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10 things to do in Northern Ireland: February 18-24 - from Chvrches to Accidental Comedy Club

Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches performing at TRNSMT festival last year (Jane Barlow/PA)
Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches performing at TRNSMT festival last year (Jane Barlow/PA)

Here's our pick of 10 exciting things taking place across Northern Ireland this week.

1. Accidental Comedy Club

  • Belfast, February 22

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With topics ranging from politics to relationships and everything in between, the Accidental Theatre’s comics will weave a tapestry of social commentary and absurd observation for your laughing pleasure.

2. My Sweetheart And Me

  • Lisburn, February 21-22

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This uplifting romantic comedy, performed at Lagan Valley Island, is set during the summer of 1967. Seen through a nostalgic lens, the story centres around two single lovestruck thirtysomethings, as they haphazardly struggle against all the odds.

3. Celtic Mindfulness

  • Armagh, February 23 – 24

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Celtic Mindfulness offers a unique healing experience at Navan Centre and Fort. Music, myth and meditation will be used to awaken your Celtic Soul creating positive mindfulness.

4. Harmonic Bridges Concert

  • Belfast, February 21

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The premier ensemble of New York’s Scarsdale High School will join with Belfast’s own Northern Ireland Concert Band for a night of music celebrating the great music of both countries at the Ulster Hall.

5. Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

  • Armagh, February 21

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Catch a full symphony orchestra in the intimate surroundings of the Marketplace Theatre, with world-class soloists, guest conductors and, of course, the full Ulster Orchestra as they perform Schumann’s tempestuous Symphony No.2 and Manfred: Overture alongside Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

6. 'Is That Too Hot`

  • Newry, February 18

Is That Too Hot is the hilarious sequel to the hit play I’ll Tell My Ma by Patricia Gormley performed at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Follow the antics of your favourite characters Granny Eileen, Davina Carina and Chelsea Marie as they stumble their way through another year in their turbulent lives.

7. Titanic Taster Photography Tour

  • Belfast, February 23

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Photography is the art of the physics of light, learn how to use it to create stunning images and the power of magnification at our very own giant optic lenses. Stops include the Historic Slipways, the Great Light and Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House.

8. Fly Me to the Moon

  • Londonderry, February 20

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Patrick Talbot Productions and Rathmore Productions present Fly Me to the Moon coming to the Millennium Forum. Francis and Loretta are community care visitors. Davey, one of their elderly charges, has had a significant win on the horses, but he doesn’t know. When the cash-strapped women learn that Davey will not be around for a considerable time they are faced with a mouth-watering dilemma.

9. NI Science Festival

  • Across NI, February 14 – 24

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With over 180 events across 50+ venues, the Northern Ireland Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For the full line-up, visit NIScienceFestival.com.

10. Chvrches

  • Belfast, February 19

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Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches are pleased to perform at the Ulster Hall. Hear them perform hit songs such as Miracle, Get Out and My Enemy.

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