tutorial! Between 1pm and 3.30pm they will be dispensing tips and tricks for putting together the fantasy outfit of your dreams on a budget - perfect for Q-Con the following week! 

Plant and Play wildlife gardens in Bangor are holding fairy themed workshops throughout June, where Littlies can create their own fairy garden masterpieces - I want to go!! To make things even more exciting, they have a resident hedgehog! 
For booking info visit

On a similar note, for a fairy woodland experience in the heart of West Belfast you must check out the latest additions to Colin Glen Forest Park - following on from the success of their Gruffalo trail the park has now become home to many adorable little fairy doors! 
Well worth a trip plus entry is free! The park is open every day this month bar 26th June.
Below are some pics from my adventure there over Easter:

11th June sees the return of the always entertaining Bee Curious event at Oxford Island, near Craigavon.
Pop along to the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre to see traditional crafts in action, buy some locally made ethical produce, chat to the folks from the NI Bat Group and maybe even meet a giant bee!🐝

If you are of an alternative persuasion and fancy journeying a little further afar then why not head along to the annual Freak Picnic in Dublin's fair city?
Head to St Stephen's Green for 2pm this Saturday to rub shoulders with fellow goths, punks, hippies and those who defy labels under the shade of a big tree - bring something tasty and a sense of adventure. 

Saturday 25th sees two exciting festival events in Northern Ireland - sadly I will miss both due to work but I want to share the love (the whole gist of this blog really) so let me know if you make it along to Our Back Yard in Gilford or the Beat Carnival in Belfast's Ormeau Park.

The former is a new one-day festival on Plantation road and features local talent including Wookalily and The Hardchargers in a blissful rural setting. 
Tickets cost £15 and are available from

Meanwhile Ormeau Park will be transformed into Belfast Carnival Village for the day - a riot of colour and music with samba, puppets and fun for all! 

Happy trails and do check back to see what else is coming up, Kirsty Woo xx

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