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What's on: 9 things to do in Northern Ireland September 25 - October 1

As we settle in to autumn, take a look through what's happening across Northern Ireland this week - including a local beer, cider and spirit festival in Co Down and some Dreamboys in Belfast.

1. Strabane Market, Strabane - Friday, September 29

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On the last Friday of every month from April - December, the Alley Theatre will welcome the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods and handmade crafted products.

Time: 11am - 4pm

Admission: Free

2.  Locally Produced Beer Cider & Spirit Festival, Newcastle - Saturday, September 30

Set in the picturesque Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, this event highlights the best local beer, cider and spirit Northern Ireland has to offer.

Local produce will also be available to sample and purchase at the festival.

Tickets are £14 and includes three drink tokens and a souvenir glass.

Time: 2pm - 8pm

3. Mister Maker at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1


CBeebies' Mister Maker is coming back to the Grand Opera House by popular demand in his smash hit live theatre tour.

With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise.

For more information, visit


Saturday - 10am, 1pm & 4pm

Sunday - 10am & 1pm

Price: £13.75 - £17.25 (Family Ticket £47)

4. The Australian Pink Floyd Show at the SSE Arena, Belfast - Tuesday, September 26

The Australian Pink Floyd Show returns to the SSE Arena with a new set of Pink Floyd songs - 'The Best Side of the Moon' incorporating a full performance of what many would call the most iconic rock album of all time.

For more information, visit

Time: 8pm

Price: £29.90 - £46.90

5. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Aged 13 ¾) at the MAC, Belfast - running until October 7

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Adam Dougal as Adrian Mole (Photo by Aaron McCracken)

A stage adaptation of Sue Townsend’s best-selling novel, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ comes to the MAC for Bruiser Theatre Company's 20th anniversary celebrations.

The production captures lovable character Adrian Mole's secret diary and charts the highs and lows of being a teenager during the Thatcher period including dealing with dysfunctional parents, the school bully and teenage crushes.

For more information, visit

Time: 3:00 pm & 7:45 pm

Price: £12.50 - £25

6. The Dreamboys at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - September 25-26


The UK's top Male Strip Show returns for a 2017 tour - perfect for a night out with the girls.

The show runs for two hours including interval and the event is strictly over 18s - photo ID may be required on arrival.

For more information, visit

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £21.25 - £29.25

7. The Home Key at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Derry~Londonderry - Friday, September 29


A special performance from Lisa Hannigan, who is celebrated for her unmistakeable vocals.

Her latest album, At Swim, which takes a turn into darker more reflective territory, features an inspired acapella version of Seamus Heaney's poem 'Anahorish' taken from his early collections.

For more information, visit

Time: 8pm

Price: £20

8. Murder Mystery Evenings at Lissan House & Demesne, Cookstown - September 29-30

Lissan House sets the scene in 1943, when war rages abroad but at the 'Big House' the enemy lurks within.

There has been a murder but who dunnit? What has ice-cream got to do with it? Fatal attraction, fun and forensics. Come dressed to kill in 1940's style service or civvies.

Tickets include a glass of bubbly on arrival and a hot buffet supper.

For more information, visit

Time: 7pm

Price: £35

9. Country comes to the Forum, Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry - Tuesday, September 26

A night of entertainment with great country acts, fun and laughter with all proceeds going to Foyle Search & Rescue.

For more information, visit

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £20

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