Find out what’s on in Ards & North Down this week and next!

Friday 28 October – Thursday 3 November

Friday 28 October, Green and Blue

Ards Arts Centre


Presented by Kabosh Theatre, Green & Blue is a new play by Laurence McKeown exploring the painful and humorous realities faced by individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict.

£10 and £8 (Groups of 10 at £4 per person)

Info: Tickets can be purchased at the venue, online at or on (028) 9181 0803

Saturday 29 October, Halloween Fun Day

North Down Museum, Bangor


A perfect afternoon for the little ones! Bricks4kidz Clay, meet creepy crawlies and find out all about them,

Magic shows and all day we will be showing child-friendly Halloween Films.

Little ones can come in fancy dress! Check website for timings of activities.


Info:, (028) 9127 1200

Saturday 29 October, Ghostly Grey Abbey

The Abbey, Grey Abbey

Halloween games, artisan food stalls, characters of Grey Abbeys past and performances by SERC. Part of the Peninsula Food Showcase. This event is supported by the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme.

5pm – 9pm


Info:, (028) 9182 6846

Saturday 29 October, The Haunted Hub

Project 24, Bangor

1pm – 5pm

Don’t be scared….come along and brave The Haunted Hub, with eerie sounds, freaky fun, bubbling brews and so much more.


Info:, (028) 9127 0069

Saturday 29 October – Monday 31 October, Spooky Sea Serpents & Scarium Secrets

Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry

Follow a journey from Viking shores to tropical beaches and get carried away to the pirates cave to see the treasures in store for all the children.

Normal admission applies

Info:, (028) 9074 1500

Sunday 30 October, Halloween Fun at Cockle Row Cottages


1pm – 4pm

Creepy creatures, crafts and traditional music


Info:, (028) 9127 0069

Monday 31 October, Halloween Arts Scheme

Ards Arts Centre


Facilitated by leading professionals this full-day creative workshop will include Halloween arts and crafts, Jumping Clay and Halloween-themed drama games. Lots of fun!

£15, suitable for 6-12 years

Info:, (028) 9181 0803

Friday 4 – Thursday 10 November

Saturday 5 November, Best of the Borough

Queen’s Hall, West Street

7pm. An evening of music, song and dance supporting the Mayor’s Charities. Tickets £10.

Info and booking: Bangor Town Hall, North Down Museum in Bangor or Ards Arts Centre in Newtownards. Tickets can be reserved Tel. 028 9127 8067

Saturday 5 November, Hot Club of Cowtown

The Chamber, Bangor Town Hall

Starts 8pm. Hot Club of Cowtown come to The Chamber as part of an Irish tour, presented by Moving on Music.

Tickets £12.

Info:, (028) 91 271200

Thursday 10 November, Historical Society Talk: The Covenanters

North Down Museum, Bangor

Starts 8pm. Free to members, £4 for non-members.

Info:, (028) 91 271200


Exhibition: Barbara Allen Art

Until Friday 28 October

The Community Gallery, North Down Museum, Bangor

This watercolour exhibition highlights the seafood’s harvested around our shores.

Info:, (028) 9127 1200

Exhibition: Meet the Maker ‘Nature’s Treasures’

Saturday Until Saturday 29 October

The Space Gallery, Ards Crafts, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards

An exhibition of Jewellery design by Newtownards-based Gillian Downing.

Info:, (028) 9182 6846

Exhibition: The Irene Sendler Window

Monday 31 October

The Nostalgia Gallery, North Down Museum, Bangor

David Esler worked with a group of ex service personnel, nurses and older people who experienced

the conflict in N Ireland to create the Irene Sendler Window in honour of the holocaust hero.

Info:, (028) 9127 1200

Exhibition: 100 Years of the Cubs

Tuesday 11 October – Thursday 10 November

The Long Gallery, North Down Museum, Bangor

The adventurous world of Cub Scouts and how it has developed and grown locally throughout the years.

Info:, (028) 9127 1200

Exhibition: Meet the Maker: ‘Handmade Christmas’
Saturday 5 – Saturday 26 November (excluding Sundays)
The Space Gallery, Ards Crafts, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards
Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition of seasonal handcrafted decorations for Christmas.

Info:, (028) 9182 6846