What’s on this weekend – 15th – 17th Sept 2017

Written by on September 16, 2017

 Guided tour of Kirkistown Castle & Cloughey

Friday 15 September/2pm

£: £5 per person; children under 16 free

T: 07763 898074

A tour of Kirkistown Castle and Cloughey. Learn about the social history of the village, see wildlife on the sweeping beach and view historical documents relating to the area. Meet at Tennis Courts car park, Cloughey. Easy linear route on beach/tracks/road. Booking essential on the number above.


Murder in Moscow

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 September

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD

£45 inc fork supper and aperitif

T: 028 4278 8387

W: nationaltrust.org.uk

A guest is found dead in Moscow bedroom, clutching a Siberian Amethyst Jewel. But who committed the murder? And why? Join us at Mount Stewart as our detectives, to solve the murder of the unfortunate guest in Moscow.

After an aperitif in the Entrance Hall of the Mansion House, guests will be asked to meet the suspects in the various rooms of Mount Stewart Guests will then enjoy a hot fork supper buffet whilst deliberating over the evidence, before it is revealed who the murderer really is!


Child Friendly Aspect’s Festival Bangor

Saturday 16th September

Children’s workshop with Myra Zepf

North Down Museum, Castle Park, Bangor £5

10:30am www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/394867

2:00 pm www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/394868

My Father’s Chair by Stephen Beggs

Studio 1A, Hamilton Road, Bangor/ 4pm, £8/£5



Strangford Lough Boat Trip, Portaferry – sold out

Saturday 16 September/2-4pm

Tour leaves from the Slipway, Portaferry, BT22 1PE

£: £10 adult/£5 children under 14 accompanied by an adult

T: 028 9182 6846/028 4272 9882

W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and enjoy the magnificent scenery and fascinating wildlife of Strangford Lough. See where St Patrick came ashore, view landscapes used in Game of Thrones filming and hear of Viking raiders.

Peninsula Antiques and Collectables Fair

Saturday 16 September/10am – 4pm

Trinity Church, Greyabbey

£: Free

T: 07821 143811

E: shirleyfinlay33@gmail.com

Crystal, silverware, antique jewellery, pictures, mirrors, clocks toys, ceramics and more.


Ebb and Flow – an exhibition by Ruth Osborne

Saturday 16 September – Sunday 8 October

Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA

£: included in admission

T: 028 9187 4146

W: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie

A series of new works by Ruth Osborne. Ruth creates mixed media works on Irish Linen, which are inspired by the landscape of County Down. Ruth’s work combines hand painted and printed elements to create a vision of the beauty and stillness evident in this landscape; combining the real with the imagined.

The exhibition will also feature a joint installation of mini works created by Ruth and her mother, Merle Osborne, who works primarily with natural dyes and fibres and uses the traditional techniques of hand spinning and weaving.


Malojian – Let your weirdness carry you home album launch

Saturday 16 September/7.30pm

Portico, Portaferry, BT22 1LE

£: £10

T: 028 4272 8808


W: porticoards.com

“A few months ago Northern Ireland Screen contacted me to see if I’d be interested in playing a gig in a coastal location, with coastal themed visuals from their archive to be used as a backdrop. This sounded very cool to me and the more I thought about it, I began to get really into the idea of recording some new material to go alongside it….From recording in a lighthouse to collaborating with some of my favourite musicians ever, they’ve become my next album.” In Association with Northern Ireland Screen. Part of BFI Britain on Film: Coast and Sea.


BBQ And Blues Supper Club

Saturday 16 September/7pm

Cloud 9, Ards Airport, Newtownards

£: £40

T: 07510 728109/07518384510

W: www.indiefude.com

Indie goes on tour…with a few of our friends!

Join us for a very special BBQ & Blues Supper Club at the unique setting of Cloud 9 at Ards Airport on Saturday 16th September. This event will feature the best of local BBQ’d food, booze, and of course blues music…and if you fancy it, a scenic helicopter ride over the stunning Strangford Lough!

Miniature Train Rides at Drumawhey

Sunday 17 September/13.00 – 17.00

Drumawhey Junction, Four Road Ends, Upper Gransha Road, BT21 0LZ

E: info@bcdmrs.org.uk

W: drumawhey.com

£: £2 child; £2.50 adult; £15 (8 journeys)

A great afternoon out for all the family at this miniature railway.

Autumn Yoga Day with Claire Ferry

Sunday 17 September/10am -5pm

The Narrows Social, Portaferry, BT22 1JY

£: £60 including vegetarian lunch

T: 07743 841415

W: www.claireferryyoga.net

A day of yoga with Claire Ferry in the Narrows Social, overlooking the Narrows of Strangford Lough.



For further information please visit


Newtownards Visitor Information Centre

31 Regent Street


BT23 4AD


Tel: 028 9182 6846

Website: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

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