The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (November 4 – 10).

  • World Kickboxing Tournament, Ebrington Pavilion, Co. Londonderry, November 1 – 30.  The biggest kickboxing event to be held in Ireland featuring ISKA world professional champions along with current European Amateur Champion Damien “Dee” McGuinness and undefeated professional K1 fighter Vaidas Natkus, featuring on the main event of the night.
  • Caught in the Net, The Alley Theatre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, November 6 – 7.  The story about the life of a two-timing taxi driver who keeps two separate families.  When his teenage children from the two different families meeting in an internet chat room, John has to try and keep his double life a secret.
  • Newtownabbey One Act Drama Festival, The Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, November 7 – 9.  Presenting three nights of the best one-act plays from amateur dramatic groups around Northern Ireland.
  • Cakes and Bakes, Belle Isle Cookery School, Co. Fermanagh, November 8.  Enjoy a hands-on course and learn how to make delicious cakes and bakes that you can recreate with confidence in your own home.
  • Ulster Orchestra: Homage to Music, Ulster Hall, Belfast, November 8.  A pairing of two Viennese composers, Strauss and Mahler, and two Englishmen, Parry and Elgar, is a reminder of the legacy of the Austro-German tradition all over the United Kingdom in the period that came to be known as the ‘English musical renaissance’.
  • Women of the World, The Playhouse Theatre, Co. Londonderry, November 8 – 10.  A weekend of talks, debates, music, film and performances that celebrate the formidable strength and inventiveness of amazing, inspirational girls and women.  It will also address themes and issues affecting women of all ages.
  • Echo Echo Dance and Movement Festival, Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, Co. Londonderry, November 8 – 17.  This is the first dedicated dance and movement festival in Northern Ireland.  Strong local performance and participation will be developed through three new individual artist commissions, artistic development intensives and an education and outreach programme.
  • Festival of Light, Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Co. Down, November 8 – 10, 15-17 and 22-24.  Experience the magic of Mount Stewart as the grounds and lakeside are brought to life like never before with magnificent colours and mesmerising music which will showcase the natural beauty surrounding this historic mansion.
  • Straw Crafts and Mummers Masks, Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, November 9.  ‘Mumming’ is an ancient Irish tradition of singing, dancing and playing music while wearing a mask or disguise.  In this workshop children will have the opportunity to make and decorate a traditional mask. 
  • Diwali with The Dhol Foundation, The Ulster Hall, Belfast, November 10.  Diwali returns in 2013 with an exciting musical concert from the world renowned Johnny Kalsi and The Dhol Foundation.  There will be a wonderful blend of classic Indian music with global rhythms and thumping contemporary beat.