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Make your way to the stunning Causeway Coast and Glens for wonderful events and festivals happening throughout the year. From vibrant music and concerts, to traditional country fairs, exhilarating world class road races as well as great walking, storytelling and maritime festivals - there's something for everyone!

Community Events

Causeway Archers, Cushendall

St Aloysius Hall, Coast Road, Cushendall. Every Tuesday evening from 7pm - 9pm and Sunday afternoons from 1pm - 3pm

The Club was established in July, 2012 and new members are very welcome.

For further information log on to: www.causewayarcherscushendall.webeden.co.uk/ www.facebook.com/causewayarchers.cushendall.9

Rhythm & Rhyme - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, every Tuesday morning from 10am - 10.30 am

Rhymes, stories and songs for toddlers (children aged 0-4). (Must be accompanied by an adult) Admission free.

From September 2015 until June 2016

For further information tel: 0282076 2566,e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk website: www.librariesni.org.uk

Knit & Natter Club - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, every Thursday from 6.30pm - 7.30pm - September 2015 - June 2016

Come and learn to knit or crochet (or just natter!) You can bring your own project or try a new one. All ages welcome. Admission free.

For further information tel: 0282076 2566, e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk, website: www.librariesni.org.uk

Bridge Class - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, every Friday from 11am - 1.00 pm all year round.

This bridge class is for beginners and improvers. All ages welcome. Free notes available. Admission free.

For further information tel: 0282076 2566, e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk,website: www.librariesni.org.uk

Chatter Books - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, first Saturday of each month from 11 am for discussion and craft

Chattrbooks is a book club for children aged 7-10 years old.

For further information tel: 0282076 2566, website: e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk, www.librariesni.org.uk

Genealogy - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road

Ballycastle Library can provide assistance with researching family tree and local history requests.

For further information tel: 028 2076 2566 or e:Ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk
Check website for opening hours

Barazina - Mini & Youth Choirs

Every Monday starting 4 January 2016
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady

Mini Choir - P1-P3: 3.30-4.15pm
Youth Choir - P4-Y9: 4.30-5.30pm

No need to audition - just lots of fun and energy required!

Thursdays - Live Folk & Trad Music

Thursday Evenings 9pm-11pm
The Diamond Bar, at the Diamond, Main Street, Ballymoney
Scottish Ballads with Dick Glasgow & friends, featuring Fiddles, Piano Accordion, Northumbrian Pipes, Tin Whistle, English Concertina, Harmonicas ( Moothies ) & Bodhran.
Musicians & Singers are welcome to join us at this Open Session
Tel:028 2766 2561

Trad Music Lessons

Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm
Fiddle & Tin Whistle tutoring with Dick Glasgow, friendly & informal. All welcome at The Ullan's Centre, Main Street, Ballymoney. Tel. 028 2766 8897 or 07706 825666

‘Call To Arms: The Ulster and Irish National Volunteers‘ History Talk

Thursday 11 February
8pm. Ballymoney Town Hall
Local History Talk by S Alex Blair. This new series of talks explores the many “calls to arms” which echoed throughout the early years of the twentieth century. The first talk looks at the establishment of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Irish National Volunteers and gives a powerful insight into a time when people felt they had to resort to extreme measures in defence of things they held dear.
Admission £2.00
T: 028 2766 0230
E: ballymoneyvic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk
W: www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com

Wild Life Gardending Workshop - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Golf Club, Tuesday, 16th February from 7.30pm - 9pm

This workshop will look at simple steps everyone can carry out in their own garden to make it more welcoming for nature. From window boxes, grassy meadows, to companion planting in your vegetable patch, make your garden buzz and chirp with life.

For further information email: laura@lps.ccght.org or tel: 0282075 2100

Volunteers Required - Cregagh Wood - CUSHENDUN

Saturday 13th February & Wednesday 17th February @ 1pm

Volunteers required for installing Bird Boxes at Cregagh Wood, Cushendun

Meet at St. Patrick's Church car park in Cushendun.

Come along and meet new people, improve your CV and reconnect with the great outdoors.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits. Dress for good Irish weather!
Sturdy footwear required as we will be venturing off the designated trail.

Contact laura@lps.ccght.org or give us a ring on 028207 52100

Farm Nutrient Management Planning - Ballyvoy

Wednesday 17th February @ 7.30pm in Hunters Bar, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle

If you are a farmer or landowner who wishes to improve their knowledge of Nutrient Management Planning to make best use of fertiliser and manure while complying with the requirements of the Nitrates and Phosphorus Regulations.

Join Graeme Campbell to find out how making simple changes can save you money.

Our events are free and open to everyone! To ensure we have enough refreshments and equipment please let us know you are coming. Register with laura@lps.ccght.org or Tel: 028 2075 2100

Cancer Awareness Evening

Limavady Cancer Research UK Committee invite you to a Cancer Awareness Evening at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady

Wednesday 17 February 2016 from 7.00pm-9.00pm

Dr Gerry Hanna on the benefits of Cancer Research UK and
Ruth Boyd, Head of Clinical Trials, Altnagelvin


50 Clay Bird Variety Shoot

Saturday 20th February
Gracehill House, 141 Ballinlea Road, Stranocum, Ballymoney BT53 8PX

Includes Hog Roast & Hot Drinks. Also 10 Bird Pool trap. Licensed gun holders only.
Tel. 028 2075 5109.

BCC Winter Duathlon 2016 - Ballymoney

Sunday 21st February @ Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Ballymoney
Sign On from 9am. Race Starts 10am
2 mile run + 10 mile cycle + 2 mile run for ages 14+. Entry fee £10, register online at www.sientries.co.uk. Organised by Ballymoney Cycling Club. For further information Facebook.com/bcctriteamevents or Email: bcctriteam@gmail.com or Web: www.ballymoneycyclingclub.com

Snowdrop Day

Sunday 21 February
12 - 3pm. Benvarden Gardens, Benvarden Road, Ballybogey, Ballymoney

Open Day to show the wonderful display of Snowdrops which carpet the grounds of Benvarden. Admission £4, accompanied children free. Proceeds to British Heart Foundation.

T: 028 2074 1331
E: mail@benvardin.com
W: www.benvardin.com

Farm Orchard Management - Cushendun

Friday 26th February @ 1.30 pm - Cushendun

Farm Orchard Management with Graeme Campbell and Graeme Cross. Established orchards provide a unique wildlife resource in the Irish farm landscape. Apple and pear trees are hosts to a huge range of insect species, and provide a roosting haven and shelter for birds and mammals throughout the year.

Come along to find out more. Free event. For further information email laura@lps.ccght.org or tel: 0282075 2100

Hedge Laying Training Taster Day

Saturday 27th February at Ballyvoy from 10am to 4pm

Hedge laying training taster day with David Thompson.
Learn the basics of laying a hedge with the chance to get some practical experience.

Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. To register your place please contact laura@lps.ccght.org or call us on 028207 52100

The Industrial History of Glenravel - With Kevin O'Hagan

Tuesday 1st March @ 7pm in The Old School House, Cushendall

Come along to hear about the history of the 19th Century attempts to mine iron ore in Glenravel.

Learn about the discovery of iron ore and bauxite, the installation of the narrow gauge railway and Skerry Mines.

Our events are free and open to everyone! To ensure we have enough refreshments and equipment please let us know you are coming. Register with laura@lps.ccght.org or Tel: 028 2075 2100

Ballymoney Drama Festival

Saturday 27th February - Saturday 5th March, 8pm (except last night 7.30pm)
Ballymoney Town Hall

The Oldest Drama Festival in Ireland now in its 77th year, featuring leading amateur drama groups from all over Ulster.

Tickets: £9, Concessions £7. Season tickets available. Programme available late January.

Tel: 028 2766 0230

Email: ballymoneyvic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Website: www.ballymoneydramafestival.com


Saturday 30 January-12 March, 10am-11am
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Cost: £20

Our tutor, professional dancer Bridget Madden, is the only accredited Dancp3y facilitator in NI. Dancpl3y is a fantastic, energetic and fun course for children aged 6-9 years which explores movement and physical expression through three simple rules: Be positive, Be Fun, Be Yourself! Children learn self-confidence, creative expression and teamwork whilst having fab fun exercising and getting to know their physical selves.
Tel: 028 777 60650

Strictly Dance-Electric

Saturday 30 January-12 March, 11am-1pm
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady

Cost: £40

Young people aged 11-16 years will experience contemporary dance moves, from hip-hop to jazz to tap and more in this brilliant six-week course in our dedicated Dance Studio with professional dancer and choreographer Bridget Madden.

Tel: 028 777 60650

Workshop: Bookbinding

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Saturdays 5 & 12 March, 10am-4pm
Cost: £50

Join professional bookbinder and paper artist Jenna Kirkwood for this two-part special course which will guide you through designing and making your books. Using our World Illustration Awards 2015 exhibition as inspiration, you will be able to create an artist book, special journal or album learning traditional bookbinding techniques.
Tel: 028 777 60650

Film Screening: The Quiet Man

Saturday 12 March, 2pm
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Admission: £3

In honour of the late, great Maureen O’Hara and to kick off your St Patrick’s
Day celebrations early, come along and enjoy this hugely loved film classic also
starring the one and only John Wayne and directed by John Ford.

1952, Running Time 192 mins, Cert U

T: 028 777 60650

Greenlights Talent Show - Ballycastle

Saturday 12th March @ 7pm - 9.30pm in Cross & Passion College

Is there a superstar within you waiting to be released? Greenlight Gateway are holding a talent show for age group 12 - 15, 16-18 and 18+

Registration Date 1st - 12th Feb
Fee £3.00pp or £5.00 per group

£50 Cash Prize per category

Please call 028207 61110 for further details

"Strictly for the Birds" A comedy in three acts by Sam Cree

Saturday 12th March
Ballymoney Town Hall, Townhead Street.
Moycraig Young Farmers Club Players in Strictly for the Birds a Comedy in Three Acts by Sam Cree.
Admission £5.00
Tickets on sale at W&J Walker Main Street Ballymoney or Telephone William on 07922 246089.

SWIMATHON - Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March
Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Ballymoney

Nationwide swimming challenge, 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k. You can do your Swimathon challenge on your own, or in a team of between two and five people. 25m Pool.

For further information:
Tel: 028 2766 0260
Email: JDLC@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk
Web: www.swimathon.org

Workshop: Warm Glass Illustration

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Saturdays 19 & 26 March, 10am-12.30pm
Cost: £45

Learn about the art of warm glass in this relaxed workshop with Eleanor-Jane McCartney. Participants will view our World Illustration Awards 2015 exhibition and inspired, create your own unique glass artwork using your own designed illustration – this will be created using crushed glass, stringers and confetti or by using a photograph. Participants can send an image (two weeks prior to this workshop) for Eleanor-Jane to prepare for use during the workshop. The final pieces can then be used as a glass coaster, framed or placed in a stand, so get creative and think about what you’d like permanently fused into your own, unique glass piece. Materials provided.

Exhibition: A Few Lines on a Card - The Limavady Postcard Collection

6 February- 26 March, Mon-Wed & Sat 9.30am-5pm, Thur & Fri 9.30am-9.30pm
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Admission Free

Consisting of both photographic and artistic impressions of buildings, landmarks and everyday life, the Limavady Postcard collection provides a unique insight into the history of the Limavady area. Complementing this exhibition will be a display
of children’s postcards created from their own places of significance in Limavady or what living here means to them. This will be on display in the community gallery. From the River Roe to Binevenagh, this exhibition will contain a
wealth of breath-taking views not to be missed.
Tel: 028 777 60650

The Patron's Birthday Concert Celebrating HM The Queen's 90th Birthday

Saturday 26 March 2016
Ballymoney Town Hall 7.45pm
ABF the Soldiers Charity present
The Patron's Birthday Concert Celebrating HM The Queen's 90th Birthday
The Band, Bugles, Pipes and Drums of The Royal Irish Regiment
All proceeds go to soldiers, veterans & families in times of need.
Tickets £12.00 from Ballymoney Town Hall.
OR Telephone 07912 435 131 or 07714 744 088.

Easter Pop-Up Art Tent with Smudges Inc

Easter Saturday, 26th March, 11am - 1pm - Cairns Allotments, Cairns Road, Cushendall

Easter Monday, 28th March, 11am - 1pm - Dundarave Play Area (beside coach park), Bushmills

Easter Monday, 28th March, 3 - 5pm, Ballycastle Seafront

Easter Tuesday, 29th March, 12noon - 2pm - Rathlin Island Seafront

Come along and create your very own Easter decorations, clay eggs and more with artist Jackie Dougan of Smudges Inc. She delivers workshops and large-scale art works for arts festivals and events.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and these sessions are most suited to children aged 3+ years.

The Golden Years of Country Music

Wednesday 13th April 2016
Town Hall, Ballymoney at 8.00pm
The Golden Years of Country Music is a show dedicated to those singers and songwriters who shared their music hit after hit song after a song defining an era in Country Music never to be surpassed.
Featuring: Jimmy Hendry & his band: The Magnificent Seven. 2½ hours of hit songs we all love and know.

(covering songs by artists: George Jones, Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Don Williams , Gene Watson, Buck Owens , & Dolly Parton)
Tickets £15.00 each
Tickets From Ballymoney Town Hall 028 2766 0230
or ACM Promotions 028 8773 8548 / 07749 677855

Townlands, Fieldnames and Feature Names Exhibition

1-30 April 2016 Mon-Wed & Sat 9.30am-5pm, Thur & Fri 9.30am-9.30pm
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Admission Free

Have you ever wondered how different places were named?

Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) is pleased to present the initial results of their Townlands, Fieldnames and Feature names research project in the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).Travelling along the Causeway Coastal Route the exhibition looks at many well-known place names to discover their fascinating origins.

Tel: 028 777 60650

Re-Run: Inishowen Rural Arts Network

8 April-7 May, Mon-Wed & Sat 9.30am-5pm, Thur & Fri 9.30am-9.30pm
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Admission Free

The Inishowen Rural Arts Network are delighted to present a new body of work for this exhibition spanning painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. A network of creative people living and working in neighbouring Inishowen, Co. Donegal, the collective work with us regularly to promote arts as an integral part
of our shared cultural heritage.

Tel: 028 777 60650

Roe Valley Gardening Society

All meetings take place in the Minor Hall, Christ Church, Limavady starting at 7.30pm

28 January: The Angus and Fife Garden Trail by Sam McDowell

25 February: AGM followed by RHS Tatton Park & Gardens by Sam McDowell

31 March: Carndonagh Nursery and Garden by Danny McLaughlin

28 April: Members' Night and Plant Sale. Talk by Don Kerr

26 May: Annual Social Evening, details to follow

There will be a plant stall each month. Refreshments will be served. Annual membership is £10 pp, visitors welcome, £3 per event

Exhibition: Roe Valley's Women's Institute

25 March – 29 June 2016
Green Lane Museum, Roe Valley Country Park, Limavady
Admission Free

A selection of photographs representing the five current and one previous Women’s Institute within the Roe Valley area. Taken from last year’s ‘Roe Valley W.I. : Women Involved in family, friendship and community’ exhibition, these photographs represent the work, achievements, celebrations and fun that has been had over the years as a member of a Women’s Institute.

Opening hours: 25 March-29 September, Saturday - Thursday 1pm-4.45pm
T: 028 777 60650

Festival Fun Day - Bushmills

Wednesday, 13th July, beside Caravan Park on Castlecatt Road, Bushmills from 10am - 4pm

Bushmills & District Community Association are holding their annual Festival & Fun Day located beside Caravan Pak on Castlecatt Road, Bushmills.

Come along and enjoy children's entertainment, market stalls and much more. Fun for all the family.

For further information telephone: 07989 383234

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