10 things to do in Northern Ireland

April 24, 2013

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Making plans for the weekend? check out our weekly event guide to what’s happening across Northern Ireland this week.


The Grand Opera House, Belfast, April 23 – 27.

A brand new production of this renowned play from Brian Friel, one of the greatest living English-language dramatists. Directed by Northern Ireland’s Adrian Dunbar and featuring an all-star cast including Des McAleer, Conan Sweeny, Niall Cusack and many more.


Jazz Super Club

The MAC, Belfast, April 27th

Relax at Canteen at the MAC with a 2 course meal & a glass of wine while being entertained by live jazz from Jonny Mac & Scott Flanigan.


Spring Brass Spectacular

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, April 25.

Fermanagh has more brass bands per head of population than anywhere outside Yorkshire and the best will be on display with the return of this much loved event. Complementing the bands on the evening will be Trombone Soloist Bob Quick.


Facing the Music

Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, April 25.

For one night only Patricia Routledge (aka Hyacinth Bucket) discusses her long successful career in musical theatre in both the UK and USA accompanied by rare and treasured recordings.


Lark in the Park

St Columb’s Park, Co. Londonderry, April 27.

Maiden City Motor Club makes a welcome return to the NW MotorSport calendar for 2013 with its highly popular Lark in the Park. Along with all the motorsport action and display cars the club will host family attractions for all.


Vintage Rally

The Argory, Co. Tyrone, April 27.

Hundreds of vintage vehicles will descend upon Co. Tyrone as the Argory hosts the famous vintage vehicle rally. A must-see event for all vehicle enthusiasts.


Frock Around the Clock Vintage Fair

Castle House, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, April 27.

Enjoy around 40 exhibitors selling vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery, home wares, vinyl records, books, lace, collectables, handmade items created from recycled and vintage textiles, and much, much more. There will also be a pop-up tea room and live music.


The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, April 27.

The popular tribute to The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac is back delivering a brilliant night of good music and great craic. The band features the vocal talents of Irish Eurovision winner, Niamh Kavanagh.



Europa Hotel, Belfast, May 5.

Arrive via red carpet being snapped by pap photographers, be welcomed in the VIP lounge with a glass of champagne, enter the Grand ballroom and be seated to enjoy gorgeous food and sip your drinks whilst the entertainment explodes on stage. There will be a fashion show, Katie Perry tribute act, swing singer, comedienne and finale act is none other than the amazing Brian Kennedy.  End the night dancing your heart out to a top DJ spinning some funky tunes!

Find out how to get tickets here and start planning that party dress!

OUTLET Village Shopping

Banbridge Co. Down, all year round

Taking the kids shopping with you can be the ultimate challenge but at The OUTLET Shopping Village Banbridge you can bring the whole family for a day of fun at W5 LITE! Launched in September 2011 W5 LITE at The OUTLET is a free, fun, interactive experience for kids, offering a taste of what to expect at its larger Belfast cousin W5 at The Odyssey. At the OUTLET Shopping Village you can indulge in over 55 retail brands all at discount prices. There’s also a host of top cafes, restaurants for every taste and leisure activities too.



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