Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (November 14 – November 20). Banish the November blues with these great events around our wee country!
Join the Lord Mayor of Belfast alongside the Cool FM Breakfast crew, Lily of Lily’s Driftwood Bay, The Clangers’ Tiny and Small and Springfield Primary School choir as the city’s festive season starts with the annual Christmas lights switch-on from 18:30 to 19:15pm. Tickets are free and available from Visit Belfast Welcome Centre or www.visitbelfast.com.
Causeway Coast and Glens Restaurant Week, various locations, Co. Londonderry and Co. Antrim, until November 20
With themed nights and taster menus, featuring fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, this 9 day culinary event will showcase local produce and the expanding vibrant restaurant scene in the stunning surroundings of coastal spots such as Portrush, Ballycastle and Ballintoy, and the market towns of Coleraine and Limavady.
Featuring the music of the ska/pop band Madness – including the songs Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love & Driving in my Car – you will be singing along and maybe even dancing in the aisles! Presented by Omagh Academy School ‘Our House’ has all the ingredients for a great night out, comedy, romance and heartbreak! Tickets £7/£10.
Super Saturday at Share, Share Centre, Co. Fermanagh, November 19
Looking for a fun day out with the family? Look no further than Super Saturday. The Share Centre is offering loads of great indoor and outdoor activities for low prices. Enjoy one hour sessions for £6 when prepaid and £8 on the day. Suitable for ages 4+.
A free music festival, featuring over 40 live original music gigs at various venues across Portstewart and Portrush, providing a platform for up and coming talent as well as established artists from across Northern Ireland and beyond. The majority of gigs in bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels are all free.
Festive Market, Bangor, Co. Down, November 19 – 20
Bangor’s seafront will be lit up with a spectacular fireworks display when the Christmas switch on event takes place at the McKee Clock Arena at Queen’s Parade in Bangor town centre. The Christmas markets will take place on Saturday 19 (12:00 – 19:00) and Sunday 20 (14:00 – 18:00) showcasing local businesses.
Britannic 100th Anniversary, Titanic Belfast, Belfast, throughout November
To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of Britannic, and to shine a light on its remarkable story, Titanic Belfast in partnership with the Belfast Titanic Society are hosting a series of special events this November. For more information on individual events visit www.titanicbelfast.com.
Comprising presentations on piping traditions, concerts, workshops, sessions, lectures and family events, the annual William Kennedy Piping Festival takes place once again in Armagh City Centre.
Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement, Various locations, Co. Londonderry, until November 26
Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns for an expanded fourth edition with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre performances. Highlights of the festival include a participatory performance by Mary Nunan, an award-winning video triptych by Rosemary Lee and new works by Leilani Weis, Zoe Ramsey and Tonya Sheina.
The annual production from Banbridge Musical Society is set to get everyone singing in their seats as they present the much loved family musical Annie.
Unforgettable songs include “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Book your seat now for this all-time favourite show.