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Grapevine - February 12

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Dance the night away — If you are interested in sequence ballroom dancing then come along to the British Legion on Court Square in Newtownards every Tuesday.

Dancing is held between 8pm and 11pm and is suitable for people of all ages.

If you are interested in classes contact Thomas on 07836789081.

Painting Gallery — You Might Have Noticed is an exhibition by Tristan Barry.

Tristan exhibits regularly as a gallery artist with the Engine Room Gallery and Townhouse Gallery in Belfast, the Yard Gallery in Holywood, and most recently with the Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin.

His work explores his identity by portraying the objects that shape the world around him.

Tristan’s latest work will be on display at the Sunburst Gallery at Ards Arts Centre until Friday, February 26. Admission is free.

For further information telephone: 9181 0803.

Himalaya Exhibition — This exhibition is based on the imagery of Eleanor Wheeler, after she travelled, by bicycle, through the Indian Himalayas from Srinagar in Kashmir through Ladakh to Shimla.

The artwork comprises a series of carved plaster bas-relief panels incorporating bands of gold leaf and found objects bound in resin.

The work explores the central relationship between people and animals in both an urban and rural setting.

The exhibition runs until Friday, February 26, in the main gallery at Ards Arts Centre. Admission is free.

For further information telephone: 9181 0803.

Master Musicians — Expect heart-filled material and contemporary roots songs about ring roads, dormitory towns, ballrooms of romance, drowning cities, flirting by email and jumping off roof-tops. All of it served up by three master musicians, one of them a story-teller at the peak of his craft.

On this tour, Anthony Toner is joined by special guests Clive Culbertson on bass and John McCullough on piano and hammond organ.

The concert takes place on Friday, February 19, at Ards Arts Centre from 8pm. Tickets cost £5.

For further information telephone 9181 0803.

Exhibition — Students who attend the Tuesday classes at Ards Arts Centre have produced artwork to show.

Under the tutelage of maestro, Ray Elwood, the selection includes work from beginners, improvers and the more advanced students. The exhibition runs from from Thursday, March 4, to Friday, March 26, at the Sunburst Gallery, Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square. Admission is free.

For information Telephone: 9181 0803.

CRAWFORDSBURN

Charity Day — After the success of the G.I. Jane 2009 charity event, Meningitis Research Foundation has announced that its 2010 event will take place on Saturday, February 27, at The Scout Centre in Crawfordsburn Country Park.

Meningitis Research Foundation welcomes back all past participants but are on the look out for more people.

Ladies will be kitted out in army attire, camouflage and will be put through their paces military style.

Ladies aged 16 years and above will compete in a series of both physical and mental challenges including an assault course, caving, archery, climbing wall, karting and much more.

Places are limited for boot camp so if you are interested please download a fundraising pack at www.meningitis.org , email emma@meningitis.org or telephone 9032 1283.

COMBER

Quiz Night — Nendrum College Comber school Association are hosting a quiz night on Friday, March 19.

The quiz will take place at McBride’s Restaurant. Tickets cost £5-per-person and can be purchased at the door.

There is a maximum of four people to a team, and the quiz is for adults only. For further information telephone 07968746614 or email: spw1311@btinternet.com.

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