Bangor set for Open House Festival Culture Day


A main fixture of this year’s Open House Festival, the streets of Bangor will be transformed into a bustling hub of happenings and creative activity for Culture Day on Saturday, August 23.

Celebrating the wealth of creative talent of the town, buskers, skateboarders, poets, potterers, dancers and dramatists will see every corner of the Co. Down seaside resort come alive with an eruption of sound, movement and colour.

Speaking of Culture Day 2014, Open House Festival Director, Kieran Gilmore said, “It’s a well-known fact that Bangor folk are a talented breed. Over the years the town has produced an abundance of successful musicians, writers, visual artists, and other creative sensations: Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, Colin Bateman and Farriers, to name just a few. And, of course, Foy Vance who will be headlining at the festival later in the month.”

Culture Day Co-ordinator, Sharon Matchett, said, “From 2-7pm, we’ll have some form of entertainment in every pocket of the town centre. From Bangor station, down Main Street, up High Street, along the sea front, across the central pier, and aroundto Pickie, the town will be organised into zones, with activities such as tea dancing, craft demonstations, live art displays and street games, plus live entertainment including bands, buskers, DJs, choirs and dancers.”

For more info and update on Culture Day go to the official Open House website.

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