Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (November 7 – November 13).
• Twilight Market, St George’s Market, Belfast, November 8 – 9. The award-winning Twilight Market will return from 8 – 9 November at St George’s Market. The Twilight Market will help to bring the Year of Food and Drink 2016 to a close with over 130 local food and drink and arts and crafts traders selling their wares over two evenings. Strictly over 18s after 9pm.
• The Nutcracker, Ardhowen Threatre, Co. Fermanagh, November 12th. This holiday season, the whole family can experience the beauty and magic of ‘The Nutcracker’, performed by an international cast of world-class dancers. This timeless classic, with beautiful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s beloved and sumptuous score, takes the audience on a wondrous adventure full of quintessential Christmas magic.
• Rackhouse Pilfer, Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, Co. Tyrone, November 12. Rackhouse Pilfer are a fiery and exciting 6-piece Irish band who have been getting rave reviews with their Roots blend of Irish-Americana. Tickets £12. Starts at 8pm.
• The Whistlin Donkeys, Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, November 11. After enjoying huge success in the All Ireland Fleadh in 2013 and Clipper 2014, The Whistlin Donkeys have been busy headlining the Saint Patrick Day’s celebrations in Time Square in New York, headlining Memorial Day events in East Durham, the Catskills New York and the Boston Irish Festival. Tickets £15+booking fee.
• Three Sisters, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, until November 12. Chekhov’s masterpiece from 1900 is reset in 1990s Belfast. Three sisters – Orla, Marianne and Erin – dream of a better tomorrow. All three are dissatisfied with their lots in life for different reasons, but finding the resolve to make the life changes that will bring real happiness is hard. Can they break free, or will they be condemned to a life of unfulfilled ambition?
• Boogie Nights, The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Co. Armagh, November 10. Get ready to boogie! Complete with sensational live band and an all-singing, all dancing cast, the hits, the fashion, and the passion from two of the greatest eras of music make this the ultimate party night out in Armagh. Featuring hits from ‘The Jackson Five’, ‘Wham!’ and many more this is a night not to be missed.
• Brick City, Antrim Castle and Gardens, Co. Antrim, until November 27. Brick City is a celebration of some of the world’s favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using Lego bricks. While to many, Lego bricks are ‘just a toy’, to Warren Elsmore they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. Booking essential. To book call (028) 94 481338.
• Bronte: A Solo Portrait of Charlotte Bronte, Bronte Church, Co. Down, November 12. Set during a single day in 1849, this play begins as Charlotte, the last surviving Brontë sibling, returns to her father’s home in Haworth in Yorkshire — and sits down to write a letter to her friend Ellen Nussey, called Nell. This provides a biography of Charlotte’s life as she looks into the future alone with her elderly father…but will Arthur Bell Nicholls come calling?
Set on stage in the old Bronte Church, where her father preached, and taught in the adjoining school this is almost a home-coming.
• Chevalier, Never Centre, Derry~Londonderry, November 10. Athina Rachel Tsangari’s brilliant Chevalier is a film about six friends on an octopus-fishing trip aboard a luxury yacht in the Aegean who compete to determine which among them is “the best in general”. Starts at 7:30pm and tickets are £2.
• Kenny Rogers, SSE Arena, Belfast, November 8. Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member, Kenny Rogers is bringing his Final World Tour showcase to Belfast with special guests Charlie Worsham and Linda Davis. Tickets £38 – £70.
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.