For all you culture vultures or day trippers, this Saturday will see the seaside resort of Bangor host its first ever Culture Day. Similar to the Culture Night event in Belfast every year, but Bangor has to do it differently, they have created a daytime event. Well, the town is better known as a day tripper destination so why not have a Culture Day!
On Saturday, the town centre will be organised into zones and will literally come alive with activities such as tea dancing, craft demonstrations, art displays and street games, plus live entertainment including bands, buskers, DJs, choirs and dancers.
Highlights of the day will include an open air Tea Dance in The Sunken Gardens, a craft bazaar and creative emporium at Project 24, a speciality street market along The Promenade, and a motorbike petrol tank custom art demonstration at the pods by internationally acclaimed local artist, Terry Bradley.
Lots of retailers and publicans are getting behind the day too, with music, workshops and events happening in many of the local shops, pubs and restaurants.
There’ll be flash-mob dancing in Menary’s and a Campervan Jam at Project 24 with musicians jamming inside campervans.
There’s a Lawn of Wellbeing where you can join in with yoga, tai chi and sound healing sessions throughout the day, and a Circle of Sound which will host various performances from talking drums, to street theatre. And best of all, it’s all free!
This is a unique event, and as always in Bangor you can expect a great day out with lots of great things happening.
So head on down to Bangor this weekend for this special day, fun for all the family – starting at 2pm!
For more information and updates on Culture Day go to www.openhousefestival.com.
If you’ve never heard of Culture night in Belfast, check out all about it here.