Fancy shaking off the January blues? Well, say no more. February is fast approaching and with it comes a whole host of exciting events and activities – all based right here – in the Orchard County.
We have complied a list of ten of our top favourites of what’s to come, however, if none of these events catch your eye you can always find plenty more by checking out our What’s On section!
ABC Culture Conference
Kicking February off in style, ABC Council’s inaugural Culture Conference will take place on February 1, from 9.30am – 5pm.
The event will see artists, activists, civic leaders, politicians, academics and creative thinkers come together in the heart of Armagh City to gather, celebrate, learn and exchange during a day of discussion which will explore the unique relationship between creative processes and the built environment.
A courtesy bus will depart from Portadown Train Station at 9.00am on Wednesday February 1 and will depart from The Market Place after the conference at 4.45pm.
Mike Denver, one of Galway’s favourite sons, is riding the crest of a wave right in to Armagh City Hotel on Friday February 3 for a night toe-tapping tunes.
His audience is vast throughout Ireland, North and South and he is now making inroads in the the UK with some sell-out concerts in England and Scotland over the past couple of years.
Plus special guests Ray Lynam and Brendan Shine!
Born to be Wild
One for the kids! Henrietta, a clever young hippo, joins her friends Eddie Elephant, Gilbert Giraffe and Deborah Zebra at The Market Place Theatre on Sunday February 12 at 3pm.
They are going on a journey and they need YOUR help!
Audience participation, games, riddles, sing-along songs and amazing characters are packed into this new and exciting show brought to you by DreamWorld Promotions.
Thank you for the Musicals
Peter Corry mark 30 Years in Show Bizz and he is doing so with an impressive new show aptly entitled “Thank you for the Musicals” which is set to visit The Market Place Theatre, Armagh on Saturday February 25.
In a night of songs from our favourite shows including Les Misérables, Hamilton, Wicked, Six, The Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Mamma Mia! to name but a few.
If you like musicals, you’ll love this!
Described by The Sunday Times as ‘a blues singer of real integrity’, Grainne Duffy is a guitarist, singer and songwriter whose music comprises a mix of blues, soul and Americana, enriched with some delicate country and pop elements.
With a voice that is as passionate as it is raw and honest, accompanied by simple, melodic and phrased guitar lines, this is what you have in Grainne Duffy.
Coco Bongo arrives to Armagh City Hotel Saturday February 4!
The sell out show is here! A new live gaming experience with a show that you won’t believe until you see it with your own eyes!
What is Coco Bongo?! Huge prizes, multiple games, comedy, music, dancing and all the entertainment you’ve been waiting for.
Our live acts are a must-see! You will be entertained! Everyone’s a winner!
Hitting Aonach Mhacha on Sunday February 19! Prepare to be amazed and confounded by sensory and optical illusions in this demo-packed exploration of your brain, as we discover your senses aren’t quite as simple as they seem…
Packed with memorable large-scale demos, you’ll create a giant neuron live on stage to explore how nerve cells communicate. Then, watch as we hijack those signals to control someone’s movements (preferably a teacher)!
Three for the Road
Three of Ireland and the UK’s most illustrious musicians are touring Ireland February 2021, don’t miss your chance to see Three for The Road in Aonach Mhacha on Sunday February 26.
Tá triúr de na ceoltóirí is cáiliúla in Éirinn ar camchuairt na hÉireann Feabhra 2021, ná caill do sheans Three for The Road a fheiceáil in Aonach Mhacha Dé Domhnaigh 26 Feabhra.
The Barber of Seville
Ulster Touring Opera returns to the Market Place Theatre for the opening night of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, on Saturday February 4.
Figaro, town barber and jack-of-all-trades, is going to need all his wiles to outwit old Dr Bartolo and make sure true love wins the day.
The production will be sung in English in Amanda Holden’s beloved translation. With vocal fireworks, scheming lovers and one very busy barber, Rossini’s comic opera is bursting with fun, mischief and the world’s best tunes.
The History of the Troubles (accordin’ to my Da)
It’s back for an incredible 20-Year Anniversary Production at The Market Place Theatre for two nights on Tuesday and Wednesday 14 – 15 January.
Yes, for those of you who have been weeping into your cornflakes and desperately missing the antics of Fireball, Felix and Gerry Courtney, your prayers have been answered. And for those of you who have never seen it before, you are about to arrive in comedy theatre heaven.