Things to do in Belfast this weekend, February 18-20 –

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We may be in Storm Eunice time, but for those who want to get out and explore new activities this weekend, there’s plenty to do.

Many of the events as part of the NI Science Festival, starting with a pool jumping competition at Castle Espie, lots of live music, are something for everyone.

Here’s what to watch this weekend:

Botanical Gardens Lighting Fair February 18-20



16/2/2022 Photo by Justin Kernoghan Bode, a stunning nighttime installation arrives at the Botanical Garden as part of this year’s NI Science Festival. From Thursday 17 February to Sunday 20 February, BODY is an immersive outdoor journey through six regions connected to different parts of the human body combining human biology, light, special effects, sound and fire. Using the latest technology to create a deeper understanding of human morphology, BODY is designed to inspire young and curious minds and offer a variety of options for educational engagement on STEAM topics with BAFTA Award-winning composers Sandy Nutgen and Helen Hampton. Soundscape design for each installation area. This is the first time BODY has been shown on the island of Ireland and only the second exhibition of the work since its inception.

The new light show at the Botanical Garden, called “BODY,” is described as “an immersive outdoor journey through six regions connected to different parts of the human body combining human biology, light, special effects, sound and fire.”

Using the latest technology to create a deeper understanding of the science of human morphology, BODY is designed to inspire young and inquisitive minds. The installation offers a variety of options for educational engagement on STEAM topics, BAFTA Award-winning composer Sandy Nutgens and Helen Hampton creating landscape sound designs for each area of ​​the installation.

NI Science Festival, various festivals, February 17-27




From biochemistry to physics, from ecology to geology, discover how it behaves, the universe and everything in between.

The festival offers an inspiring and wide range of events that focus on the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. These events bring you some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to review their work, the latest research, and what may be in the future.

During the day, the festival offers many seminars, tours, lectures and interactive activities for people of all ages. In the evenings they present an eclectic mix of experiential events, including science debates, talks, theaters, comedy, music, movies for adults, and much more.

Medium – Irish League Tours, February 18



Northern Ireland goalkeeper Billy Peacock Farrell saved a shot from Italian Federico Chiesa.

Throw in the atmosphere on match day, give emotions on and off the field, and experience the thrill that everyone on the field shares.

The Education and Heritage Center at Windsor Park National Football Stadium tells the unique history of football in Northern Ireland using a variety of media, engaging physical activities and important artifacts from the 1880s to the present.

Every guest, student or grandfather will travel to Northern Ireland with an understanding of football’s achievements, a sense of pride in our country’s unique contribution to global sport, and a taste of the beautiful game.

Jumping competition, Espi Castle, February 18-20




Bring your swamps and impregnable wildlife to the swamps of Espi Castle.

In mid-February, families can gather their bushes, go out and dive into nature at WWT Castle Espie, part of a national competition held at WWT Wetlands in the UK.

Families should get to Castle Espie first to have as much fun as possible. Kids (and party leaders) can improve their fracking techniques in the “training areas” set up around beautiful bogs before the main event. So see who can make the biggest and best loss in the daily competitions. The winners will be revealed in the middle of the period and the lucky “super cheerleaders” will receive great prizes!

In addition to sliding in puddles, there are many other fun activities to take part in, such as Wild Wanging and a mini attack course.

Belfast Fair, various locations, February 18-20




From February 18-20, world-class musicians will arrive in Belfast to revitalize the city for 3 days of free concerts, sessions, courses, workshops and events.

Afternoon music at Royal Avenue 2, February 18-20



Royal Street 2

Relax with coffee and music in Belfast’s brand new pop-up lounge which is home to the great music Belfast has to offer.

CS Lewis Square Urban Market, February 19



The CS Lewis classic The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia celebrates its 70th anniversary. Pictured: Aslan in CS Lewis Square, Belfast.

Your favorite food and craftsman will be at CS Lewis Square on Saturday, February 19th from 1pm-5pm.

Join Urban Market as they return to CS Lewis Square to celebrate EastSide Greenways #LoveYourGreenway. There will be a variety of stalls selling street food, arts, household items, crafts and much more.

I Still Rise Diversity Storytelling will also be in the plaza at 2pm reading environmental stories from around the world that celebrate our beautiful planet and teach everyone what we can do to protect it.

Pale Waves, Fore, February 19




Pop rock band Pale Waves will release Limelight on Saturday.

Tommy Fleming, Ulster Hall, February 20




For nearly 30 years, Tommy Fleming has been improving his art and delighting audiences with his extraordinary talent. His worldwide success has made him a household name in many homes around the world and his fan base is constantly growing.

Source: Belfastlive

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