Special Lighting Schedule

Lighting Up Council Buildings

The Council receives numerous requests from various charities and members of the public, to light up its buildings certain colours to recognise and raise awareness of many important issues and campaigns.

The table below shows when the buildings (Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Conway Square Newtownards and/or McKee Clock, Bangor) will be lighting up this year, for which cause and in which colour.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an ongoing technical issue with the lights at the McKee Clock, Bangor, only Ards Arts Centre / Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards will light up for ratified requests from 18 November 2021 onwards.  Council is working hard to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  

April 2022: It has been agreed to continue to light Council buildings blue and yellow in support of Ukraine on dates when there are no other light ups programmed. This will be further reviewed on a monthly basis at the Council's Corporate Services Committee.

Date Occasion Colour Location
27 January 2022  Holocaust Memorial Day  Purple  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
1 February 2022  NI Chest Heart Stroke Association   Red  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
22 February 2022  World Encephalitis Day  Red   Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
28 February 2022 Rare Disease Day Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
1 March 2022  Start of Lymphoedema Awareness Week Blue  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
5 March 2022 Light the Night for Amyloidosis  Red Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
6 March 2022 Fairtrade Fortnight Green/Cyan Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
11 March 2022  Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism  Red  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
21 March 2022  World Down Syndrome Day yellow  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
23 March 2022  Marie Curie National Day of Reflection  yellow  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
26 March 2022  International Day of Epilepsy Awareness  purple  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
27 March 2022  Endometriosis Awareness  yellow Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
11 April 2022 World Parkinson’s Day Blue Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
25 April 2022 Global Intergenerational Week Pink Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards
8 May 2022  Fairtrade  Green & Process Cyan  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
9 May 2022 Foster Care Fortnight turquoise and Yellow Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
12 May 2022  Shine a light on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  blue Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
13 May 2022  NILGBT Awareness Week  Rainbow  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards
15 May 2022  Light up for Huntingtons Disease NI  Blue and Purple  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
17 May 2022  World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day  Blue  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
19 May 2022  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Day  Purple  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
23 May 2022  Action for Brain Injury week  Blue/Green Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
2 to 5 June 2022 HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
7 June 2022  Tourettes Syndrome Awareness Day Teal  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
22 June 2022  Childrens Hospice week  Rainbow Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
24 and 25 June Conferment of the Freedom of the Borough on the Irish Guards    Burgundy and Navy  Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
4 July Srebrenica Genocide Green Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
11 July 2022 World Fragile X Day Teal  
1 September 2022 Blood Cancer Awareness Month Red  
4 September 2022 Relate NI 75th Anniversary Blue and Orange Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
9 September 2022 Air Ambulance Week Red Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
10 September 2022  World Suicide Prevention Day  Purple and Turquoise Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
26 September 2022  Organ Donation Week  pink Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor

27 September 2022 

St Vincent de Paul’s Day Blue McKee Clock, Bangor
1 October 2022 Go Red for Dyslexia  Red  
7 October 2022 Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Teal Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards
10 October 2022 World Mental Health Day Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
12 October 2022 World Arthritis Day Blue Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
13 October 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Day Pink Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
14 October 2022 Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Purple and Yellow Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
15 October 2022 Baby Loss Awareness Pink & Blue Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
17 October 2022  Parenting Week Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
18 October 2022 Anti Slavery Day Red Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
19 October 2022 Paint the Town Pink Pink Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards 
20 October 2022 (rescheduled from original September date) Recycle Week Green Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
21 October 2022 Black History Month Red Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
25 October 2022 Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Awareness Day (POTS) Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock Bangor
29 October 2022 World Stroke Day Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
4 November 2022 Light the world in teal – Alzheimers Foundation Teal Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards 
7 November 2022 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Red Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
11 November 2022 & closest weekend Remembrance Day Red Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
12 November 2022 World Pneumonia Day Blue Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
14 November 2022 World Diabetes Day Blue Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
19 November 2022 World Pancreatic Cancer Day Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
20 November 2022 UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (World Children's day) Blue Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
25 November 2022 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  Orange Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
1 December 2022 World Aids Day Red Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
3 December 2022 International Day for People with Disabilities Purple Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
11 December 2022 NSPCC - Christmas Campaign Green Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
22 December 2022 Samaritans - Longest Night Green Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor

Request to Light up our Buildings

To make a request to have our designated properties (Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Conway Square Newtownards and/or McKee Clock, Bangor) illuminated please email landrequests@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Please note all requests are subject to our Lighting Policy and Council ratification.

Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor
Ards Arts Centre/Town Hall, Newtownards and McKee Clock, Bangor