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What's on: 10 things to do in Northern Ireland this week

Take a look at what's on around Northern Ireland this week.

1. Frampton vs Gutierrez at SSE Arena, Belfast - Saturday, July 29

Carl Frampton will fight at the SSE Arena in July.

Carl Frampton will make his ring return against Andres Gutierrez at Belfast's SSE Arena in a WBC world featherweight title eliminator.

Frampton has not fought since his loss to Leo Santa Cruz in their WBA title fight in Las Vegas in January but no doubt the home crowd will be cheering him on to victory this weekend.

Time: 6.00pm (Doors open 5.30pm)

2. Sunflowerfest at Tubby's Farm, Hillsborough - July 28-30


The Sunflower festival returns to Hillsborough with a sci-fi and space theme for 2017.

The organisers say they are designing and building the best festival to date at Tubby's Farm, where fancy dress is actively encouraged.

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Price: £24.50 - £89.95

3. West Side Story at Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry - July 27-29

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The Millennium Forum Youth Musical Group brings the dynamic musical West Side Story to stage.

Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and explores the rivalry between two teenage gangs, The Jets and The Sharks.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £10 - £12.50

4. Drag Queen Story Time at Holywood Arches Library, Belfast - Saturday, July 29

Framework Gallery, in association with Belfast Pride, is inviting families to join them for a morning of stories told by four fabulous drag artists - Portia, Electra, Captain Pink Beard and Sassie.

The story telling session will centre around the ideas of acceptance and celebrating difference, where you can expect to hear extracts from your favourite stories, from The Twits to Peter Pan.

Price: Free

5. Oliver! Summer Youth Project at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - July 27-29


More than 200 of Northern Ireland's young talent take to the stage of the Grand Opera House in Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist.

The story of a young orphan as he travels through the dark underbelly of London society, Oliver! features unforgettable musical numbers such as Consider Yourself, Food Glorious Food, As Long As He Needs Me and It's A Fine Life.

Time: 7pm

Saturday matinée: 2pm

Price: £13.75 - £22.25

6. Strabane Market, Strabane - Friday, July 28

The Alley Theatre welcomes the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of specialty foods and handmade crafted products.

Euros are accepted.

7. Cairncastle Bluegrass & Folk Musical Evening, Ballygally Halfway House Hotel, Larne,  July 25-30

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There is no better way of rounding off a day visiting the famous Nine Glens of Antrim, than to take in Cairncastle Ulster Scots Bluegrass & Folk cross community Festival held in the Halfway House Hotel.

The evenings feature international bands playing a mixture of Irish, Scottish, Country and Bluegrass music.

Workshops begin at 2pm and performances at 7.30pm.

8. Gulliver’s Travels at the Lyric, Belfast - July 28 - 30


Youth Music Theatre return to Lyric Theatre Belfast with their critically-acclaimed, musical Gulliver’s Travels; a musical adaptation from platinum-selling singer-songwriter Duke Special, comedian Andrew Doyle, Director Des Kennedy and the team behind the West End smash hit Once the Musical.

Washed ashore by a devastating shipwreck, Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a whirlwind expedition. This rip-roaring, fantastical, pop-rock extravaganza will be performed by YMT’s musical stars of tomorrow, who follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Lauren Samuels.


Friday - 7.45pm

Saturday - 2.30pm & 7.45pm

Sunday - 2.30pm

Price: £10 - £12

9. Ulster Rugby Family Fun Day, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast - Friday, July 28

Ulster Rugby host a Family Fun Day with all proceeds from this year's event going to their charity partner, Include Youth.

Enjoy an entertaining afternoon with activities to suit all ages, including live entertainment and music, an inflatable slide and bouncy castle, laser tag and a petting farm.

There will also be rugby skills sessions with the Ulster players and a self-guided experience in The Nevin Spence Centre.

Time: 3pm - 6pm

10. Capri Car Club Day at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Co Down - Sunday, July 30

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Mark Kennedy from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum launches Capri Car Day. (William Cherry/PressEye)

Visitors are being encouraged to pack a picnic and join the Ford Capri and RS Owners clubs as they show off these classic cars in the grounds of the Transport Museum.

This is Capri Club Northern Ireland's annual Regional Display where they host a static display of vintage, classis, modified, Motorsport, American and modern Ford cars and also Ford Owners Club display such as the RS Owners Club. 

Trophies are awarded for condition and presentation of cars in various categories. Exhibitors can enter their car on the day.

Time: 12pm - 5pm

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