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What's on: 10 things to do in Northern Ireland October 16-22

Northern Ireland has a huge mix of music, comedy, theatre and sport to keep everyone entertained this week.

1. World Surf Kayak Championships 2017, Portrush - October 20-28

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World Surf Kayak Championships 2017

The Portrush East Strand will see the first ever Surf Kayak World Championships to be held in Northern Ireland.

This dynamic sport to spectate will include both the Individual Championships and the Team Championship.

Time: 9am-5pm

Price: free

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2. Lough Lively Sessions: The Rapparees at Portico, Portaferry - Friday, October 20

The Rapparees

Filling concert halls and theatres for 15 years, The Rapparees are quintessentially a traditional vocal harmony band harking back to the likes of the Clancy brothers, but with a modern kick.

They will be showcasing the music from their exciting new album alongside some of their old favourites.

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3. William Caulfield at Crom Castle, Enniskillen - Saturday, October 21

Join William Caulfield for an evening full of laughs at Crom Castle in Enniskillen. In addition enjoy a VIP drinks reception before the show including drinks at the interval in the Grand Hall. 


General admission - £15

Drinks reception - £30.

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4. Tapestry Weaving Workshop, An Creagán, Omagh - Saturday, October 21

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Tapestry Weaving Workshop

An opportunity to learn the basics of tapestry weaving on a simple frame loom, participants can create their woven sampler or small contemporary wall hanging.

Participants can focus on either textural effects using knotting and wrapping techniques or creating shapes and blending colours.

Price: £35 (includes lunch)

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5. Jimeoin at Belfast Waterfront - Thursday, October 19

Comedian Jimeoin

Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy's masters and he is returning to the Waterfront with his latest show Ridiculous.

Price: £22.50 - £27

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6. Paul Carrack at the Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry - Friday, October 20

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Paul Carrack

Best known as the frontman of Mike and the Mechanics, the Sheffield-born musician will put on a show to remember.

With an outstanding 40-plus-year career including working with a number of legendary artists, Paul Carrack will entertain for the evening performing an engaging and varied set before his 24-date tour next year.

Price: £25-30

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7. Reginald D Hunter at the Ulster Hall, Belfast - Sunday, October 22

Reginald D Hunter

The comedian performs his new show Some People v. Reginald D Hunter in Belfast following a hugely successful run of gigs across Europe

Reginald is a well-known face on primetime television shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.

Price: £25

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8. David O'Doherty at the Ulster Hall, Belfast - Friday, October 20

Often seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, David O'Doherty has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. 

He returns to Belfast's Ulster Hall with his latest show Big Time.

Price: £18

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9. Atlantic Arc Orchestra & Lula Pena at the Grand Opera House Belfast - Monday, October 16

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Atlantic Arc Orchestra. Pic credit: Louis Decarlo

Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a new collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s most respected traditional musicians, under the musical direction of Dónal Lunny.

Joining them is the revered Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and poet Lula Pena appears as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival.

Price: £17.75 - £15.75

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Lula Pena. Pic credit: Lucile Dizier

10. Shane Filan at Waterfront, Belfast - Sunday, October 22

Shane Filan (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

The former Westlife singer returns to Belfast following the release of his new solo album Love Always.

The hugely popular singer will be supported by special guest Matt Gresham.

Price: £35.50

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