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Oct 2019 right left


9th IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference – Peatlands: Investing in the Future

Tuesday 1st October
The Europa Hotel, Belfast
See website for details


Comber Greenway Task Day

Saturday 5th October
Billy Neill crossing at 9am, Dundonald or on the greenway under North Road bridge at 9.30am, East Belfast


NILGA Changing Places: Planning, Place–shaping and Place–making in NI

Tuesday 8th October
Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen

Northern Ireland Energy Forum 2019

Tuesday 8th October
La Mon, Belfast
See website for details


Citigroup Environmental Expo

Thursday 10th October
Citigroup, Titanic Quarter, Belfast


Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 12th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast


CEDaR Training Course – Woodlice

Saturday 19th October
Crawfordsburn Country Park

Maintaining a Young Hedge

Sunday 20th October
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge

The Future of Food Packaging

Monday 21st October
CAFRE Loughry Campus, Cookstown BT80 9AA


Inaugural QUB Sustainability Lecture

Wednesday 23rd October
Peter Froggatt Centre/0G/007, Queen’s University Belfast

Water Framework Directive Stakeholder Conference 2019

Wednesday 23rd October
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS

CEDaR Training Course – Grassland Fungi

Thursday 24th October
Magilligan Field Centre

Enough is Enough – The Rise and Rise of Food Poverty

Friday 25th October
TBC, Belfast

Scarecrow Festival

Saturday 26th October
Normal Admission

Hidden Autumn Estate

Saturday 26th October
Adult £15

Spooky Springhill

Sunday 27th October
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission. NT Members and under 5’s free.

Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019

Monday 28th October
Royal Society, London


Celebrating Heritage in Song… 30 September 2019

On Song to Celebrate the Heritage of Armagh City


(via Ulster Architectural Heritage)

Five Artists, Five Historic Sites, Five Bespoke Pieces.

Local artists will raise awareness of Armagh’s most historic sites at the 2019 Heritage Angel Awards ceremony on 29th October in the city’s Market Place Theatre. The Heritage in Song project, part of the Heritage Angel Awards, will include performances from project curator Brigid O’Neill, Armagh natives Tony Villiers and Ríoghnach Connolly, as well as The 4 of Us – Brendan & Declan Murphy and the Armagh Pipers. The artists will perform bespoke material on local sites including Armagh Gaol; The Seven Houses and the Cathedrals. Poet Maria McManus will also perform a specially created piece on the Armagh Observatory.  The event is supported by Arts & Heritage focused funder, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, together with Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, and the Department for Communities in 2019. 

The evening will be hosted by Wendy Austin, with special guest presenters including Joe Mahon and Marie–Louise Muir from the BBC NI Arts Show. Labelled in 2017 as the ‘Heritage Oscars’, the Heritage in Song element makes these awards like no other.

These artists follow in the footsteps of Duke Special; Anthony Toner, Gareth Dunlop, Eilidh Patterson and Eoin O’Callaghan who participated in this highly successful, fully booked initiative in Belfast and Derry–Londonderry over the last 2 years.

Ulster Architectural Heritage now invites the general public to book a FREE ticket. A chance to be in the audience, and among the first to hear specially made songs about Armagh from top artists, while supporting those from across Northern Ireland who are being recognised on the evening through the Heritage Angel Awards.

Brigid O’Neill, Singer–Songwriter:

‘I am so pleased to be both curating and writing for Heritage in Song – now in its third successful year – and very excited indeed about the incredible line–up of artists for this year in Armagh! It’s been thrilling to see the idea come to fruition, as writing bespoke songs widens our audience and means we can really bring to life the history and purpose of the buildings and the fascinating stories that they have to tell. And telling stories is what we songwriters do best!’

Nicola McVeigh, Chief Executive, Ulster Architectural Heritage:

‘The awards will honour those working tirelessly to record, preserve and maintain Northern Ireland’s historic buildings and places. The Heritage in Song element, reframes perspectives on built heritage through the medium of the Arts. The exceptional talents of local artists as a platform to  celebrate the unique built heritage of Armagh City and stories relating to it. The contribution of heritage in song to the event makes the awards ceremony all the more special. We look forward to hearing the songs and poetry that the artists come up with this year!’

All welcome. FREE tickets are now available at

The Heritage Angel Award Public Vote is also now open, find out more about the Heritage Angel Awards NI Shortlist, VOTE for your favourite by 11th October at

Read the full press release here…