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Northern Ireland things to do: Deacon Blue, Poetry Festival and Taste Northern Ireland

CONCERT: The iconic Scottish pop band Deacon Blue are celebrating more than 25 years in the business.

Be in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, if you want to hear classics such as Real Gone Kid alongside some of their new material. Leslie Mendelson provides the support. 7.30pm. Tickets: £33/£38. Tel: 028 9033 4455

SHOW: Enjoy a brand new theatre experience during Ring in The Mac, Belfast. This sound journey in total darkness is billed as somewhat seductive as well as unnerving, 7.30pm & 9pm, continues tomorrow. Tickets: £17. Tel: 028 9023 5053

THEATRE: Want to discover if the perfect relationship exists? The musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Playhouse Theatre in Derry/Londonderry may help answer that question and provide a few laughs. 8pm until Sat. Tickets: £10. Tel: 028 7126 8027

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LITERATURE: The On Home Ground Poetry Festival 2013 pays tribute to the people and places of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's home town of Bellaghy which provided the inspiration for much of his work. Nine of the 10 festival events over the weekend are in the grounds of Laurel Villa Guesthouse – a designated UK Poetry Society Landmark. www.laurel-villa.com

FESTIVAL: Sample some of the finest local produce at the fifth Tesco Taste Northern Ireland 2013 Food Festival in Custom House Square, Belfast. With over 60 stalls, a celebrity cookery theatre and kids zone, you should leave inspired! Times: Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. www.tasteni.com/tastenifestival

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