North Down Late Night Arts 2014


Late Night Art Tours

Are you looking for a night out with a difference, if so why not come along and enjoy North Down Late Night Art - the unmissable arts experience for 2014?

North Down’s Late Night Art tours have been successfully running for the last three years and this year is set to be the most exciting year to date.  The re-invigorated tours are a great way to spend an evening out with friends or even to meet new ones. There are a wide spectrum of genres scheduled and definitely something for everyone to enjoy

These tours are a great opportunity to check out North Down’s premium art galleries, along with exclusive access to the private exhibitions of a select few, well-known artists offering the genuine prospect to learn more about them and their work in a more approachable and intimate environment. Many of the tours will also include quirky interactive workshops which may offer you the chance to discover some hidden talents or simply give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the arts. 

Late Night Art Tours will run on the first Wednesday of each month, below are details of upcoming tours, additional events will be scheduled throughout the year for more information visit

Wednesday 5th February – Percy French ‘A Journey through the Landscapes’ Exhibition at North Down Museum & Don’t Judge a Book… Exhibition and book-making workshop at Seacourt Print Workshop                            Ticket Price: £3.00

Percy French Exhibition: - Percy French was a successful songwriter known for ‘The Mountains of Mourne’ and ‘Are Ye Right There Michael’. However, at heart painting was his passion. It is through his paintings that we get a glimpse of the real man and his love of nature. Percy French: “my poetic feeling for landscape” is a journey through the seasons via watercolours, sketches, letters and poetry composed by French. This exhibition will offer audiences the opportunity to view items which have never been seen by the public before they include a selection of paintings and a beautiful book of watercolours with accompanying poems given to the collection by his great-niece Frances Killingley.

Don’t Judge a Book Exhibition: - Is an exhibition of work exploring and interpreting ethnic stereotypes. There will be an opportunity to get your creativity flowing by making a book using the workshop’s materials

5.30pm      Browsing

6pm           Welcome

6.10pm      Talk by Leanne Briggs on Percy French Exhibition: A Journey through the Landscapes

6.45pm      Depart Museum

6.55pm      Arrive at Seacourt

7.00pm      Launch of Don’t Judge a Book Exhibition

7.30pm      Book making workshop

8pm – 8.30pm finish


5th March - Project 24 Exhibition: A Celebration of Art on the Seafront at North Down Museum                                                                                         Ticket Price: Free                                                                                

A Celebration of Art on the Seafront: - Since April 2013 several artists have taken up residency in the Pods at Project 24. The Celebration of Art on the Seafront will showcase a range of memorable and innovative pieces specifically selected by these artists for this exhibition. This is a great opportunity to come down, observe and discuss the first year’s successful work collectively showcased. This unique display combines drawings, fine art, watercolours, paintings, sculptures, jewellery, glass, papercut, textiles and ceramics.  Celebrate the works of local artists and enjoy a fantastic cultural evening. Make sure to visit  regularly as there are more details still to come on this event.

2nd April - Town Charter Exhibition at North Down Museum and Sync Space Visit to include photography tutorial.                                                      Ticket Price: Free

Bangor Town Charter - 2013 saw the 400th anniversary of the granting of Bangor’s Charter by King James I - this was a significant event in the development of Bangor. By 1605 James Hamilton had already received some royal grants of priory lands in Holywood and Bangor and regular markets were allowed to be held. Eighty new houses had been constructed by 1611 and in 1613 the newly established town became a Corporate Borough. Join in on this interesting journey back in time, come and explore Bangor’s history and expand your knowledge with some fascinating facts.

Sync Space - Is a place for creatives to come together and share resources, network, and do what they do best. This creative hub allows diversity and innovation to cultivate, allowing art to reach unparalleled echelons and as a result stimulating exhibitions are created. Not only will you get to see great work but you can also learn how to create it as Sync Space are arranging a Photography tutorial specifically for you to enjoy.

5.30pm Browsing

6pm      Welcome

6.10pm Talk by Leanne Briggs on Bangor Town Charter

6.45pm Depart Museum

6.55pm Arrive at Sync Space

7.00pm Exhibition

7.20pm Photography tutorial

8pm – 8.30pm finish


7th May- Late Night Art goes to Holywood includes gallery and restaurant visit.

For the very first time we will be hosting Late Night Art in Holywood visiting a number of Galleries. We will provide the Late Night Art tour bus starting from Bangor via Crawfordsburn and onwards to Holywood. This cultural evening aims to visit two or three galleries.  Why not continue on with the evening and enjoy a supper at one of the restaurants or cafés Holywood. Visit  for up and coming details.



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