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10 things happening this week in Northern Ireland - from CHSq to Stendhal Festival of Art

Portaferry singer Ryan McMullan
Portaferry singer Ryan McMullan

Here's our pick of the 10 most exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland (August 12-18).

1. ISPS Handa World Invitational

  • Ballymena, August 14-18

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The event formally known as the NI Open, the most successful and best attended event on the European Challenge Tour, has been transformed into a new global event for men and women professionals, playing at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.

2. Stendhal Festival of Art

  • Limavady, August 15-17

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A unique weekend festival like no other. The multi-award winning Stendhal Festival returns to Ballymully Cottage farm. With a packed programme of music, comedy, poetry, art, a dedicated family programme and much more, Stendhal is a cavalcade of creativity for all.

3. Summer Cinema at City Hall

  • Belfast, August 17-18

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Tickets are on a first come first served basis for this outdoor cinema at City Hall. With a line-up of household favourites including Inside Out, Toy Story 3, Jurassic Park and Pitch Perfect, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

4. Moira Food and Drink Festival

  • Moira, August 15-16

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Moira Food and Drink festival hosts a number of food related events including dining, food sampling, a comedy night, a pub quiz, masterclasses, a street party and much more.

5. Groomsport Music and Fireworks

  • Bangor, August 17

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A full day of events including family fun at Cockle Row Cottages and a fun fair at the Harbour. Then later in the evening enjoy music from local band 19th Street Band and the official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band before the fireworks display.

6. Causeway Coast Truck Festival

  • Portstewart, August 17-18

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The festival will see over 600 of the finest show and working trucks from all over Ireland gather in this legendary venue on the North Coast. Trucks are also visiting from Scotland, Wales and England, each of them competing for 25 top prizes, including the main prize of Truck of the Show. The festival will also include a Kids’ Zone, a Food Trade Village and live entertainment on the Anchor Complex live stage.

7. Larne Flower Show and Summer Market

  • Larne, August 17
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The Larne Flower Show gives the opportunity to see what’s best in flowers and locally grown fruit and vegetables as well as home baked delights. On offer during the day will be  market stalls from the Naturally North Coast and Glens Market, as well as children’s entertainment, including friendly farm animals, live music, face painting, scarecrow-making, nest box building and more.

8. Walled City 400

  • Londonderry, February 18 2019 - March 31 2020
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March 2019 marked the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Walls. To celebrate this, a full and vibrant programme has been developed featuring an eclectic range of musical ensembles, dance audio plays, historical and contemporary exhibitions, symposiums, films, living archaeology demonstrations and workshops, visual arts exhibitions and much more.

9. Ryan McMullan at CHSq

  • Belfast, August 17
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Ryan McMullan

Portaferry musician Ryan McMullan will take to the stage at Custom House Square on Saturday, August 17 with support from Tom Grennan, Beoga and Dana Masters.

10. Kids Nature Trail

  • Bangor, August 14

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Learn all about the natural habitat of the birds and animals who live in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park, Bangor. Tour departs on foot from the North Down Museum.

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