Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (June 13- June 19).
• The Belfast Opera, Carlisle Memorial Church, Belfast, June 18 & 19. A mysterious man turns up in a Belfast call centre with a box and a story to tell, if only he was granted the time to tell it. Performed by an international cast and the people of Belfast, this is a story about Belfast’s past and its future. www.thebelfastopera.com
• Midsummer Concert, Mussenden Temple, Co. Londonderry, June 17 & 18. Organised by the North Coast Association enjoy an evening of music with Craig Ogden on guitar in the unique surroundings of Downhill Demesne and Mussenden Temple. Complimentary buffet supper included. Booking essential.
• Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend, Various Location, June 18 & 19. See, hear, touch and be part of Northern Ireland’s farming story as over twenty farms open their doors to the public to showcase NI’s farming industry. As part of the NI Year of Food and Drink 2016, there will be special tastings available on each farm!
• Colour Run, Share Discovery Village, Co. Fermanagh, June 17. Join the 35th birthday celebrations of the Share Centre and take part in a 5km Colour Run/Walk involving lots of paint, colour and laughs. There will be a BBQ and refreshments at the end of the race as well as a bouncy castle and slip ‘n’ slide for the kids. Booking essential.
• Tickety Moo at the Suitor Craft Gallery, Co. Tyrone, until June 30. Celebrate Love Diary month in the NI Year of Food and Drink at the Suitor Craft Gallery Craft Shop where you’ll be able to visit the gallery and sample some of the delicious artisan ice-cream with flavours ranging from wild berries and cream to honeycomb and homemade apple pie.
• Piccolo Fondo, Craigavon City Park, Co. Armagh, June 18. Part of the NI Cycling Festival, the Piccolo Fondo offers families and new comers to cycling the chance to get on their bikes and discover the simple pleasures of cycling in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. The afternoon would not be complete with a BBQ, fun cycling activities and entrance into a free prize draw. Participants are encouraged to wear pink to celebrate the Gran Fondo Giro D’Italia Northern Ireland.
• Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries, The Space, SERC, Co. Down, June 13. Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by this spectacular show where maths, theatre and digital technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that understanding maths can be fun! Suitable for ages 8+. Starts at 6:30pm.
• The Art of Jack Wilkinson, Ballymoney Town Hall, Co. Antrim, until June 16. Hosted by Ballymoney Town Hall this free exhibition celebrates one of Antrim’s best known and most admired artists. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see a selection of his work on public display and will also be a tribute to this much loved and fondly remembered local man.
• Night Ride & BBQ, Belfast, June 15. Part of the NI Festival of Cycling take part in an evening cycle travelling around Belfast’s city centre cycle network followed by a BBQ. The Courtyard will be the meeting point 1A Lawrence Street, Belfast, BT7 1LE and will also the venue for the BBQ after the night ride. Starts at 9:30pm.
• Cairncastle Bluegrass Musical Evening, The Halfway House Hotel, Co. Antrim, June 17. Featuring artists such as Roni Stoneman and Harpers Hallow Bluegrass Band, music lovers will not want to miss this spectacular evening of banjo playing and singing taking place at The Halfway House Hotel.
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.