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What's on: 11 things to do in Northern Ireland October 30 - November 5

As the Halloween celebrations continue and the kids enjoy their half term break, here's what's happening across Northern Ireland this week.

1. Museum of the Moon, The Guildhall, Derry~Londonderry - until October 31

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Museum of the Moon

Experience Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon, an internationally touring work featuring detailed Nasa imagery of the Moon's surface and atmospheric soundtrack created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer, Dan Jones.

As part of the festival there are special ticketed events under the moon including Samhain sessions, little monsters shows, a spooktacular disco and the Mayor's tea dance.

For more information, visit

2. Liam Gallagher, SSE Arena, Belfast - Monday, October 30

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Rock icon Liam Gallagher delivers his first headline show at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

Representing his first tour following the release of his debut solo album As You Were, Liam is back at the height of his powers.

For more information, visit

3. Joel Mawhinney: Phobia, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine - Monday, October 30

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Joel Mawhinney is not like other teenagers. Forsaking higher education, Joel has chosen the way of the mentalist.

In this Halloween Special, Joel will attempt to break inside your mindset and alter the way you see your biggest fears. Expect the unexpected, the bizarre and the miraculous, in this twisted, yet hilarious experience at the Riverside Theatre.

Time: 8pm

Price: £8.50

Student ticket: £5.00 (must present student ID card on purchase)

4. Hairspray, Grand Opera House, Belfast - October 30 - November 4

The international smash hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical is returning to the Grand Opera House.

Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream - to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin.

Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality - and Link’s heart - without denting her ‘do?


Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 2.30pm


£21.25 - £49.25

For more information, visit

5. Frank Carson: A Rebel Without A Pause, Lyric Theatre, Belfast - November 1-5

Dan Gordon as Frank Carson

Belfast funnyman Frank Carson blazed a comedy trail for over fifty years.

In this acclaimed one-man show, written and performed by Dan Gordon, we journey with Frank from his Belfast boyhood - where life was so tough even the arms on the chairs had tattoos - through his adventures in the army, and into the world of showbiz where he entertained Royalty, delighted Pope John Paul II and never forgot where he came from.


Wednesday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Saturday & Sunday matinee: 2.30pm


Tickets: £20

Concessions: £16

Matinée: £16

For more information, visit

6. London Grammar, Belfast Waterfront - Thursday, November 2

Hannah Reid of London Grammar (Photo by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images)

Fresh off the back of scoring their first No.1 album, with Truth Is A Beautiful Thing,  London Grammar will perfom a major headlining show at Belfast Waterfront.

London Grammar’s 2013 debut If You Wait was hugely successful, being certified double-platinum in the UK and seeing the band pick up multiple awards.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £35.50

For more information, visit

7. Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure, The MAC, Belfast - November 2-12

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Created by the historic Boston-based theatre company The Poets’ Theatre, this production showcases four of Beckett's most powerful short plays - Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby and Come & Go.

Audiences will be introduced to world-class poetry that will touch on love, loss and longing. Prepare for a beautiful, chilling and thought-provoking experience.

Time: 3pm & 7.45pm

Price: £12.50 - £25

For more information, visit

8. Shane Todd, Ulster Hall, Belfast - Thursday, November 2 & Saturday, November 4

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Fresh from selling out the Ulster Hall at the end of last year, Northern Ireland comedy sensation Shane Todd returns with his latest show. 

Last year Shane Todd supported Bill Burr, landed his own show on BBC Radio Ulster and performed all over the world.  He comes back to Belfast for two massive shows.

Time: 8pm

Price: £17

For more information, visit

9. Disney On Ice: Passport To Adventure, SSE Arena, Belfast - November 3-5

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Disney on Ice: Passport To Adventure.

Families can journey to the most memorable Disney destinations and get swept away by classic tales that have captivated the world.

This includes exploring the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, voyaging deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom and touring London with Peter Pan and Wendy, before flying to Neverland to meet up with Tinker Bell.

For more information, visit


10. Jason Byrne, Ulster Hall, Belfast - Sunday, November 5

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Comedian Jason Byrne

Irish comedian Jason Byrne has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. 

His left brain scans the audience, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason's coach, pushing him to the limit.

Jason's The Man With Three Brains show comes to Belfast this week.

Time: 8pm

Price: £19.50

For more information, visit

11. Christy Moore, Millennium Forum, Derry/Londonderry - November 2-3

Irish icon: Christy Moore

Irish music icon Christy Moore returns to the Millennium Forum as part of a short national tour.

One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon.

Time: 8pm

Price: £35

For more information, visit

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