What’s on this weekend – 2nd – 5th Nov 2017

Written by on November 2, 2017

“A Step Back” Exhibition
Thursday 2 – Saturday 25 November
Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP
£: Free
T: 028 9181 0803
W: ardsarts.com
An exhibition by Craig Jefferson with works of ambiguous form that occupy the place between realism and abstraction.


“Into a Dancer…” Exhibition
Thursday 2 – Saturday 25 November
Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP
£: Free
T: 028 9181 0803
W: ardsarts.com
An exhibition by Anna Smyth who uses porcelain, a pure and sensitive material, as another voice with which to speak in a visual, three dimensional language. The hand thrown vessels are metaphors for human relationship; growing, changing, sharing.


Web Theatre One Act Drama Festival
Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 November/7.30pm
Web Theatre, North Street, Newtownards, BT23 4DE
£: 10.50/£8.50
T: 028 9182 8234
W: www.webtheatre.biz
Thursday 2 November
Is there anybody there by Brian Walsh, Belvoir Players
Mediocrity by Anton Krueger, Rosemary Drama Group
Last Tango in Little Grimsley by David Tristram, 2nd Skin Theatre Company
Friday 3 November
Moving On by Scott Marshall, Bangor Drama Club
Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn, Holywood Players
Saturday 4 November
A Light Lunch by Bridget Derrett, Ad Hoc Theatre Company
The Last of the Last of the Mohicans by Hugh Leonard, Theatre 3.
Adjudicator Alan Haslett, GODA, ADA.

Anthony Toner
Friday 3 November/7.30pm
Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry, BT22 1LE
£: £12
T: 028 4272 8808
W: porticoards.com
Anthony Toner has been described as ‘John Prine meets James Taylor – in a second hand book shop’. Don’t miss hearing this enduringly popular singer songwriter in the atmospheric surroundings of Portico, Portaferry. His “Peerless guitar playing and thought-provoking songs” will make this a truly memorable evening.


Saturday 4th November 10.00am-3.00pm
St Gall’s Church, 171 Crawfordsburn Road, Bangor, BT19 1BT
£: Various prices
T: 028 9185 3810
W. carnalea.down.anglican.org
Why not come along and you can get all your Christmas presents in the one place? Enjoy browsing through our craft stalls e.g. Jewellery, homemade cakes & jams, candles, ceramics, vintage items, knitwear & crochet.
The list is endless.


Autumn Garden Walk
Saturday 4 November/11am – 1pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: £10 adult; £5 child
T: 028 4278 8387
W: nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart
The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top Ten Gardens in the World and they look stunning at this time of year. Take this opportunity to enjoy a tour of the gardens with our gardening experts.
Meet at Mount Stewart reception. Booking Essential


Seapark Fireworks
Saturday 4 November / 4pm-9pm
£: Free
T: 028 9127 0069
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com
Keep the winter cold at bay with delicious refreshments and a lively family funfair from 4pm and music by local favorites ‘The Jukes’.
Of course the most anticipated part of the event is the always spectacular firework display – watch as the skies come alive above the shores of Seapark at approximately 8pm.
The fun continues until 9pm.
Car parking is limited, why not take the train? Seapark is just a 10-minute walk from Marino and Holywood train stops. Make a day of it and spend some time in Holywood in one of the town’s superb eateries, and enjoy shopping in some of the country’s most unique boutiques.


Meet the Maker – What is Digital Printmaking?
Saturday 4 – Saturday 25 November
The Space, Ards Crafts, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD
£: Free
T: 028 9182 6846
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com
Seacourt Print Workshop explore and emerging visual art form in which artists harness the potential of software and hardware to create original prints rather than digital reproductions of existing artworks.


Hamish MacDeath! Murder Mystery Night
Saturday 4 November
North Down Museum, Bangor, BT20 4BT
£: £18
T: 028 9127 1200
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com
Mr Augustus Tinkle, the famed Sea Captain, had organised a gathering to celebrate the launch of his new ship, the ‘Salome‘. Invitations have been sent to many people, including some suggested by his friend and sponsor Lady Elizabeth Blackwood. The group gathered this evening for dinner at around the hour of five pm, and then mingled, wandered the clubs halls or retired to their own devices. It was sometime between this hour and that of seven that Mr Hamish McTaggart, the entrepreneur, was found dead, stabbed through the neck with a ceremonial dagger taken from a museum display. Who carried out this vile deed? Why did they do it? Come along and discover the culprit!


Guided Tour of Slans Graveyard and Church
Sunday 5 November/2pm
£: £6.50 (children under 16 free)
T: 07763 898074
The ancient burial ground of Slans with the ruins of its old church on a prominent hill top site is a landmark feature of the landscape south of Cloughey. Find out more about its history with local guide, Brigid Watson. Minimum group size 4. Booking essential.


Bargain Hunt goes to Greyabbey
Monday 6 November
Greyabbey village
£: Free
Bargain Hunt will be filming in Greyabbey village on Monday 6 November from 10am to 4pm. Why not come along to see the action, do a bit of shopping and call into one of the cafes for refreshments. Should be fun!

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