Author: Ally Stewart

Midtown Sounds returns to Ballymena

Midtown Sounds is returning to Ballymena this weekend – 21st & 22nd February 2020. Ballymena BID has announced that this super music event will see live performances from several artists who will be hosted in over 20 businesses around the town as well as at the Harmony Hub. So as you do your shopping in town this weekend, look out for these upcoming artists and give them your support. We heard some of them last year and according to Kathleen McBride, Ballymena BID Manager, we’re all in for an even better treat this year. She says, “We are hugely...

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Are you interested in researching your family history? – Exploring Your Roots

Roots Revealed is a professional genealogy and family history service based in Ballymena and they are now taking bookings for their upcoming Exploring Your Roots genealogy evening course.  It will be delivered by local genealogist Natalie Bodle in conjunction with Mid-Antrim Museum supported by the Mid-Antrim Heritage Partnership. Exploring Your Roots Genealogy Course is aimed at novices and also those who have been hobby family history researchers for some time and are keen to explore records where they might find out more about their ancestors. Exploring Your Roots Genealogy Course The course will run for 11 weeks on Tuesday...

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Care For Creation 2020 Community Art Project

The next time you’re walking on Church Street, Ballymena look out for the fantastic Care For Creation 2020 Community Art Project display in Midtown Makers window. The project was initiated by Ballymena Church Members Forum and has involved local churches, community and youth groups. It has been financed and supported by Mid and East Antrim Council with the guidance of Arts Officer Rosalind Lowry and hosted by Midtown Makers. Pollution, wastefulness, climate change, the ozone layer, the Australian bush fires – topics which have heavily featured in the news recently. Work began on the Care For Creation project before Christmas 2019 as a way to highlight locally, that...

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Would you like to be part of ‘I Sing For Me’ Community Choir?

‘I sing For Me’ is a Community Choir which meets in Ballymena on Friday mornings from 10:30am to 12pm. The organisers say this is a “non-audition, all age, all ability, no pressure, all welcome choir!” The weekly practices are held in Ballymena Methodist Church Hall on Ballymoney Road. Would you like to be part of ‘I Sing For Me’ Community Choir? They will gladly welcome all new members. Just turn up at the church hall any Friday morning. “You won’t regret it and it could be the start of something wonderful!”  If you would like to have an opportunity...

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The Jewellers Workshop Broughshane – Where Wedding Passions Blossom

The Jewellers Workshop Broughshane specializes in handmade jewellery and runnning workshops where couples can come for the day and make their own wedding bands. As they say, “Who could make your wedding rings with more love and care than you?” The one day experience gives you use of the fully equipped workshop, based at Main Street, Broughshane, and John will give you all the guidance needed, so you end up with a pair of beautiful rings designed and made by you! Another piece of exciting news for The Jewellers Workshop is that they have been awarded Wedding Jeweller of...

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