What’s on This weekend – 15th – 17th Match

Written by on March 15, 2019

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft Tour at Ulster Transport Museum
Until 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.  
Giant LEGO Brick Trail
Saturday 2 – Sunday 31 March

Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA
£: trail included in admission.
T: 028 9187 4146
W: Lego Brick Trail
The Giant LEGO Brick Trail is back by popular demand! Enjoy the  individually-designed LEGO brick characters, some up to twelve times life size, include Natalie the Nene, the world’s rarest goose and Benedict the Bewick’s swan, magnificently stretching his brick wings. 
LEGO Brick Workshops
Saturdays & Sundays in March/12noon, 1pm & 2pm

Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road,
Comber, BT23 6EA
£: £10
T: 028 9187 4146
W: Book now
Interactive workshops for all Lego fans – complete three exciting tasks during the hour long workshop including building your own Lego owl to take home. Suitable for ages 4+. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times (and vice-versa!). Booking essential.
Tides of Life – Plants and Animals of Strangford Lough
Friday 15 March/7.30pm

Barholm, Portaferry, BT22 1PF
£: Free
T: 07834 539566
A presentation by Joe Breen on local plants andanimals found in Strangford Lough. The unique collection of biodiversity forms was the main reason for Strangford Lough being designated as Britain’s first Marine Protected area in 1995. 
Freak Show
Friday 15 March/7.30pm

Portico, Portaferry, BT22 1LE
£: £15 under 25’s £5
T: 028 4272 8808
W: Book now
A highly inventive blast of theatre which collides comedy, visuals and taut poetic text with true stories of people who were displayed as freaks in the 18th Century. Fast talking eejits are hell bent to get rich quick with their bizarre bazaar of curiosities and the unexpected, but they get more than they bargained for in this radical roadshow of revenge. Presented by Big Telly Theatre Productions. Age 12+ (No strong language or content, dark humour). 
Living History at Grey Abbey
Saturday 16 March/1-5pm

Grey Abbey, Greyabbey, BT22 2NQ
£: Free
Find out about Herbs and the Curing Arts in the Physic Garden at Grey Abbey at this Living History event. 
Sundown Market
Saturday 16 March/ 3pm-9pm

Project24, Queen’s Parade, Bangor, BT20 3BJ
£: Free Entry
T: 028 9147 1780
W: Sundown Market
Project 24 Welcomes the Sundown Market back to Bangor this March. The market will offer such delights as gourmet street food, live music and a pop-up pub and prosecco bar! Sample food from artisan food companies and some local offerings from Bangor eateries.
St Patrick’s Day at Exploris
Sunday 17 March

Exploris, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
£: normal admission
T: 028 4272 8062
W: Exploris
Join in with all the craic and banter this St Patrick’s with Exploris’s underwater and reptilian friends. Additional Snake demonstrations led by the team of Aquarists, daily animal demonstrations, themed arts and crafts and a mer-mazing face painter will be joining the craic this St Patrick’s Day at Exploris Aquarium. 
St Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Ulster Folk Museum
Sunday 17 March/ 10am-5pm
Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0EU
£: normal admission
T: 028 9042 8428
W: St Patrick’s Day
Join us for a traditional celebration from over 100 years ago as you and your family are transported back in time. Enjoy some traditional music and dance performances from musicians and Irish dancers throughout the day.  Learn more about a host of traditional crafts from the museum’s team of visitor guides including basket making, tweed weaving, straw rope making and blacksmithing. Food enthusiasts can experience traditional open-hearth baking and sample the very best of Irish cuisine with champ, potato bread and drop scones.
St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Sunday 17 March/2-4pm

St Patrick’s Community Centre, Portaferry 
£: Free
W: Portaferry Gala
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Portaferry with dance from McAliskey School of Irish Dance and music by The Party DJ NI.  There will be guest appearances by Peppa Pig and Mickey and Minnie Mouse and prizes for the best fancy dress.

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