What's On: Frankenstein in Armagh, music in Fermanagh, Ulster American Halloween in Tyrone & more

Get your freak on at the Carnival of Delights at Bagenal's Castle on Friday October 19
Jacqueline McGonigle


THIS Friday night, Bagenal's Castle will morph into a Carnival of Delights where you can celebrate the rich performing arts history of Newry.

Professional make-up artists and a historical costume collection will make sure you look the part while enjoying entertainment from Ursula Burns Music and comedians/magicians Paul Currie Comedian and George Firehorse.

Stop by the mysterious fortune teller, try Street Countdown and take in a Sideshow Ramone performance while enjoying local food and drink.


On Friday October 19, celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Wireless Mystery Theatre at Market Place Theatre as they bring Frankenstein's Monster to life in the Studio Theatre (unreserved tiered seating).


On Wednesday October 17, Music in Fermanagh presents Enniskillen-born flautist Kristan Swain at Ardhowen Theatre.

Noted for playing Danny Boy for the Queen during her historic Diamond Jubilee visit, Swain will be accompanied by international concert pianist Máire Carroll.


Uncover the ancient traditions of Halloween at the Ulster American Folk Park Omagh from October 20 to 31. Learn about the jack-o-lantern, trick or treating and traditional treats. Sample seasonal foods, have your fortune told, listen to stories by the fireside and pose for a picture beside the pumpkin patch. Watch out for some spooky friends as you stroll through the autumn leaves and past the creaking cottages and cabins.


Carrowmena Field of Screams is back this Halloween at at Carrowmena Activity Centre with Haunting Nights in the Maize Maze from October 19 to 29. Do you dare to enter the Maze and battle your way through the Twists, Turns & Deadends? 7.30pm until 10pm, ages 14+, admission £9, online booking recommended.


Explore the Galgorm Castle Estate at night at the Galgorm Castle Spooky Hallow Night on October 19 and 20 with Brilliant Trails. With your map and torch you'll discover Halloween legends lurking in the woods, from Dracula to The Corpse Bride – each will tell a tale of how they came to be. BBQ by Foodie Folk, tea and coffee available.


W5 Late returns on Saturday October 20 for a strictly adults-only Halloween evening. Don your scariest costume and explore over 250 interactive exhibits: discover what lurks within Monster Manor, get up close to some creepy crawlies and engage with the experts in a series of lecture theatre talks exploring the science of fear. Licensed bar available, online booking essential.

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