What’s on this weekend – 1st & 2nd Sept 2018

Written by on September 1, 2018

Aspects Festival 2018
Saturday 1 – Sunday 30 September
Various locations in Bangor, BT20 4BT
£: Various prices
T: 028 9127 1200
W: Aspects

Join us at Northern Ireland’s longest running literature festival to celebrate the written word!

The programme this year offers something for everyone and every age, from poetry to prose, from journalism to wellbeing, from drama to the visual arts.

Music in the Courtyard
Every Friday in August
North Down Museum, Castle Park, Bangor
£: Free
T: 028 9127 1200
W: North Down Museum
Enjoy a series of performances in the courtyard at North Down Museum every Friday throughout August.

Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention
24 August 2018 – 1 September 2018
Presbyterian Church, Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down, BT20 4LN
£: Free
T: 077 4501 3866
W: Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention
The longest running event of its kind in the UK, this nine day conference welcomes Missionary speakers from around the world, including Africa, Europe, USA, Nepal, The Middle East and India.  As well as morning prayer meetings and bible studies, events are held in the afternoon and evening and are designed specifically with young people in mind.  This year, the Bible Studies will be led by Alistair Begg.

Mount Stewart Conservations Festival
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: Free admission; charge for some talks
T: 028 4278 8387
W: Mount Stewart
Join us for a weekend of lively debate, music and entertainment as we celebrate the spirit of Mount Stewart.   See website for more details and to book for talks.

Portaferry’s ‘Market on the Square’
Saturday 1 September/10am – 1.30pm
The Square, Portaferry, BT22 1LR
£: Free
T: 028 4272 9598
W: Portaferry Market
Visit Portaferry’s Market on the Square, held on the first Saturday of each month in Portaferry’s newly restored Market House with a range of stalls featuring locally made food, arts and crafts.

Sailaway Saturday
Saturday 1 September/2pm-9pm
Portaferry Hotel, Portaferry, BT22 1PE
£: £75
T: 028 4272 8231
W: PortaferryHotel
You will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly before boarding the St. Brendan for a 2-hour leisure cruise of Strangford Lough. On board you will enjoy live music, picnic nibbles washed down with the best of craft ale, wine or premium spirits (max 4 per person).
Back on dry land, enjoy a 2-course meal in the Hotel with Live Music!
Why not make a night of it and stay over with special B&B rates available?

Custom Classic Motorbike and Car Show
Sunday 2 September 10am – 4pm
Jubilee Road, Newtownards
£: Free to visit
Chameleon Customs presents this classic car and motorbike show featuring Newtownards Silver Band, Prizes and Ballots, Retro sweet stalls, Slice of Heaven traybakes, Cafolla’s outside catering and ice cream.
Entry for each category: £10 cars; £5 bikes.  Prizes to be awarded by Mayor of Ards and North Down.  Raising money for Beyond the Battlefield.


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