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NOVEMBER 09 2017
10 exciting things to do next week in Northern Ireland
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 next week,
November 13-19:
LEFT: CS Lewis
Festival, Belfast,
November 18-22.
RIGHT: Belfast
Christmas Market,
City Hall, from
November 18 until
December 23.
o 1. Atlantic Sessions, Causeway Coast,
November 16-19: A high quality musical
feast showcasing original music. From
traditional to contemporary and electric to
acoustic, Atlantic Sessions has emerged
as a permanent feature on the cultural
calendar creating an energetic, vibrant
atmosphere in the pubs, hotels, coffee
shops and town halls across Portrush,
Portstewart and Portballintrae. For line up
visit atlanticsessions.com.
o 2. Belfast Christmas Lights SwitchOn, November 18: Join the Lord Mayor,
Councillor Nuala McAllister, the Cool
FM Breakfast crew, Bing and Flop, The
Twirlywoos, Milkshake Live’s Derek and Jen
and Cavehill Primary School choir as they
kick off the festive season with the annual
Christmas Lights Switch-On at Belfast
City Hall. This event is free but tickets are
required, available from visitbelfast.com
o 3. Belfast Christmas Market, City
Hall, November 18-December 23: Find an
exciting selection of hand-painted pottery,
continental food, decorations, and a wide
range of festive arts and crafts from across
Europe and beyond. A record 1.3million
visitors attended the market last year, to
avail of the wonderful products on offer from
over 100 chalets. With even more variety
for all Christmas market lovers, this year’s
market is set to be the best yet.
ABOVE: Echo Echo Festival of Dance and
Movement, Londonderry, November 7-18.
o 4. Causeway Coast and Glens Restaurant
Week, November 11-19: A nine-day culinary
celebration showcasing the vibrant restaurant
scene across the entire Causeway Coast and
Glens area. With a growing reputation for food
experiences, enjoy themed nights, food tours
and taster menus, using the very best of fresh
local and seasonal produce, complemented by
fine wines and artisan ales. From Limavady to
Ballycastle, there is a restaurant ready to offer
you a memorable dining experience. For further
details visit visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/
o 5. Belfast Beer and Cider Festival, Ulster
Hall, November 16-18: Celebrate the art
of brewing from around the British Isles, at
this festival featuring over 100 real ales and
ciders from local and UK breweries. Enjoy pub
BELOW: Gems of the Mournes Hike,
Newcastle, November 18.
ABOVE: Belfast Beer and Cider Festival, Ulster
Hall, November 16-18.
LEFT: Causeway Coast and Glens Restaurant
Week, November 11-19.
games, tutored beer tastings, Champion Beer
and Champion Cider of Festival competitions
and check out the local food stall. For more
information visit ulsterhall.co.uk.
o 6. CS Lewis Festival, Belfast, November
18-22: The CS Lewis Festival celebrates the
legacy of Lewis through themes of storytelling,
imagination and spirituality with events
including talks, lectures and tours, exhibitions,
workshops, theatre, poetry and spoken word
events and film screenings. This year, expect to
see some firm favourites, new ideas and some
quirky events, across five days of the festival.
o 7. Echo Echo Festival of Dance and
Movement, Londonderry, November 7-18: An
outstanding programme of dance, movement
and physical theatre performances. Enjoy
everything from groove ensembles, Irish
dancing to multi-media performance projects
across various venues in Londonderry.
Meelbeg, eventually heading south into
the heart of the Mournes, Doan. Taking
in the 360 degree views from Doan and
overlooking Lough Shannagh, you will then
proceed north west picking up the Mourne
Way which takes you past Fofanny Dam and
back to the starting point, Meelmore Lodge,
to catch-up and have some refreshments.
Distance: 15km.
o 8. The William Kennedy Piping Festival,
Armagh, November 16-19: Taking place in
various venues across Armagh city centre, the
24th William Kennedy Piping Festival hosts a
number of unique pipe performances. For more
information and full event programme visit
o 10. Richie Remo, Strabane, November
18: The incredibly talented Ritchie Remo
is coming to the Alley Arts and Conference
Centre. Known for his catchy take on ‘Hit
the Diff’, with over four million hits on
Youtube, Ritchie Remo is sure to delight
country fans of all ages. This tour is
promoting integration across NI so expect
a few surprise guests. To book tickets visit
o 9. Gems of the Mournes Hike, Newcastle,
November 18: Tackle Slieve Bearnagh whilst
passing the feet of Slieve Meelmore and
o For more information on these events
or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland,
visit www.DiscoverNorthernIreland.com
LIGHTS: Belfast Christmas Lights switch-on, November 18.
LEFT: Atlantic Sessions, Causeway Coast, November 16-19.


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