What’s on this weekend – 23rd – 25th Feb 2018
Written by Big Hits on February 24, 2018
A Maritime Journey: a tale of two cities
Friday 23 February/7.30pm Barholm, Portaferry £: £5, refreshments included Belfast and Stockholm have a maritime link, come along to Barholm and find out what the mystery link is. The evening will consist of two illustrated talks with an interval of twenty mins to avail of a glass of wine or tea / coffee. Una and Sam Reilly present this PAST talk.
Flappers Fashion Show- sold out!
Friday 23 February/ 7.30pm
North Down Museum, The Castle, Bangor, BT20 4BT T: 028 9127 1200 W: northdownmuseum.com £: £6, refreshments included, BYOB
Come out for an evening of good old fashioned fun! A dedicated group of volunteers have been delivering “The Flappers” fashion show for several years now – such is its popularity
Friday Night Live – The Hardchargers – sold out!
Friday 23 February/8pm
Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP £7 BYOB T: 028 91810803 W: ardsarts.com
From speedy washboard/resonator-driven Roots Music to gritty roadhouse-style Blues/Rock all the while eschewing the plodding 12-bars and standard covers, The HardChargers have performed across the island of Ireland since 2009.
Bangor Star Singers Concert with comedian Katherine McKnight
Friday 23 February/9pm
Donaghadee Golf Club, 84 Warren Road, Donaghadee, BT21 0PQ £: £10 T: Alan Couser 07808 366930 An evening of song and laughs to raise funds for the Sir Samuel Kelly Project. Tickets from number above, Donaghadee Golf Club or Dunnes Footwear, Donaghadee.
Antiques & Collectables Fair
Saturday 24 February/ 10am-4pm
Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church, 376 Belfast Rd, Bangor, BT19 1UH £: £2 T: 028 9185 3831
Antiques & Collectables Fair. Light lunches; teas/coffee, scones & traybakes available all day!
Irish Traditional Bread Making Experience
Saturday 24 February & Saturday 3 March/10.00am – 1pm
NI Food Tours, Ballymorran, Killinchy, BT23 6UA £: £50 per person T: 028 9754 3224 W: www.nifoodtours.com
Learn how to make traditional Irish breads in Tracey’s beautiful thatched cottage on the shores of Strangford Lough, then enjoy the fruits of your labours with delicious home-made preserves and local butter. Take away a selection of breads and the recipes as a memento of your visit.
An Afternoon of Gin
Saturday 24 February/2-6pm
Portaferry Hotel, The Strand, Portaferry, BT22 1PE £: 15 T: 028 4272 8231 W: www.portaferryhotel.com
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sampling our extensive Gin list boasting flavours from near and far. Enjoy music with Warren and tasty nibbles throughout the day. Includes a FREE Gin Goblet (to be used during the day), a complimentary Gin of your choice. Extra Gin Tokens available to purchase throughout the day.
The Bjorn Identity – sold out!
Saturday 24 February/8pm
Portico, Meeting house Street, Portaferry BT22 1LE £: £15; under 25s £5 TL 028 4272 8808 W: porticoards.com
The Björn Identity exceed all expectations of Abba tribute bands and are widely known for their love of audience participation, Swedish humour, professionalism and commitment to the music of their tribute idols. You will be dancing!
NI Science Festival Events at Exploris
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February
Exploris, The Ropewalk, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ £: included in admission T: 028 4272 8062 W: www.explorisni.com
Work shops and talks running during Exploris Aquarium’s Northern Ireland Science Festival – Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th February 2018. *Please note workshops are a first come first serve bases. Workshop 1- The Rise of The Humboldt Squid.
Details: 11am – 12pm = 60 Mins, (15 People Max) Workshop 2 – Ocean Currents Workshop How our currents decide the climates, ocean currents and a hands-on
experiment creating these ocean pathways. 1.00pm – 1.45pm & 4.00 – 4.45pm = 45 Mins, (20 People Max) Workshop 3 – Rock pooling Masterclass Based within the Exploris Aquarium -an introduction to some of the flora and fauna you could experience in your own rock pooling adventure. 12.00pm – 12.45pm & 3:30- 4.15pm = 45 Mins, (20 People Max) Workshop 4- Ocean Pollution – Can You Clean Up an Oil Spill? 2pm- 3pm = 60 Mins, (20 People Max) Talks – Talks on Aquatic Ecosystems Arts and Crafts- Dive into our ocean themed arts and crafts in the Crabby Craft Club throughout the day.
Lots for all the family to take part in…book your tickets now!