10 things to do in NI this week (June 2-8)

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The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (June 2 – 8).

• Digging for Culture, The Playhouse Theatre, City of Derry, June 3. Hear about the findings following a series of excavations that took place throughout the city as part of the City of Culture events with discussions about the digs at Prehen, Elagh Castle and the well known Bishop Street excavation.

• Old Tyme Market Day, The Corn Market Yard, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, June 6. Local Primary School children dress up in Olde Tyme costumes, entertaining with music and dance and selling their wares including a display of World War 2 American jeeps.

• Snooker Legends, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, June 6. Five snooker legends compete in a special challenge event including a series of doubles and singles with audience participation offering an unforgettable night for snooker fans.

• Ballymoney Show, Ballymoney Showgrounds, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim June 6-7. The show celebrates and reflects the diversity of what the local countryside has to offer with livestock exhibitions, family entertainment and equestrian events.

• The Bugle Babes, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, June 6. Step back in time and enjoy the hits from the bygone era as this 1940s harmony trio of pencil-skirted, vintage coiffed ladies offer an entertaining evening.

• Hezlett Hoedown, Hezlett House, Castlerock, Co. Londonderry, June 7. Mosey-on-down for a fun and entertaining evening of live bluegrass music, great food and wild west barn dancing.

• Mourne Way Marathon 2014, Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, Co. Down, June 7. One of the premier off-road running events this year will see competitors take part in a range of races from the Ultra Marathon to a 5km run and a 26m challenge walk, there is something for all abilities.

• Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Co Armagh, June 7. Set in the late 19th century and based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, this play tells the story of Lord Arthur Saville and the actions he takes when family get in the way of his marriage to his beloved Sybil.

• Rich Hall, The Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, June 7. Popular American comedian Rich Hall, with his critically acclaimed deadpan and grouchy style offers an entertaining night of absurdist irony and rapid-fire wit.

• Bangor Seashore Festival, Town Hall, Bangor, Co. Down, June 7-8. A packed weekend of family friendly events including displays of model cars and aeroplanes, World War re-enactment or visit a tall ship at Eisenhower Pier.

For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto facebook.com/discovernorthernireland

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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