It’s St Paddy’s week and time to paint the town green, load up on some Guinness, dress like a fool etc but if you’re not keen on going crazy for the man who drove the snakes out of Ireland, then catch a bit of our man of the moment, Martin Kemp, in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the GoH or why not make your thoughts public at David Mead’s new MAC show. The choice is yours people!
Shane Filan, Waterfront, Belfast, 15 March
Remember the front man of West Life, Shane? Well he’s back, all solo and impressing fans with his vocals on Tuesday at the Waterfront. Tickets cost £35 and allow you an audio insight into Filan’s new album, Right Here.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grand Opera House, Belfast, March 16-27
It features Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet fame and funnyman, Jason Manford. We don’t really need to say anymore. This is one mood lifter and if its box office success track record is anything to go by, you need to get in now and book.
Belfast Giants Vs, SSE Arena, March 16+
Go support your local ice hockey team which is about to draw its season to a close. There’ll be drama no matter what the score! www.ssearenabelfast.com
David Mead, Mind Reader – Fake Believe, The MAC, Belfast March 17-20
In the intimate surroundings of the MAC, you’ll be stunned by local mind reader, Mead as he reveals PIN numbers, detects lies, discloses secret thoughts and influences those around him in his ‘most ambitious live show yet’. Tickets cost £20.
Carnival Parade, Belfast, Thursday 17th March
Get yourself down to Custom House Square for the Carnival Parade. Expect colour and festivities from 12noon (leaving Belfast City Hall) and making its way to Custom House Square. This year will boast a rainbow theme designed by Beat. There’ll be dancing, performance and music. From 12.45-3pm, a free outdoor concert hosted by Cool FM’s breakfast show hosts; Pete, Paulo and Rebecca will see ex X-Factor winner Ben Haenow wow with vocals while Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, dance group Innova and more will keep you on your feet. visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/stpatricks.
Leprechaun Hunt, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Castlerock, Thursday 17th March
One for the kids, some tiny men have escaped and are on the loose for you to hunt down. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the great outdoors here for an alternative St Patrick’s Day. Admission fees will apply.