What’s on this week? 15th – 20th Feb 2019

Written by on February 15, 2019

David C. Clements – Music in the Chamber
Friday 15 February/ 8pm
Bangor Castle, Castle Park Ave, Bangor,
£: £12 includes refreshments
T: 028 9127 1200
W: Ards Arts
Live Music by the epic and heavenly alternative folk singer, David C. Clements
David C. Clements has been grabbing the attention of music lovers through his exceptional live performances for quite some time. His is an epic and heavenly alternative folk singer with swelling melodies and vocals touched with the ache of experience, retelling tales that feel at once both insightful and familiar.

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
Saturday 16 February/ 8pm
Studio 1A, Hamilton Road, Bangor
£: £12
W: Marble Productions
Described by The Irish Times as McDonagh’s “best play.”  Taking place in a nameless totalitarian state, ‘The Pillowman’ follows a writer through his interrogation and imprisonment over a bout of local gruesome murders that are suspiciously similar to his stories.

NI Science Week at Exploris: Our Resourceful Oceans
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17; Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 February/10am – 5pm
Exploris, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
£: included in admission
T: 028 4272 8062
W: Exploris
Join Exploris for a range of fun science projects including Edible Water Bottles and Seal Rescue.
Four workshops will take place over the 16/17 & 23/34 February based around “Our Resourceful Ocean”. Join one of our workshops such as “Amazing Seaweed: Edible Water Bottles”, “Tidal Energy: Powering our homes”, “Salt Car Track: An Alternative Fuel” and “Play Your Cards Right”. Our Seal Rescue Workshop will also be completed during NI Science Festival – a course on how to spot, assist and deliver injured seals to our rescue centre.
Check online for demonstration and workshop times. Subject to availability.
Book your tickets online (24hours in advance) for fast track admission and discount.

Mid term fun at Exploris
Monday 18 & Friday 22 February/10am – 5pm
Exploris, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
£: included in admission
T: 028 4272 8062
W: Exploris
Swim on down to Exploris Aquarium to start your mid-term break. Lots of fun filled activities for all the family!
Exploris Aquarium are hosting animal demonstrations, “Eco brick” craft activity and a mer-mazing face painter throughout the week to keep everyone busy while they explore the underwater and land habitats.
Book your tickets online (24hours in advance) to be fast tracked and discounted.

1000 Years of the Strangford Ferry: PAST talk 
Wednesday 20 February/7.30pm
Barholm, Portaferry, BT22 1PF
£: Free
T: 07834 539566
“1000 years of the Strangford Ferry” presented by PAST will focus on the benefit to the Lough in having the oldest continuous ferry crossing in the world which turns a 49 mile trip into less than half a mile.  It will tell the story of the ferry from Norman times to the present day.

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft Tour at Ulster Transport Museum
Wednesday 20 February – Sunday 12 May
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood
£: Nomal admission prices aplly
T:028 9042 8428
W: Tim Peake
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.See Tim Peake’s Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit. Enjoy interactive displays about the International Space Station and learn about life in space.

Peace Day: A play by Philip Orr 
Wednesday 20 February/7.30pm Portavogie Community Centre
Thursday 21/7.30pm Ards British Legion
Friday 22/7.30pm Comber British Legion
Saturday 23/7.30pm Bangor British Legion
£: Free, but please contact Good Relations to register your interest
T: 028 9182 4076
E: goodrelations@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
This 45 minute play is concerned with the welfare of those who join the armed forces, serve and then return home.  It explores the experience of one military wife who is dealing with her husband’s PTSD. The play then looks back to the plight of returning veterans after the end of the First World War.  The drama will be followed by discussion.

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