Friday, 22 September 2017

This weekend, today & tonight.

Culture Night Belfast 2017

The biggest evening in Belfast's cultural calendar returns to transform the spaces and places of the city centre and beyond on Friday 22 September with a packed programme of events including tasters, tours, talks, trails, demonstrations, activities and gigs.


All Culture Night events are free. Most events will take place between 1pm - 10pm in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, but many venues will be opening earlier and closing later.


85,000 people enjoyed Culture Night Belfast in 2016, and this year they're spreading the fun further across the city including at locations such as Belfast City Hall, Belfast Harbour and The Big Fish beside the River Lagan.   


For the full programme of events, visit www.culturenightbelfast.com or view the events guide.




Friday, 8 September 2017

This weekend

Check this out over 370 properties and events free today & tomorrow. See what's open where you are @ www.discovernorthernireland.comehod


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Creative Craft Events North Down & Ards


The 16th annual Creative Peninsula event; Northern Ireland’s premier celebration of Art and Craft


This thriving annual event runs from 4 – 13 August 2017 and launches on Friday 4 August with Craft in the Square in Conway Square, Newtownards; a tented village full of Artists and Craftspeople selling and demonstrating their work. Throughout the week there will be Open Studios, Studio Coach Tours, Exhibitions, Workshops, Demonstrations, Art in the Walled Garden and more, all taking place throughout the beautiful and picturesque Ards and North Down Borough.


The region is well known for its many Artists and Makers and during the event visitors will have the opportunity to view their work, purchase or commission a unique piece or have a go in a workshop.

 


So, why not come along and enjoy a week long explosion of creativity!


2 - 31 August Exhibitions


4 August Craft in the Square 


4 - 13 August Creative Peninsula at Project 24 


4 - 13 August Open Studios


5 & 6 August Alfresco Afternoons


5 - 10 August Artist Own Studio Workshops


5 & 11 August Creative Coach Tours 


5 - 12 August Ards Arts Centre Workshops


7 - 9 August Creative Cafes 


9 August Drink and Draw


11 August Arts Night at the Museum 


14 - 24 August Creative Development Seminars

Pick up a brochure to find out all the details. 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Twilight Summer

The Belfast Council invite you to the Twilight Summer Beach Party on 1st -2nd August @ St George's Market. 


The first-ever summer Twilight Market will be taking place at St George's Market August 1-2. 

Opening from 4pm – 11pm, the summer beach party-themed event will have a real family-fun element with lots of children’s activities and entertainment. 

There’ll also be live music from local artists, more than 100 quirky traders selling funky arts and crafts, food and drink, and of course there’ll be our usual cookery demonstrations from some of the city’s award-winning chefs. 


So come along and enjoy the summer fun! For further details please visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/twilightbelfast #TwilightBelfast * Please note Twilight Market is strictly over-18s after 9pm*

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Family Fun & Exhibitions

Visit Portaferry VIC from July - 24th Sept for free family fun every Saturday. 

Craft, music and so much more in Groomsport at the Cockle Row.

Visit the many tourist information centres for more info   

Bangor Tourist information centre

Or just take in the views & the colours. 


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Game of Thrones

Here at Whitethorn Cottages we have our own tales with our experience with GOT and Dracula. With fans having had to wait longer than usual, Game of Thrones® Season 7 is finally upon us. And, with the new season comes a brand new campaign, created in partnership with HBO, that will showcase Northern Ireland once again as Game of Thrones® Territory to millions of fans worldwide. 

Tourism NI has collaborated with Tourism Ireland to create the campaign and it is bigger than ever before – featuring a giant, 77-metre long, Bayeux-style tapestry which tells the story so far from Season 1 to Season 6, bringing to life the trials and tribulations of the show’s characters in its most epic and famous scenes.


The tapestry, woven from one enormous piece of linen supplied by Thomas Ferguson’s in Banbridge, will be exhibited at the Ulster Museum from 22nd July for the duration of the campaign giving fans a chance to re-visit all the key events leading up to Season 7.   

There are 25 filming locations to visit in Northern Ireland. The campaign kicked off on 17th July and will roll out across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube in Northern Ireland and ROI as well as twelve international markets – including Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, India and the UAE.


Friday, 14 July 2017

What's on




The Ulster Flying Club will be running their annual summer fly in with aircraft visiting from all around the UK & Ireland. Members of the public will be welcome to walk around a static aircraft display, or take part with a trial lesson in one of the club's Cessna C172 aircraft. Information is available from our instructors or members for those who wish to obtain a pilot's licence.


Trial Lessons Available

£55.00 - 15 minutes for 3 people (A quick tour of Newtownards)

£99.00 - 30 minutes for 3 people (Fly around the Ards Peninsula or over Belfast City)