What’s on this weekend – 27 – 29th Apr 2018

Written by on April 27, 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 21 April – CSI Workshop 7 Children’s crafts
Sunday 22 April – Magic Tricks (Limited numbers) & Children’s crafts Saturday 5 May – Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop
Sunday 6 May – Magic Show Aldo

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. Each Saturday between 11am and 1pm, a member of Museum staff will be on hand to talk about the items on display and answer any questions you may have.

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.

Agatha Crusty and the village hall murders by Derek Webb-

Presented by Holywood Players

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April/ 8pm

Studio 1a, Hamilton Road, Bangor, BT20 4JP
£: £10
T: 028 9127 0069
W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com
Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She ís also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her, it’s not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the local Village Hall committee.

Our Maritime Heritage: Irish Schooners, Fermanagh Cots and

Belfast Colliers

Friday 27th April 2018/ 9.30am-3.30pm
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0EU
£: Free
T: 028 9042 8428
W: www.nmni.com
This second conference in a series of maritime heritage-themed conferences, jointly organised by National Museums Northern Ireland, National Historic Ships UK, Gerry Brennan (Silvery Light Sailing), and Robin Masefield, will highlight this aspect of Ulster’s unique maritime heritage.

That’s Life by Second Skin Theatre Co

Saturday 28 April/8pm

£: £8 adults/£6 concession
T: 028 9182 8234
Web Theatre, North Street, Newtownards
A selection of funny plays associated with the theme “That’s Life” written by Second Skin members.

The Bluebell Walk

Saturday 28 April/2pm

Greyabbey Estate, Greyabbey
£: £5
T: 07801 228711
Join the bluebell walk through the grounds of the Rosemount Estate at Greyabbey and help raise funds for the Organ Refurbishment Fund of Holy Trinity Parish Church, Kircubbin.

Inspired by Nature

Sat 28 April – Sun 20 May

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA £: Free
T: 028 9187 4146
W: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie

An exhibition presented by Ards Art Club,

Ards Art Club was formed 25 years ago by an enthusiastic group of amateur artists and today has over 50 members from the Ards and North Down area. The brief given to members for this exhibition was ‘Nature’.
The artists taking part have produced work in a medium of their choice which best reflects their own interpretation of that brief.

Titanic Cycle Tour

Sunday 29 April/10.30am

From Titanic Slipway, Belfast
£: Free
E: hugo@bedandbikenorthernireland.com to register your interest
W: www.Facebook.com/bedandbikenorthernireland/
This FREE 10-mile cycling event departs Titanic slipway in Belfast and culminates in Comber where, after refreshments in TRAIT Coffee, Laura Spence of Hidden Ulster Tours will meet the group and lead a 90 minute walking tour, focusing on Thomas Andrews Junior (Titanic shipbuilder, born in the town) and places of relevance to the Andrews family.
It’s a BYO (bike!) and hopefully will be a fun experience for all concerned. Full details on Bed and Bike N Ireland’s Facebook page.

Jazz in the Gardens

Sunday 29 April/2-4.50pm

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: Normal admission
T: 028 4278 8387
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart/

Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart. Sorry no BBQs.


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