Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend events - European Heritage Open Days, Proms in the Park, and Creation - something for everyone!

European Heritage Open Days 2009 - Northern Ireland

Quick reminder that this weekend sees the annual European Heritage Open Days with 260 venues across Northern Ireland opening up their doors for the public to come in and peer around.

Saturday night finds Proms in the Park coming from Hillsborough Castle - a venue not participating in the open day scheme. If you have a ticket, don’t forget that the free park and ride system will be in operation from Lisburn's Leisureplex Centre at 4.30pm and M&S and B&Q car parks at Sprucefiled at 5.30pm, with shuttle buses circling until midnight.

Alternatively from 7.30pm you can hear the concert live on Radio Ulster featuring James Galway’s fluting alongside Rebekah Coffey and Peter Corry’s singing, as well as the Ulster Orchestra and 1st Old Boys Silver Band. It’s also live on BBC Four and available via the Red Button if you have cable or satellite, starting at 8pm.

The Green Living Fair will be at WWT's Castle Espie Wetland Centre just outside Comber between 10.30am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. There will be all manner of indoor and outdoor entertainment: paper making, elk building, seed planting, walks, talks and face painting.

(Failing to avoid the temptation to write "And from green living to good living ...")

Creation trailer/roadshow in Lisburn

The "Creation trailer" was parked at the top of Lisburn’s Bow Street last Saturday, a reminder that Free Presbyterian Churches in Lisburn and Hillsborough are teaming up with Answers in Genesis for Creation Weekend events. There may or may not be photo opportunities with local political representatives!

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