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Grapevine - February 18

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, 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 February 26. Admission is free.

For further information call 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 call 9181 0803.

CHARITY DAY — After the success of charity event G.I. Jane 2009, 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 is 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 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 call 9032 1283.

MASTER MUSICIANS — Expect heart-filled material — contemporary roots songs about ring roads, dormitory towns, ballrooms of romance, drowning cities, flirting by email and jumping off roof-tops.

All of it will be 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 evening promises to be filled with great songs, great playing and some entertaining stories from the road.

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

For further information Tel: 9181 0803.

QUIZ NIGHT — Nendrum College Comber School Association are hosting a quiz night on March 19.

The quiz will take place at McBrides Restaurant.

Tickets cost £5-per-person and can be purchased at the door. There is a maximum of four people to a team and it is for adults only.

For further information telephone 07968746614 or email: spw1311@btinternet.com.

Belfast Telegraph