Ulster Gynae Urology Society 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2017 conference is taking place on Thursday 27th April in Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre.  This year the event theme is The Pelvic Floor.  The cost is £42.00 which includes lunch and refreshments and pre-booking is essential.  To attend please register online at https://event.ful.co.uk/events/ugus-scientific-meeting

For further information please contact Barry Faloona at The Event-Ful Consultancy on 02890434320 or email barry@event-ful.co.uk


Portadown Music Festival at Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre

School choirs will compete in the Portadown Music Festival on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March in W J Mayes Hall at Craigavon Covoc & Conference Centre.  The programme will be available from 21st March at Portadown Town Hall and David Van Scoy’s.

Country comes to Craigavon…

Country Music Extravanganza comes to Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre on Friday 24th March.  Concert starts at 7.30pm and will feature guest artists Country Features and Box Car Brian and special guest is Susan McCann.

Tickets are £10 each and are available from Wrights Filling Station, Winnies Newsagents, Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre or visit at www.birchesbarn.org.uk


Northern Ireland Primary Schools Road Safety Quiz 1st February

Primary Schools across the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area are being urged to enter their local heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz.  The local heat takes place at Craigavon Civic Centre on Wednesday 1st February 2017 (10am to 11.30am). Already 16 schools have registered for the heat, but there is space for more entries.

This event, which is for P7 pupils, has been running for over 20 years and has received a major boost this year by being awarded a Department for Infrastructure Road Safety Grant. The grant means that the quiz will be run across all 11 new council areas for the first time, including the ABC area.

The quiz is organised by Road Safe NI, which is a leading road safety charity, to promote awareness with primary school children, who are a vulnerable road user group.  The table quiz will cover both road safety and general knowledge.  The quiz will consist of 7 rounds of 8 questions plus and extra round on road signs.  Prizes will be given to the first, second & third placed teams and everyone involved will take home a certificate.  Each school can send a team of 4 pupils from Primary 7.

The top two teams from each heat will progress to the NI Finals which will take place at the Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Belfast on Monday 20th February 2017 at 7pm.

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard commented, “Road traffic collisions and their devastating consequences hit right at the core of our communities. Together we have made enormous strides in road safety. Over time, many lives have been saved from death and serious injury by road users making the right choices on the road.”

“Educating children and influencing attitudes and behaviours towards road safety is vital; and the first step towards achieving this is to instil good road user attitudes and behaviours in our children. What is learnt and put into practice at a young age forms the basis of behaviour in later life.

I am delighted to support Road Safe NI in delivering this quiz for young road users and I would like to encourage primary schools to take the opportunity to get involved.”

Jonathan McKeown from sponsors CRASH Services said, “As a local business with close connections to road users we are delighted to get involved and support road safety projects like this.  We look forward to supporting similar events to help raise road safety awareness in the future.”

For an entry form for your school, please email info@roadsafeni.com

Are you year 11 or GCSE year then read on….

PULSE presents ‘Valentine’s Traffic Light Party’ on Friday 17th February at 8pm in Craigavon Civic Centre.

Early bird tickets are £10 only and can be obtained from reps or online @ www.officialpulse.ie


Strictly no alcohol / R.O.A.R


Light up a Life this Christmas

Southern Area Hospice Services

Invite you to attend their


Christmas Tree Illumination Ceremony


Craigavon Civic Centre


Tuesday 6th December at 12.00 midday


To dedicate a light on our very special Christmas Trees please phone (028) 30251333, or visit our website or Facebook page


When you see the lights shining

Upon our Christmas Tree

I will be remembering you as you remember me…

Public Invited to Community Well-Being Event in Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre

Parents, young people, community groups and everyone in between are invited to a Community Well Being Event taking place in Craigavon Civic Centre on Thursday 17th November.

Focusing on relaxation, fun and self-care, this event will also feature information stands with details on support services for drugs, alcohol and mental health.

Open to the whole community there will be guest speakers and interactive activities helping to educate people on the services provided by organisations within the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area as well as improving access to these services.

Look out for signposting, advice, guidance, information and intervention as well as free health checks, colour breathing and acupuncture as well as goodie bags and spot prizes.  Light refreshments will also be served on the night.

“This is the first event of this kind and will show how all of these organisations can work together to ultimately help those who need their support,” commented Councillor Julie Flaherty, Chair of the PCSP.

“We would like to encourage people to come along, get involved, enjoy some relaxation workshops as well as getting some vital information and advice on these important issues. There will also be an emotive talk from Theresa Burke whose son sadly died as a result of taking drugs, in the hope it will persuade other young people not to get involved.”

The event has been organised by Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in partnership with Southern Drug and Alcohol Communication Team Connections Service (SDACT).

It takes place on Thursday 17th November from 6.30pm to 9pm. If you are interested in attending this event please rsvp to aisling.gillespie@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk by 10th November. For further information please contact 028 3831 2491.

Christmas at Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre

Book your Christmas Dinner at Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre and enjoy scrumptious food in relaxing surroundings.  See our downloads section for the menu and for further information contact Denise on 02838312423.

South Lough Neagh Regeneration Association Free Concert

SLNRA are hosting a Night of Music and Dance to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.  Admission is free however tickets are limited.  To obtain a ticket and for any further information please call 02838852550 to guarantee a great night!

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