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11 things happening this week in Northern Ireland - from Belsonic to Father's Day events

Music fans at Belsonic. Sunday 24th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans at Belsonic. Sunday 24th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Here's our pick of the top events taking place this week across Northern Ireland (June 10-16).

1. Father's Day Experience at Windsor Park

  • Belfast, June 16

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Windsor Park’s Father’s Day Experience invites you and your dad to relive the atmosphere of some of its famous nights, gain insights into the drama on and off the pitch and feel the rush of emotions shared by everyone in the stadium – win, lose or draw.

2. The Epic Journey to The 148th Open

  • Tyrone, June 13

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The Epic Journey to The 148th Open tour will include golf’s most iconic trophy, the Claret Jug, along with a giant #TheOpen letter sculpture, designed by Tourism NI and made out of 4,000 golf balls. Enjoy the opportunity to have our photo taken with the replica Claret Jug, chat with local sports stars and test your pitching skills as the tour comes to the Hill of O’Neill Visitor Centre  in Tyrone.

3. Fun Run of the Glens (FROG)

  • Ballymena, June 15

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Join hundreds of cyclists and runners taking on the Glens in this fantastic annual event. Challenge yourself on a number of cycling, running or walking routes with all proceeds going to Cancer Focus NI.

4. Belsonic 2019

  • Belfast, June 12-28

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The popular  festival once again runs throughout June. This year's massive line-up includes Slash, George Ezra, Hozier and The Killers playing shows throughout the month.

5. Strajamba

  • Strabane, June 15

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The live music festival returns to Strabane’s Canal Basin. In addition to headline act Nathan Carter, the festival showcases local performers including Mickey Joe Harte and David Oliver and hosts a great selection of food vendors.

6. Belcycle Festival

  • Belfast, June 15

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This event at the CS Lewis Square will host bikes of all shapes and sizes to test ride on the day including tandems, a side- by-side bike and balance bikes. Event includes activities such as children’s cycle training, maintenance workshops, led rides, giant outdoor games and a slow bike race.

7. Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival

  • Limavady, June 13-16

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The Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival taking place in and around the town centre of Limavady promises an array of top quality jazz and blues acts with headline act Clara Rose and special guests.

8. Father’s Day Tea

  • Belfast, June 16

 

Step back in time at Titanic Belfast  to a period of luxury, elegance and five-star service as you enjoy a sumptuous menu featuring a selection of finger sandwiches, classic scones with fresh cream, mouth-watering sweet treats and tasty savoury bites.

9. Killymuck

  • Belfast, June 13&14

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Killymuck is a darkly comic Irish piece which highlights class and the oppressive structures that are implicit in the cycle of impoverishment, the systemic failure of institutions set up to help and the will to survive. Niamh navigates life through the parameters, trials and tribulations of being a kid from the benefit class system.

10. The Girl on the Train

  • Belfast, June 11-15

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Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play at the Grand Opera House will keep you guessing until the final moment.

11. Little Wing Father's Day pizza party

  • June 16

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To celebrate the beginning of all things summer, NI pizzeria Little Wing is dishing out an afternoon of free family fun with its first ever summer party event. Taking place across all eight branches, the home-grown pizza brand is encouraging families to come along and take advantage of an abundance of interactive workshops and entertainment.

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