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Style Fair

The Style Fair travels to various venues each month across Northern Ireland offering an alternative shopping experience.

Recognising the need for a more eco-friendly way of living but also believing in the concept of old-fashioned style the organisers are passionate about fashion recycling by celebrating and enjoying pre-loved garments, including vintage and designer wear.

This Saturday Mossley Mill Civic Centre will be the setting for its first Fashion and Home event. The beautifully restored former linen mill will be spinning once again with excitement.

The Linen Suite will have 30 stalls for you to browse, selling quality previously loved fashion and accessories. Style for the home features this time with sellers of vintage and retro homewares and restored furniture for that touch of nostalgia. Local designers will also be taking part with their latest designs. It is set to be a unique and fun experience for all lovers of fashion or vintage so check out the event on the 20th at Mossley Mill from 11-4pm

Summer circus stars

Libraries NI is delighted that libraries across Northern Ireland will be holding events throughout the summer to celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge™, Circus Stars.

Glengormley Library is inviting children to come along and join in the summertime circus spectacle that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays and enjoy the following free events being held for younger children.

‘Rumble in the Jungle’ will take place at 11am on Monday August 22 and Wednesday August 24. Ideal for 0-4 year olds and booking is essential.

For more information, contact Glengormley Library on 028 9083 3797 or email glengormley.library@librariesni.org.uk

Each year the Summer Reading Challenge is simple – Children are encouraged to read six or more books of their choice during the holidays with collectable incentives and rewards. This year, as children read their way through six books, they will help the Circus Stars progress through Practice and Rehearsal to their ultimate goal – Showtime!

The Summer Reading Challenge is just one of many exciting schemes that Libraries NI is developing to help children love reading. Children age 4 - 11 are invited to call into any local library and sign up to the Circus Stars Reading Challenge today.

To find our more about events planned around during the summer, call into any local library or go to the Libraries NI website at www.librariesni.org.uk

Shoreline festival

It's the highlight of the summer as the famous Shoreline Festival returns with three fabulous days of music and family fun over the August Bank Holiday weekend, running from Saturday August 27 to Monday August 29, at the newly revamped Jordanstown Loughshore Park.

Family fun will feature throughout the festival with a mini funfair and family fun zone running all weekend. Saturday August 27 will also see a specialty market and those feeling energetic can join in the Zumbathon, running in aid of the Mayor’s charities. Kids’ dance sessions and Newtownabbey’s Next Big Talent competition runs between 3-5pm. Get into the swing of things in the evening with James D Huish and the Michael Buble Tribute Band. And to end the day the Loughshore will light up at 10pm with a fireworks extravaganza.

Sunday August 28 will see kids favorite Jump, Jiggle and Jive return for pirate dancing. The Templemore Silver Band will perform throughout the day and the evening will rock with A Robbie Williams Tribute Band.

Not to be missed and new to the Shoreline this year will be an exciting ‘Wrestling Extravanganza’, sure to provide some action packed entertainment! And back by popular demand is Live Classics in the Park from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Bring along your picnic and a chair and enjoy the ultimate al fresco summer entertainment.

This is one of the last opportunities to enjoy some summer fun before the schools go back, so get yourself down to Jordanstown Loughshore Park for a weekend of family fun. For more info follow Shoreline Festival on Facebook, or visit www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/shoreline or call 028 9034 0000.

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