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Ards International Guitar Festival 2024 - Programme Unveiled

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Ards and North Down Borough Council has unveiled the 2024 Ards International Guitar Festival programme, which will take place in Newtownards from 17 – 21 April. The festival, now in its 28th year boasts an array of guitar-centric events, including gigs, free fringe activities and an exhibition.

Disability Employment and Support Day

Monday 19th February 2024

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Labour Market Partnership (LMP) will host a Disability Employment and Support Day in Bangor’s Signal Centre on 28 February.

National Nest Box Week 14th – 21st February

Friday 16th February 2024

National Nest Box Week encourages members of the public to support local bird populations by setting up nest boxes in their own gardens: find out more!

College and Council Initiative Win-Win for Students and Sport

Thursday 8th February 2024

A unique initiative between Ards and North Down Borough Council and South Eastern Regional College (SERC), is set to equip sports students with valuable experience needed for the industry whilst they gain their qualifications.

Students gain valuable industry experience

Newtownards Art Exhibition Challenges Misconceptions About Dementia

Tuesday 6th February 2024

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Jennifer Gilmour, officially opened Dementia NI’s unique art exhibition at Ards Art Centre last week. The Real Lives: The Art Of Living With Dementia exhibition is free to visit and runs until 24 February. It explores what it is like living with dementia in Northern Ireland while challenging widespread stigma about the condition…

Dementia NI art exhibition at Ards Arts Centre

Release Your Potential during Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week (5-9 Feb)

Wednesday 31st January 2024

The Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week is back for 2024 and will showcase how apprenticeships can transform the future of apprentices and businesses by helping them release their potential.