Keeping an Eye on NI this week with updates on events happening soon.
- The historic Walled City of Derry will come to life in February with an immersive music and light festival called, ‘Illuminate’.
- 17-20 February and 24-27 February
- Expect music, drama and art installations telling the incredible stories of a legendary place.
- Illuminate is a free, evening event, wheelchair and pram friendly; the fully accessible route is the perfect activity for all the family.
- For more information on Illuminate, click on www.visitderry.com/illuminate
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour opens
- The highly-anticipated official Game of Thrones Studio Tour will open to the public on 4th February 2022.
- Located at one of the acclaimed series’ original filming locations at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Game of Thrones Studio Tour will transport fans into the very heart of Westeros to see breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props and costumes and more behind-the-scenes elements from the hit HBO series.
- Tickets and Gift Experiences for the much-anticipated Game of Thrones Studio Tour are on sale NOW at www.gameofthronesstudiotour.com
History of Carrickfergus Gaol revealed in new exhibition
- A new exhibition exploring crime and punishment opens at Carrickfergus Museum
- The exhibition looks at the experiences of ordinary people living in the mid and east Antrim areas in the 19th century and focuses on crimes that offer insights into social and moral attitudes of the time.
- Featuring objects from the three collections at Carrickfergus, Mid-Antrim and Larne museums, the exhibition includes manacles, leg irons and locks and keys all from Carrickfergus gaol.
- You can visit the touring exhibit at Carrickfergus Museum from 20 January - 9 April 2022. Mid-Antrim Museum from 14 April –5 June 2022. Larne Museum 4 July – 26 August 2022
UNBOXED: Our Space In Place
- A scale version of our solar system (Our Place in Space) is designed by artist Oliver Jeffers and will be staged across 10km sculptural trails in counties Antrim, Derry and Down as well as in Cambridge, England.
- Produced by Nerve Centre Collective, led by arts organisation the Nerve Centre, the commission, which will include an interactive augmented reality app and learning and events programmes, invites us to consider our relationships with each other from the perspective of our place in space.
- The Our Place in Space sculpture trail will stretch over 10 kilometres and will travel from a riverside location in Derry~Londonderry (April / May) to Divis and Black Mountain in Belfast (June / July), before heading to Cambridge (August) and returning to Northern Ireland at the Transport Museum and North Down Coastal Path (September / October).
- More info at https://twww.ourplaceinspace.earth