10 things to do this week in Northern Ireland - November 5-11: from Twilight Market to Kevin Bridges
Here's our pick of the top events happening this week across Northern Ireland.
1. Autumn Twilight Market
- Belfast, November 6 - 7
Travel back in time at the award-winning market, where St. George’s will be transformed into an enchanting autumn woodland. Visitors can sample local food, drink and craft stalls, as well as enjoy a programme of live entertainment and cookery demonstrations.
2. CS Lewis Festival
- Belfast, November 3 - 7
The CS Lewis Festival celebrates the legacy of the world-famous writer through themes of storytelling, imagination and spirituality. Events include talks, lectures and tours, exhibitions, workshops, theatre, poetry and spoken word events and film screenings.
3. Kevin Bridges
- Belfast, November 7-11
Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is back with his hotly anticipated live stand-up tour: Brand New. Kevin Bridges says: “It’s been 3 years since my last tour, 3 tough years of watching the world fall apart thus, I’ve decided, I need to get out of the house more and lend a hand in saving it. With amusing anecdotes and witty observations, I’m sure I can save the world or at least provide a decent enough night out. We’ll see. I’ll catch you there folks. Yaldy!”
4. Outburst Queer Arts Festival
- Belfast, November 8 – 17
Local art partners will showcase great local and international queer work, supporting the development of queer arts at home and internationally. For full festival programme, visit OutBurstArts.com.
5. Sound of Belfast 2018
- Belfast, November 8 - 15
This festival coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre aims to celebrate and promote great music within the city. For full festival line-up, visit SoundOfBelfast.com.
6. Beer and Cider festival
- Belfast, November 8-10
CAMRA NI are proud to welcome you to Belfast’s largest beer festival featuring over 100 real ales and ciders from local and British breweries. Enjoy the drink, craic, pub games and take part in the champion beer and cider competitions.
7. World Wars Tour
- Bangor, 10 November
This tour departs from the North Down Museum, visiting three key sites: North Down Museum, Grey Point Fort and the Somme Museum, along with other sites that link to momentous events including the Battle of the Somme and D-Day. A knowledgeable guide will educate this tour with some interesting facts you may not know about the area's links to the two Great Wars.
8. Ladies Night Goes to the Movies
- Ballymena, November 6
Fratelli’s restaurant at Galgorm Resort and Spa will be screening a private showing of the romantic comedy How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days. Guests will enjoy a main course with a glass of wine followed by dessert during this event.
9. Daniel Sloss: X
- Belfast, November 7
Fast becoming one of the world’s biggest comedy names, with two hour-long Netflix comedy specials, Daniel has appeared on US TV’s Conan a record 9 times and sold out shows at 11 consecutive Edinburgh Fringes. He has also featured on Comedy Central’s‘Roast Battles’,Drunk History and ITV’s Sunday Night at the Palladium. The 28-year-old brings his brilliant 10th solo show to the Waterfront this week.
10. Tollymore Trail Marathon 2018
- Newcastle, November 10
This is a looped marathon with a route that will showcase the beauty of Tollymore to all race participants and further strengthen the Newcastle/Castlewellan area as a great playground for adventure sports enthusiasts.
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