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On the grapevine - July 21


Family fun at Cockle Row

Free family entertainment is on offer at Cockle Row cottages, almost every Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm-4pm until September 5.

This Saturday, July 24, Laganvale Metal Technology Band will be entertaining visitors.

Sunday, July 25 is crafts day, where there will be fly tying, bobbin lace, glass painting and basket making

The cottages are open daily, 11.30am-5.30pm until September 5. For further information telephone Bangor Tourist Information Centre on 9127 0069 or visit www.northdowntourism.com


Guided walk

Discover the natural beauty of Crawfordsburn Country Park this Saturday, July 24.

The guided walk is led by bird expert Dot Blakely and Patrick Cregg of the Woodland Trust, and is one of a series of summer events run by North Down Borough Council.

Meet at the reception area of the Education Centre, Crawfordsburn Country Park, for a 10.30am start.

Explore the beauty of the country park and take a refreshing stroll along the scenic North Down coastal path, where you can find out more about our fabulous seabirds.

The walk will last between one and two hours. It is free, is on a ticket only basis, and is limited to 25 people.

Tickets are available from Bangor Tourist Information Centre; telephone 028 9127 0069 or email tic@northdown.gov.uk. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Art exhibition

Running throughout July, ‘Lustre’ is an exhibition in ink by Susan Hughes.

It runs until July 30 at the Georgian Gallery in Ards Art Centre. For further information telephone 9181 0803.

ARTistic rubbish

Do you ever look at your rubbish and imagine it as a piece of art? Let experienced artists show you how you can create a masterpiece from items such as everyday waste and articles washed up on the beach.

All materials are included, although an apron or old clothes may be required.

The event will run at Donaghadee Community Centre until July 23 between 1 and 3pm (excludes today, Wednesday, July 21).

Mount Stewart concert

Enjoy a wonderful evening of soothing classical music in the stunning gardens at Mount Stewart.

The concert takes place on Saturday, July 24, at 7pm. Booking is essential. For further information telephone 4278 8387.


Alice production

North Down Borough Council will present their first ever outdoor theatre production this July with the production of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Presented by Quantum, who tour and produce original work and adaptations of the classics, the Bangor Town Hall show will take place tomorrow, Thursday July 22, at 7.30pm.

Children are encouraged to join in the fun and come along dressed up as their favourite character from the story. There will be prizes for the best dressed.

Tickets are priced at £5 and are available from North Down Museum on telephone 9127 1200 and Bangor Tourist Information centre on telephone 9127 0069 or email tic@northdown.gov.uk.

Summer saturday, summer sunday!

Mnkee Clock is the venue this Saturday for Bad Billies, who will be wowing crowds with their fun and frivolous street antics between 3pm and 5pm.

On Sunday (again from 3pm and 5pm), watch the astounding Grundy brothers as they escape from straight jackets and smash flaming concrete slabs on themselves whilst lying on a bed of nails as part of their vaudeville style show.

Summer Sundays in Ward Park take on a more relaxed feel with live music and this week the Fiona Trotter quartet will be the entertainment for the afternoon. For further information telephone Bangor Tourist Information Centre on 9127 0069 or visit www.northdowntourism.com.


Kids club

This year the Holiday Bible Club at Donaghadee Methodist Church will run from Monday August 23 to Friday August 27, from 10am to 12noon.

Children between P1 and P7 will be welcome.

The club will use the Scripture Union's 'Rocky's Plaice' material.

Registration forms will be available on their website shortly, but in the meantime if you wish to log your interest please use the contact form on the website www.donaghadeemethodist.com and a registration form will be e-mailed to you when it is available.


Capri car club day

You are invited to bring a picnic along and join the Ford Capri and RS owners’ clubs as they show off these classic cars in the grounds of the Transport Museum in Cultra.

From 12noon to 5pm on Sunday July 25, the event provides a great chance to admire the wonderful selection of cars on show.

The museum is open from 10am that day, so that you can also take in the other attractions the Transport Museum has to offer if you choose.

For more information on ticket prices, visit www.nmni.com.

Belfast Telegraph