Belfast Telegraph

May day acts poles apart

MAY Day means party time in Holywood, with the annual celebrations once more revolving around the historic maypole on Monday, May 6.

There will be an Italian Speciality market, children's activities, street entertainment, and a diverse menu of music and dance – including a gravity defying display from The Cone Dancers – a 21st Century Maypole eight metres high.

The Brass Volcanoes, from London, will bring the sounds of New Orleans to the town while The Divine Company (pictured) are bringing a stunning display of ribbon dances to the party.

Holywood & District Community Council has organised traditional favourites; Bonnie Baby Competition (10.30 am, Queen's Leisure Complex) and Fancy Dress Competition (12.30 pm – the themes this year are Merry May Day, Stars of Holywood & As You Like It)

The ever-popular Maypole Dancing will take place at 11am and 1pm. Young children can get their chance to dance around their own Maypole with Jump, Jiggle and Jive from 12 noon - 4pm and if that just gets them going there will be two discos in Queen's Leisure Complex – (p1-p3 1.00 – 2.00 pm) and (p4-P7 2.30 pm-3.30 pm).

For the older swingers in Town there will be a Tea Dance - also held at Queen's Leisure Complex from 1.00 -3.00 pm.

The fun is scheduled to run from 10am – 4pm.

For further details contact Bangor Tourist Information Centre on (028) 9127 0069 or email

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