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What's on: 10 things to do in Northern Ireland Nov 27 - Dec 3 from Wolf Alice to Robert Plant

From festive pantomimes to a huge basketball tournament, there's no shortage of entertainment on offer across Northern Ireland this week - take a look through our list of what's on:

1. Wolf Alice, Waterfront Belfast, November 27

Wolf Alice, one of the biggest breakthrough independent bands of recent years, perform in Belfast following the release of their album Visions Of A Life.

The band will be supported by Sunflower Bean.

Doors open at 7pm.

For more information, visit

Wolf Alice

2. Beauty and the Beast, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, November 30 - January 6

A modern twist on the timeless tale with a fresh score of original songs and enchanting visuals.

A sweet-natured singer-songwriter makes a deal with an all-powerful music producer, and now he’s got everything he ever wanted: fame, fortune, stardom… Except he’s turned into a monster.

For more information, visit


3. Basketball Hall of Fame Classic 2017, SSE Arena, Belfast, December 1-2

For the first time in history, college basketball will be played outside of the United States of America in Europe at Belfast’s SSE Arena.

The two-day tournament will feature Holy Cross vs. Manhattan College and La Salle University vs. Towson University, followed by consolation and championship play on the second day.

For more information, visit

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4. Sippy Fest, Guildhall, Derry~Londonderry, December 1-2

This year's Sippy Fest will see over 50 beers and a bespoke cocktail menu for visitors to enjoy as the festive season kicks off.

The beer festival will also feature a selection of brewers from across the island of Ireland, with complimentary food and an excellent line-up of local music.

Tickets for Sippy Fest are available online from £5 per session or pay on the door.

For more information, visit


5. The Carol Ship on Strangford Lough, Co. Down, December 1-2

Christmas starts in Portaferry and Strangford as Christmas music rings out across Strangford Lough.

The Strangford Ferry will be decorated with Christmas lights and choirs and musicians will perform on each sailing.

There will be Christmas markets in Portaferry and Strangford and children's entertainment in both villages.

For more information, visit

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6. Jack and the Beanstalk, Millennium Forum, Derry~ Londonderry, December 1 - 31

Telling the story of peasant boy Jack and his attempts to please his impoverished mother and win the hand of Princess Jill, Jack and the Beanstalk remains one of the best-loved pantomimes of all time.

Packed with great song and dance routines, hilarious comedy, dazzling scenes and magical special effects is this spectacular show at the Millennium Forum, starring William Caulfield as Dame Trot.

For more information, visit


7. Ulster Orchestra - The Snowman: Family Concert, Waterfront Belfast, December 2

One of the most popular children's books ever written, The Snowman is even more enchanting when it's experienced in this big-screen, animated version at the Waterfront, with live music by the Ulster Orchestra and a young singer performing the iconic 'Walking in the Air'.

For more information, visit

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8. Enniskillen Christmas Craft & Food Fair, Co. Fermanagh, December 2

Escape the high street crowds and enjoy a festive day out for all the family at the Enniskillen Christmas Craft & Food Fair in Enniskillen Town hall.

Soak up the atmosphere among the craft and food stalls and pick up that something special for a loved one.

For more information, visit

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9. Peter Pan, Grand Opera House, Belfast, December 2 - January 14

The Queen of panto May McFettridge will appear in her 28th consecutive year at the Grand Opera House, alongside soap star Claire King as Mimi the Mermaid; Olivier Award Winner David Bedella as the Captain; Belfast favourite Paddy Jenkins as Starkey, and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, funny man Paul Burling as Smee.

For more information, visit

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Claire King

10. Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Ulster Hall, Belfast, December 2

The Led Zeppelin star is touring the UK and Ireland following the release of his new album Carry Fire last month.

Special guest in Belfast will be Seth Lake man.

Doors open at 7pm.

For more information, visit

Robert Plant (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

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