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Northern Ireland what's on guide: Jimmy Carr and paranormal investigations - 10 things to do January 20-26

Comedian Jimmy Carr (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Comedian Jimmy Carr (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Here's our top pick of things taking place this week across Northern Ireland (January 20-26).

1. Out to Lunch Festival

  • Belfast, January 3 – 26

A lunch-based arts festival featuring the best in Comedy, Theatre, Literature and Music held in Belfast’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter. The 2020 edition features Badly Drawn Boy, Cerys Matthews, Janey Godley, Val McDermid, Joanne Harris and many more.

2. Vicars Burns Night Dinner

  • Armagh, January 25

Join 4 Vicars Catering for a Burns Night Supper on Sat 25 Jan. A delightful evening of food, drink, music and poetry. Wine, whiskey and fun and a club bar for the extra thirsty. The floor will be open for anyone to recite Burns poetry or their own composition. Musicians also welcome.

3. Belfast Gin School

  • Belfast, January 25 – March 28

Through experiential learning, with master distiller, Ian, you will have the opportunity to see gin being distilled, learn about flavour combinations and make your own! Each participant will receive a goodie bag containing their own miniature bottle of gin to serve with their tonic of choice at home. A great afternoon with gin and cupcakes, what’s not to love?

4. Tyrella Point to Point

  • Downpatrick, January 25

Tyrella point-to-point is the perfect day out for all the family in the Irish countryside and where you will get to witness the future stars of the racing industry make their introduction into competitive racing. Unlike most racecourses, spectators can stand beside one of the fences and feel the power of the horses as they jump a fence in full flight or get close to the winning post for a bird eye view of the thrilling action.

5. Paranormal Investigation

  • Belfast, January 18 – March 31

On this four hour investigation you will be taken to the most active areas in the Gaol and will be given the chance to use equipment as used by experts while conducting your very own ghost hunt. The areas you will visit will include the reception, the condemned man’s cell, execution chamber, the tunnel and the flogging room.

6. Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

  • Belfast, January 24-26

Not for the easily offended, Jimmy’s shows usually involve poking fun at crude things you’re not meant to make fun of. Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. "Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo," says Jimmy. "Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket."

7. The Elvis Spectacular Show

  • Belfast, January 23

Ciaran Houlihan and his TCB Band and the Sweet Sensations are bringing a bit of Vegas to Belfast as with their two-hour show of all the greatest hits. The audience can expect to be wowed by the authenticity, with even the same costumer designer as the King himself!

8. Dirty Dancin' in Le Shebeen

  • Belfast, January 14-26

Picking up where she left off (for the very last time!), the dust has settled in the estate and now Maggie Muff and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen. Join Maggie and chums for tales of a front wedgie, being caught-short in Zumba, and a friendship that’s tested to the limit. It's a one-woman show that will have you in tears of laughter, having ‘the time of your life'.

9. Kenny Dalglish Live

  • Belfast, January 23

For the first time live, Kenny Dalglish will be talking about his life in and out of football. In a question and answer format, he will discuss the great times and the tough times he has endured throughout his illustrious career. Kenny will be interviewed by his daughter, Kelly Cates, now a successful Sky Sports pundit. There will be a chance to meet Kenny in person on the night and get a professional photo taken with the King himself.

10. Carolyn Stewart’s Saturday Night House Launch Party

  • Belfast, January 25

U105's disco diva Carolyn Stewart will play all your 70's and 80's chart favourites at McKenna's Bar, Sailortown.

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