TEN THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK

Country queen Philomena Begley playing in Enniskillen next month

Country queen Philomena Begley playing in Enniskillen next month

THE Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (April 7 – 13).

For more details click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto http://www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland

• Me and My Girl, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, April 8 -12. A toe tapping and infectiously happy musical including instantly recognisable and cheerful melodies which gives an insight of London in the good ole days.

• Together Again with Philomena Begley and Ray Lynam, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, April 9. The legendary Queen of Country Music, Philomena Begley has reunited with her duet partner Ray Lynam having previously released albums together, they are back together following solo success.

• What Would Beyonce Do?, The MAC, Belfast, April 10-12. Following a sell-out run in Edinburgh and London, What Would Beyonce Do? is the hilarious debut show from the talented stand-up comedian Luisa Omielan.

• Annual Variety Showcase, Market Place Theatre, Armagh, Co. Armagh, April 12. Talented students from Drama for Kids and DFK Anomaly will take to the stage performing dazzling dances, songs, acting pieces and versatile solos.

• Brass Band League Championships, The Alley Arts and Conference Centre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, April 12. Join over 21 brass bands as they perform in four sections in this now annual festival day in Strabane and a must see for those who enjoy brass music.

• 3rd Annual Castleward Challenge, Castle Ward, Strangford, Co. Down, April 12. A great chance for runners to take part in the Castleward Challenge’s half marathon and 10k race set in the idyllic surroundings of Castle Ward.

• Saint George’s Singers and Studio Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Hall, Belfast, April 12. A large Belfast-based choir specialising in the great choral works of the Baroque and Classical periods will perform Handel’s Messiah along with local soloists and conducted by Marion Doherty Hayden.

• Mind, Body & Soul Festival, The Guildhall, City of Derry, April 12 -13. The festival will bring a variety of therapists, holistic retailers and readers to the Guildhall offering talks and workshops on the full holistic field from reflexology and massage to incense and the various readings available.

• Upper Lough Erne Pike Fishing Festival, Lisnaskea Boat Club, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, April 12-13. A brand new event on the competitive Pike fishing calendar the Upper Lough Erne Pike Fishing Festival will be boat based and is set in the scenic surrounds of Lough Erne.

* Craft and Collectables Fair, The High School, Ballynahinch, Co Down, April 12, 10am – 3pm. Come and browse and buy some unique and interesting collectables and craft items which are being sold to raise funds for Newcastle based, Mourne Mountain Rescue.

 

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