What’s on this weekend – 28th & 29th July 2018

Written by on July 28, 2018

Donaghadee Summer Festival
Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August
£: varies – many events free
T: 028 9182 6846
W: Donaghadee
A fortnight of fantastic fun for all the family at Donaghadee’s Summer Festival. Events start at the Harbour with the Donaghadee Lifeboat Day on Saturday 28 July.  Town walking tours will take place each day at 2pm from Kelly’s Steps at the Harbour.  Hugo Duncan brings his roadshow to the town on Wednesday 1 August and the Horse Relay Races take place on the foreshore on Saturday 4 August from 10.30am. See website for full programme.

Rodney Growell with Guest Artist Matt McGinn
Saturday 28 July/7.30pm
Portico, Portaferry, BT22 1LE
£: £20
T: 028 4272 8808
W: Portico
A great opportunity to hear the legendary Rodney Growell in Portaferry, with guest artist Matt McGinn.

Widows’ Paradise” by Sam Cree presented by Rosemary Drama Group
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July/8pm
Studio 1A, Hamilton Road, Bangor
£: £10
T: 028 9127 0069
W: Lady Windermere’s FanFive women arrive at a County Antrim caravan park for the weekend, some trying to get away from their male partners and others hoping to find some.  However, with the arrival of  a group of men planning on a quiet weekend of fishing chaos ensues in this classic Northern Irish farce. One of Sam Cree’s best-loved comedies; full of Ulster humour.

Summer Craft Market at North Down Museum
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July/
North Down Museum, Castle Park Ave, Bangor, BT20 4BT
£: Free Admission
T: 028 9127 1200
W: North Down Museum
North Down Museum is delighted to host this popular family market. “Summer Pop Up Shops at “The Museum” will feature a wonderful variety of unique gifts, bespoke jewellery, textiles & decor, vintage, handcrafted & new fashion, crafts and other handmade loveliness. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum this promises to be a wonderful weekend.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Concert
Sunday 29 July/8pm
Bangor Abbey, 1 St. Malachy’s Way, Bangor BT20 4JF
£: Normal admission
T: 028 4278 8387
W: The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne. The city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching. Generations of musicians have been trained here for many decades who, in terms of their musicality, are unparalleled around the world. Taking advantage of this pool of talent, a stock of outstanding musicians has accrued that in a changing cast of musicians take our motto across the world.

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart
Sunday 29 July/2 – 4.30pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: Normal admission
T: 028 4278 8387
W: Mount Stewart
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.

Wildflower Wander at Castle Espie
Sunday 29 July/11am – 1pm
Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA
£: Included in admission, booking required.
T: 028 9187 4146
W: Castle Espie
Join our Reserve team for a walk through our stunning wildflower meadows.
With summer in full bloom, learn more about how to identify different species, their unique qualities and why they are so important to the biodiversity at Castle Espie. Visitors will also be offered the chance to catch butterfliesbe and given wildflower seeds to take home.
Meet in Reception at 10.45am.

Ballycopeland Windmill Open Day
Sunday 29 July/10am – 4.30m
Windmill Road, Millisle,
£: Adult £5; Child (2 – 16) £3; Under 2s free if carried
T: 028 9182 6846
W: Ballycopeland Windmill
Enjoy this special access tour of the windmill tower. Tours run every 30 minutes and booking is essential.

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