Seaside Revival brings new life to Bangor

The Sundown Market in Bangor, part of the Open House Festival which runs throughout August
Bangor seafront will be brought to life this Saturday for an afternoon of vintage fun as part of the town’s first Seaside Revival celebrations.

Why not come along and enjoy the free programme of activities? With vintage cars, fashion shows, music, dancing, DJs, food stalls, street entertainment and craft workshops, there’s sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy.

Head to Pickie Beach for a 1920s themed picnic and paddle with storytelling and vintage games; have a go at bunting making and poetry writing or create your own map of Bangor-by-the-sea, either as how you remember it or as how you would like it to be, at the See, Make and Do tent.  Live music will be provided throughout the afternoon and if you want to dress up for the occasion there’ll be prizes on the day for the best dressed lady and man.

Seaside Revival:  Bangor-by-the-sea

The project is one of four in Northern Ireland to receive funding through HLF’s new Great Place scheme.  The project received £210,000 to develop a creative arts programme of activities, events and performances to transform Bangor into a modern seaside destination with a distinct cultural offering. 

“It’s fantastic to see the local community get behind this event to showcase their town and use its rich heritage to help attract new visitorsPaul Mullan, Head of HLF Northern Ireland

Paul Mullan, Head of HLF Northern Ireland, said: “It’s fantastic to see the local community get behind this event to showcase their town and use its rich heritage to help attract new visitors and re-position it as a vibrant, energetic seaside destination for the future.

“We are delighted to support this Great Place using money raised by National Lottery players, and hope everyone enjoys this first Seaside Revival.”

Seaside Revival takes places on Saturday 11 August from 1pm-6pm.

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