Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (April 11-17).
• Belfast Film Festival, various locations, Belfast, April 14-23. The 16th Belfast Film Festival offers ten days of movie heaven as it takes over venues across the city with the best of new world cinema, documentary panorama, TV Eye, special events, festival guests, local filmmakers, discussion and debate.
• Cathedral City Catwalk, Armagh City Hotel, Armagh, Co. Armagh, April 15. Perfect for those who like to make a grand entrance or those looking some inspiration for the Spring/Summer season, this fashion show provides a fantastic opportunity to sample Armagh’s finest fashion and beauty under one roof. A fabulous night for all attending is guaranteed, showcasing the best of Armagh’s independent boutiques alongside the high street’s most loved names.
• A Celebration of John Denver, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, April 15. The renowned Wayne Denton, backed by incredibly talented musicians, will take you on a magical journey through the musical career of John Denver. Releasing over 300 songs and writing some of American Folk Rock’s most memorable hits, he is a true musical legend. Featuring hits such as ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ and ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’ and enhanced with moving video footage, this is a musical evening not to be missed. Show begins at 8pm.
• A Night To Remember, Titanic Belfast, Belfast, April 14. Join Titanic Belfast on this commemorative evening as they take you on a journey of reflection and relive the story of Titanic through the eyes of those whose lives were shaped by her journey. During this 90 minute experience, guests will be escorted by guides to key points throughout Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic where a heart-felt story will be told. Tours leave every 10 minutes from 8.30pm to 9.40pm.
• World Heritage Day, Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, April 17. In 1986 the Giant’s Causeway was designated Northern Ireland’s first World Heritage site by UNESCO. In honour of 30 years of this status, a special anniversary celebration is being held allowing people to plant wildflowers, go on guided walks or explore the Causeway at their own pace.
• And Finally…Phil Collins: Take A Look At Him Now, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, April 16. ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ are recognised throughout the industry as the definitive Phil Collins and Genesis tribute show. Now in their eighth year together this truly amazing eleven piece band faithfully recreates all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue. Show begins at 8pm.
• Belfast Blitz 75 Family Event, NI War Memorial Museum, Talbot Street, Belfast, April 16. Call in to the NI War Memorial museum to see artefacts relating to the air raids and a large bronze sculpture by John Sherlock, which depicts a mother and her daughter escaping from the destruction. Also, watch an evocative moving image which recalls the names, ages and addresses of almost 1,000 civilians who lost their lives in the Belfast Blitz. Admission free.
• The Brass Band League Championships, Alley Theatre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, April 16. Enjoy the spring sunshine and join hundreds of bandsmen and women enjoying their now annual festival day in Strabane in the award-winning Alley. With 21 bands set to perform, it is a must-see for all lovers of brass music.
• Pet Nose Day, Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Co. Down, April 17. This award-winning charity event returns as part of Pet Month and celebrates our four legged friends. Bring along your dog and be entertained by agility and training demonstrations. 11am – 5pm.
• Titanic Time, SSE Arena, Belfast, April 16. As part of Belfast Photo Festival, the Titanic Time tour combines architecture, design and photography by taking a look at the past, present and future of the infamous liner’s birthplace. The tour is suitable for photographers of any level of ability and starts at the back entrance of the SSE Arena.
Please note some of the events require pre-booking. For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland.