Your Belfast November diary—3 events to attend this month
One of the best things about working in a city such as Belfast is the opportunity to experience the kind of culture it has to offer. With Glandore’s central location within Belfast, some of the most popular tourist attractions and events are only a short walk away.
Spending a lunchtime hunched over your desk with a sandwich is never ideal and can leave you feeling burned out before you hit the 3pm slump. Get up, stretch your legs and make the most of your time. Lonely Planet recently name Belfast as their no.1 place to visit in 2018, so it’s time for you to find out why!
1. Belfast Christmas Market
What better excuse to duck out of the office then to enjoy some of the city festivities.
The Belfast Christmas Market is always a popular affair with stalls dotted across the grand grounds of Belfast City Hall. They sell everything from cake to candles to cheeky spiced apple cider. Open from 10am until late, there’s plenty of time to make a quick exit during lunchtime and gander at all there is to offer.
The Belfast Christmas Market will hit the city centre on November 18.
2. Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window
This elegantly designed sculpture is by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. It is currently on show in the Ulster museum and will stay there until December 3.
Weeping Window is a cascade piece which features thousands of ceramic poppy flowers constructed in such a way that they appear to flow from a high window to the ground below. Both this and the wave structure were created to mark the centenary of the first World War and will be on tour until 2018.
With its impressive architectural value and sheer ‘wow-factor’ of the sculptures, this would make for an interesting lunchtime jaunt. Admission to the exhibition is free.
3. BBC Good Food Show, Belfast Waterfront.
Foodies get ready, your palate is about to be put to the test.
The BBC’s Good Food Show is coming to Belfast between November 10 and 12, bringing with them a host of celebrity chefs and bakers. Some of the more notable names on the line-up are Si King and Dave Myers, otherwise known as The Hairy Bikers. Fans of the show and general foodies will be treated to live interviews with the pair and can watch them perform culinary masterpieces in the Big Kitchen.
There is also a variety of events taking place over the couple of days including a whiskey blending experience, book signings and a pop-up restaurant, so there’s plenty to see and do.
This is a great opportunity for a group lunch outing, especially if you’re new in the office.