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FARMFAMILY
FARMWEEK
JANUARY 23 2020
OUT AND ABOUT IN
NORTHERN IRELAND
LEFT: Belfast
Gin School,
Belfast, January
25-March 28.
DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things
to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and
cultural events. Here are 10 exciting things taking place
from January 27-February 02:
Molson Coors Race Meeting, Lisburn, January 28:
See January out in style at the rst xture of
2020. Enjoy top quality National Hunt racing
with the very best of jockeys, trainers and
horses on display. Plus with free admission
courtesy of sponsors, it really is a day not to
be missed
Star Tracker Evenings, Armagh, January 28:
Join Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
for an evening of Star Tracking. Enjoy a
digital theatre show chosen by Director
Professor Michael Burton and weather
permitting be fascinated by the views of the
night sky through its 12 inch telescope. It
will also have an astronomy talk at 7pm and
fulldome show at 8pm.
TRAD Belfast, January 31-February 1:
Critically acclaimed, sell out hit TRAD from
Livin’ Dred Theatre Company comes to Lyric
Theatre Studio, Belfast, on January 31 and
February 1. TRAD is a poignant, absurd and
hilarious tale of a 100-year-old Irishman...
and his father. TRAD is a story of rural
Ireland and its communities, of rural pride
and the often complex relationships between
father and son.
SimplyE Exhibition, Armagh, until January 31:
Craftswirl @ Armagh Visitor Information
Centre is delighted to showcase a beautiful
exhibition by SimplyE for its January
exhibition. SimplyE is a maker, designer
and a weaver of bespoke leather and weave
products for use within the home and fashion
industry which are all individually hand
woven from her design studio in County
Armagh.
Belfast Gin School, Belfast, January 25-March 28:
Through experiential learning, with master
distiller Ian, you will have the opportunity
to see gin being distilled, learn about
avour combinations and make your own.
Each participant will receive a goodie bag
containing their own miniature bottle of gin
to serve with their tonic of choice at home.
A great afternoon with gin and cupcakes,
ABOVE: Lost Childhood Exhibition, Londonderry, until January 31.
ABOVE: Star Tracker Evenings, Armagh, January 28.
ABOVE: Philanthropy Past and Present, Tour of Clifton House, Belfast, until
ABOVE: Paranormal Investigation, Belfast, until March 31.
February 28.
what’s not to love?
renowned artist Lorna Smyth, encompasses
Paranormal Investigation, Belfast, until March 31:
the four seasons in one year. Lorna’s art
On this four hour investigation you will be
Lost Childhood Exhibition, Londonderry, until
emphasises the world around us, highlights
taken to the most active areas in the gaol and
January 31:
her love of nature and captures a sense of
will be given the chance to use equipment as
Take a trip to the award-winning Museum of
belonging regardless of the place name.
used by experts while conducting your very
Free Derry to see one of its most poignant
Philanthropy Past and Present, Tour of Clifton
own ghost hunt. The areas you will visit will
and affective exhibitions yet, ‘Lost Childhood
House, Belfast, until February 28:
include the reception, the condemned man’s
Exhibition’.
Clifton House is an impressive Georgian
cell, execution chamber, the tunnel and the
building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens
ogging room.
in the heart of Belfast. Opened in 1774 by
Walled City 400, Londonderry, until March 31:
Belfast Charitable Society, the building was
Last year marked the 400th anniversary
used as a nursing home and hospital for
of the completion of the Derry Walls. Built
older people, now transformed into a unique
from 1613-1619, the walls are the largest
event venue and visitor attraction. The tours
ancient monument in Northern Ireland, the
explore the city’s oldest working building, set
only remaining Walled City in Ireland and
up by philanthropic merchants as the Belfast
one of the nest examples of walled cities in
Poor House. Hear stories of its work and
Europe.
those who sought refuge in its walls.
Life Cycle by Lorna Smyth, Enniskillen, until
April 18:
This showcase of new works, curated by
LEFT: Life Cycle by Lorna Smyth, Enniskillen,
until April 18.
ABOVE: TRAD Belfast, January 31-February 1.
ABOVE: Molson Coors Race Meeting, Lisburn, January 28.
ABOVE: SimplyE Exhibition, Armagh, until
January 31.
For more information on these events
or to plan a short break in Northern
Ireland, visit
www.discovernorthernireland.com
ABOVE: Walled City 400, Londonderry, until March 31.

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