Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

5 things to do in Northern Ireland: Belfast Tattoo, Jake O'Kane, Fighting With Wire and Falkor the dragon

Jake O'Kane's new one-man show at Crumlin Road Gaol
Jake O'Kane's new one-man show at Crumlin Road Gaol

SHOW: The inaugural annual Belfast Tattoo is an historic event for Belfast.

This showcase of many of the finest musicians and dancers from across Ulster in the Odyssey Arena will be a spectacular celebration of the traditions of the Ulster Scots people. 8pm, continues tomorrow. Tickets: £27.50-£33.

COMEDY: Jake O'Kane is testing out his new one-man show in the eerie setting of the Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. The resident compere of the Empire Comedy Club in Belfast will no doubt be hoping that he remembers his get out of jail free gag. Strictly Over 18s. 8pm. Tickets: £12. Tel: 028 9074 1500

FESTIVAL: There is still lots to enjoy at Festive Hill 13 at the Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House Arts in Dungannon. Get into the swing with the Balmoral Big Band from 8pm (tickets £10) and don't miss Dungannon's annual soap box race- Gannonball Run tomorrow from 6.30pm.


MUSIC: Local lads Fighting With Wire host the Cut The Transmission one-day festival in The Venue, Londonderry, as part of UK City Of Culture 2013 celebrations. The line-up includes Frank Turner, Lafaro, More Than Conquerors and many more. 2pm-11pm. Tickets: £20.

FAMILY: Fun for all as Falkor the local dragon weaves his fiery way through Enniskillen towards the Castle Museums where a bouncy castle, carousel, face-painting, dressing-up, nail painting and workshops await. Time: 1.30pm-5pm. Pre-book activities 028 6632 5000

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