We’ve already circled, in red, a billion times, Easter Sunday and that’s when we hope you’ll join us for pure and shameless overeating of chocolate. We, however, know that can’t last all week so here’s a few other gigs, events and shindigs that almost compete with a choc binge fest on the sofa…
Feile an Earraigh 2016, 21-28 March, various West Belfast
In this centenary year, Féile an Earraigh will present Perspectives on 1916: 10 talks from varying viewpoints and traditions on the legacy of the Easter Rising.
There’ll also be live music at the Devenish Complex from Frances Black and Andy Irvine, as well as Grainne Holland, Knocknmore Ceílí Band and many more. Feile will also present the première of Belfast Rising by the acclaimed Brassneck Theatre Company. For all the deets visit www.feilebelfast.com
The Ultimate Tribute Show, 23 March, Cabaret Supper Club, Upper Arthur Street, Belfast
Any venue that can combine the closest things to Cher, Elvis, Karen Carpenter, Roy Orbison and Simply Red all under one roof, with dinner for just under £30 quid is a venue worth mentioning. Deviate from your normal night out and enjoy some great talent at this fun joint.
Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration, 25 March, SSE Arena, Belfast
You don’t need to be four years old to to enjoy this rockin’ show. Enter into a world of fantasy at any age and celebrate the silver anniversary of this performance with a host of classic Disney characters old and new.
Easter at Titanic Belfast, 25-29 March, Queen’s Road, Belfast
One for the kids, this is the Titanic Belfast experience coated in all things Easterish. There’s an Easter Explorer Trail and a prize for those who complete it, Titanic Mascots to meet, an interactive family guide and ‘kids eat free meal deals’. From 10am-6pm. www.titanicbelfast.com!
Game of Thrones Archery Experience, 26 March, Castleward, Strangford
Have a go at archery in the very place where the BAFTA award winning TV show was filmed – in Castleward’s courtyard aka ‘Winterfell’.
Stand in the recreated Game of Thrones archery film set tipi, dress in a Game Of Thrones like costume to look the part and get ready to take aim.
Suitable for 8 years+ for an open Bran session (50 mins) and 4 years+ for a private Ned session (1hr). (Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult). Cost = £29 per person £95 up to 3 for private session (larger groups can be catered for)
Extra Springy Story Time, 26 March, The MAC, Belfast
Snuggle up in the family room as the MAC’s story teller will retell some ‘egg-citing’ stories full of adventure and enchantment. We’re told this is a free event and booking is necessary but do bear in mind that donations are gratefully received.
Eating on our Sofas, 28 March, Various locations
Come sync with us in with the egg-eating fest and share the guilt as you unwrap! 😉