After the fantastic musical events over the last few weeks, enjoy some first-class entertainment at the Lyric Theatre, the empowering tones of Florence & The Machine at the SSE Arena, or visit your favourite Robot at the Titanic.
Florence & The Machine
Sep 9, 6.30 pm, £39.20
Florence & The Machine announce their return to the stage with their first full UK tour since March 2012. The tour will see them embark on a 12 strong string of dates which will take them across the country, stopping in Belfast on Wednesday September 9.
How Big How Blue How Beautiful’, Florence’s third critically acclaimed album went straight to the top the UK album chart, selling more than the rest of the top 5 combined, topping the charts in 24 other countries and are currently on course to have their first Number One album in the USA.
Standing restricted to over 14s only. Ticket price includes £1 charity donation. Go to ssearenabelfast.com for more information.
Dancing At Lughnasa
Until Sep 27, £10 – £26.50
Winner of an Olivier Award and a Tony Award, Dancing at Lughnasa is one of the most acclaimed and loved Irish plays of recent times. Set in County Donegal in 1936 during the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasadh, the play tells the story of the five Mundy sisters and their brother Jack, who has returned home from the missions after 25 years away.
One of the greatest plays ever written, this is a play about dance – the dream-wild dance of our memories. For more information go to lyrictheatre.co.uk.
Bluegrass Music Festival
Until Sep 6, £6 – £35
There’ll be strumming on the porches of the log cabins, dancing in the cobbled streets and jamming outside the General Store! Get down to the 24th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival to enjoy three days of live music from some of the biggest names in bluegrass including the multi award winning Claire Lynch Band, Demolition String Band, Whiskey Deaf and Viper Central all direct from the USA and Canada.
With home grown talent from throughout the North and South of Ireland including among others The Niall Toner Band, Prison Love and King Blue, you’ll uncover rhythms that are sure to have your hands clapping, feet tapping and heart racing all weekend long! Check out nmni.com/uftm for more information.
Until Sep 13, Adult £6 Child £3 Family £16
Robots are taking over Titanic Belfast until 13 September with a collection of robots, cyborgs and androids from some of the most popular films and TV series.
With over 50 pieces on display including firm favourites R2D2, a Battle Droid, as well as stars such as Sonny from the film I, Robot and Michael Jackson’s bust from Moonwalker – robot fans will be spoilt for choice!
Enter into the world of Robots from 10am – 7pm daily for an experience to remember. Full details can be found at titanicbelfast.com/robots.
Hillsborough International Oyster Festival
Until Sep 6
Going slightly further afield, if you fancy a scenic road-trip this week, the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival is one of Northern Ireland’s premier events, attracting thousands of visitors each year from across the world. Set in the historic, picturesque Georgian village of Hillsborough, County Down, visitors can look forward to a packed programme of activities, performances and eating experiences to satisfy all tastes.
This year’s Festival will see the return of the World Oyster Eating Championship, the glamourous Pearl and Oyster Ball, The Oyster Masters Golf, the Super Car Sunday and the TrustFord Soapbox Derby. Exciting new events include the appetising Hillsborough Gourmet Pop-Up Restaurant which features some of Northern Ireland’s top chefs.
For more information visit hillsboroughoysterfestival.com
Celtic Cabaret – An Irish Night of Music, Song & Dance
Sep 9, 6.30 pm, £27.50
Let Cabaret Supper Club take you on an Irish journey like no other. You will experience a fusion of traditional Irish music, song and dance with a modern and contemporary twist. Featuring leading dancers from “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance.”
Bringing you first class entertainment for this one night only, set within the intimate environment of Cabaret Supper Club.