Ards Arts Centre is located in the Town Hall Arts Centre in Conway Square in Newtownards. Their aim is to bring art to life by providing a wide range of programming to the whole borough. They do this through leisure classes, exhibitions, and performances of dance, drama and music.
One such music event is their Friday Night Live Music Series has been running for a number of months and has been highly successful. It continues on 25th April with Steve Amos and Gerry Green. Steve Amos, a former finance officer has since given up the day job to pursue his love of musical comedy. He tends to be somewhat irreverent at times and sometimes tasteless perhaps but he is very funny and few subjects are immune to his mordant wit. With three acclaimed CDs under his belt and another one on the way Steve has recently released a new single on iTunes “Aeroplane Calypso” which sets to music the safety instructions on aircraft. He shares the bill with Gerry Green born and bred in Belfast and active in the city’s folk scene since the 70’s. The night is not to be missed and you can book tickets for the event here.
If this isn’t something you like the sound of, never fear, Ards Arts Centre has a number of other activities that will rouse your interest. The centre is home to a number of arts exhibitions including the Hayward Touring exhibition of world famous Henri Matisse, or if you’d rather make the art yourself there are a wide range of disciplines you can take a class in; ceramics, jewellery-making, textiles, patchwork, watercolours and even furniture upcycling. If you’d like to enrol in a class, then contact the centre on 028 9181 0803.