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10 things to do in Northern Ireland this week - November 12-18: from Mumford & Sons to Belfast Christmas market

Here's our pick of the top events happening this week across Northern Ireland.

1. Mumford and Sons

  • Belfast, November 18

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Mumford and Sons are coming to Belfast this week as part of their huge world arena tour, in support of their forthcoming fourth album, Delta. The sixty-date tour will stop off at the SSE Arena where the folk-rock band will be supported by Maggie Rogers.

2. Murder Mystery Evening

  • Derry, November 16

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Presented by the Play Dead Murder Mystery Company, this murder mystery evening at Bellahy Bawn asks you to help solve the case and bring the perpetrator of this heinous crime to justice. A light buffet and refreshments will be included.

3. Castlecourt Christmas parade

  • Belfast, November 17

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CastleCourt's Christmas parade will return to the streets of Belfast city centre on Saturday, November 17, officially marking the shopping centre’s month-long calendar of festive activity. Setting off from Writer’s Square at noon, Santa will lead this year’s line-up, joined for the first time by Mrs. Claus and Rudolph the Reindeer. Families are invited to follow the parade, alongside an amazing line up of giant characters and riveting performers, including the cast of Belfast Operatic’s Elf The Musical, which will give spectators an exclusive preview performance of their new Christmas production.

4. Taste Causeway 2018

  • Causeway Coast, November 10 – 18

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This 9-day culinary celebration, brought to you by the Causeway Coast and Glens, will showcase their vibrant restaurant scene as well as the wide range of superb local produce which the area has to offer. Taste Causeway promises themed nights, cookery classes, food tours, taster menus and opportunities to 'meet the maker'.

5. Belfast Christmas Market

  • Belfast, November 17 - December 22

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The ever-popular Belfast Christmas Market returns to Belfast City Hall. Enjoy a warming mug of hot Glühwein, feast on a hog roast, indulge in some mouth-watering Belgian chocolates, baklava, crepes and specialty cheeses, or savour the delicate flavours of meats from across the continent, all in an atmosphere overflowing with Christmas cheer.

6. Atlantic Sessions

  • Causeway Coast, November 15 – 18

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A high quality, musical feast, showcasing original music. From traditional to contemporary, from electric to acoustic, Atlantic Sessions has emerged as a permanent feature on the cultural calendar creating an energetic, vibrant atmosphere in the pubs, hotels, coffee shops and town halls across Portrush and Portstewart.

7. The Band

  • November 13-24

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It’s 1993 and for five 16-year-old girls, the band is everything. The girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives. The Band stars Five to Five, the winners from BBC's Let It Shine, and features the music of Take That, whose songs include Back for Good, A Million Love Songs and Greatest Day.

8.   Addictive TV

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  • Belfast, November 17

Taking their latest audiovisual sampling extravaganza on the road, music producers Addictive TV bring their global Orchestra of Samples project to Belfast. Take over 200 musicians from 30 countries and imagine that they never met but are sampled and combined to create new music of extraordinary fusions crossing multiple styles and cultures.

9. Foyle Film Festival

  • Derry, November 16 – 25

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Showcasing a range of contemporary, classic, cultural and new cinema, the Foyle Film Festival presents a fantastic line-up to suit any film fan. For full line-up, visit FoyleFilmFestival.org.

10. Bangor Christmas lights switch on

  • Bangor, November 17

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Taking place in the town centre this lights switch on will be followed by a brilliant fireworks display over the marina waters. Your best vantage point for the fireworks is along the coastal path and from the promenade, so be sure not to miss it.

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