10 things to do in Northern Ireland (March 20 – March 26)

Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland (March 20 – March 26).

• Roe Valley Singers and Friends, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady, Derry~Londonderry, March 23. The Roe Valley Singers and singers from all over the region will perform together in an eclectic evening of music and song together with special guests, the Kansas State University Orchestra. This friendship concert, given in aid of ‘Daffodil Day’, promises to be a real treat for all lovers of popular classic music and traditional Celtic song – there may even be a show tune or two – something to suit every taste.

• Studio Symphony Orchestra 70th Anniversary Concert, Ulster Hall, Belfast, March 25. The Studio Symphony Orchestra presents a very special 70th anniversary concert. Founded by Havelock Nelson in 1947, the orchestra is proud to celebrate seven decades of excellence in local music making with a birthday concert featuring three orchestral masterpieces and the hugely talented Michael McHale.

• Toddler Tuesdays, F. E. McWilliam Gallery, Co. Down, March 21. This free workshop gives parents and toddlers the opportunity to participate in a range of activities with local artist Millie Moore such as looking for portraits, investigating coloured shapes, using mirrors for observing and much more.

• Famla, MAC, Belfast, March 21 – 25. Haunting, hilarious and heart-breaking, Famla challenges the stories people tell themselves to hide the truth of who they really are. It tells the story of Hector who has passed an old house all her life never giving it a single thought until now when she needs to escape. Famla is a theatrical feast not to be missed! Suitable for 16+

• Wonderland the Musical, Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, March 21 – 25. Hailed by the New York Times as “inspirational”, Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Hear a timely and touching story of love in all its forms, it’s an adventurous exploration of who we are, who we want to be and the power of everyday magic in our lives.

• Meet the Maker, Ards Crafts, Co. Down, March 25. Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, present the first in their series of Meet the Maker exhibitions. What is Intaglio? explores the process of printmaking, derived from the Italian phrase for making an incision below the surface. Visitors will have the opportunity to see examples of drypoint, copper etching, salt etching, mezzotint, hard ground, soft-ground, photo intaglio and aquatint.

• Bug-Ology, Navan Centre & Fort, Co. Armagh, March 26. Get up close and personal with some bugs, beasties and unusual characters. With friends from Mantella Environmental Education Navan Centre & Fort will highlight the roles these important animals play in our local environment. Come along and learn what a millipede feels like, why spiders have eight eyes and why some of birds of prey are making a comeback after years of absence.

• Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, WWT Castle Espie, Co. Down, March 26. This Mother’s Day, treat your Mum and loved ones to a delicious Afternoon Tea at the Kingfisher Kitchen at Castle Espie, and enjoy demonstrations on this season’s latest fashion trends. Susan, of Captain Tortue fashion, will be bringing along some pieces from her new collection and Honor will be matching these with the perfect accessories from Miglio Designer Jewellery.

• Room on the Broom, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, March 22 – 25. Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Enjoy songs, laughs and scary fun for children in this Olivier Award nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world!

• On the Trail of Martel – Caving Exhibition, Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Co. Fermanagh, March 25. Delve off the beaten track to explore ‘real’ caving, deep inside the Marble Arch Caves System. Meander through wild cave passages, climb through boulder chambers and squeeze though our famous flyover to emerge into the Marble Arch Showcave, before returning to the boulder chambers on your way out, muddy but proud!

Post Author: Belfast Times

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