DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. Here are 10 exciting things taking place this week (6-12 November)
1. Bronagh Gallagher, Limavady, 11 November. The Commitments and Pulp Fiction star’s highly acclaimed recent album ‘Gather Your Greatness’ confirmed her status as one of the great soul voices in Ireland. This night of performances promises an evening of heart-wrenching, powerfully strong music not to be missed. This is a candlelit, cabaret-style event with seating. To reserve a table please call 028 7776 0650.
2. Twinkling Winter Twilight Market, Belfast, 7-8 November. Back by popular demand, the Twilight Market is set to return to St George’s Market. Attracting over 46,000 visitors in 2016, the Twilight Market hosts live music by local entertainers and chef demonstrations alongside local food and drink producers and arts and crafts.
3. The Lady Boys of Bangkok, Belfast, 4-18 November. The country’s number one touring cabaret show, The Lady Boys of Bangkok, returns with a bang in 2017 with its lavish new production, ‘Who Runs The World’. With more songs and big-scale musical production numbers than you could pout a painted lip at, the Lady Boys pay tribute to a host of stars. Book online at VisitBelfast.com/Tickets
4. Lore, Lisburn, 11 November. Nominated for ‘Best Irish Band’ at the Pure M Awards 2015, indie-folk group Lore has supported acts such as Cara Dillon, Mary Black and Kila. Their last release included a haunting cover of the iconic ‘Teenage Kicks’. On this evening, singer at Lagan Valley Island, Triona will be a guest vocalist with Lore. To book your tickets visit LaganValleyIsland.co.uk
5. Shakespeare Schools Festival , Co. Armagh, 9 November. Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Market Place Theatre. In the celebratory finale of their festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools nationwide will unite on their local professional stage in thrilling performance evenings. See Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.
6. Full Moon Film Festival, Newcastle, 9-12 November. Newcastle Community Cinema’s fourth annual Full Moon Film Festival will be showcasing 18 screenings across one long weekend. Screening a variation of genres to suit everyone, cinema listings available from NewcastleCinema.org. Films include The Lost Boys, The Breakfast Club, E.T and many more.
7. Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement, Derry~Londonderry, 7-18 November. This festival returns to Waterloo House for its fifth edition with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre. Performances include a series of improvisations in various city locations and popular short works by local and visiting artists created from the festival open call.
8. Titanic Taster Photography Tour, Belfast, 11 November. Become a Titanic inspired photographer for the day and learn lots of top tips and techniques, all while exploring Titanic Quarter’s Maritime Heritage. On this interactive tour you will be transported around the quarter on the Wee Tram. Hop off stops will include the historic Slipways, Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House, and the Samson and Goliath cranes.
9. Ceramic Christmas Cottages, Omagh, 7, 14 and 21 November. This three-part course at An Cregan allows participants to design their own ceramic winter cottage. Sessions will include design, building the structure, adding details, painting, glazing and finishing. Led by tutor Leona Devine. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Romeo & Juliet, Coleraine, 7 November. The Riverside Theatre presents Shakespeare’s tale of the star-crossed lovers. Ballet Ireland re-stage their hugely successful production of Romeo & Juliet, choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple. The result is a ballet with a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, comedy and high tragedy.
For more information on these events or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit www.DiscoverNorthernIreland.com.