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Vive La France at the 16th Clandeboye Festival

Wednesday 16th August 2017 at 9am 0 Comments Music & Opera

This year’s Clandeboye Festival, 11-19 August, is a celebration of all things French featuring a feast of French artists and composers alongside international, world-class musicians from US, Chile, Russia, England, Scotland and Ireland.

Trumpeter, John Kerr, from Omagh, tunes up ahead of his performance at the Clandeboye Festival’s, Young Musicians of the Future Concert, supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding. Image: Trumpeter, John Kerr, from Omagh, tunes up ahead of his performance at the Clandeboye Festival’s, Young Musicians of the Future Concert, supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding.
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Festival fever hits businesses at Bangor’s Open House

Thursday 10th August 2017 at 9am 0 Comments

Coffee houses, bars, butchers and boutiques are embracing the festival spirit and getting creative at this year’s Open House Festival Bangor (1st August-31st August).  Some 120 local businesses have pledged their support as Festival Friends, opening their doors to host events, as well as offering deals and discounts for ticket holders. As part of the initiative, nine local businesses have recruited artists-in-residence and will display their works in cafes, bars and restaurants around the town.

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10 of the best free arts events this August

Monday 7th August 2017 at 9am 0 Comments Literature , Craft , Visual Arts , Youth Arts , Circus & Carnival Arts , Music & Opera , Film & TV , Traditional Arts , Comedy

With just four weeks of summer remaining, there’s plenty still to do and see, right here on your own doorstep. Why not try your hand at a craft workshop, take the family for a fun day out, or soak up some live music? 

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Fighting Words will host a series of free Write Club sessions in August at Skainos. Pictured are Roseanne Sturgeon, Young at Art, Geraldine Wilkins, Fighting Words, with budding young writer Darcy Dynan.

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