OUT TO LUNCH ARTS FESTIVAL

Type : Festivals

We’ve been spending the Autumn days toiling on our Out to Lunch festival for January and we’re nearly there. Today we release a few shows to whet the appetite and we will launch the full programme at the end of this month.

Below are the nine shows we have announced and we look forward to seeing you lots in the New Year!

David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan – Probably the world’s greatest Reggae DJ, bar none.

Smoke Fairies – Haunting blues/folk from Jack White’s Third Man label

Lindi Ortega – Think the love child of Johnny Cash and Wanda Jackson. Amazing.

What Would Beyonce Do?I – Uproarious and uplifting Edinburgh smash hit.

Not the Messiah – Hilarious and poignant reflection on the life of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Isy Suttie – An outstanding hour of comedy from (among other roles) Dobby from Peep Show!

Edna O’Brien – The Irish Literary legend discussing her recent memoirs ‘Country Girl’.

Riot Jazz Brass Ensemble – A live, 9-piece, twisted mix of funk, soul, hiphop and stonkin’ jazz

Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) – A celebration of an outstanding 35 year career of classic songwriting.

As ever, full details on www.cqaf.com and we will be posting regularly on Facebook and Twitter.

What's On Soon

JHISS - Tom Paulin & Ruth Padel 28 Jul - 28 Jul Armagh
The Urban Playground Exhibition 28 Jul - 30 Aug Lisburn
Children’s Arts Festival 2014 28 Jul - 30 Aug Lisburn
Wildlife Summer Camp 28 Jul - 1 Aug Armagh
Midsummer Music Camp 2! 28 Jul - 1 Aug Belfast
John Hewitt Summer School Arts & Culture Festival 28 Jul - 1 Aug Armagh
JHISS - Bernard MacLaverty in Conversation 29 Jul - 29 Jul Armagh
Dirty Dancing 29 Jul - 16 Aug Belfast
JHISS - Fishamble's 'Silent' by Pat Kinevane 30 Jul - 30 Jul Armagh
Access all areas – orienteering at Belfast Castle 30 Jul - 30 Jul Belfast
The Big Gay Quiz 31 Jul - 31 Jul Belfast
Féile an Phobail - Music Festival 31 Jul - 10 Aug Belfast
JHISS - The Máirtín O' Connor Band 31 Jul - 31 Jul Armagh
Walk: Summer Discovery Morning 1 Aug - 1 Aug Belfast
Celtic Soul - Open House Festival @ The Windsor 1 Aug - 1 Aug Bangor
Open House Festival - Bangor Festival 1 Aug - 31 Aug Bangor
A Party to Murder 1 Aug - 1 Aug newtownabbey
Alabama 3 (Acoustic & Unplugged) - Open House Festival @ The Windsor 2 Aug - 2 Aug Bangor
The Journey of a Volunteer - From Carson’s Army to Kitchener’s Army 2 Aug - 2 Aug Belfast
Oh Volcano - Different Ghosts, Serotonin & Matthew Duly 2 Aug - 2 Aug Belfast
Wickerman, Festival of Fire 2 Aug - 2 Aug Armagh
Donkey Day 2 Aug - 2 Aug BT18 0EU
Family Super Saturday 2 Aug - 2 Aug Armagh
Cave Hill’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Ancient king maker processional walk to McArt’s Fort 3 Aug - 3 Aug Belfast
Abelton 9 in 5 days - 5 day music making workshop 4 Aug - 8 Aug Belfast
Make your own Horror Game! 4 Aug - 4 Aug Derry~Londonderry
CraftBomb by Craft NI and Voluntary Arts Ireland 4 Aug - 30 Aug Belfast
Creating a Spooky Soundtrack! 5 Aug - 5 Aug Derry~Londonderry
Steve Earle - Open House Festival @ Bangor Abbey 5 Aug - 5 Aug Bangor
PUBLIC ENEMY FULL LIVE BAND 5 Aug - 5 Aug Belfast
Dublin Horse Show 6 Aug - 10 Aug Dublin
Making Scary Animations! 6 Aug - 6 Aug Derry~Londonderry
BBC Invitation Concerts with the Ulster Orchestra: Radio 3 Invitation Concert 6 Aug - 6 Aug Belfast
The Ulster & Maiden City Festival Highland Championships 6 Aug - 6 Aug Londonderry
Ballyturk - in association with Landmark Productions & Galway Arts Festiva 7 Aug - 23 Aug Dublin
Produce & Star In Your Own Zombie Apocalypse! 7 Aug - 7 Aug Derry~Londonderry
THE DEAD 7 Aug - 7 Aug Dublin
BBC Invitation Concerts with the Ulster Orchestra: Radio 3 Invitation Concert 8 Aug - 8 Aug Belfast
Wedding of the Year 8 Aug - 9 Aug newtownabbey
The Auction In Killybuck 8 Aug - 8 Aug Armagh
Take the Floor in Association with Riverdance 9 Aug - 9 Aug Londonderry
Voodoo Swing - Open House Festival @ The Windsor 9 Aug - 9 Aug Bangor
UKBFF Northern Ireland Championships 9 Aug - 9 Aug Belfast
A Taste of Summer at St Anne's Square 9 Aug - 10 Aug Belfast
Punk Rock - By Simon Stephens 10 Aug - 6 Sep Belfast
Tim \"Ripper\" Owens - Sinocence, Sandstone & Rabid Bitch of the North 11 Aug - 11 Aug Belfast
Summer Horror Film School 11 Aug - 15 Aug Derry~Londonderry
AMON AMARTH (early show) & Guests 12 Aug - 12 Aug Belfast
Angelina Ballerina 12 Aug - 16 Aug Belfast
BBC Invitation Concerts with the Ulster Orchestra: Radio 3 Invitation Concert 13 Aug - 13 Aug Belfast
Larkin - Celtic Folk Rock 13 Aug - 13 Aug Belfast
BBC Invitation Concerts with the Ulster Orchestra: Radio 3 Invitation Concert 15 Aug - 15 Aug Belfast
Cupid Wore Skirts 15 Aug - 16 Aug newtownabbey
EXAMPLE play Belsonic 2014 15 Aug - 15 Aug Belfast
Belsonic 2014 15 Aug - 22 Aug Belfast
Bangor’s Ghost - Featuring Duke Special, Farriers + their friends - Open House Festival @ The Windsor 16 Aug - 16 Aug Bangor
Warrior Sunday 17 Aug - 17 Aug Armagh
BIFFY CLYRO play Belsonic 17 Aug - 17 Aug Belfast
Derry Journal Wedding Fayre 17 Aug - 17 Aug Londonderry
Clandeboye Festival - Festival Opening Concert 18 Aug - 23 Aug Bangor
KODALINE & TOM ODELL play Belsonic 18 Aug - 18 Aug Belfast
SLINT & GUESTS. IN ASSOC. W/ THE THIN AIR. 18 Aug - 18 Aug Belfast
CHIC Feat. Nile Rodgers @ BELSONIC 19 Aug - 19 Aug Belfast
CHIC Feat. Nile Rodgers @ BELSONIC 19 Aug - 19 Aug Belfast
Oliver! 19 Aug - 23 Aug Armagh
QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE play Belsonic 20 Aug - 20 Aug Belfast
Tennent's Vital - The Killers and Bastille Live in Belfast 21 Aug - 21 Aug Belfast
Ant & Dec Takeaway on Tour 21 Aug - 23 Aug Belfast
Matt Woosey in concert 21 Aug - 21 Aug Portstewart
One Night with Liverpool Legends Jamie Carragher, Didi Hamann and Luis Garcia 21 Aug - 21 Aug Belfast
The Ultimate Girls Day Out! 22 Aug - 24 Aug Dublin
Sunflower Festival 22 Aug - 25 Aug Hillsborough
The Old Firm Casuals - Runnin' Riot, Control & Buck Eejit 22 Aug - 22 Aug Belfast
Hilden Beer and Music Festival 2014 22 Aug - 24 Aug Lisburn
Summer Festival - Dungannon Park 22 Aug - 25 Aug Dungannon
IMAGINE DRAGONS play Belsonic 22 Aug - 22 Aug Belfast
SunflowerFest 2014 22 Aug - 25 Aug Hillsborough
Interact's Greatest Hits "Side B Born to Perform" - The InterAct Youth Arts Festival 23 Aug - 30 Aug Londonderry
The Wolfe Tones 23 Aug - 23 Aug Londonderry
Shoreline Festival 23 Aug - 25 Aug Jordanstown
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 23 Aug - 23 Aug newtownabbey
Breakfast Club Movies in the Group Space - A Streetcar Named Desire 24 Aug - 24 Aug Belfast
Belfast Mela - Festival of World Cultures 24 Aug - 24 Aug Belfast
Tennent's Vital - DAVID GUETTA AND STEVE ANGELLO 24 Aug - 24 Aug Belfast
Performing as a Band: Rock School 25 Aug - 29 Aug Derry~Londonderry
Foy Vance - Open House Festival @ Bangor Abbey 25 Aug - 25 Aug Bangor
Eddi Reader - Open House Festival @ Bangor Abbey 27 Aug - 27 Aug Bangor
The Felice Brothers - Open House Festival @ The Windsor 27 Aug - 27 Aug Bangor
Literary Lunchtimes: Jennifer Johnston 27 Aug - 27 Aug Belfast
The Walled City Tattoo 2014 - Ebrington Square 27 Aug - 30 Aug Londonderry
Milkshake Live! 27 Aug - 27 Aug Londonderry
Guerilla Days In Ireland by Tom Barry 27 Aug - 31 Aug Dublin
Steve Earle 28 Aug - 28 Aug Londonderry
Performing Drummers: Trinity To Unity 28 Aug - 30 Aug Derry~Londonderry
Bonnie 28 Aug - 28 Aug Bangor
Lloyd Cole - Open House Festival @ Bangor Abbey 29 Aug - 29 Aug Bangor
Pregnancy & Baby Fair 29 Aug - 31 Aug Dublin
And Then There Were None 29 Aug - 29 Aug newtownabbey
SHIZZ THE FEST 29 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
The Orwells 29 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
23rd Annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival 29 Aug - 31 Aug Omagh
Wailers & support @ The Limelight 30 Aug - 30 Aug Belfast
Croke Park Classic 30 Aug - 30 Aug Dublin
Drongos for Europe with DJ Sets from Ray Gange & Tony Spence 30 Aug - 30 Aug Belfast
Altan at Bangor Abbey - Open House Festival @ Bangor Abbey 30 Aug - 30 Aug Bangor
The Janoskians 31 Aug - 31 Aug Belfast
Karma to Burn - Desert Storm (UK) & Astralnaut 1 Sep - 1 Sep Belfast
The Janoskians 1 Sep - 1 Sep Dublin
Hairspray - The Broadway Musical 2 Sep - 7 Sep Londonderry
Beckett Trilogy: Not I/ Footfalls/ Rockaby 2 Sep - 6 Sep Belfast
Derek Ryan 4 Sep - 4 Sep Omagh
The Magic Flute 4 Sep - 4 Sep Armagh
Conal Gallen 5 Sep - 6 Sep Armagh
The Belfast Tattoo 2014 5 Sep - 6 Sep Belfast
Play On 5 Sep - 6 Sep newtownabbey
The Wedding & Honeymoon Show 6 Sep - 7 Sep Dublin
All-Ireland Craft Beerfest 7 Sep - 9 Sep Dublin
The Mousetrap 8 Sep - 13 Sep Belfast
Miss Saigon 10 Sep - 13 Sep Lisburn
Casablanca 10 Sep - 10 Sep newtownabbey
Irish Chamber Orchestra - Welcome Gábor! 11 Sep - 11 Sep Dublin
Talon Best Of Eagles 11 Sep - 11 Sep Armagh
Singlehood 11 Sep - 13 Sep Dublin
50 Shades Of Red, White & Blue 12 Sep - 13 Sep Armagh
Dublin Coffee Festival 12 Sep - 14 Sep Dublin
Flutes Up For Charity 13 Sep - 13 Sep Belfast
We Were Promised Jetpacks 13 Sep - 13 Sep Derry~Londonderry
Talon - The Best of Eagles 13 Sep - 13 Sep Belfast
BBC Proms in the Park - The Titanic Slipways 13 Sep - 13 Sep Belfast
Ant & Dec's Takeaway - On Tour! 13 Sep - 13 Sep Dublin
Way Back Then - Variety Show 14 Sep - 14 Sep Londonderry
DEEP RIVER ROCK Belfast City Half Marathon 14 Sep - 14 Sep Belfast
BP Big Screen: The Royal Opera presents Rigoletto 17 Sep - 17 Sep Belfast
The Saturdays 17 Sep - 17 Sep Dublin
50 Shades of Red, White & Blue 18 Sep - 19 Sep Londonderry
Carcass @ The Limelight 19 Sep - 19 Sep Belfast
Dragonforce @ The Limelight 20 Sep - 20 Sep Belfast
Autumn Fair 20 Sep - 21 Sep Belfast
Music in the Parks - Grand Finale Band Concert 21 Sep - 21 Sep Belfast
Pentecost - By Stewart Parker 21 Sep - 18 Oct Belfast
Modern Baseball - Spraynard & Chewing on Tinfoil 22 Sep - 22 Sep Belfast
JAMES TAYLOR 23 Sep - 23 Sep Dublin
The Fray 23 Sep - 23 Sep Dublin
James Taylor 24 Sep - 24 Sep Belfast
Ekko Park & Stephen Park Band 26 Sep - 26 Sep Belfast
Open Mic UK 27 Sep - 27 Sep Belfast
Bipolar Sunshine & Guests @ The Limelight 27 Sep - 27 Sep Belfast
THE MAGIC NUMBERS 28 Sep - 28 Sep Belfast
Oliver! 30 Sep - 4 Oct Belfast
Ireland's Biggest Attraction - Derek Ryan 2 Oct - 2 Oct Lisburn
The Elvis Spectacular Starring Ciaran Houlihan 3 Oct - 3 Oct Lisburn
Ed Sheeran 6 Oct - 6 Oct Dublin
Ed Sheeran 8 Oct - 9 Oct Belfast
Shrek The Musical 8 Oct - 19 Oct Belfast
Sage Francis & Guests 11 Oct - 11 Oct Belfast
Fabulous Fashion Teas @ The Merchant 11 Oct - 12 Oct Belfast
The Allergy & Free From Expo 11 Oct - 12 Oct Dublin
The Subways 15 Oct - 15 Oct Belfast
Derek Ryan & His Band 15 Oct - 15 Oct Londonderry
Michael Magill Entertainments presents Derek Ryan 16 Oct - 16 Oct Cookstown
Declan Nerney 16 Oct - 16 Oct Lisburn
The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s 16 Oct - 1 Nov Belfast
Jake Bugg 16 Oct - 16 Oct Belfast
Belfast Festival at Queen's - Israel Galván - La Edad de Oro (Irish Premiere) 17 Oct - 18 Oct Belfast
Belfast Festival at Queen's - Elvis Costello Solo in Concert 17 Oct - 17 Oct Belfast
The Hold Steady @ The Limelight 17 Oct - 17 Oct Belfast
Jon Richardson - Nidiot 17 Oct - 17 Oct Dublin
LADY GAGA - THE ARTPOP BALL 17 Oct - 17 Oct Dublin
One Republic Live in The O2 19 Oct - 19 Oct Dublin
Jon Richardson: Nidiot 19 Oct - 19 Oct Londonderry
From The Camp to The Creggan 21 Oct - 25 Oct Londonderry
Belfast Festival at Queen's - Old Crow Medicine Show 21 Oct - 22 Oct Belfast
Declan Nerney 22 Oct - 22 Oct Armagh
Belfast Festival at Queen's - Schaubühne Berlin - An Enemy Of The People (Irish Premiere) 23 Oct - 25 Oct Belfast
UB40 23 Oct - 23 Oct Belfast
FRAMING HANLEY & Guests 24 Oct - 24 Oct Belfast
The Bjorn Identity 24 Oct - 24 Oct Lisburn
BLACK STONE CHERRY & THEORY OF A DEADMAN @ Mandella Hall 24 Oct - 24 Oct Belfast
The Drifters 25 Oct - 25 Oct Dublin
Belfast Festival at Queen's -Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 25 Oct - 25 Oct Belfast
Mind Body Spirit Festival Ltd 25 Oct - 27 Oct Dublin
Il Divo 26 Oct - 26 Oct Dublin
ASKING ALEXANDRIA 28 Oct - 28 Oct Belfast
Asking Alexandria 29 Oct - 29 Oct Dublin
BAND OF SKULLS & GUESTS @ THE LIMELIGHT 30 Oct - 30 Oct Belfast
The Antlers 30 Oct - 30 Oct Dublin
The Big Reunion presents The Boy Bands 1 Nov - 1 Nov Belfast
Diwali & Samhain 1 Nov - 1 Nov Belfast
Clean Bandit 1 Nov - 1 Nov Belfast
Belfast Festival at Queen's - The Gloaming 1 Nov - 1 Nov Belfast
Paolo Nutini 2 Nov - 2 Nov Belfast
Omid Djalili: Iranalamadingdong - Comedy Club at The Ulster Hall 2 Nov - 2 Nov Belfast
The Big Re-Union Boy Band Tour 2014 2 Nov - 2 Nov Dublin
The Specials 3 Nov - 3 Nov Dublin
OMID DJALILI - IRANALAMADINGDONG 4 Nov - 4 Nov Dublin
The Specials 4 Nov - 4 Nov Belfast
Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television: Comedy Club at The Ulster Hall 6 Nov - 6 Nov Belfast
WWE LIVE 6 Nov - 6 Nov Dublin
Paul Potts 6 Nov - 6 Nov Belfast
Paul Potts 7 Nov - 7 Nov Dublin
Paul Potts 7 Nov - 7 Nov Dublin
WWE Live 7 Nov - 7 Nov Belfast
Kylie 8 Nov - 8 Nov Dublin
Elton John & His Band 9 Nov - 9 Nov Dublin
Peter Gabriel 10 Nov - 10 Nov Dublin
Slash - World on Fire 10 Nov - 10 Nov Dublin
One Man Two Guvnors 10 Nov - 15 Nov Belfast
LEE EVANS 11 Nov - 12 Nov Dublin
Howie The Rookie 11 Nov - 15 Nov Dublin
Michael McIntyre @ The Odyssey Arena 13 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
Andrea Bocelli 14 Nov - 14 Nov Dublin
Lee Evans 14 Nov - 15 Nov Belfast
Jimmy Carr Funny Business 14 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
Jimmy Carr - Funny Business 15 Nov - 15 Nov Londonderry
Pet Expo 16 Nov - 17 Nov Dublin
TWENTY ONE PILOTS & GUESTS 17 Nov - 17 Nov Belfast
Paul Hollywood - Get Your Bake On 17 Nov - 18 Nov Dublin
La Roux 19 Nov - 19 Nov Belfast
MASTODON @Limelight 20 Nov - 20 Nov Belfast
James Blunt - Moon Landing 2014 World Tour 20 Nov - 20 Nov Dublin
Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic 20 Nov - 23 Nov Belfast
Foyle Film Festival 20 Nov - 24 Nov Londonderry
Chas & Dave 22 Nov - 22 Nov Belfast
Passenger - Whispers Tour 2014 22 Nov - 22 Nov Dublin
Gardiner Street Gospel Choir 22 Nov - 22 Nov Dublin
Mistletoe & Crime - By Marie Jones 22 Nov - 22 Nov Belfast
Sleeping Beauty - By Derek O' Connor 23 Nov - 4 Jan Belfast
SLEEPING BEAUTY 23 Nov - 4 Jan Belfast
The War of The Worlds 27 Nov - 27 Nov Dublin
ELECTRIC SIX & GUESTS @ The Limelight 28 Nov - 28 Nov Belfast
Jack and the Beanstalk - Panto 28 Nov - 4 Jan Londonderry
THE WHO - 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 28 Nov - 28 Nov Belfast
Dave Gorman gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint) 29 Nov - 29 Nov Belfast
Roy 'Chubby' Brown 29 Nov - 29 Nov Londonderry
Brit Floyd @ The Odyssey 29 Nov - 29 Nov Belfast
Dave Gorman 29 Nov - 29 Nov Belfast
Aladdin 29 Nov - 18 Jan Belfast
International Charity Bazaar Dublin 30 Nov - 30 Nov Dublin
James Arthur 1 Dec - 1 Dec Belfast
JOHN BISHOP - ‘’SUPERSONIC’’ 4 Dec - 5 Dec Dublin
Andre Rieu 5 Dec - 5 Dec Belfast
André Rieu 6 Dec - 7 Dec Dublin
SAXON, STORMZONE & GUESTS @ THE LIMELIGHT 6 Dec - 6 Dec Belfast
John Bishop - SUPERSONIC 6 Dec - 7 Dec Belfast
James Taylor 6 Dec - 6 Dec Belfast
Chris Rea 6 Dec - 6 Dec Dublin
Winter Wonderland 6 Dec - 16 Jan Dublin
How Now Mrs. Brown Cow - Starring Brendan O'Carroll & Mrs. Brown's Boys 8 Dec - 12 Dec Belfast
Jingle Ball 2014 8 Dec - 8 Dec Belfast
Ross Noble 9 Dec - 9 Dec Dublin
Ross Noble - Tangentleman 9 Dec - 9 Dec Dublin
KASABIAN 9 Dec - 9 Dec Belfast
Nathan Carter 10 Dec - 10 Dec Londonderry
An Evening With Noel Fielding 11 Dec - 11 Dec Dublin
Michael Bublé @ The Odyssey Arena 11 Dec - 11 Dec Belfast
Alan Davies: Little Victories - Comedy Club at The Ulster Hall 12 Dec - 12 Dec Belfast
ENNIO MORRICONE - 50 Years of Music 12 Dec - 12 Dec Dublin
Diversity - Limitless – The Reboot 15 Dec - 15 Dec Dublin
MADNESS @ The Odyssey Arena 15 Dec - 15 Dec Belfast
Madness - STRICTLY M.A.D.H.E.A.D 16 Dec - 16 Dec Dublin
Aladdin 17 Dec - 4 Jan Dublin
Imelda May 19 Dec - 19 Dec Dublin
The Fureys 27 Dec - 27 Dec Londonderry
A Bit On The Side starring Conal Gallen 7 Feb - 7 Feb Belfast
The Death of a Comedian - By Owen McCafferty 8 Feb - 8 Mar Belfast
Jimmy Carr - Funny Business 13 Feb - 14 Feb Dublin
Jimmy Carr (2015) 13 Feb - 14 Feb Dublin
Tommy Fleming - 2015 Tour 20 Feb - 20 Feb Londonderry
THE LINDISFARNE STORY 21 Feb - 21 Feb
Tommy Fleming and his band in concert 21 Feb - 21 Feb Belfast
Ultimate Eagles 22 Feb - 22 Feb Dublin
The Ultimate Eagles 1 Mar - 1 Mar Belfast
Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
5 Seconds of Summer 30 May - 30 May Belfast