This week in Belfast it’s all about one big night out, Culture Night, on Friday from 4pm, all over the City. There’s going to be so much happening I’m going to have to work out a route and timetable. From fantastic live performances by Katharine Phillipa and Ciaran Lavery in in Saint Anne’s Cathedral, to the Dragonfest in The Wickerman, tons of street performers and much much more along the way! It’s going to be a crazy fun night out. Don’t miss all the action on Friday night, but if you cant make it, we’ll be there tweeting and facebooking all the latest goings on.
Elsewhere in the City in theatre land, The Lyric Theatre continues its run of The Playboy of the Western World until the 7th October. Tickets are from £15 and it plays Tue – Sat 7.45pm / Sat & Sun 2.30pm and Thursday 4 Oct 1.30pm. Check www.lyrictheatre.co.uk for more.
Over in the Opera House, Abbey Theatre are bringing the iconic play, The Plough and the Stars, to the theatre from tomorrow, Tues 18th Sept. This new production is getting great reviews saying it’s an outstanding and gritty production.
Showing Tue-Sat at 7.30pm, and Thursday and Saturday matinees. Tickets are from £11.75.
In The Mac, Prime Cut Productions present I Am My Own Wife. A one woman show, performed by a man…watch one actor perform 36 characters to portray 1 incredible life story. I Am My Own Wife tells the story of the choices people make in order to survive.
The award winning play starts on the 18th September and runs until 6th October. Tickets are from £12.
Also on the 18th in the The Black Box, Beth Jeans Houghton performs her debut album. Be sure to catch her performance now before she blasts off into the alt-pop stratosphere. Tickets are £10.60
Then on Thursday 20th, Ireland’s newest folk sensation Alan Kelly Gang performs with Eddi Reader and John Douglas, but you’re too late as this is already sold out!
Which leads us back to Culture night on Friday. Most events will take place between 4pm and 10pm and feature events such as Flamenco Taster Workshops, Salsa performances, a Cathedral Street Mob, live acoustic sets in The Merchant, a poetry walk, North Street shutter scape, on street Pro Wrestling, and much more spreading out into Central, East and West Belfast. For everything that’s happening, go to www.culturenightbelfast.com and best of all, it’s free.
Oh and just as a fashion extra, today in House of Fraser, I spotted signage saying that Mary (Mary Portas fashion line) launches in House of Fraser on the 19th September.
Have a great week folks!