What’s on this weekend – 14th & 15th Apr 2018

Written by on April 14, 2018

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 14 April – Crazy Golf & Children’s crafts
Sunday 15 April l- Sand Crafts & Clayrazy Workshop
Saturday 21 April – CSI Workshop 7 Children’s crafts
Sunday 22 April – Magic Tricks (Limited numbers) & Children’s crafts

Early 1900’s World of Crafts

Saturday 7 – Saturday 28 April

The Space, Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards BT23 4AD
£: Free
T: 028 9182 6846

W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

The Folk Museum at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum in Cultra tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. Costumed visitor guides bring history to life for visitors of all ages by telling stories and demonstrating crafts from bygone
days. This exhibition will let you see some of these crafts in action and see some of the 30,000 images available from UFTM’s extensive Picture Library looking at local craft and history. On Saturday 14 April between 11am and 1pm Glenn Cross will be visiting Ards VIC. Glenn leads the First Person Interpretation team onsite in delivering drama on a daily basis as part of our living history museums. These are the characters such as the RIC Officer and Doctor among others. Glenn will be available to tell you about the stories behind these wonderful characters from early 1900’s Ulster.

Ards International Guitar Festival

Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 April

Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP £: various
T: 028 91810803
W: www.ardsguitarfestival.co.uk

The Ards International Guitar Festival is back with a bang in April 2018 with a fresh new programme of guitar-inspired gigs, free fringe events, guitar clinics with industry professionals and an exhibition featuring many of your guitar heroes. Expect a jam-packed line up of blues, folk, rock, bluegrass and classical for guitar aficionados throughout the Borough. See www.ardsguitarfestival.co.uk for full programme.

Art Skills with Lee Boyd

Friday 13 April / 10am – 12 noon.

North Down Museum, Castle Park Ave, Bangor, BT20 4BT £: £60 / £55 Concession for 10 classes
T: 028 9127 1200
W: www.northdownmuseum.com

Suitable for all abilities, whether you’re new to art or have skills that you want to develop. Just bring along art materials you want to work on and your inspiration!

There is also an option to pay per class.

Donaghadee Male Voice Choir Annual Concert

Friday 13 April/ 7.00pm

Bangor Aurora, 3 Valentine Road, Bangor, BT21 0DS £: £10
T: 028 9127 0069 / 028 9182 6846
W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

Annual concert with Donaghadee Male voice choir, Donaghadee Community Choir, Ballyholme Primary School Choir, Gillian McCutcheon. Compere: George Jones.

North Down Craft Collective- Springtime in Paris

Saturday 14 April/ 10am-4pm

Holywood Old School, 92 Church Road, Holywood, BT18 9BX £: £1
T: 028 9042 5269
W: www.northdowncraftcollective.com

We are a group of makers, designers, producers and artists, offering unique handmade products for sale.
We meet on the second Saturday of every month at Holywood Old School. Our April charity partner is Ulster Wildlife.

The £1 entrance fee to our ‘Springtime in Paris’ market will go directly to the charity.

Bangor Collectors And Militaria Fair

Saturday 14 April/ 10am

First Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, BT20 4A

Regular Fair for collectors and Militaria memorabilia


Saturday 14 April/ (View from Noon) Starts at 2pm

St Gall’s Church, 171 Crawfordsburn Road, Bangor, BT19 1BT T: 028 9185 3810
Paddy’s Market, Bric-a-Brac & Book Stall from- 10.00am

Auction starts 2pm (Viewing from noon)
Cake Stall and Refreshments, Free parking and facilities for disabled

The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 April/7.30pm

Comber Primary School, Darragh Road, Comber
£8 including light refreshments
T: 028 9754 1273
Killinchy Players present a three-act comedy by Jimmy Keary.

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

Your vintage afternoon tea experience starts when you make your way up the tree-lined avenue to Cultra Manor, one of the last mansions of the landed gentry to be built in Ireland. Set at the very heart of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, this Edwardian manor retains much of its traditional architectural splendour.
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.

The Geology of Kearney Coast

Saturday 14 April/1-4pm

Kearney, BT22 1QP
£: No charge, donations welcome.
T: 028 4278 8387
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart/
Learn about the fascinating geology along the coastline at Kearney with our volunteer geologist Ian Enlander. Suitable for children aged 8+ with accompanying adult. Sturdy walking boots recommended. Well behaved dogs on leads only.
Booking essential. Meet at Kearney car park at 1pm.

Chamber Philharmonic Europe

Saturday 14 April/7.30pm

Portico, Meeting house Street, Portaferry BT22 1LE £: £20; under 25s £5
T: 028 4272 8808
W: porticoards.com

Portico is delighted to welcome the Chamber Philharmonic Europe to Portaferry for what promises to be an evening of exceptional chamber music. With an outstanding reputation and exciting programme, this is a concert not to miss. Programme includes works by Faure Mozart, Vivaldi and Bach.

Pond Dipping Weekend

Sat 14 & Sun 15 April, 1-4pm

Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA £: included in admission
T: 028 9187 4146
W: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie

Discover the creatures which live in the ponds during the first mega pond dip of the year. Castle Espie’s new and improved pond zone now contains a state of the art aqua tank and underwater camera, so you can see exactly what lies beneath. Suitable for children of all ages (and big kids too!), you’ll uncover creatures like diving beetles and their larvae, water boatmen and many others!

Drumawhey Junction Railway

Sunday 15 April/1-5pm

Drumawhey Junction, Upper Gransha Road, Donaghadee, BT20 0LZ
W: www.drumawhey.com
£: Child £2; Adult £3; Family £17 (4 adults and 4 children)
A miniature railway operating steam, petrol hydraulic, diesel hydraulic andelectric locomotives. The line is the longest 71/4” gauge railway in Ireland. The layout allows a variety of routes. An interesting journey of approximately 15 minutes is provided.

The railway captures the atmosphere of a full-sized railway. There is a station, signal cabin, engine and coach sheds, bridges, cuttings, tunnel and a level crossing. It’s a great adventure!

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