What’s on this weekend 6th – 8th Apr 2019

Written by on April 5, 2019

Ards International Guitar Festival
Wednesday 3 – Sunday 7 April
Venues throughout Newtownards
£: prices vary see website
T: 028 9181 0803
W: Ards Guitar Festival
Expect a jam-packed line-up of blues, folk, rock, bluegrass and classical and contemporary music for guitar aficionados across the borough at the Ards International Guitar Festival.
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. 
Bangor International Choral Festival
Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 April
St Comgall’s Parish Centre, Brunswick Road, Bangor
£: Various
T: 07720265221
W: Bangor Choral Festival
Choir competitions over 4 days including Primary to Senior School and Special Needs Choirs. A non competitive concert will be held on Friday evening with visiting choirs and Youth and Adult choirs will compete on the Saturday culminating with a Gala Evening for the prestigious Open Choral Award.   9am – 5pm Wed/Thu 9am – 10pm – Fri/Sat
PAST talk: Connecting with the Sea
Friday 5 April/7.30pm

Portaferry Recreation Hub, Portaferry, BT22 1JZ 
£: £3
T: 07834 539566
W: PAST
A fascinating evening with Robin Ruddock talking about sea kayaking, currachs, whales and dolphins, beach-combing, Drontheims, the Colmcille, the Wild Goose and “The Quest For The Selkie”.
Birdwatch at Mount Stewart
Saturday 6 April/10.30am – 12noon

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: Normal admission – booking advisable
T: 028 4278 8387
W: Mount Stewart
Join Mount Stewart’s resident bird-enthusiast Gemma Sandford on a monthly bird watching tour around the gardens and wider Demesne. Suitable for beginners or experienced birders. 
Portaferry’s ‘Market on the Square’
Saturday 6 April/10am – 1.30pm

Portaferry Market House, Portaferry
T: 028 4272 9598
W: Portaferry Market
Call down to the first of Portaferry’s Markets on the Square for 2019 and browse the local artisan food and craft stalls.
Floral Workshop and Afternoon Tea
Saturday 6 April/10.30am – 12.30pm

Portaferry Hotel, Portaferry, BT22 1PE
£: £50
T: 028 4272 8231
W: Portaferry Hotel
A demonstration and floral workshop under the guidance of Rebecca from The Floralicious. Design and create your own special floral piece, followed by a Bubbly Afternoon Tea freshly created by our Head Chef Levi Deakin.
Auction 
Saturday 6 April/2pm (viewing from 12 noon)

St Gall’s Church, 171 Crawfordsburn Rd, Bangor
Cake stall and refreshments.  Paddy’s market, bric-a-brac & book stall from 10.30am
Free parking and facilites for disabled
Pet Nose Day
Sunday 7 April/11am – 3pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: normal admission
T: 028 4278 8387
W: Pet Nose Day
This award-winning charity event returns as part of Pet Month and celebrates our four legged friends. Bring your dog along to Mount Stewart and be entertained by agility and training demonstrations.
Drumawhey Junction Railway
Sunday 7 April/1-4pm
Drumawhey Junction Railway, Upper Gransha Road, Donaghadee, BT21 0LZ
W: Drumawhey
£: Child £2; Adult £3; Family £17 (4 adults and 4 children)
Take a train ride at Ireland’s longest 71/4 inch railway with its own bridges and tunnels, signal box, engine sheds, level crossing and all the features of a real railway! 
The Murder at Flush Hall
Monday 8 April/8pm

Community Centre, Park Way,
Killinchy Street, Comber, BT23 5AR
£: £4
T: 028 9752 1014
W: Comber Historical Society
A talk by Brian McDonald.

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