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What's on: 7 things to do in Northern Ireland this week

It's officially summer and there is plenty to keep you occupied across Northern Ireland this week.

1. UK Pipe Band Championships, June 10

Over a 100 of the finest pipe and drum bands from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland will be competing for the coveted title of UK Champions.

This event is free to attend and the competition will feature over 100 bands from varying competition grades ranging from juvenile right up to Grade One. Drum majors and highland dancers will also pass through the gates of the Stormont Estate.

2. Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival, Co. Londonderry, June7-11

The best of local, national and international musicians will perform in venues in Limavady town centre.

For tickets and timings visit the Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival website.

3. Foyle O-born festival 2017, Derry~Londonderry, June 10

The Playtrail will be transformed for one night into ‘Little Tokyo’ to celebrate Derry-Londonderry’s very own O-bon Japanese Festival with a whole evening of performances, music, workshops and exhibition.

Keep the kids mesmerised with storytelling, face painting, Japanese games, manga drawing workshops and ninjas in the woods.

For a full programme visit the event's Facebook page.

4. The Ladykillers at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, June 10 - July 8

Living alone in her ramshackle Victorian house, Mrs Wilberforce becomes unwittingly embroiled in an ingenious heist plot when she lets her spare room to the charming yet mysterious Professor Marcus and his motley gang of ‘musicians’.

This critically acclaimed adaptation of the classic Ealing Comedy, written by renowned comedy writer Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd, Black Books) stars Cheryl Fergison as One Round, Maria Connolly, Jo Donnelly, Julie Maxwell, Stella McCusker, Abigail McGibbon, Nuala McKeever and Christina Nelson.

Tickets:

June 10 - 14: £13

Peak: £24.50

Off Peak: £15

Times:

Tuesday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Saturday & Sunday matinees: 2.30pm

5. Joseph at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, June 6-10

Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical continues on its tour to Belfast this week.

The musical retells the Biblical story of Joseph - played by former X Factor winner Joe McElderry - his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, and includes the well-known songs Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

Tickets: £24.25 - £38.25

Times:

Tuesday - Thursday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 2.30pm

Friday: 5pm & 8pm

Saturday: 2pm, 5pm & 8pm

6. Belfast Boy: Burnett V Haskins at the SSE Arena, Belfast, June 10

Ryan Burnett will challenge Lee Haskins for the IBF World Bantam weight title live on Sky Sports.

The unbeaten Belfast man gets his first World title crack on home turf and the 24 year old is looking to graduate to World level having moved seamlessly to 16-0, picking up the British and WBC International strap en-route.

Time: 5.30pm

7. Simple Minds at the Waterfornt Hall, Belfast, June 6

Simple Minds will be performing their new album Simple Minds Acoustic in Belfast this week.

The show will see them perform a career spanning collection of songs acoustically for the very first time.

Tickets: £49.50 & £44.50

Time: Doors open at 7pm

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