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Other Events


Other events across Northern Ireland on the lead up to National Lottery Day and other events on the day itself are as follow:-


Wednesday October 27th


10th Birthday Tea Party organised by WISPA, Shankill Road, Belfast.


Thursday October 28th


Official opening of the HEART Project Healthy Living Centre in Albert Street, Lower Falls, Belfast


October 30th, November 2nd, 4th and 6th


Adopt An Author at Belfast City Hall.  Primary Six pupils from four local primary schools meet the well-known children’s authors they have established contact with via email in the flesh. Taking part are Marcus Sedgwick, Caroline Lawrence, Philip Ardagh and Cliff McNish.


Wednesday November 3rd


Big Lunch organised by the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, The Gasyard Centre, 128 Leckey Road, Derry, from 11am until 3.30pm.


Big Lunch hosted by the Ardoyne/Shankill Health Partnership, Ardoyne Avenue, Belfast, from noon until 3pm.


Saturday November 6th


The Mid Ulster Magic Circle is hosting its Annual Convention in the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Templepatrick, on National Lottery Day, with great magic shows for kids.


The Family Caring Centre at 2-5 Somerset Park, Rathenraw, Antrim, will be hosting a coffee morning and open day with activities for adults and children.


The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, The Mall, Armagh, will be opening specially for National Lottery Day from 1pm-5pm.


Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, will be offering free tours taking in the building, telescopes and domes, with the special opening of the Observatory’s meteorological databank.


The Market Place Theatre in the centre of Armagh City will be offering free tours of the building, and free family workshops.


Free Open Day at the Ecos Centre, Ballymena, from 12noon until 5pm. Activities will include nature trails and pond dipping, so make sure and dress for the weather.


Loughgiel Community Association will be running an Open Day and free instructed fitness sessions in its gym, with free showers and sauna at its community fitness suite in Lough Road, Loughgiel, Ballymena, from 10am-4pm.


The National Trust will be holding a free costume event at Rowallane House in Saintfield, County Down.


The Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre in Burn Road, Cookstown, will be joining in the 10th Birthday celebrations throughout the day.


Millennium Court Arts Centre, William Street, Portadown, will be running free exhibition tours. There will also be storytelling and Christmas Art workshops during the day.


Downpatrick Railway and Steam Museum will be opening specially, and will offer free train rides from the Railway Station in Market Street, Downpatrick.


Saintfield United Football Club based at Comber Road, Saintfield,  will be hosting a mini soccer tournament for 100 children with a barbecue for parents.


Belcoo and District Historical Society will open its Rural Repository of Heritage Museum for free from 10am-4pm. The museum is at The Enterprise Centre, Railway Street, Belcoo, County Fermanagh.


The Devenish Partnership Forum will be officially opening its National Lottery Funded Nature Reserve at Kilmacormack, Enniskillen, at 12 noon, after which the reserve will be open free to the public .


The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum will host the first public performance of a newly restored 18th century Egan Harp, played by internationally renowned harpist Danielle Perrett.


There will be free guided tours of Castle Gardens, Lisburn, starting at 11am and 2pm. For information contact the museum on 028 9266 3377.


The Island Arts Centre, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, will host a free art exhibition with special ticket offers and its evening show on National Lottery Day. There will also be workshops for children and adults during the day.


Creggan Country Park, Westway, Creggan, Derry, has organised a canoeing course for National Lottery Day. Places are all booked up.


The Playhouse Theatre, Artillery Street, Derry, will celebrate National Lottery Day by running a free visual art workshop for children.


Millennium Forum, Newmarket Street, Derry, are giving away four free tickets for the closing night of the top show ‘Give My Head Peace’ on Saturday November 6th. See local papers for details.


The Nerve Centre in Derry City will be offering free cinema screenings throughout the day.


The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood will be have special talks at National Lottery funded sites at the museum, and is also producing leaflets detailing the history of those sites.


An Creagan Visitors’ Centre, at Creggan, outside Omagh, County Tyrone, will be running a free family exhibition on archaeology and boglands, and will be part of the projects new wheelchair accessible walk.


Kilcreggan Homes in Carrickfergus are planning something special, possibly relating to their wonderful Open Farm.


Lagan Legacy will be operating special boat trips from the Odyssey Pontoon, Belfast, with discounts available to those who purchase their tickets at the Lagan Legacy stand at the Good Causes Fair inside the Odyssey Pavilion. From 12 noon until 5pm.


The Belfast Giants ice hockey team will be doing some special 10th Birthday promotions at their home game against the London Racers at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, on the evening of November 6.


Sunday November 7th


FLAME! The gasworks museum of Ireland, at Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, will be opening for free from 2pm-5pm


Wednesday November 10th


The Western Education and Library Board will be holding an Open Day at Omagh Branch Library, with visitors having the opportunity to learn more about the National Lottery funded People’s Network and enjoy a cup of coffee.




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