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What’s On This Week 4th – 10th November

Art, music, theatre and cultural meetings - another packed week of arts and entertainment in Northern Ireland!

Monday 4th November

Lisburn

Hope Land with Michael MayhewR Space Gallery, 11am.

Performance artist Michael will be in residence at the Lisburn gallery between 4th and 16th November. Described by the National Theatre of Wales' artistic director as 'one of the most original and searching artists currently working in the UK', Hope Land "examines hope as a source for social change, and searches for hope in the lives, homes and streets of Lisburn and districts to generate a performative installation that informs, affects, and promotes hope". Visit hopeland.weebly.com, RSpaceLisburn.com and the Facebook events page for more.

Tuesday 5th November

Belfast

Luminous Curious Journey – various locations in city centre, 4pm.

Three temporary art installations over three days, curated by Carrie Neely, will commemorate 50 years since Harold Wilson had the idea to create a 'University of the air' and will celebrate the Open University's arts and humanities research, with a focus on creative writing from Northern Ireland. The Ulster Hall will be running a Fringe programme with a series of complementary literary events, lectures and workshops over the three days. More details can be found on Open.ac.uk.

Coleraine

Gavin Robertson presents BOND! – Riverside Theatre, 8pm.

This talented actor brings Bond to life in this one-man show by spoofing some of the best known characters, with Bond finally meeting his greatest nemesis – his creator, author Ian Fleming. With original music by Danny Bright, a great night's entertainment for any fan of Bond… James Bond. Tickets are £13 and on sale at RiversideTheatre.org.uk.

Thursday 7th November

Derry ~ Londonderry

The Cultural Partnership Forum's AGM – The Playhouse, 7pm.

All existing members of the Cultural Partnership Forum and members of the public who have an interest in Arts and Culture are invited to the AGM. The business of the AGM is to elect the Committee and to receive the Committee's report; to receive and approve reports on the activities of the past year from the members of the Committee and to deal with resolutions and other notified matters. For full details of how to get involved, visit CPFnews.info

Friday 8th November

Belfast

Cats – Grand Opera House, 7.30pm.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical returns to The Grand Opera House for a 15 date run between 5th and 16th November. One of the longest running Broadway and West End shows in history, this adaptation of TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the sets, costumes, music and choreography make this one of the must-see musicals. Tickets and date information is available on goh.co.uk

Sunday 10th November

Belfast

ArtsEkta's Diwali and Samhain concert by The Dhol Foundation – Ulster Hall, 8pm.

Led by renowned dhol drummer, artistic director and music producer Johnny Kalsi, The Dhol Foundation creates "a wall of sound" at gigs that is truly breathtaking. This performance marks ArtsEkta's annual joint celebration of Diwali (the Hindu Festival of Lights) and Samhain (the Celtic 'new year' or end of harvest festival). At the time of writing, there are still tickets for this amazing event, but get in quick because the first round of paid and free tickets sold out very quickly. Visit ArtsEkta.org.uk.

ReFound Makes: Sue Gifford's hand-painted homewares

ReFound Makes: Sue Gifford's hand-painted homewares

What’s On This Week: 21st - 28th October 2013