What’s on this weekend – 6th & 7th Oct 2018

Written by on October 5, 2018

The 9th Annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival
Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 October
The Hub/Bangor Seafront
£: Various
W: The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival
The 9th Annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival sets up its new home in Bangor by the Sea for another amazing selection of international films, guests, workshops and more! Closing with the always popular Gala Dinner Award Ceremony, the weekend is shaping up to be one of the best yet!

Buaine na Gaoithe – Damselfly Trio
Friday 5 October/7.30pm
Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry BT22 1LE
£: £17; £5 (under 25s)
T: 028 4272 8808
W: Portico
Award-winning Irish poet Martin Dyar and composer Ryan Molloy have joined forces over the past year to create ‘Buaine na Gaoithe’, a stunning and original song cycle for soprano, flute and harp, performed by soprano Liz Pearse and the Cochlea Duo.

Warrior Assault Obstacle Course Race
Saturday 6 October/ 9am
Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex, 3 Valentine Road, BT20 4TH
£: Various prices (phone or check website)
T: 028 9127 0271
W: Warrior AssaultThe newest Obstacle Course Race to hit Northern Ireland! This is a serious, no nonsense assault course for warriors.  With two courses, one for adults and one for children, Warrior Assault is a fun packed obstacle course race for kids and adults!

Meet the Maker – Like Minded
Saturday 6 – Saturday 27 October
The Space, Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD
£: Free
T: 028 9182 6846
W: VisitArdsandNorthDown
An exhibition showcasing the work of members of North Down Craft Collective – Patricia Millar Ceramics, Wee Yarn Designs, Snowdrops and Sentiments, E&D Workroom, Pretty Crafty Ceramics, Adornable Jewellery, Ni Silver and Thomas Powell Pottery.

Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Saturday 6 October/7.30pm
Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry BT22 1LE
£: £15; under 25’s £10
T: 028 4272 8808
W: Portico
Ryan O’Shaughnessy is a phenomenon not to be missed. At the tender age of 25 he has already won hearts across the UK after making it to the final of Britain’s Got Talent and respect across the world by representing Ireland at Eurovision this year.

Yeats’ Women
Saturday 6 October/7.30pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: 30/50 with dinner
T: 028 4278 8387
W: Mount Stewart
Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello tell the story of Yeats’ life and the women who supported him, helped him and loved him. They will be joined by Claire Roche, Harpist and Singer, who has put a number of Yeats’ poems to music.
Join us for a night of poetry, voice, music and song in the stunning Central Hall.
A two course dinner is also available, preceding the show and served at 6pm. Booking essential.

Portaferry’s Market on the Square 
Saturday 6 October/10am – 1.30pm
Portaferry Market House, Portaferry, BT22 1LR
T: 028 4272 9598
W: Portaferry Market
Portaferry’s Market on the Square takes place on the first Saturday of each month in and around the newly refurbished Market House. There is a wealth of extremely talented people in the Portaferry area, so join us to celebrate the area’s artisan food and crafts. Take time to interact with local food and craft producers and learn about their art.

The Big Brent Event
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October
Castle Espie, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA
£: see website for full details
T: 028 9187 4146
W: Big Brent Event
A weekend celebrating the return of the Brent Geese to Strangford Lough with a range of events including photography workshops, wildlife crafts, storytelling, activities for children and a sketching workshop with renowned wildlife artist, Julian Friers.  Drop in during the day and join the Guide in the Hide to learn more about the amazing migratory journey of these little geese.  Some events must be booked in advance.  See website for full details.

The Gruffalo Trail
Sunday 7 October/ 12pm-2pm
Crawfordsburn Country Park, 32 Bridge Road South, Helen’s Bay, BT19 1JT
£:  BOOKING ESSENTIAL, £3.00 per child. Accompanying adults FREE W: The Guffalo Trail
Rumour has it that the Gruffalo is hiding in the woods at Crawfordsburn Country Park. Come along & see for yourselves on a self-guided activity trail to track down the Gruffalo! Whats included: Meet & greet with the Gruffalo, S’mores in the woods, Scavenger hunt. Please allow approx 1 hour to complete the full experience (please note pram access may be tricky). Show ticket on arrival at the entrance to waterfall trail


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