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Tim Peake’s Spacecraft Tour at Ulster Transport Museum

An exciting opportunity to see a real astronaut capsule

The Soyuz capsule, which transported British astronaut Tim Peake safely back to Earth after his mission on the International Space Station is landing at the Ulster Transport Museum. The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule transported European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, and his crewmates Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra to the International Space Station on the Principia mission.

This exhibition, which is suitable for all ages, is FREE.

The Soyuz has been travelling across the UK as part of a national tour presented by global technology company Samsung and the Science Museum Group. This exhibition is free and suitable for all ages. Get up close to the capsule and see the full-equipped interior, as well as the char marks on the exterior which show the result of the impact of the Earth’s atmosphere on the spacecraft during its descent from space.

See Tim Peake’s Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit. Enjoy interactive displays about the International Space Station and learn about life in space. Alongside the exhibition, visitors will be able to re-live the descent from space from the eyes of an astronaut through a unique virtual reality experience. Using the latest Samsung Gear VR technology, it enables visitors to experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz’s descent module as it makes its dangerous high-speed journey back to Earth.

This fully immersive experience is narrated by Tim Peake himself. Space Descent VR is suitable for visitors aged 13 years and over and tickets can be bought on the day for £6 per person. Space Descent VR with Tim Peake and the presentation of Tim Peake’s spacecraft have been made possible with support from Samsung and co-operation of Tim Peake and the European Space Agency.

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Belfast Pride Festival 2019

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ community.

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast.

The Belfast Pride Parade is the biggest cross-community parade in the city, the main event in the LGBTQ calendar and one of the key events in Belfast Pride festival. It is a protest and a celebration, a call for equality, a stand for solidarity and a celebration of the lives of LGBT people in Belfast and is about LGBT messages and expressing support for LGBT people.

For more information, please visit www.belfastpride.com.

Belsonic 2019

The festival once again runs throughout June, with this year’s massive lineup below:
  • Wednesday 12 June: SLASH Feat Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
  • Friday 14 June: Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Disciples, Hugel 
  • Thursday 20 June: Stormzy 
  • Friday 21 June: Ben Nicky
  • Saturday 22 June: George Ezra 
  • Tuesday 25 June: The Killers, Lewis Capaldi 
  • Wednesday 26 June: Marshmello, Jax Jones 
  • Thursday 27 June: Hozier
  • Friday 28 June: Tiesto.
To book your tickets, please visit www.belsonic.com

Game Of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition

GAME OF THRONES: The Touring Exhibition, opening at TEC Belfast from 11 April 2019, will give fans around the world an opportunity to step inside Westeros and the lands beyond.

Designed by GES Events in collaboration with HBO® Licensing and Retail, the dramatic exhibition combines costumes, authentic props and majestic settings from all seven seasons to create an interactive and immersive Game of Thrones® experience like no other.
Located in the TEC Belfast, in the footprint of the legendary Titanic Studios, where much of the series was filmed over a 10-year period, allows fans to authentically immerse themselves in the mythical lands of Westeros and Essos, as well as relive the trials and tribulations of those who struggle for survival in the shadow of the Iron Throne, ahead of the highly anticipated season eight release.
The exhibition will give fans the experience of a lifetime, dropping them into the centre of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at the artistry and craftsmanship behind the Emmy award-winning series, as well as the opportunity to:
  • Experience the wintry landscapes of the North
  • Explore the tree-lined pathway of the Kingsroad
  • See the regal settings of King’s Landing
  • View the conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors
  • Discover iconic costumes of House Targaryen
  • Explore Castle Black, the home of the Night’s Watch
  • Step into the House of Black and White
  • And the frozen lands Beyond the Wall
  • Reach the iconic Iron Throne Room and gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in all its foreboding glory.

Get your tickets from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre or book online at gameofthronesexhibition.co.uk