Here we are, it’s a new year and as always it’s time to look at the week ahead for some great events across N.Ireland.
Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland between January 4 -10.
Out To Lunch Festival 2016, Various locations, Belfast, January 8–31. A mouth-watering menu of live music, comedy, spoken word, literature and theatre (and food) will be served up during the lunchtimes and evenings of January to sustain fun lovers and festival goers in the dreaded post-holiday lull.
Flash Harry – The Magic Of Queen, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, January 9. Enjoy a night of good old fashioned rock. Flash Harry brings you a show that embraces the very essence of live music, talent, energy, enthusiasm, passion and pure showmanship. Audiences will see the band rocking out Queen’s greatest hits from We Are the Champions to Bohemian Rhapsody and everything in between. Doors open 7pm.
Newcastle Junior Glees Present: Beauty And The Beast, Annesley Hall, Newcastle, Co. Down, January 1-9. This production features local children and young people from age 9 to 18 and is packed full of lively song and dance routines with a hilarious script and all the crazy fun and laughter that traditional pantomime offers. It is a guaranteed fun family outing right on your doorstep.
Titanic Winterland, Titanic Exhibition Centre, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, until January 10. Visit the Titanic Exhibition Centre for Christmas and New Year carnival fun! Enter the Titanic Winterland and enjoy hours of fun as you explore great fairground attractions, including family and children’s entertainment, thrill rides for all ages and some of the best fairground rides in Europe, all under one roof! Open daily from 12.00 Noon – 10pm.
Dick Whittington, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, January 7-16. Lakeland Players present Dick Whittington. This class tale of young Dick, who travels to London accompanied by his cat, hoping to make his fortune. An assortment of comic characters cross his path in a series of great adventures with the usual happy ever after ending.
Emily Barker & Ciaran Lavery, Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, January 9. Emily and Ciaran will perform solo sets and selected duets in our intimate auditorium in one of a handful of special concerts in Northern Ireland this January. Catch these amazing singer songwriters in Limavady whilst you can! This is a candlelit, cabaret style set-up and BYO event.
CTRL+ALT+DELAMERE, The Market Place Theatre, Market Street, Armagh, Co. Armagh, January 9 and 10. Following two sold-out shows last year comedian Neil Delamere returns to The Market Place with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. So book a seat at The Market Place Theatre and enjoy Neil telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year. Show begins 8pm.
Kenneth Branagh Theatre – The Winter’s Tale (Encore Screening), Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, January 7. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is re-imagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench will play Paulina and Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes. Begins 7.45pm.
An evening of Traditional Music with Donal O’Connor, Paul McSherry and Sean Og Graham, Ranfurly House, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, January 9. Enjoy an evening of traditional music this January. This creative and compelling trio will take you on an emotive and uplifting musical journey, from Ireland to the neighbouring Celtic regions.
Big Houses: Hidden Gems of the Causeway Coast, Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Main Street, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, until January 30. Enjoy an exhibition that gives visitors the opportunity to view period images of the houses that are hidden gems of the Causeway Coast.
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.