As part of the council’s Northern Ireland Centennial Program, One Giant Weekend (September 3 – September 5) in partnership with the LCC Group will showcase the best of the music, culture, tastes and traditions of ‘North Ireland.
This three-day festival will take place in the gardens of Antrim Castle, Mossley Mill and V36 at the Valley.
The Newtownabbey Arts and Culture Network will kick off the party with a giant party at V36 on Friday, September 3, kicking off an evening of music and culture that features Irish hip-hop star Jordan Adetunji and a fabulous final fireworks display.
A new drama from local playwright Michael Cameron; Carson and the Lady will take place in the Castle Ruins, Antrim Castle Gardens on September 3-4 with tickets priced at £ 15 each.
On Saturday September 4th, ‘One Giant Picnic’ in the award winning gardens of Antrim Castle is the perfect opportunity to relax with family and friends and enjoy the great musical lineup which includes Bjorn Identity, the greatest tribute to pop super group Abba, the Northern Ireland Opera Gala and Ronnie Greer with special guest Ken Haddock.
Get your tickets for Mr Bloom, the children’s favorite, who will delight children with his one man show and Mr Hullaballoo who will guide you in his Enchanted Fairy Trial. (Tickets £ 8 each). A visit to the Garden Show Ireland 2022 showcase will feature famous special guest gardener Diarmuid Gavin giving advice and guidance in a special Q&A session.
Spinning Yarns at Mossley Mill will conclude our One Giant Weekend. This festival is a celebration of all that is associated with wool and linen, showcasing the color creativity and craftsmanship associated with these home-woven yarns.
There are a number of workshops and conferences available by reservation, including; crochet designer Eleonora Tully and knitting author from Northern Ireland James McIntosh and his sidekick Dr Thomas Ernst on the links between knitting and mindfulness – knitting. Tickets from £ 4 and under 16 are free – visit spinningyarnsfestival.comThe Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Billy Webb said: “I can’t wait to attend One Giant Weekend. This three-day event is a great opportunity for our communities to come together and celebrate top local talent as part of the Northern Ireland Centenary Program.
To help the board manage the current restrictions, there is a limited capacity for tickets for Friday and Saturday events. While many events are free, an admission ticket to One Giant Weekend will incur a booking fee of £ 1.25, with all profits going to the Mayor’s charities.
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