Ards Arts And Heritage Programme Released

Ards and North Down’s Arts & Heritage Autumn Programme Released

Ards and North Down’s Arts & Heritage Autumn Programme Released

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Arts and Heritage Autumn Programme is on its way! The exciting schedule of events, exhibitions, classes and workshops, covers the September to December period and will be available online to view and for bookings on Thursday 25 August.

Highlights from the latest line-up include the Aspects Festival which is taking place from 22 September – 2 October and presents another packed programme celebrating Irish writing.

Laura McVeigh will be performing in the arts programme in Ards and North Down.

Renowned for showcasing well-known authors as well as local and emerging talent, the Festival offers 30 events celebrating history, politics, sport, crime-writing and poetry as well as book launches, writing workshops, discussions and more.

Kids will love The Enchanted House of Puppetry at Ards Arts Centre on 30 and 31 October, where lots of friendly puppets will ensure they have a truly enchanting experience. With shows by Banyan and Clydebuilt Theatre and an appearance by Aloisious Ginderbalm the Troll, it’s sure to be a fun event!

The popular Friday Night Live series at Ards Arts Centre returns in September and you can also enjoy live music in the beautiful surroundings of Bangor Castle with Music in The Chamber. Dyad Productions will perform their magnificent Female Gothic at the Space Theatre SERC on 27 October and The Ulster Consort will bring their Ceremony of Carols performance to Bangor Abbey on 1 December.

Don Vappie will be playing as part of the Ards and North Down programme. Check out the weblink below!

Ards Arts Centre’s next round of Creative Classes open for enrolment on 25 August. Choose from drawing, painting, floral art, guitar and more! The popular Outreach Programme also returns for a new term with creative classes taking place at various locations across the Borough.

There’s lots happening at North Down Museum this Autumn too with a very busy exhibition schedule including a special display examining the life of Viscount Castlereagh. The exhibition which runs from 7 September – 20 November explores this fascinating yet controversial figure to mark the 200th anniversary of his death.

Come see the Ninjas playing in the Ards and North Down.

The Museum is also delighted to welcome back the Made in AND: Pop-Up Christmas Shop. From 23 November to 8 January, the Museum’s galleries will be filled with beautiful hand-made products from local artists and makers. The perfect place to get that special gift and support local artists.

Speaking about the Guide, Arts and Heritage Manager Emily Crawford said: “We are delighted to bring a packed programme of arts and heritage activity to you this autumn. With lots of opportunities to get hands-on creative, visit an exhibition, join in a festival or purchase a locally hand-made gift, we look forward to welcoming you to Ards Arts Centre and North Down Museum.”

View the full Autumn programme and book tickets at: