What to do during Half Term/Halloween

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland during Half Term / Halloween (October 28 – November 3).

20131024-085158.jpg• Turner Prize 2013, Building 80/81, Ebrington, Co. Londonderry, October 23 – January 5. The Turner Prize is coming to Derry~Londonderry, the first time the award has ever been held outside England. This is your chance to discover what is new and exciting in art right now with a free exhibition of current art.

• Diwali Festival of Lights, various venues in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, October 24 – November 9. This festival will bring Indian culture, arts, music and food to Strabane with Henna art, an Indian costumes fashion show and more.

• Ghost of the Glens Festival, Cushendall, Co. Antrim, October 25 – 27. Spend the weekend listening to stories during this annual festival which will be a feast of stories, songs and music with lots of the activities for all the family including a forest walk and many more spooktacular happenings.

20131024-085324.jpg• Hallowtides Festival, Newcastle, Co. Down, October 26 – 31. Newcastle will be filled with creepy and mysterious characters this Halloween with haunted house tours, a fancy dress competition, pumpkin carving, live music and one of Northern Ireland’s largest fireworks displays.

• Midterm Family Festival, Titanic Belfast, Belfast, October 28 – 31. Titanic Belfast is celebrating the midterm with four days of fun with face painting, arts and crafts and a fancy dress competition with great prizes to be won.

• Dracula – The Panto, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, October 28 – November 2. Spend a spooky night out as gothic meets slapstick in a fun-packed show. Dracula – The Panto is a family favourite full of irresistibly scary fun in a true panto style.

• Halloween in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, October 31. Come along to Ballycastle this Halloween for a fancy dress parade, prizes and fireworks at the seafront. Festivities start at 6.30pm.

• Halloween Howler, Share Village, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, October 31 – November 2. The Halloween Howler is back with a bang this year with more spooktacular treats and ghostly goings. Enjoy a ghost ship cruise, the haunted forest trail, pumpkin carving, a pumpkin paddle, face painting, fireworks and much more.

20131024-085603.jpg• Teenage Kicks – The Punk Musical, Millennium Forum, Co. Londonderry, November 1 – 9. Teenage Kicks is a musical about teenage lust and love, set in Derry~Londonderry during the late 70s, which features classic songs from the punk era. Written by award winning novelist and screenwriter, Colin Bateman, the show is all about being a kid, rebelling against authority and about falling in love.

• Faerie Stories, Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, November 2. A man and a goblin meet in the library. In their hunger for stories they weave three enchanted tales from a string of dusty books. Fusing Scottish Gaelic culture with puppetry, music and physical theatre, this wonderful show transports audiences into the magic, mysterious and ancient faerie worlds.

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

Post Author: Belfast Times

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