Ten things to do across the north from June 13 – June 19
THERE'S plenty to do this week across the north, whether you're into art, sport, or just sampling some good food. Let's just hope the weather holds out...
Across the north
Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend
Saturday June 18 and Sunday 19
See, hear, touch and be part of the north’s farming story as over twenty farms open their doors to the public to showcase the local farming industry.
As part of the NI Year of Food and Drink 2016, there will be special tastings available on each farm!
Night Ride & BBQ
Wednesday June 15, 9.30pm
Part of the NI Festival of Cycling take part in an evening cycle travelling around Belfast’s city centre cycle network followed by a BBQ.
The Courtyard will be the meeting point 1A Lawrence Street, Belfast, BT7 1LE and will also the venue for the BBQ after the night ride.
The Art of Jack Wilkinson
Ballymoney Town Hall
Until Thursday June 16
Hosted by Ballymoney Town Hall this free exhibition celebrates one of Antrim’s best known and most admired artists.
The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see a selection of his work on public display and will also be a tribute to the fondly remembered local man.
Cairncastle Bluegrass Musical Evening
The Halfway House Hotel
Friday June 17
Featuring artists such as Roni Stoneman and Harpers Hallow Bluegrass Band, music lovers will not want to miss this spectacular evening of banjo playing and singing taking place at The Halfway House Hotel.
The Belfast Opera
Carlisle Memorial Church, Belfast
Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19
A mysterious man turns up in a Belfast call centre with a box and a story to tell, if only he was granted the time to tell it.
Performed by an international cast and the people of Belfast, this is a story about Belfast’s past and its future.
Craigavon City Park
Saturday June 18
Part of the NI Cycling Festival, the Piccolo Fondo offers families and new comers to cycling the chance to get on their bikes and discover the simple pleasures of cycling in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.
The afternoon would not be complete with a BBQ, fun cycling activities and entrance into a free prize draw. Participants are encouraged to wear pink to celebrate the Gran Fondo Giro D’Italia.
Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18
Organised by the North Coast Association enjoy an evening of music with Craig Ogden on guitar in the unique surroundings of Downhill Demesne and Mussenden Temple. Complimentary buffet supper included. Booking essential.
Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries
The Space, SERC
Monday June 13, 6.30pm
Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by this spectacular show where maths, theatre and digital technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that understanding maths can be fun! Suitable for ages 8+.
Share Discovery Village
Friday June 17
Join the 35th birthday celebrations of the Share Centre and take part in a 5km Colour Run/Walk involving lots of paint, colour and laughs.
There will be a BBQ and refreshments at the end of the race as well as a bouncy castle and slip ‘n’ slide for the kids. Booking essential.
Suitor Craft Gallery
Until Thursday June 30
Celebrate Love Diary month in the NI Year of Food and Drink at the Suitor Craft Gallery Craft Shop where you’ll be able to visit the gallery and sample some of the delicious artisan ice-cream with flavours ranging from wild berries and cream to honeycomb and homemade apple pie.