What's On: Ballymena's all set for summer festival

What's the story? You decide, and bring it to life at the Crescent Arts Centre's mini-animation masterclass


On Saturday Ballymena town centre will be transformed into a fun and exciting summer carnival. This free one-day event is taking place in Bryan Street, Wellington Court, Bandstand and surrounding areas. There will be on-street entertainment, carnival games and crafts, face painting, fun characters, live music, pet farm and sporting activities including a climbing wall, foot darts, foot pool and interactive challenges for all ages.


Armagh City Guided Summer Tours begin again tomorrow. As Ireland's ecclesiastical capital, many impressive sites and attractions can be found in Armagh. From pre-historic Ireland to an unmatched Georgian architecture, modern-day Armagh is built against a rich backdrop of history, clearly visible through its historic buildings and open spaces. For those who want to explore everything the City has to offer, a guided walking tour is a must. Tours each Wednesday to Saturday 11am-12 noon and 1pm-2pm, June 21 to September 2.


This Sunday at the Crescent Arts Centre, take a journey into the colourful world of Lego animation with a mini-animation masterclass, which will teach participants how to make a complete animated film on an iPad, including sound effects, visual effects, and planning your film. You'll also learn about how to create 2D animations and basic Photoshop skills on the iPad.


On Saturday, award-winning Irish actress Olwen Fouéré and Syrian opera singer Lubana Al Quntar are to collaborate on a unique project exploring the Syrian conflict through Heaney's collection The Spirit Level, at Seamus Heaney HomePlace.


The Sea Bangor Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday. Live music, food stalls, street theatre and displays including a Spitfire and JetLev demonstrations.


Borderline Players return to the Ardhowen Theatre this with Ray Cooney's frantic comedy Out Of Order. Set in the ‘steamy' world of Westminster politics, Richard Willey, a junior government minister, is attempting to spend an ill-advised evening in the company of Jane Worthington, a typist for the opposition. His plans are complicated by the arrival of his aide, his wife, an interfering hotel manager, an unscrupulous waiter, and a dead body…


It's the Friday Tea Dance this week at The Hub in Cookstown. Dance the afternoon away to live music from Briege Devlin and a salubrious afternoon tea. Admission is FREE!

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