A bank holiday weekend is upon us. Here are some ideas to make sure you spend this four-day segement of leave from the work place enjoying the sunshine, sporting fixtures rather than hitting up the DIY shop!
Celebrate the July Bank Holiday Weekend at Titanic Belfast. Say hello to the Titanic mascots and challenge the kids with the Explorer Trail throughout the Titanic Experience from 9am – 6pm from Thusday 12th to Sunday 15th July . Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, drawing together dark rides, special effects, interactive features and full-scale reconstructions. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of the Titanic, before finishing up in Bistro 401 for a bite to eat with plenty of Kids Meal Deals on offer. For more information visit www.titanicbelfast.com as ticket prices may vary.
CURFEW FESTIVAL 2018
Once an essential annual fixture for Belfast's alternative music scene in the 00s, the Curfew Festival was staged every July to counteract the traditional slump in live shows which coincided with the Twelfth 'festivities'. This year, Curfew is returning for a one-off special following a ten year absence. Spend the July bank holiday watchingbands, seeing friends and generally hanging out at the Black Box from 4pm-11.30pm and Voodoo from 5.30pm – 2.00am. A ticket gets you into either venue, but both venues have a small capacity of 240 so get down early to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased from www.billetto.co.uk.
DINOSAUR ENCOUNTER AT W5
This Bank Holiday weekend let W5 take you on a journey back in time to the lost world of the dinosaurs. Take part on a safari through dusky primordial landscapes and marvel at moving, roaring dinosaurs! Come face to face with the world-famous Tyrannosaurus Rex and step into a land that time forgot and meet the most fascinating creatures that ever roamed the earth. Dinosaur Encounter is running daily from 6 June to 31 August. This event is FREE with admission to W5. Visit www.w5online.co.uk for more information. Husband and wife team Dvir and Nicola of Mezze bring their Middle Eastern delights to Indie Füde for the first time. Experience casual authentic Middle Eastern dining with 5 courses of shared plates of dips, breads, salads, hot plates and sweets. This £35, BYO event takes place at 7pm on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of July. Visit www.indiefude.com for more information.
MIDDLE EASTERN DELIGHTS AT INDIE FUDE
Parklife brings loads of family fun to Wallace Park this weekend from 2-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, including drama, dance, crafts and sporting activities for everyone to enjoy. The 'Park Life' pilot programme was first introduced in 2011 after the refurbishment of Wallace Park, aiming to assess the viability of Wallace Park as a venue for outdoor events. This free event has featured popular culture within a wide range of activities and varied creative genres, to encourage local people to reclaim their open spaces and celebrate their shared cultural heritage and identity. Visit www.visitbelfast.com for more information.
HMS CAROLINE’S SUMMER OF CINEMA
Join the crew on board the HMS Caroline for their Summer of Cinema. To kick things off this weekend, come along and enjoy Disney's 'Brave' starring Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, and Emma Thompson. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (IMDB) Ticket holders can visit the ship at 5pm where they will enjoy a self-guided tour around the ship before sitting down for the film at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for children. Visit www.nmrn.org.uk/caroline-whats-on for more details.
MIEL ET MOI BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH
Visit the stylist, Parisian venue this Sunday for bottomless brunch where, for just £26.50 each, you can enjoy a breakfast meal and your choice of bottomless drink. Visit www.mieletmoi.com for more details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 02890682641 to book your table today.
WIMBLEDON FINALS AT CUTTERS WHARF
It's also the World Cup finals so there's plenty on offer this weekend. Whatever you get up to, have a good one and don't forget the sunscreen.
This Bank Holiday weekend visit Cutters Wharf and enjoy a tasty BBQ Fayre with a bottle of beer, a glass of bubbly, a jug of Pimms for £10 or a Strawberries and Cream Cocktail for just £7.50, all whilst watching the live tennis action on the big screens. Visit www.cutterswharf.co.uk for more details.