What’s on in NI this week (30 Sept – 6 Oct)

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland this week (September 30 – October 6).

• Peek-a-Book! Children’s Literature Festival, Waterside Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Londonderry, October 1 – 5. Peek-a-Book! is a festival for everyone featuring a host of stimulating children’s events which will bring fantastic children’s characters to life in a fun and exciting experience not to be missed!
• Othello, The Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, October 2. Othello’s world will be brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love will unfurl as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion.

• Wireless Mystery Theatre presents The Third Policeman, The Alley Theatre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, October 4. A murder thriller, a hilarious comic satire about a village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender brief unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt.

• The Big Bass Swing Band, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, October 4. Follow the journey of Irish and Scottish folk songs across the Atlantic as they meet African rhythms and watch as they develop into Blues and Swing, with a big Elvis finale.

• Poetry Month, Waterside Theatre, Co. Londonderry, October 5. Carol Ann Duffy, critically acclaimed UK Poet Laureate, will be welcomed into the city to perform as part of Poetry Month. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to be inspired by one of the most significant names in contemporary British poetry.

• Autumn Plant Fair, Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield, Co. Down, October 5. A favourite event for gardeners and non gardeners. Browse through the many specialist plant stalls and buy a plant grown in Rowallane’s world famous garden.

• Craft Beer and Cider Tasting, the MAC, Belfast, October 5. Come along and enjoy many craft beers and cider with some well matched food bites. A night of fun and knowledge.

20130930-144733.jpg• Belfast Restaurant Week, various venues across Belfast, October 5 – 12. A tasty celebration of local food and culinary events in fabulous restaurants across Belfast which will be serving up a selection of special dishes and hosting a range of foodie events throughout the week.

• Cinemagic International Festival for Young People, various venues across Belfast, October 4 – 18. A festival of film and moving image for under 12s including movies for kids, family workshops, a junior talent club and much more.

• Titanic Violin Exhibition, Titanic Belfast, until October 13. The violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley during Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage will go on display at Titanic Belfast this month. The violin will reside in the replica second-class accommodation suite in Titanic Belfast’s Fit-Out Gallery before going to auction.

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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