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What's on in Northern Ireland, Feb 19-25: From Flash Harry to Katherine Ryan

This week across Northern Ireland sees fantastic music, comedy and theatre on offer - take a look through our list of top attractions over the next seven days.

1. The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Grand Opera House, Belfast, February 20-24
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Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past.

Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (The Billy Plays, Coronation Street, Duty Free and Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell and Susan Penhaligon (Upstairs, Downstairs, A Bouquet of Barbed Wire), Oscar Wilde’s most famous and entertaining play is set to delight and amuse NI audiences.

For more information, visit www.goh.co.uk.

2. I'll Tell My Ma

  • Lyric Theatre, Belfast, February 20-March 4
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I'll Tell My Ma is a hilarious one-woman show by Patricia Gormley charting the adventures and mis-adventures in the life of four generations of one West Belfast family.

We mmet 16 year old, Davina Corrina, a highly intelligent school girl with a penchant for Russian vodka and the high life; her Mother Chelsea Marie, a 30 something with a tangled love life who is looking to join the "mile high" club as an air stewardess with CryinAir.  The lovable 60 year old Patricia who's life has been turned upside down with tragedy but sees the way out by turning her life into a book and finally Granny Eileen the fiery 80 year old matriarch of the family who is coping with Facebook, tweeting and her free bus pass.

For more information, visit www.lyrictheatre.co.uk.

3. The Man Who Fell to Pieces

  • Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, February 20 
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This unique play performing at the Riverside Theatre is a story about John who is falling apart, literally. He spends days holding himself together with tape and cling film and other DIY tools.

For more information, visit www.ulster.ac.uk/riverside.

4. Flash Harry - Celebrating the Magic of Queen

  • Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, February 23
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From the small beginnings of five Queen fans getting together for a one off gig, Flash Harry have gone from strength to strength.

They will have you rocking in the aisles of Lagan Valley Island, and singing along to some of the greatest songs ever written.

To book tickets visit www.laganvalleyisland.co.uk.

5. Peter Corry - Call of the Celts

  • Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, February 23
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An evening of some of the finest music from Ireland and Scotland comes to the Riverside Theatre.

This show will take you on a musical journey through some of the all-time favourite Celtic classics performed by one of the great voices to come out of Ireland.

For more information, visit www.ulster.ac.uk/riverside.

6. Giancarlo Castro's Trumpet Concerto

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 23
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An evening with one of the most exciting rising musicians - Venezuelan trumpeter Francisco "Pacho" Flores who has been achieving worldwide recognition as a soloist, captivating audiences with his energy and the bell-like beauty of his tone. See a concerto world premiere as he performs at the Ulster Hall.

For more information, visit www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk.

7. Lisa McHugh

  • Waterfront, Belfast, February 23
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The Glaswegian born star has gained thousands of fans and won 14 awards to date in under three years including Female Vocalist of The Year three years running.

She will be supported by Gary Gamble.

For more information, visit www.waterfront.co.uk.

8. Titanic Taster Photography Tour: Lenses, Light & Magnification

  • Belfast, February 24
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Become a Titanic inspired photographer for the day, learning all about the science behind photography while having the opportunity to explore Titanic Quarter's industrial and maritime heritage.

For more information, visit www.titanic-foundation.org.

9. Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

  • Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, February 24
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One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again.

Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.

For more information, visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk.

10. The Bjorn Identity

  • Portico, Co. Down, February 24
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Abba tribute band, The Bjorn Identity return to Portico where their last show had the audience literally dancing in the aisles to their singalong favourite songs. Don't miss the chance to enjoy this evening of great entertainment in these unique surroundings.

For more information, visit www.porticoards.com.

11. Katherine Ryan

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 25
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Pictured: Katherine Ryan

From Live at the Apollo and Jimmy Carr’s Your Face or Mine? see Katherine Ryan’s brand new comedy show Glitter Room at the Ulster Hall.

For more information, visit www.ulsterhall.co.uk.

12. Belfast Peace Proms

  • SSE Arena, Belfast, February 25

Peace Proms returns to the stage of the SSE Arena and promises to be a huge celebration of youth, music, energy and sheer talent on an epic scale.

The critically acclaimed Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland will perform with the Belfast Children’s Peace Choir which is made up of 3,500 Primary School children from all over Northern Ireland.

For more information, visit www.ssearenabelfast.com.

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