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THE NUALAS: GLAM SLAM Date: Sunday 18 March Time: 7.45pm Venue: Lyric Theatre, Belfast They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body slamming comedy gold. Don't miss this slug fest of musical genius from Ireland's first ladies of comedy. Tickets cost PS18. www.lyrictheatre.co.uk. PUNJANA ST PATRICK'S DAY TEA DANCE Date: Saturday 17 March Times: 12 noon - 2pm and 3pm - 5pm Venue: Ulster Hall, Belfast Come along and have a dance with tea! Admission to both tea dances are free, but booking is required. www.ulsterhall.co.uk. IMAGINE! BELFAST FESTIVAL OF IDEAS AND POLITICS Dates: Monday 12 March - Sunday 18 March Times: Various Venue: Various Belfast citywide Belfast will be alive with debate during 12-18 March 2018 as people come together to discuss and debate the big issues of our times. The strictly non-partisan festival offers up an eclectic week of talks, workshops, theatre, comedy, music, exhibitions, film and tours to prepare everyone for a new tomorrow. 90 percent of the events are free. For more information, visit www.imaginebelfast.com. GIVE MY HEAD PEACE - LIVE!
Dates: Sunday 18 March - Saturday 24 March Times: Sun - Thurs, 8pm; Fri, 6pm and 9pm; Sat, 5pm and 8pm Venue: Grand Opera House, Belfast Watch out Northern Ireland - Uncle Andy is heading your way! There will be laugh-outloud comedy, topical satire, top-class stand-up and much more besides. Give my head peace is one show where you are guaranteed laughs. The team's last show sold out at the Grand Opera House so book early and book often! Ticket prices range from PS15.50 - PS27.50. www.goh.co.uk.
ART Dates: Monday 12 March - Saturday 17 March Times: Mon - Sat, 7.30pm; Thurs, 2pm; Sat, 2.30pm Venue: Grand Opera House, Belfast Three men. Three friends. One white painting. Art is one of the most successful comedies ever, winner of Olivier, Tony, Moliere and a complete masterpiece. www.goh.co.uk. RAIN FALLING UP Date: Friday 16 March Time: 7.30pm Venue: Ulster Hall, Belfast A captivating modern oratorio for large children's chorus, adult community chorus and orchestra with a live shadow puppet animation. Ticket prices range from no charge to PS12. www.ulsterhall.co.uk.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE THEATRE TOURS Dates: Running until Saturday 24 March Times: Selected Saturdays, 10.30am Venue: Grand Opera House, Belfast This tour includes a fascinating insight into the people behind the design and early management of the Theatre, its rich and colourful history, the line-up of performers and the building's survival through Northern Ireland's Troubles. Ticket prices range from PS5.50 - PS8.50. www.goh.co.uk.
MIXED TASTES Date: Friday 16 March Time: 8pm - 9pm Venue: Accidental Theatre, Belfast Mixed Tastes is based on the simple idea of inviting different talkers from vastly divergent industries, backgrounds, philosophies and politics to have a chat about what they do, how they do it and what we can learn from it. This event is free but booking is required. www.accidentaltheatre.co.uk FEILE AN EARRAIGH Dates: Running until 18 March Times: Various Venue: Various throughout Gaeltacht Quarter Feile an Earraigh presents a wide variety of arts and cultural events in the week leading up to and including St Patrick's Day. Expect traditional music and dancing, master-classes, school workshops, concerts, tours and walks and much more. www.feilebelfast.com. GILBERT AND GEORGE: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES FOR BELFAST Dates: Running until 22 April Times: Mon - Sun, 10am - 7pm Venue: The MAC, Belfast Scapegoating pictures for Belfast is the first significant presentation of work by Gilbert and George in Ireland since their attentiongrabbing exhibition at Ormeau Baths Gallery in 1999. The body of work presented in this exhibition describes the volatile, tense, accelerated and mysterious reality of our increasingly technological, multi-faith and multi-cultural world. Admission is free. www.themaclive.com.
WRITING FICTION: EDITING AND EVERYTHING AFTER Date: Saturday 17 March Time: 1pm - 4.30pm Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Take the pain out of editing and the mystery out of query letters as this workshop explores aspects of getting your work ready to send out and what to do when it's ready to go. Bring an excerpt of around 1500 words to the workshop. Ticket prices range from PS21 - PS25. www.crescentarts.org.
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: ONE-DAY COURSE Date: Saturday 17 March Time: 10am - 4pm Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Get tips on composition and framing, how to use free editing software and methods of backing up and storing your photographs. This workshop is great for anyone with a camera who wants to improve their eye and skills behind the lens as this course will cover technical info and practical elements as you head out as a group to take photos and practice the skills covered with the amazing variety of scenery near the Crescent. Students must bring their own camera to the workshop.
Ticket prices range from PS45 - PS50. To book your place, visit www.crescentarts.org. THE ORPHEUS BALL Date: Saturday 17 March Time: 8pm - 10pm Venue: Accidental Theatre, Belfast To celebrate St Patrick's Day, Accidental Theatre have brought together a cavalcade of Irish and Northern Irish musical talent to provide an alternative Ulster extravaganza. They'll have a lineup of artists and groups from across the island to excite, provoke, inform and entertain, all housed in their pop-up theatre on Shaftesbury Square. Tickets cost PS8. www.accidentaltheatre.co.uk.
GONZOZONE Date: Sunday 18 March Time: Various Venue: Accidental Theatre, Belfast Sometimes we all need reminded of the joy in looking at life from a different point of view, and no one does this better than the joyous Paul Currie. This all family comedy is not to be missed. Strap in and prepare to enter... the Gonzozone! Ticket prices range from PS5 - PS7. www.accidentaltheatre.co.uk.
SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV Date: Sunday 18 March Time: 8pm - 9.30pm Venue: Accidental Theatre, Belfast Every Sunday evening at Accidental Theatre, comedic improvisers put together scenes, songs, and stories from audience suggestions. All scenes are created in the moment and no two shows are ever the same. Ticket prices range from PS5 - PS7. To book your tickets, visit www.accidentaltheatre.co.uk.