Ards International Guitar Festival 2018

11 - 15 April 2018 | Various - Ards

Ards International Guitar Festival is back for 2018 with a jam packed line-up including: blues, folk, rock, glassical, and contemporary fingerstyle guitar!

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Exhibition | Fragmented Realities by Mairead McCormack

Until Sat 24 Feb | Sunburst Gallery | Ards Arts Centre

Exploring the idea of memories, imagination, fragmented realities and interconnectedness.

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Exhibition | A Sense of Place, facilitated by ICR

Until Sat 24 Feb | Georgian Gallery, Ards Arts Centre

An exhibition by women of the Peninsula, focusing on a sense of place recording aspects of the social, maritime, and agricultural legacy in the area.

Facilitated by the Institute for Confilct Resolution

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Music in the Chamber: Runabay

Friday 9 March | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

With uplifting melodies, beautiful harmonies, and complex instrumentation, Runabay will appeal to to fans of artists like Jose Gonzalez and Fleet Foxes.

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23 February 2018 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

SOLD OUT!
From speedy washboard/resonator driven Roots Music to gritty roadhouse style Blues/Rock, all the while eschewing the plodding 12-bars and standard covers, The HardChargers have performed across the island of Ireland since 2009.

01 March 2018 - 24 March 2018 | Sunburst Gallery | Ards Arts Centre

A group exhibition by Material Language

01 March 2018 - 24 March 2018 | Georgian Gallery | Ards Arts Centre

An exhibition featuring curated work from recreational artists based in Ards and North Down Borough

09 March 2018 | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

Runabay are a six-piece indie-folk band from Belfast and the Glens of Antrim,  creating a soundscape rooted in place and shaped by the beautiful local landscape and coastline. With uplifting melodies, beautiful harmonies, and complex instrumentation, their music will appeal to fans of artists like José Gonzalez and Fleet Foxes.

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ARTS FUNDING AND BURSARIES NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

23 January 2018

Ards and North Down Borough Council currently have various Arts Funds and Bursaries open for applications.