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What's on: 9 things to do in Northern Ireland this week

As temperatures soar across Northern Ireland, there's plenty to keep us entertained this week - including the remaining Belsonic gigs and Nashville In Concert.

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Nashville In Concert.

Nashville In Concert.

Giselle at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Giselle at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Martin Garrix will perform in Belfast on Monday. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Billboard)

Martin Garrix will perform in Belfast on Monday. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Billboard)

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Jess Glynne. Photo: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Jess Glynne. Photo: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Music City, Derry~Londonderry.

Music City, Derry~Londonderry.

Super Milk Wild Air Run.

Super Milk Wild Air Run.

Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival.

Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival.

MCM Comic Con.

MCM Comic Con.

Here We Lie at the Lyric, Belfast.

Here We Lie at the Lyric, Belfast.

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Nashville In Concert.

What's on in Northern Ireland this week:

1. Giselle at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - Wednesday, June 21 - Saturday, June 24

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Giselle at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Giselle at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Giselle at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

 

The English National Ballet performs in Northern Ireland for the first time with the classic production of Giselle.

This is a haunting tale of a young peasant girl who falls in love with a handsome Duke, Albrecht, who hides his nobility and his engagement to another.

When this deception is revealed, Giselle is driven to madness and dies of a broken heart - only to be greeted by the vengeful spirits of abandoned brides who are ready to welcome Giselle into their fold, and force men to dance to their death.

Show times:

Wednesday - Saturday: 7.30pm

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Thursday: 2.00pm

Saturday: 2.30pm

Price: £13.50 - £43.25

2. Nashville In Concert at the SSE Arena, Belfast - Tuesday, June 20

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Nashville In Concert.

Nashville In Concert.

Nashville In Concert.

 

Stars of the hit series Nashville are set to play in Belfast during a second international tour, featuring performances from cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio.

The show will include songs from the series as well as artists’ original material.

Time: 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Price: £49 - £60

3. Martin Garrix at Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast - Monday, June 19

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Martin Garrix will perform in Belfast on Monday. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Billboard)

Martin Garrix will perform in Belfast on Monday. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Billboard)

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Martin Garrix will perform in Belfast on Monday. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Billboard)

 

The Dutch DJ and producer is the latest act to take to the stage at Belsonic 2017.

Joining him at Ormeau Park will be fellow DJs Don Diablo and Justin Mylo.

Time: Gates open from 6.30pm

Price: £33

4. Jess Gylnne at Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast - Thursday, June 22

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Jess Glynne. Photo: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Jess Glynne. Photo: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Jess Glynne. Photo: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

 

The UK singer will headline the Ormeau Park for Belsonic 2017, with support from Danish DJ Martin Jensen.

Time: Gates open from 6.30pm

Price: £33

5. Music City, Derry~Londonderry, Wednesday, June 21 - Tuesday June, 27

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Music City, Derry~Londonderry.

Music City, Derry~Londonderry.

Music City, Derry~Londonderry.

 

The city becomes one giant performance space with music of all genres in the streets, squares, venues, churches and communities.

Derry’s choral tradition is showcased throughout the festival on the main outdoor stages while the historic Walls will feature performances from pipe bands, flute bands and trad musicians.

Most events are free of charge and family friendly.

6.  Super Milk Wild Air Run, Stormont Estate, Saturday, June 24

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Super Milk Wild Air Run.

Super Milk Wild Air Run.

Super Milk Wild Air Run.

 

A 5K family running event with a difference – ten huge inflatables!

Suitable for adults and children over 7, and all fitness levels, so join more than 20,000 people and have extreme fun.

7. Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival, Co. Antrim - Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25

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Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival.

Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival.

Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival.

 

Fun for all the family at Shane’s Castle, from angling, archery and air rifles to falconry, fine food, ferrets and fun.

Featuring international competitions for working and gun dogs, plus displays and attractions designed to appeal to everyone who has ever enjoyed the companionship of a dog as a family pet.

It will also feature international competitions for working and gun dogs, plus displays and attractions designed to appeal to everyone who has ever enjoyed the companionship of a dog as a family pet.

Price:

Family: £25

Adult: £10

Child (over 5): £5

8. MCM Comic Con, Lisburn - Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25

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MCM Comic Con.

MCM Comic Con.

MCM Comic Con.

 

A pop-culture weekend extravaganza at the Eikon Exhibition Centre featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video.

The line-up of special guests includes Kristin Bauer van Straten, most famously known for her vampiric role as calculating and hilariously sarcastic Pamela Swynford De Beaufort in True Blood, and Firefly's Summer Glau, who played runaway psychic assassin Rover Tam in Joss Whedon's much-loved sci-fi western.

Times:

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Price: £10 - £20

9. Here We Lie at the Lyric, Belfast - Thursday, June 22 - Sunday, July 2

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Here We Lie at the Lyric, Belfast.

Here We Lie at the Lyric, Belfast.

Here We Lie at the Lyric, Belfast.

 

Rawlife Theatre company have teamed up with writer Patrick J. O'Reilly to bring theatre goers ‘Here We Lie’, a dark and physical comedy that takes an unconventional look into our post- truth world of fake news, alternative facts with hilarious and terrifying results.

Time:

Tuesday - Saturday: 8pm

Sunday matinée: 2.45pm

Price: £10 - £12.50


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