What’s on this weekend – 9th – 12th March 2018
Written by Big Hits on March 9, 2018
Music in the Chamber – Runabay
Friday 9 March/8pm
The Chamber, Bangor Castle, Valentine Road, Bangor, BT20 4TH £: £10 includes refreshments T: 028 9181 0803 W: www.visitiardsandnorthdown.com
Runabay are a six-piece indie-folk band from Belfast and the Glens of Antrim. With uplifting melodies, beautiful harmonies, and complex instrumentation, their music will appeal to fans of artists like José Gonzalez and Fleet Foxes.
Meet the Maker: Viewpoints
Saturday 10 – Saturday 31 March
Ards Crafts, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD £: Free T: 028 9182 6846 W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com
An exhibition by students from the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, South East Regional College (SERC). Their work is based on the local environment and explores a wide range of craft, art and design disciplines including ceramics, print, textiles and fine art.
Mount Stewart Open Day
Saturday 10 March/10am – 5pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: Free admission T: 028 4272 8387 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart
Enjoy free admission at a number of National Trust places today. Come and meet the staff and volunteers, and learn more about the amazing places they look after.
North Down Craft Collective – Mother’s Day Market
Saturday 10 March – 10am-4pm
The Holywood Old School, 92 Church Rd, Holywood, BT18 9BX £: £1 which goes directly to the charity. We are a group of makers, designers, producers and artists, offering unique handmade products for sale. We meet on the second Saturday of every month. Our Charity partner for March is Haven Outreach. Cross-community and voluntary organisation Haven Outreach work all year round feeding and supporting the homeless and vulnerable in Belfast and the surrounding areas
Opera Film Club: Marco Polo
Saturday 10 March /7pm
Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry, BT22 1LE £: 10 T: 028 4272 8808 W: porticoards.com
In ‘Marco Polo, an opera within an opera’, composer Tan Dun portrays the Venetian explorer’s travels to the Far East as a journey of both inner and physical discovery, a voyage depicting spiritual experiences as well as a geographical expedition. Introduced by opera critic, Michael Quinn.
Mother’s Day at Pickie Fun Park
Sunday 11 March/ 9am-4pm
Marine Gardens, Off Bangor Promenade, Bangor, BT20 5AG £: Free entry T: 028 9145 0746 Mum gets a free hot drink and a traybake!
Mums at Mount Stewart
Sunday 11 March/12.00 – 1.30pm and 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: Adult £25; child £12.50 T: 028 4272 8387 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart
Treat your Mum to a fabulous afternoon tea at Mount Stewart. Sit back with a glass of Prosecco and enjoy some live music while celebrating your marvellous Mum. Booking essential.
Comber Historical Society Talk – De Wind VC
Monday 12 March/8pm
Comber Historical Society, Comber Learning Centre, Park Way, Comber £: £4 includes tea/biscuits T: 028 9752 1014 A talk by Lester Morrow. All welcome.