Once terrified of cats, June Ferguson now owns 16 and is organising the 31st Ulster Siamese & All breed-cat club Championship Cat Show. She dropped in with her cat Gus (pictured above with Anne-Marie) to explain how she fell in love with cats, and how the judges will whittle through a bewildering 940 classes to choose the prestigious 'best in show' cat.Ulster Siamese & All breed-cat club Championship Cat website
The 31st Championship Cat Show and Craft Fair is on Saturday 6th November at Bangor Castle Leisure Centre from 12:30pm to 4:30pm, and the craft fair is open from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
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The Rhyming Weavers were a collective of poets & weavers in the late 19th century inspired by the work of Robert Burns and the romantic movement, and they in turn have inspired a new exhibition at the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena featuring the work of local weavers, quilters and embroiderers. Organiser Shirin Murphy and artists Jane Caldwell and Anne Mitchell join Anne-Marie in studio.The Braid website
Weaving Threads and Tales is on Saturday 6th November at the Mid-Antrim museum at the Braid from 2pm until 4.30pm and admission is free. The exhibition continues until January next year. For more info phone 028 25635900 or click on the link below
Pat 'the butcher' O'Doherty (above) of Enniskillen keeps pigs the old-fashioned way, he lets them run free-range and wild on one of the many islands that dot Lough Erne, Iniscorkish, near Lisnaskea in Co Fermanagh. Anne-Marie took a boat trip to the island with Pat to meet the pigs (see below) and learn more about this traditional farming method.
Anne Marie approaches Inishcorkish Island
Coleraine Institute celebrates it's 150th birthday this year, and one of it's 'old-boys' is our very own Ronan Lundy. He took a tour of the school's museum with two of his former teachers to find out more about a new book (pictured above) exploring the school's long and colourful history - did they keep him for detention? He's live from our Coleraine studio to tell Anne-Marie how it went.Coleraine Institute
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Martin 'TK' Kelly, global surfer and owner of Portrush Surf School has set up a new 'live' webcam at Whiterocks beach providing a 24 hour window to the waves - surfers will use it check the conditions before they set off for the coast, but Martin hopes it'll appeal to a much wider audience - from office workers seeking a break from their city views, to ex-pats round the world seeking a glimpse of home. To view the webcam, click on the link below, click 'live webcam' and when prompted enter username 'public' - just leave password blank.Portrush Surf School
Anne-Marie McAleese and the team go in search of the weird and wonderful across Northern Ireland,…