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What's on in Northern Ireland this week

As we head into another May Bank Holiday Weekend, take a look at what's on across Belfast and Northern Ireland this week.

Spring Continental Market at Belfast City Hall, Thursday, May 25 - Monday, May 29

The Spring Continental Market returns to City Hall for another year with a delicious mix of food from across the globe as well as a mouth-watering selection of bespoke local products to choose from and enjoy.

You can visit the French patisserie, serving a range of freshly made sweet and savoury pastries. Enjoy bratwurst and currywurst sausages fresh from the traditional German schwenkgrille. Indulge in some Dutch pancakes or take away a burger from the exotic meats of the world traders.


Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 10pm

Sunday: noon - noon- 6pm

Monday: 10am - 6pm

Mickey Flanagan at the SSE Arena, Belfast - Wednesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 25

One of UK Comedy’s biggest names, Micky Flanagan brings his An’ Another Fing… 2017 tour to Belfast for two nights.

This follows his record breaking Back In The Game tour of 2013 which took in an incredible 129 shows - making it the biggest comedy tour in the world that year - having sold an unbelievable 500,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland alone.

Tickets: £35.50 & £30

Time: 8pm (no support act) doors open at 6.30pm.

Trainspotting Live at the MAC, Belfast - Wednesday, May 24 - Saturday, May 27

A 21st-anniversary production of the infamous Trainspotting tells the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene.

The play recaptures the adult themes, passion and controversy of the famous novel and globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive theatre production – the audience are part of the show, including the notorious “Worst Toilet in Scotland” scene.

Tickets: £12.50 - £20

Note: Suitable for age 18+. Contains Nudity, strong language, violent and sexual scenes and heavy drug use.

Brian Cox at the SSE Arena, Belfast - Tuesday, May 23

Brian Cox's hugely anticipated tour will take audiences on a journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all.

Tickets: £44 & £42

Time: 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Crazy at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - Tuesday, May 23 - Saturday, May 27

From the producers of Dancing Shoes - The George Best Story and 50 Shades Of Red White And Blue, Crazy tells the story of young nurse, Ruby who returns from Gambia after another disastrous relationship, and is wondering what she’s going to do about her sorry life.

Step forward goods friends, Eddie and Gary with a cunning plan to get Ruby the man of her dreams. But what has this got to do with Garth Brooks ? In desperation, Ruby turns to her hero, Patsy Cline for answers and is shocked by what she discovers.

Tickets: £18.25 - £26.25


Tuesday - Thursday - 7.30pm

Friday - 8.00pm

Saturday - 5.30pm & 8.30pm

County Derry Fleadh, Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28

A showcase of traditional Irish music and culture, this year’s County Derry Fleadh will be hosted by the Jimmy O’Hara CCE Roe Valley branch in Limavady, while the launch event will take place in Granny Annie’s.

Hundreds of musicians are expected to take part in this year's celebration.

Belfast Craft Beer Festival at Custom House Square - Thursday, 25 May - Sunday, May 28

The best Irish craft beer, cider makers and distillers come to Custom House Square to showcase their finest products, all in one place over a massive four-day festival.

Enjoy the music, exclusive brewers’ talks and the best drinks around.

Tickets: £10

The Armagh Craft Fair,  Saturday, May 27

The renowned Armagh Craft Fair returns to Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, bringing high-quality crafts to the heart of Armagh City.

It features over 45 craft stalls from makers across Ireland, with demonstrations from master crafters throughout the day, free children’s workshops, musical entertainment, and great food.

Tickets: Free entry

Time: 10am – 6pm

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