What’s on this weekend – 20th – 22nd Oct 2017

Written by on October 20, 2017

Birdwatch Morning at Castle Espie
Friday 20 October/10.30am
WWT Castle Espie, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA
£: included in admission
T: 028 9187 4146
W: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie
Our bird watch mornings return with an all new winter programme, starting with a special morning with our Aviculture Expert, Kez Armstrong.
Join her for a morning dedicated to the beautiful wildfowl you can find on site, as well as a special session on the Brent Geese, a bird synonymous with Strangford Lough, who has made the long journey from Arctic Canada to settle here for the Winter.

The Rapparees
Friday, 20 October 2017/7.30pm
Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry, BT22 1LE
£: £10
T: 028 4272 8808/028 9182 6846
W: www.porticoards.com
The Rapparees, are proud to present their fourth new album launch.
The boys have been filling concert halls and theatres for 15 years, and their rousing ballad style has captured audience’s hearts at home and abroad.
The Rapparees are quintessentially a traditional vocal harmony band harking back to the likes of the Clancy brothers, but with a modern kick. Their contemporary treatment of classic ballads and self-penned material will have any audience stomping and singing along.

A celebration of music and song to celebrate the Bicentenary of St Mark’s
Friday 20 October/7.30pm
St Mark’s Parish Church, Church Street, Newtownards
£: 12
Featuring Fr Martin O’Hagan, Fr Eugene O’Hagan, Diane Holt, Kaylee Rogers and Regent House Chamber Choir.
Tickets include a light supper. All proceeds to the Church Funds of St Mark’s ad St Patrick’s.
Tickets from the Jewel Box, Luke Murray Jewellers and church offices.
A musical evening in aid of Decorum N.I.
Friday 20th October / 7.45pm
Glenmachan Church of God, Glenmachan Road, Holywood BT4 2NN
£: 12
T: 02891 457565
The Guest Soloist is Peter Corry. Featuring the PSNI Ladies and Male Voice Choirs together with Festival Brass with Compere Wilfred Pyper

An Evening of One-Act Plays
Friday 20 & Saturday 21st 2017/ 8pm
Studio 1A, Hamilton Road, Bangor
T: 028 9127 0069
An evening of One Act Plays: ‘Moving on’ by Scott Marshall directed by Dawn Murphie and ‘The Dumb Waiter’ by Harold Pinter directed by Shirley Millar.

The Goat’s Toe
The Hop House
The Bokhara* *excluding Saturday
Please make reservations in advance and bring along your tickets.

Finding Nemo and Dory Day
Saturday 21 October
Exploris. The Ropewalk, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
£: normal admission
T: 028 4272 8062
W: www.explorisni.com
Come to Northern Irelands only aquarium to help find Nemo and Dory…
We’ve lost Nemo and Dory! Can you help us find them?
Come dressed as your favourite Finding Nemo or Dory character to take part in the hunt for our resident Clownfish and Blue Tang. Plus, lots more themed activities. Check the Exploris website for more information.

Peninsula Antiques and Collectables Fair
Saturday 21 October/10am – 4pm
Trinity Church, Greyabbey
£: Free
T: 07821 143811
See what treasures you can find at the Peninsula Antiques and Collectables Fair held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Shadow Puppet Making: The Big Draw
Saturday 21 October/2 – 3pm and 3 – 4pm
Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards
£: Free
T: 028 9181 0803
W: www.ardsarts.com
Let your imagination run wild… create creatures, monsters, bats, spiders, witches, ghosts and ghouls. We are delighted to welcome renowned puppeteer, Karen Tourley from Banyan Puppet company to facilitate this free workshop where you will learn the art of creating a moving image through this ancient medium. Booking essential as spaces limited.

Life on the Lough
Saturday 21 October/10am – 12noon
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: Free
T: 028 4278 8387
W: nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart/
Join the Strangford Lough Rangers and enjoy this talk and exhibition on the wildlife and history of the Lough. Meet at the Lookout at Mount Stewart.

Brent Watch
Saturday 21 October/11.30am – 1.30pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: Free
T: 028 4278 8387
W: nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart/
Join the Strangford Lough rangers to find out more about the Brent geese which overwinter on the Lough. Meet at Greyabbey car park.

Seapark Fireworks postponed
Saturday 21 October/ 4pm-9pm
£: Free
T: 028 9127 0069
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

This event has been postponed due to the current forecasted weather.
The event will now take place on Saturday 4 November.

For further details visitardsandnorthdown.com or phone 028 9127 0069.



Milena and Roman Simovic (Leader of the LSO)
Saturday 21 October/7.30pm
Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry, BT22 1LE
£: £20/£5
T: 028 4272 8808
W: porticoards.com
We are thrilled to invite you to come and hear Roman and Milena Simovic play at Portico. It is a rare treat indeed to have the leader of the London Symphony Orchestra visit Portaferry! First class musicians in a first class venue – what could be better?

The Web’s Got Talent Final
Saturday 21 October/19:30 – 22:00
Web Theatre, 49 North Street, Newtownards, BT23 4DE
£: £10
T: 028 9182 8234
W: webtheatre.biz
The excitement mounts as the Web holds the final of the talent competition. Who will win the big prize?

Reptile Awareness Day at Exploris Aquarium
Sunday 22 October/10am – 5pm
Exploris Aquarium, The Rope Walk, Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
£: Normal admission
T: 028 4272 8062
W: www.explorisni.com
Slither into Exploris for Reptile Awareness Day, get up close and personal and learn all about our reptilian friends. Snap up all the fun learning based activities Exploris has to offer!

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