Here's our pick of the top events happening this week in Northern Ireland.
FEAR is a multi-sport competition consisting of three sporting disciplines cycling, trail running and kayaking. What better way to spend a Saturday morning than getting up close and personal with Fermanagh’s rugged and wild terrain. Feel the FEAR and do it anyway.
Thousands of dogs will compete for titles at Ireland's largest dog show and CRUFTS qualifier, the Belfast Championship Dog Show at Eikon Exhibition Centre. Whether you’re a competitor or just love dogs, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase man’s best friend and meet up with other enthusiasts.
Embrace this superb opportunity to visit Ballywalter House, the beautiful stately home of the Dunleath family for over 150 years.
Become a member of the gentry for the afternoon as the affable Lord Dunleath guides you around his remarkable home and joins you for a chat over tea in the historic conservatory.
As part of a road trip across the UK, the Natural History museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton, Dippy, is venturing out of London for the first time since 1905. In September, he will visit the Ulster Museum and he's on a mission to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families to explore nature on their doorstep. Come and meet one of the largest animals ever to have walked the earth.
Enjoy afternoon tea at Ballyscullion House with breath-taking views over Lough Beg. Explore Seamus Heaney HomePlace and visit the Forge, with a few little extras along the way, ending with a meal, traditional music and poetry recitals in The Old Thatch Inn.
Around 50 exhibitors will be offering an inspirational range of services and products covering health and beauty, holistic and spiritual, food and drink, fashion and accessories, home and garden, as well as hobbies and play, rest and relaxation at Belfast Castle.
Rob Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie to You? and The Trip. His theatre credits include Future Conditional at The Old Vic and A Chorus of Disapproval at The Harold Pinter Theatre. I Am Standing Up represents Rob Brydon's first stand up tour since his sell out national tour and West End run of 2009.
September 20 - October 6
Three's a Shroud, the hilarious comedy by Stephen Large and directed by Martin Lynch returns to the Waterfront this September. For generations, Catholic undertakers in Belfast have buried Catholics and Protestant undertakers have buried Protestants. So you'd think now that we have peace (mostly), we could stick to these rules? But when veteran undertaker, Gerry McSorely, finds his Catholic customers being stolen by young Protestant rival, Basil Gray, an undertaking war breaks out.
Rigoletto will open in style at the Red Carpet Charity Gala premier in aid of Northern Ireland Hospice and Inspire. Enjoy a glamorous night at the opera and know that you are supporting your community by being there. Premium tickets for this black tie event will include admission to a champagne and supper post-show reception.
Belfast, September 28
Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.