What’s On Guide

Open House Festival
Bangor, County Down
1st – 31st August 2019
Web: www.openhousefestival.com

The Festival returns for its seventh year with around 140 free and ticked events in 40 venues across the town. The eclectic programme includes music, books, film, theatre, food & drink, talks & tours, comedy, spoken word and visual art.

Why not take the train to Bangor? Enjoy stunning coastal scenery whilst relaxing, remove the hassle of parking and go green for the environment! Plan your journey with Translink

On the 25th August The Specials will be playing at Bangor Seafront as part of the Open House Festival, there will also be free buses to Belfast.
The free buses will depart from Bangor Seafront at 10.30pm going to Belfast City Hall. Pre-booking is essential – only ticket holders who have booked their place will be allowed on the bus.

Northern Ireland’s premier celebration of Art and Craft
1 August 2019 – 31 August 2019
Town Hall, Conway Square, High Street, Newtownards, Co. Down. BT23 4NP
Tel: 028 9181 0803
Email: ardsarts@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Now in its 18th year, this thriving annual event features Creative Peninsula in the Square, Creative Tours, Open Studios, Exhibitions, Workshops, Demonstrations and more, all taking place throughout the beautiful and picturesque Ards and North Down Borough.

The region is well known for its many Artists and Makers and during the event visitors have the opportunity to view their work, purchase or commission a unique piece or try their hand in a workshop. So, why not come along and join them in our celebration of creativity!

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New alternative night out – Night at the Aquarium
August 2019 – October 2019
Exploris Aquarium, The Rope Walk, Portaferry. BT22 1NZ
Time: 7.00pm-9.30pm. Full price £28. Child (under 12) £20
Tel: 028 4272 8062
Email: info@explorisni.com

Do things go bump in the aquarium at night – well now is your chance to find out.

Your evening will begin with a delicious 2 course meal using locally sourced ingredients at the beautiful Portaferry hotel. The hotel overlooks the shores of Strangford Lough which makes it a magnificent setting for evening dinner!

After dinner you will arrive at Exploris Aquarium for a fascinating guided tour of Northern Ireland’s only aquarium. The lantern lit tour will allow you to explore just a fraction of the amazing animals found in oceans, globally and a lot closer to home.

Three dates available, booking essential.
Friday 30 August, Friday 27 September and Friday 25 October.

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