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James Nesbitt announced for Bangor's Open House Festival

James Nesbitt in conversation with Colin Bateman at Bangor's Walled Garden on August 28
James Nesbitt in conversation with Colin Bateman at Bangor's Walled Garden on August 28 James Nesbitt in conversation with Colin Bateman at Bangor's Walled Garden on August 28

AS BANGOR'S Open House Festival gets set to kick off their 10th anniversary celebration this weekend, they have announced a last-minute special guest – with actor James Nesbitt in conversation with Colin Bateman.

Nesbitt has starred in the likes of Cold Feet, Murphy’s Law – which was created by Colin Bateman – and, most recently, the BBC drama, Bloodlands.


Colin Bateman is one of the country’s most respected authors and screenwriters, having written more than 30 novels, a recently published memoir, Thunder and Lightning, and several high-profile television and film scripts.

The two have been friends for many years, and their natural rapport and close bond will guarantee an insightful and entertaining conversation at Bangor Castle's Walled Garden on bank holiday Monday, August 28. 

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“I’m very excited to be bringing Jimmy Nesbitt to Bangor, and Open House Festival is the perfect occasion for us to share a stage together. I’ve worked with Jimmy since very early in both our careers – he starred in my first short film, Jumpers, back in 1997.

Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman Colin Bateman

“Since then, we have always been looking for projects to collaborate on, and we’re actually developing two ideas at the moment. But beyond that, he’s just a great actor and a genuinely nice guy, and I think the Bangor Open House audience will love him.”

As well as ticketed events at the Walled Garden, a series of events will take place in the city throughout the month including the popular Seaside Revival Vintage Festival, on August 12 with a full day of free entertainment including live music, swing dancing, and the annual classic car show.

Tickets for James Nesbitt in conversation with Colin Bateman cost £15 including all fees, and go on sale today at Openhousefestival.com.