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What's on in Northern Ireland, February 12-18 - from X Factor Live to Paul Weller

Paul Weller (David Jensen/PA)
Paul Weller (David Jensen/PA)

Romance is in the air this week as we celebrate Valentine's Day and there's a whole host of music, comedy, and theatre on to keep everyone entertained.

1. Andy Zaltzman

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 12

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire. 

He is the writer and presenter of the satirical podcast The Bugle, one of iTunes' biggest ever comedy podcasts.

He performs at the Ulster Hall as part of the Cool FM Comedy Club.

For more information, visit

2. Maggie's Feg Run

  • The MAC, Belfast, February 13-25

The loveable Maggie Muff is back in the highly-anticipated sequel to 50 Shades of Red White and Blue and Dirty Dancin’ in le Shebeen.

This is the one you’ve all been waiting for, where Maggie and Big Sally-Ann are on top form as they head to Benidorm on an all-important ‘Feg Run’.

For more information, visit

3. Circus of Horrors – Voodoo

  • Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, February 13
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This spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock horror story and the darkest of magic.

This show comes to the Millennium Forum and is suitable for adults only.

For more information, visit

4. Valentine Card Printing

  • Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady, February 14
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Celebrate the annual day of love with a special card printing workshop with Derry Print Workshop artist Paul Barwise.

Paul will introduce you to drypoint etching and give you the opportunity to create a card for a loved one.

For more information, telephone: (028) 7776 0650 or email

5. Mozart by Candlelight

  • Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, February 15
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From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show at The Millennium Forum immerses audiences in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

For more information, visit

6. An Evening With Colonel Chris Hadfield

  • SSE Arena, Belfast, February 15
Chris Hadfield

The 21st century’s most famous astronaut returns to Belfast this week.

An Evening With Chris Hadfield is a unique 90 minute presentation by this Canadian pioneer reflecting on his 35 year history complete with rarely seen videos from space.

For more information, visit

7. Paul Weller

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 15
Paul Weller (David Jensen/PA)

Paul Weller will perform at the Ulster Hall in Belfast this week with support from Londonderry band Touts.

The gig come as Paul celebrates 40 years since his first album In The City was released with his former band The Jam in 1977.

For more information, visit

8. X Factor Live Tour

  • SSE Arena, Belfast, February 16

The X Factor Live Tour 2018 kicks off and for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner.

The tour has thrilled more than three million people since it began 13 years ago, making it one of the UK's most successful annual arena tours.

For more information, visit

9. Tommy Fleming

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 16
Tommy Fleming

Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the 'Voice of Ireland' and is one of Ireland’s top entertainers with over 5 million YouTube hits and over 3 million album sales worldwide.

Tommy is celebrating 25 years a solo performer, his new album “Stories” released in 2016 celebrates the anniversary.

For more information, visit

10. Murder of Crows

  • Lyric Theatre, Belfast, February 16-17

Murder of Crows is a compelling new drama woven together by Dublin writer Lee Coffey, skilfully spinning numerous narratives into a single exploration of the connections formed between three young delinquents who flock together in their knowledge that secrets hide in the dark places and darkness, once gazed upon, can never be lost.

Please note this performance contains strong language, discussions of sexual and violent themes and references to substance use.

For more information, visit

11. David Meade Mentalist: Wizard of Odds

  • Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, February 17
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In his funniest and most impossible show yet, mind reader David Meade will blow your mind as he beats the odds and predicts the impossible.

Now performing all over the world, David’s coming back to home soil at the Riverside Theatre.

For more information, visit

12. Coast and Country Foodie Tour

  • Coleraine, February 17
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This guided tour will showcase some of the best local produce and hidden gems the Causeway Coast has to offer.

Sit back, relax and savour the flavours and stories that make this area so unique. Five stops along the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route with each one offering a delicious and surprising taste experience.

Starting at the Visitor Information Centre in Coleraine with pick-up at 9.30am.

For more information, visit

13. Jake Bugg

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 17
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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg will be showcasing new and old songs in a stripped back environment during this concert in support of his new album, Hearts That Strain.

He will be supported by singer Sam Fender.

For more information, visit

14. The Three Tenors Ireland

  • Waterfront, Belfast, February 17

Creating a storm wherever they go, Ireland’s favourite trio promise a magical night to remember as they perform uplifting songs made famous by world superstars including Sinatra, The Dubliners and Pavarotti.

For more information, visit

15. Chinese New Year celebrations

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 18

Chinese Welfare Association NI is delighted to welcome to the city of Belfast, all the way from Beijing, the Sounds of the Silk Road on their UK tour. 

This award-winning group have performed all over Europe bringing music and dance to delighted audiences.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year -Year of the Dog - at the Ulster Hall with at 3.30pm.

For more information, visit

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