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What's on: 8 things to do in Northern Ireland November 13-19

Talk of Christmas is upon us whether you like it or not and there are a few festive happenings this week, as well as great music, food and drink, and entertainment to be enjoyed.

1. Causeway Coast and Glens Restaurant Week, November 11-19 

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A nine-day culinary celebration showcasing the vibrant restaurant scene across the entire Causeway Coast and Glens area.

With a growing reputation for food experiences, enjoy themed nights, food tours and taster menus, using the very best of fresh local and seasonal produce, complemented by fine wines and artisan ales.

From Limavady to Ballycastle, there is a restaurant ready to offer you a memorable dining experience.

For more details, visit

2. Steps, SSE Arena, Belfast, Tuesday, November 14

The popular five-piece return to the SSE Arena stage for their second gig in the city to mark their 20th anniversary tour.

The group will be supported by fellow 90s favourite The Vengaboys

For more information, visit

3. Belfast Beer and Cider Festival, Ulster Hall, November 16-18

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Celebrate the art of brewing from around the British Isles, at this festival featuring over 100 real ales and ciders from local and UK breweries.

Enjoy pub games, tutored beer tastings, Champion Beer and Champion Cider of Festival competitions and check out the local food stall.

For more information visit

4. Atlantic Sessions, Causeway Coast, November 16- 19

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A high quality musical feast showcasing original music.

From traditional to contemporary and electric to acoustic, Atlantic Sessions has emerged as a permanent feature on the cultural calendar creating an energetic, vibrant atmosphere in the pubs, hotels, coffee shops and town halls across Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae.

For more information and full line up details, visit

5. Belfast Christmas Lights Switch-On, Belfast City Hall,  Saturday, November 18

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Picture By: Arthur Allison. Pacemaker Press Belfast 19-11-2016

Join the Lord Mayor, Councillor Nuala McAllister, the Cool FM Breakfast crew, Bing and Flop, The Twirlywoos, Milkshake Live's Derek and Jen and Cavehill Primary School choir as they kick off the festive season with the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On at Belfast City Hall.

This event is free but tickets are required, available from

6. CS Lewis Festival, Belfast, November 18-22

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The CS Lewis Festival celebrates the legacy of Lewis through themes of storytelling, imagination and spirituality with events including talks, lectures and tours, exhibitions, workshops, theatre, poetry and spoken word events and film screenings.

This year, expect to see some firm favourites, new ideas and some quirky events, across five days of the festival.

For more information, visit

7. The Killers, SSE Arena, Belfast, Friday, November 17

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The Killers will perform in Belfast this November.

The Mr Brightside hitmakers will be performing at the SSE Arena this week, following the release of their fifth album Wonderful Wonderful.

For more information, visit

8. Frampton Reborn, SSE Arena, Belfast, November 18

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Carl Frampton will fight Mexican Horacio Garcia in his homecoming bout.

Carl Frampton will face Mexico’s Horacio Garcia in a ten round Featherweight contest on his highly-anticipated Belfast homecoming.

Meanwhile fellow Belfast boxer Jamie Conlan will fight current champion Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF super flyweight title on the undercard, while Paddy Barnes will defend his WBO European flyweight crown.

For more information, visit

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