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North Down and Ards Grapevine



Kilcooley Community Forum is holding its Annual General Meeting in Kilcooley Primary School, Ganaway Avenue, Bangor, on Tuesday, September at 7pm.Everyone is welcome to come along.


Noctuary is the first solo exhibition by Newtownards based artist and musician James Robert Moore.

Presenting a series of hand-produced monotype prints selected from a larger body of recent work, these intimate abstract pieces invoke crepuscular closed-eye visions, twilight landscapes and occulted cellular events, organically grown out of process and an investigation of materials.

The exhibition is on display in Sync Space, Dufferin Ave, Bangor (open Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm and Fri 10am-12pm) and runs until the end of the month.


To mark World Mental Health Day (WMHD), the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is organising some short walks on Saturday, October 5, at 10.30am.

Based on the growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts well-being, the Trust is inviting everyone to come along and take part in one of the walks.

Meeting places in North Down and Ards are: Crawfordsburn Country Park Visitors Centre; and Kiltonga Christian Centre, Ards.


THE timeless tale of Titanic comes to life through iconic objects at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra.

Discover more than 500 original artefacts – including the technical drawings used to build Titanic and the Kimono Lady Duff Gordon was wearing as she was rescued.

This incredible exhibition will fascinate and mesmerise you as you hear the stories of those who witnessed the heart-breaking disaster.

At the outdoor Folk Museum you can look around and be captivated by the era of the world's most famous ship experiencing the way of life in Ulster at that time.

For more information and pricing visit www.nmni.co.uftm


This stunning garden in Holywood is open to the public until September 30.

A true plantsman's garden, it is situated within the original extensive estate of the historic Lorne House, Craigavad, Holywood, built in 1875 by Henry Campbell, a wealthy linen merchant and founder of Campbell College in Belfast.

The garden has been created within an existing framework of mature specimen trees sourced from all corners of the world. This impressive backdrop echoes other gardens created in the same era, such as Mount Stewart. For more information visit www.cedarwoodgarden.com



Comber Library is hosting an illustrated talk on 'The Home Rule Crisis of 1912-14'' on Friday, September 27 at 12.30pm.

The talk will be delivered Hugh McShane, a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and University of Ulster at Jordanstown, is a former Vice Principal and Head of History & Politics in Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry.

He currently heads up an education management consultancy offering professional support and guidance, with particular emphasis on team building and conflict management.

Admission is free but booking is advisable. Contact Comber Library on:91 872610 or email: comber.library@librariesni.org.uk for more information.



Well known TV and radio presenter, Lynda Bryans is speaking at the evening healing service in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, on September 30, at 8pm.

Her theme will be, 'Dealing with depression through faith.' Lynda has experience of this illness in the past.

Worship will be lead by the music group of West Church Bangor and personal prayer with healing and anointing with oil will be available for those who wish to receive it. Everyone is welcome.

Belfast Telegraph