What’s on this weekend – 2nd – 4th Feb 2018
Written by Big Hits on February 1, 2018
World Wetlands Day at Castle Espie
Friday 2 February/12noon; 2pm & 3pm
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
Experience the sights and sounds of Strangford Lough, with an interactive guided tour of Reserve at Castle Espie. Each tour will take approximately one hour.
Wine Tasting Extravaganza
Friday 2nd February/ 8pm
Portaferry Hotel, The Strand, Portaferry, BT22 1PE £: £30 T: 028 4272 8231 W: http://www.portaferryhotel.com/
The evening includes a taster glass of champagne on arrival, 4 taster glasses of white wine and 4 taster glasses of red wine. The wine served is mid to high end wines, something that bit special for your palate, accompanied by the Portaferry Hotel Cheese Board with homemade breads & crackers. Call into the hotel or telephone reception to purchase tickets.
Charity Disco Night
Friday 2 February/8pm
Ballywalter Bowling Club, Springvale Road, Ballywalter, BT22 2PE £: £5 T: 028 9122 5610 or 0300 013 3333 Beyond the Battlefield are holding a charity disco night on Friday 2 February in Ballywalter Bowling Club. DJ Tommy will be providing the music on the night from 8pm to late!
Proceeds will go towards the Mayor’s charities: Beyond the Battlefield, Decorum NI, Helping Alopecia Trust and Homestart. To buy your ticket, contact Beyond the Battlefield on 028 9122 5610 or the Mayor’s office on 0300 013 3333.
Music in the Chamber: Ryan McMullan
Friday 2nd February/ 8pm
Bangor Castle- The Chamber, Castle Park, Bangor, BT20 5ED £: £15 T: 028 9181 0803 Ryan McMullan is a rare jewel in the crown of the popular music. With a voice that’s one of the finest to come out of Ireland, Ryan has been commanding the attention of a rapidly growing fan base whilst attracting the attention of established artists.
Ryan’s craft of performing is exceptional and has been harnessed and endorsed by some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Gary Lightbody and Ed Sheeran.
The Lure of the Lough – an exhibition by Patricia Pyne
Saturday 3 – Sunday 25 February
Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA £: Free T: 028 9187 4146 W: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie
The Lure of the Lough re-unites the canvases Patricia Pyne created for Castle Espie’s new Visitor Centre. The exhibition celebrates some of the amazing wildlife of Strangford Lough and the captivating environs of the WWT Wetland Centre.
Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen
Saturday 3 February/11.00am – 1.30pm
Portico, Portaferry, BT22 1LE £: £5 T: 028 4272 8808 W: porticoards.com
Five rising operatic stars from the NI Opera Studio will take part in a Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen starting at 11am in Portico. Members of the General Public are very welcome to be present for this (admission £5).
Craft Classes- Embroidered Birds
Saturday 3rd February/ 14:00-16.30
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, BT18 0EU £: £20/ £17 & £5 to tutor for materials T: 028 9039 5091 W: www.nmni.com
Spend the morning learning simple embroidery stitches which will be used to decorate a fabric bird in a folk-art style.
Tutor: Claire Stewart-Wilson
Sir Thomas Allen
Saturday 3 February/7.30pm
Portico, Portaferry, BT22 1LE £: 20 under 25’s £5 T: 028 4272 8808 W: porticoards.com
English operatic baritone Sir Thomas Allen has sung in the greatest opera houses around the world. With versatility of repertoire and a commanding stage presence, this lyric baritone thrills audiences everywhere.
The Belfast and Co Down Railway in Ards and North Down
Saturday 3 – Saturday 24 February
The Space, Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards BT23 4AD £: Free T: 028 9182 6846
In this exhibition, Len Ball of Comber Historical Society recalls the Belfast and Co Down Railway which closed in 1950, rekindling fond memories for many and hopefully gripping the imagination of those who never knew it.