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What's on: 10 things to do in Northern Ireland October 23-29

As Northern Ireland school children have half-term in their sights, take a look through what's happening across Northern Ireland this week.

1. Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre, Armagh - Saturday, October 28

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Celebrating the world famous PGI status Armagh Bramley apple with the very best food and drink Co. Armagh has to offer, a host of food and drink producers come to Richhill's historic village.

Fayre activities include live cookery demonstrations throughout the day, live music, fun and games. Learn from local chefs who will be showcasing their talents as they create mouth-watering dishes using the finest ingredients and, of course, Armagh apples.

For more information, visit

2. The Tempest: Ireland. Memory. Identity, Belfast - October 10-28

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Carlisle Memorial Church plays host to excellence in this years’ Belfast International Arts Festival, as the high Victorian neo-Gothic building will display a significant exhibition by one of Ireland’s leading international artists, Hughie O’Donoghue.

This exhibition of paintings, painted constructions and sculpture draw on the artist’s own experience and connections, people and places that he knew or knew of.

For more information, visit

3. Picture This at the SSE Arena, Belfast - Friday, October 27

Jimmy Rainsford and Ryan Hennessy of Picture This.

Following the huge success of their recent sold out tour, Irish duo Picture This will return to Belfast this week to make their headline debut at the SSE Arena.

Support acts include The Coronas and Catherine McGrath.

Price: From £29.50

Time: 8pm

4. Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - October 24-28

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

Beautiful tells the true story of King’s rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Price: £25.25 - £46.75


Tuesday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 2.00pm

Saturday: 2.30pm

For more information, visit

5. City of Derry International Choral Festival - October 25-29

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City of Derry choral festival

This choral music festival brings more than 60 choirs to Derry~Londonderry, hailing from countries across Europe. 

A  celebration of all that choral singing has to offer, activities include concerts by world-renowned vocal groups, competitions for choirs, workshops and educational events for singers and conductors, community concerts and choral trails in landmark locations across Derry~Londonderry and the surrounding area.

For more information, visit

6. Purple Turnip Festival, Lisburn - Saturday, October 28

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Market Square in Lisburn welcomes the Purple Turnip Festival for its ninth year.

The festival includes the terrific purple turnip hunt, free craft activities, an interactive light floor and the opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide range of exotic animals. This event is free and suitable for families.

For more information, visit

7. Barbara Dickson at the Lyric theatre, Belfast - Sunday, October 29

Barbara Dickson

Scottish singer Barbara Dickson will take to the Lyric stage with her interpretation of traditional music, married with 20th Century songs.

She will be joined by Northern Ireland singer Anthony Toner who has recently released his new album ‘Ink’.

Price: £25

Time: 8pm

For more information, visit

8. Alison Moyet at the Ulster Hall, Belfast - Sunday, October 29

Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet performs at the Belfast venue following the release of her new album Other.

Price: From  £27.50

Time: 7pm

For more information, visit

9. Ben Nicky at the SSE Arena, Belfast - Saturday, October 28

After breaking all previous sales records by selling out New Year's Eve at Lush! Portrush in less than 8 hours, Ben Nicky will perform his debut solo headline show at the SSE Arena, Belfast this Halloween.

Price: £33

Time: 7pm

Please note: This is a strictly over 18s event and photo ID will be required.

10. Halloween across Northern Ireland - October 28 onwards

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Halloween 2017 ©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland gets ready to celebrate Halloween 2017 with a whole host of events taking place.

To find out what's happening and where, take a look at our Halloween 2017 guide:

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