Bangor Events

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is performing a special concert in Bangor…..

DON’T MISS THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE ONE OF GERMANY’S FINEST ENSEMBLES
The
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne
Performing
on
Sunday 10th August 2014 at 8 pm in Bangor Abbey

more information here

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Calling all Young Explorers aged 4-10!

 

Description

 

Come to North Down Museum and get your new Explorer’s Pack. Your quest will be to see the museum’s new interactive gallery to learn more about local scientists, smell the herbs monk’s used, and see what Castle Park used to look like. 

 

Then take your pack out into Castle Park and use your insect catcher to have a closer look at bugs, your binoculars to find birds and your magnifying glass to look closely at flowers.

 

You can borrow your pack for free (deposit required) during the museum’s opening hours. 

 

Venue

North Down Museum

 

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Kenny Devon’s Glass Making Workshop

 

Description

 

Kenny Devon from Project24 is now offering glass making workshops at the museum.

It’s interesting. It’s fun. It requires only a single 2-hour session, and costs only £25.

Absolutely no artistic talent is required. 

The workshops are held at the Museum, and run from 2pm to 4pm. 

To book call Kenny on 077583 74 863 or leave your name at Museum reception.

Get friends or family to come along too – they’ll really enjoy it.

     

For details of other workshops or for any further information visit sharpasglass.co.uk

Date

Apr 30th or May 10th 

Cost

£25 per workshop

Venue

North Down Museum

 

 

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P24 1st Birthday Celebrations

Description

 

You are invited to Project 24′s 1st Birthday at Bangor Seafront.

Lots of fun and games for all the family to enjoy!
There will be samba, music and dancing plus cake- the perfect birthday party!

For full programme details visit
project24ni.com
facebook.com/project24ni
@project24ni

Date

3rd May

Time

12- 5pm

Venue

Project 24 – Bangor Seafront

 

 

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Literary Lunch with Colin Pinney

Description

 

A rare opportunity to enjoy a theatrical reading by distinguished actor Colin Pinney. 
Colin’s recital of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ will be enhanced by the brilliant illustrations of French artist Gustave Doré whose work made Coleridge’s poem even more famous. To add to the haunting gothic atmosphere, the Mariner will be preceded by Doré’s illustrations to Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven.
Tickets cost £6, includes tea/ coffee, sandwich and tray bake from Coffee Cure
North Down Museum 028 9127 1200, Bangor Visitor Information Centre 028 9127 0069 or 
northdown.gov.uk/bookings

Date

8th May

Time

1-2pm

Venue

North Down Borough Council- Town Hall Chamber

 

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Literary Evening with Colin Pinney

Description

 

Celebrated actor Colin Pinney is set to bring some vivacity to The Council Chamber with his dramatic reading.

Colin’s presentation of ‘I’ve taken my fun where I found it’ will bring the audience along the powerful journey of Rudyard Kipling’s life. Kipling’s eventful life led him through India, America and South Africa to Sussex and his final resting place in Poets’ Corner. His marriage, his children and his travels are all reflected in verse that is revealing and often unexpected.
Tickets cost £2, includes refreshments
North Down Museum 028 9127 1200, Bangor Visitor Information Centre 028 9127 0069 or northdown.gov.uk/bookings

 

Date

8th May

Time

7- 8pm

Venue

North Down Borough Council- Town Hall Chamber

 

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Arco String Quartet and The Farriers to play in Bangor once again.

Description

 

This is another great opportunity to enjoy the magic of a very special collaboration and where better than the opulent surroundings of The Council Chamber. Rachel Coulter and Stephen McCartney from The Farriers will join Arco String Quartet for a captivating evening full of excitement and charm.
Tickets £11 adults, £9 Children and Concession.
North Down Museum 028 9127 1200, Bangor Visitor Information Centre 028 9127 0069 or 
northdown.gov.uk/bookings

Date

15th May

Time

7.45pm

Cost

£11 Adults & £9 Children and Concession

Duration

1 hr 45 mins

Venue

North Down Borough Council- Town Hall Chamber

 

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Literary Lunch with Damian Smyth

Description

 

Damian Smyth’s four collections focus on a handful of streets in his home town of Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, where he was born in 1962. Market Street and Lamentations (both published by Lagan press) appeared in 2010, but the preoccupations of the poetry are universal. His new collection Mesopotamia follows his Pamphlet Apparitions: a Hurricane, both published by Templar Poetry. Mesopotamia was launched at the Keats House Readings, Hampstead in May promoted by Templar Poetry and supported by Arts Council England.

For bookings visit www.northdown.gov.uk/bookings 

Date

12th June 

Time

1-2pm

Cost

£6 to include Tea/ coffee sandwich and tray bake.

Venue

North Down Borough Council- Nostalgia Room

 

 

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Project 24 loft exhibition

Description

 

Project 24 is an award winning unique temporary art project on Bangor seafront. Transformed from a derelict, unused and unseen town centre location into a vibrant creative space, it now includes twelve artist studios located in six brightly coloured art pods as well as an event space and a community garden.

In this exhibition, artists who have taken up residencies in the famous art pods, come together to showcase a range of memorable and innovative pieces. Mediums chosen for the exhibition include drawings, fine art, watercolours, paintings, sculptures, jewellery, glass, paper cut, textiles and ceramics.

‘during its first year it has received many successes, winning awards and receiving a variety of nominations; the Project has generated international interest, however its main success is its beautiful seafront location which is incubating creative and artistic businesses for the public to enjoy.’

Date

5th -27th July

Time

10am – 5pm Mon – Sat and 1pm- 5pm Sunday

Venue

The Loft Gallery Portaferry Information and Visitor Centre Ards

 

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Literary Lunch with Jane Weir

Description

 

Jane Weir is an award winning Anglo Italian writer and textile designer who was brought up in Manchester. Her poetry includes The Way I Dressed During the Revolution and two innovative poetic biographies, Walking the Block and Spine which focus on the creative lives of two renowned Modernist Handblock Printers, Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, who worked in the Cotswolds and created fine art textiles for domestic use by many clients including Coco Chanel, The Duke of Westminster and Girton College Cambridge. Her moving and poignant war poem ‘Poppies’ is widely taught in GCSE English Literature and read at remembrance ceremonies across the English speaking world.

For bookings visit www.northdown.gov.uk/bookings 

Date

7th August

Time

1-2pm

Cost

£6 to include Tea/ coffee sandwich and tray bake.

Venue

North Down Borough Council- Town Hall Chamber

 

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Culture Night

Description

 

Culture Night is a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure. Arts and cultural organisation’s open their doors until late with lots of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Date

19th  September 2014

Time

4pm- 10pm

Duration

6 hours

Venue

Various locations

 

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Michelle Baird, Mezzo Soprano

Description

 

One of the country’s leading sopranos, Michelle is an award winning performer of outstanding versatility.

Professionally trained with over 20 year’s performance experience.

For bookings visit www.northdown.gov.uk/bookings 

Date

16th October

Time

7.45pm

Cost

£11 Adults and £9 Children and Concession

Venue

North Down Borough Council- Council Chamber

 

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Enchanted Garden

Description

 

Imagine a garden full of sparkling trees, where the fairies, pixies and elves all come out of their underground realm to create a magical experience for everyone.

For bookings visit www.northdown.gov.uk/bookings 

Date

25th – 31st October

Time

6 – 10pm

Cost

£3

Duration

4 hours

Venue

Marquee Walled Garden

 

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Furnace Mountain

Description

 

The music of Furnace Mountain is the very best of authentic old-time American roots. It is at times lively and raucous, with spirited fiddle melodies weaving in and around the powerful rhythms of the bass and bouzouki. It is at other times poignant and poetic, with sublime vocal harmonies beautifully interpreting some of the oldest songs ever written.

Hailing from Virginia, Furnace Mountain consists of Dave Van Deventer on Fiddle and Vocals, Morgan Morrison on Bouzouki and Vocals, Aimee Curl on Bass and Vocals, Danny Knicely on Mandolin.  The stunning four-piece have legions of fans on this side of the Atlantic.  In America, they count the Coen Brothers amongst their biggest admirers.

‘Combining unadorned, honest singing with fiddle tunes that evoke both keening bagpipes and lonesome train whistles, interlaced with brilliantly audacious mandolin breaks, Furnace Mountain sound like a marriage between Be-Good Tanyas and the best bits of Nickel Creek – except with true Appalachian soil caked onto their boots’ - Rob Adams, The Herald (Scotland).

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Date

6th Nov

Time

7.45pm

Cost

£11 and £9

Venue

North Down Borough Council – Council Chamber

 

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Ulster Orchestra Christmas Concert

Description

 

The Ulster Orchestra will deliver a cracker with this year’s Christmas Concert, providing a jolly blend of traditional carols and favorite orchestral music that can’t fail to put you in the Christmas Spirit.

Date

4th December

Time

7.45pm

Cost

£15 Adult, £13 Concession and £7 Children

Venue

Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex

 

More events at  www.northdowntourism.com

 

 

 

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