What’s on this weekend – 11th – 13th May 2018

Written by on May 11, 2018

4 in a Bar

Saturday 12 May/7.30pm

Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry BT22 1LE £: £15
T: 028 4272 8808
W: porticoards.com

Award-winning 4 IN A BAR is one of Ireland’s most loved vocal ensembles. Eoin, Tristan, Paul and Shane – current recipients of the IABS International Male Voice Quartet Award (and five-time Gold Medal winners) – have a passion for close harmony and Barbershop singing, as seen in their charismatic concert performances.

Family Fun at Cockle Row Cottages

Entertainment every Saturday & Sunday 2pm-4pm, Cottages open 11am-5pm

Cockle Row Cottages, Main Street, Groomsport, BT19 6GH£: Free
T: 028 9127 0069
W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

Saturday 5 May – Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop
Sunday 6 May – Magic Show Aldo
Saturday 12 May – Jumping clay workshop, Children’s Crafts
Sunday 13 May – Plant and Play gardening workshop, Children’s Crafts

Cultra Manor – Limited Edition Vintage Afternoon Teas

Saturday 14 April- Sat 12 May/ 1pm-4pm

UFTM, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0EU
£: £27.05PP
T: 028 9042 8428
W: www.nmni.com/uftm
Experience the Edwardian ritual of afternoon tea in the beautiful Cultra Manor at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. This limited edition tea is exclusive to Saturday 14, 21 & 28 April and Saturday 5 & 12 May from 1-4pm, £27.05pp.

Ards and North Down Pipe Championship

Saturday 12 May/12noon-5pm

Castle Park, Bangor
£: Free
T: 028 9127 0069
W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com
Annual Pipe Band Championships at Bangor Castle. With over 40 bands and 50 Drum Majors competing, this event is impressive to spectate.

Bangor Ladies Choir presents “The Celtic Tenors”

Saturday 12 May/ 7.30pm

Bangor Elim, Balloo Road, Bangor
£: £20
T: 028 9127 0069
W: www.bangorladieschoir.com
The Bangor Elim is delighted to be hosting the Bangor Ladies Choir annual concert with their special guests The Celtic Tenors. Doors Open 6.45pm/Starts 7.30pm

Groomsport and District Gardening Club Annual Plant Sale

Saturday 12 May/ 10am-12noon

Parish Halls, Main Street, Groomsport
£: Admission £2
Plants, shrubs, hanging baskets, cakes and bric-a-brac.

Bluebell Walks on the Demesne

Friday 11 & Sunday 12 May/11am – 12.30pm and 2-3.30pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: Normal admission
T: 028 4278 8387
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart/

Explore the demesne and enjoy the carpets of bluebells as you join our rangers for a walk/talk update on what they’ve been working on. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for buggies. Sturdy walking boots required. Well behaved dogs only. Meet at trail head. Booking essential.

North Down Craft Collective – Maypole Market

Saturday 12 May/ 10am-4pm

Church Road, Holywood
£: £1
W: www.northdowncraftcollective.com
Join us on Saturday 12th May at our Maypole Market where we will have a host of artisan makers and producers celebrating this special month for this special North Down town! This month’s charity partner is Lagan Dragons and the £1 entrance fee will go directly to the charity.

GP14 Dinghy Ulster Championships

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May/first race 12 noon

Donaghadee Sailing Club, 20 Shore Street, Donaghadee, BT21 0DG
W: www.donaghadeesc.co.uk
Donaghadee Sailing Club is hosting this year’s GP14 Dinghy Ulster Championshipswith entrants from all over Ireland. Watch the racing from the seafront with an icecream and enjoy the atmosphere of this historic harbour town.

Shearwater Eco Walks – Coastal Flowers

Sunday 13 May/ 1pm-3pm
Ballyholme Beach, Banks Lane, Bangor, BT20 5EG £: £6 per person
T: 028 9127 0069
W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com
A walk to appreciate the coastal plants and flowers. An appreciation of coastal
plants and flowers; their identification, characteristics and adaptations, and their
folklore and cultural interest. A walk along sections of the coastal path covering
approximately 2 miles with some uneven rocky sections. Meet at Ballyholme Sea
Front Car Park. Unsuitable for Children & Dogs.

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