10 Things to do in Northern Ireland Next Week.

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (September 30 – October 6).

  • Peek-a-Book! Children’s Literature Festival, Waterside Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Londonderry, October 1 – 5.  Peek-a-Book! is a festival for everyone featuring a host of stimulating children’s events which will bring fantastic children’s characters to life in a fun and exciting experience not to be missed!
  • Othello, The Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, October 2.  Othello’s world will be brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters.  A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love will unfurl as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion.
  • American Wrestling Roadshow, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, October 4.  Wrestling superstars are taking a break from their tours of America, Europe, Japan and Mexico to take part in this giant one-off extravaganza and fans will get the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite stars.
  • Wireless Mystery Theatre presents The Third Policeman, The Alley Theatre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, October 4.  A murder thriller, a hilarious comic satire about a village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender brief unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt.
  • The Big Bass Swing Band, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, October 4.  Follow the journey of Irish and Scottish folk songs across the Atlantic as they meet African rhythms and watch as they develop into Blues and Swing, with a big Elvis finale.
  • Poetry Month, Waterside Theatre, Co. Londonderry, October 5.  Carol Ann Duffy, critically acclaimed UK Poet Laureate, will be welcomed into the city to perform as part of Poetry Month. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to be inspired by one of the most significant names in contemporary British poetry.
  • Autumn Plant Fair, Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield, Co. Down, October 5.  A favourite event for gardeners and non gardeners. Browse through the many specialist plant stalls and buy a plant grown in Rowallane’s world famous garden. 
  • Craft Beer and Cider Tasting, the MAC, Belfast, October 5.  Come along and enjoy many craft beers and cider with some well matched food bites.  A night of fun and knowledge.
  • Mr Hullabaloo’s Enchanted Tea Party, The Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, October 6.  Dress up as a princess or knight and join Mr Hullabaloo for an interactive afternoon tea party unlike any other.  There will be lots of fun activities, a live dinner show and afternoon tea in china cups.
  • Titanic Violin Exhibition, Titanic Belfast, until October 13.  The violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley during Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage will go on display at Titanic Belfast this month. The violin will reside in the replica second-class accommodation suite in Titanic Belfast’s Fit-Out Gallery before going to auction.