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12 things to do in Northern Ireland, Feb 26 - Mar 4: from Skid Row to Dominic Kirwan



Pictured: Skid Row

Pictured: Skid Row

Pictured: Skid Row

This week across Northern Ireland sees a real mixture of events on offer, from US rockers Skid Row to NI favourite Dominic Kirwan as well as a selection of great theatre, music and fashion.

Here's a pick of the best events happening in Northern Ireland this week.

1. Legally Blonde

  • Grand Opera House, Belfast February 27  - March 3


The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink.

Starring Rita Simons (EastEnders) as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones (Eurovision UK representative 2017, Rent, Les Miserables, Ghost, We Will Rock You) as Elle Woods, and Bill Ward (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) as Professor Callahan.

For more information, visit www.goh.co.uk.

2. Macbeth

  • Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, February 27


The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s most fear-filled tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production.

For more information, visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk.

3. Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Island Hall, Lisburn, February 28 - March 3

Fusion Theatre bring back the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar, to the Island Hall in Lisburn.

For more information, visit www.laganvalleyisland.co.uk.

4. Junk Kouture

  • Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, March 1


A national contest which encourages young designers in secondary level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin.

The event aims to inspire while at the same time subtly educating on the importance of recycling and reusing waste.

For more information, visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk.

5. Wyvern Lingo

  • Mc Hughs Basement Bar, Belfast, March 1


Pictured: Wyvern Lingo

Pictured: Wyvern Lingo

Pictured: Wyvern Lingo


Wicklow trio Karen Cowley, Caoimhe Barry and Saoirse Duane - aka Wyvern Lingo - will perform at Mc Hughs Basement Bar, Belfast following the release of their new single Out Of My Hands.

For more information, visit www.limelightbelfast.com.

6. Jim Mullen with the Ronnie Greer Organ Band

  • Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, March 1


Guitar legend Jim Mullen is one of the all-time greats in the history of music. His original and visceral guitar style incorporates many blues and soul influences as well as jazz.

A five times winner of Best Guitarist in the British Jazz Awards and recipient of a lifetime achievement award in 2015, Jim has worked with US jazz stars including Mose Allison, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon and Teddy Edwards.

For more information, visit www.flowerfield.org.

7. Romeo and Juliet Ballet

  • Millennium Forum , Derry~Londonderry, March 2


The Royal Moscow Ballet brings the world’s greatest love story to the Millennium Forum Theatre.

Romeo and Juliet has inspired ballet’s greatest choreographers and ballerinas throughout the world.

For more information, visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk.

8. FastLove- A Tribute To George Michael

  • SSE Arena, Belfast, March 2


This tribute show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith. Plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties, including the irresistible Flawless.

For more information, visit www.ssearenabelfast.com.

9. Dominic Kirwan

  • Waterfront Hall, Belfast, March 2-3


It’s some two years now since the talented Omagh born entertainer graced the theatre stages of Ireland in concert. In that time, Dominic, has been all over the world entertaining audiences to packed out venues.

His return to the Irish theatre stages sees Dominic present a show for all ages covering many of his much loved recordings and introducing tracks from his most recent successful country album My Country Favourites.

For more information, visit www.waterfront.co.uk.

10. Irish Golf Expo

  • Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, March 3-4

Ireland's premier interactive golf event comes to the Titanic Exhibition Centre and attendees will have the opportunity to test the latest equipment and accessories, take part in free lessons from PGA professionals and interact with the wide range of golf related businesses who exhibit at the event.

For more information, visit www.titanicexhibitioncentre.com.

11. The American Country Music Show

  • Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, March 3


A celebration of the very best in American country music.

This live 8-piece show at the Riverside Theatre includes the songs of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond and many more.

For more information, visit www.ulster.ac.uk/riverside.

12. Skid Row

  • The Limelight, Belfast, March 3


Pictured: Skid Row

Pictured: Skid Row

Pictured: Skid Row


Formed in 1986, New Jersey heavy metal titans Skid Row went on to achieve huge success with top ten singles, gold and multi-platinum sales, and a number one record on the Billboard album chart.

The band have are embarking on a new UK and Ireland tour for 2018 - including stops in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff.

For more information, visit www.ticketmaster.ie.

Belfast Telegraph