Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

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Posted by Discover Northern Ireland

Published January 17, 2020

discovernorthernireland.com has lots of fun things to do across Northern Ireland, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. We've put together a selection of exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland in the week ahead.

Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

Walled City 400, Derry~Londonderry

SimplyE Exhibition, Armagh, 2 – 31 January 2020

Craftswirl @ Armagh Visitor Information Centre are delighted to showcase a beautiful exhibition by SimplyE for their January exhibition. SimplyE is a maker, designer and a weaver of bespoke leather and weave products for use within the home and fashion industry which are all individually hand woven from her design studio in County Armagh.

Out to Lunch Festival, Belfast, 3 – 26 January

A lunch-based arts festival featuring the best in Comedy, Theatre, Literature and Music held in Belfast’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter. The 2020 edition features Badly Drawn Boy, Cerys Matthews, Janey Godley, Val McDermid, Joanne Harris and many more.

Tyrella Point to Point, Downpatrick, 25 January

Tyrella point-to-point is the perfect day out for all the family in the Irish countryside and where you will get to witness the future stars of the racing industry make their introduction into competitive racing. Unlike most racecourses, spectators can stand beside one of the fences and feel the power of the horses as they jump a fence in full flight or get close to the winning post for a bird's eye view of the thrilling action.

4 Vicars Burns Night Dinner, Armagh, 25 January

Join 4 Vicars Catering for a Burns Night Supper on Sat 25 Jan. A delightful evening of food, drink, music and poetry. Wine, whiskey and fun and a club bar for the extra thirsty. The floor will be open for anyone to recite Burns poetry or their own composition. Musicians also welcome.

Belfast Gin School, Belfast, 25 Jan – 28 March

Through experiential learning, with master distiller, Ian, you will have the opportunity to see gin being distilled, learn about flavour combinations and make your own! Each participant will receive a goodie bag containing their own miniature bottle of gin to serve with their tonic of choice at home. A great afternoon with gin and cupcakes, what’s not to love?

Lost Childhood Exhibition, Derry~Londonderry, until 31st January 2020

This December, take a trip to the award-winning Museum of Free Derry to see one of their most poignant and affective exhibitions yet, ‘Lost Childhood Exhibition’.

TRAD, Belfast, 31 January – 1 February

Critically acclaimed, sell out hit TRAD from LIVIN’ DRED Theatre Company comes to Lyric Theatre Studio, Belfast on 31st January and 1st February 2020. TRAD is a poignant, absurd and hilarious tale of a 100-year-old Irishman... and his father. TRAD is a story of rural Ireland and its communities, of rural pride and the often complex relationships between father and son.

Philanthropy Past and Present Tour, Belfast, 10 January – 28 February 2020

Clifton House is an impressive Georgian building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of Belfast. Opened in 1774 by Belfast Charitable Society, the building was used as a nursing home and hospital for older people and is now a unique event venue and visitor attraction. The January and February tours explore the city’s oldest working building, set up by philanthropic merchants as the Belfast Poor House. Hear stories of its work and those who sought refuge in its walls.

Walled City 400, Derry~Londonderry, until 31 March 2020

2019 marked the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Derry Walls. Built from 1613 to 1619, the Walls are the largest ancient monument in Northern Ireland, the only remaining Walled City in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe.

Life Cycles by Lorna Smyth, Enniskillen, until 18 April 2020

This showcase of new works, curated by renowned artist Lorna Smyth, encompasses the four seasons in one year. Lorna's art emphasises the world around us, highlights her love of nature and captures a sense of belonging regardless of the place name.


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