Ards International Guitar Festival

5 - 9 April 2017 | Various around Ards

Ards International Guitar Festival is back for it's 20th year! Featuring the phenominal Jon Gomm, Sarah McQuaid, Narciso Saul, and many, many more!

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Workshop: Exploring Imagination with Drawing & Monotype

Saturday 4 March | 10.30am - 3.30pm | Ards Arts Centre

This one day workshop with Clinton Kirkpatrick will begin by exploring inital ideas of imagination through drawing, then moving into colour through monotype printmaking.

Booking essential. Fees £30

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March Exhibitions

2 - 25 March | Ards Arts Centre

Don't miss the 2 vibrant exhibitions showing in Ards Arts Centre in March: "I Ask You, Do You Believe in Miracles" by Clinton Kirkpatrick, and "Echo" by Shauna McGowan.

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Arts Grants and Bursaries

Ards and North Down Borough Council's Arts Grants and Bursaries are now open for application.

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02 March 2017 - 25 March 2017 | Preview: Thursday 2 March, 7-9pm | Georgian Gallery, Ards Arts Centre

A solo exhibition by Clinton Kirkpatrick

02 March 2017 - 25 March 2017 | Preview: Thursday 2 March, 7-9pm | Sunburst Gallery, Ards Arts Centre

A solo exhibition by Shauna McGowan

08 March 2017 | 7pm - 9pm | Ards Arts Centre

This artist talk, hosted by Shauna McGowan, will explore her work in progress exhibition "Echo", created during her residency bursary at Ballinglen Arts Foundation. There will also be an information session for the Arts Bursaries.

23 March 2017 | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

Barry Johnston (Illegal Smile), Mark Crockard (Celtic Soul) and Eamon O'Kane (Reel Time) have come together to perform a set list of songs by Texan Troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Willy Nelson and Steve Earle.

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Ards International Guitar Festival 2017

24 February 2017

Ards International Guitar Festival will be rocking into Ards in April 2017 with an eclectic mix to suit every taste! Celebrating all that is brilliant locally with a clever mix of international artists!