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Open Air Theatre performance by Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Wednesday 2nd July
Enniskillen Castle Museums
Admission by ticket only. Adults £13.50 / Seniors £12.00 / Students, Children & Museum Friends £10.00 / Family (2 adults & 2 children) £40.00

Guided Tour of Downpatrick High Cross

Wednesday 2nd July
Down County Museum
Free

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Turning Stone into Bread

Friday 4th July
Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA
Free

Woodland Craft Skills Day and 50 things

Saturday 5th July
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
No charge, Donations welcome

Car Boot Sale at Mount Stewart

Saturday 5th July
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Ulster Military Vehicle Club

Saturday 5th July
Grey Point Fort
Free

Meet St ‘Moninne’ at Killevy Churches

Sunday 6th July
Killevy Churches
Free

Sundays at Carrickfergus Castle

Sunday 6th July
Carrickfergus Castle
Normal Admission Rates Apply

Cistercian Life at Inch Abbey

Sunday 6th July
Inch Abbey
Free

Early Life on the Island, Devenish Monastic Site

Sunday 6th July
Devenish Monastic Site
Free

Week on the Wildside

Monday 7th July
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Geology of Northern Ireland in a Nutshell

Wednesday 9th July
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Guided Tour of Downpatrick’s Historic Gaols

Wednesday 9th July
Down County Museum
Free

Jazz Evening at Crom

Thursday 10th July
Crom
Adult £5

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Pirates’ Cellar

Saturday 12th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Pirates’ Picnic

Saturday 12th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

July Jazz Series

Sunday 13th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Music Sundays

Sunday 13th July
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Medieval Siege Machine Demonstration

Sunday 13th July
Enniskillen Castle Museums
Normal Admission Rates Apply

Music in the Courtyard, Castle Archdale

Sunday 13th July
Castle Archdale
Free

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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Museum – Caring for the Collection

Wednesday 16th July
Down County Museum
Free

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Family Bushcraft Workshop

Saturday 19th July
Castle Archdale
Free

Medieval Fair at Dunluce Castle

Saturday 19th July
Dunluce Castle
Normal Admission Rates Apply

Magilligan Martello Tower Open Day

Saturday 19th July
Martello Tower
N/A

Learn about Offshore Island Habitat Restotration

Saturday 19th July
Copeland Bird Observatroy
£10

Wetland Wonders

Saturday 19th July
Balloo Wetland Nature Reserve
Free

Himalayan Balsam Bash

Saturday 19th July
Moyola Nature Reserve, Magherafelt
Free

Conservation Skills – Butterflies and Moths

Sunday 20th July
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Normal Admission, Members Free

Summer Dunes

Sunday 20th July
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1

Argory Tartan

Sunday 20th July
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Martello Tower

Sunday 20th July
Assembly point: 12 noon Point Bar/Magilligan Point Car Park
Free

Time to be Tudor at Narrow Water Castle

Sunday 20th July
Narrow Water Castle
Free

Guided Seal Watch at Cloghy Rocks Nature Reserve

Sunday 20th July
Cloghy Rocks Nature Reserve
Free

Medieval Mystery Tour of Down

Sunday 20th July
Down County Museum
ContactAdmission: Adults £7, Children £4.50, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £20. Non–refundable.

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Hats Off to the Forthill

Friday 25th July
Enniskillen Castle Museums
Free

Love Parks Week

Friday 25th July
Carrickfergus
Free

Summer Garden Walk

Saturday 26th July
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Colours of the Causeway

Saturday 26th July
Assembly point: 1:00pm Whitepark Bay car park
Free

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Saturday 26th July
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Big Bug Hunt at Mossley Mill

Saturday 26th July
Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
Free

National Marine Week Rockpool Rummage

Saturday 26th July
Ballymacormick Point, Groomsport
Free

Jazz in Mount Stewart Gardens

Sunday 27th July
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Bark in the Park

Sunday 27th July
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Big Bog Walk at Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve

Sunday 27th July
Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve, Ballynahone Road, Maghera,
Free

Seaside Shenanigans

Monday 28th July
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

Trails Day at Redburn

Monday 28th July
Redburn Country Park
Free

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Much Ado About Nothing

Wednesday 30th July
Enniskillen Castle Museums
Admission by ticket only. Adults £13.50 / Seniors £12.00 / Students, Children & Museum Friends £10.00 / Family (2 adults & 2 children) £42.00

Crawfordsburn 5K Run

Wednesday 30th July
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Contact Gillian Weir

On Yer Bike

Thursday 31st July
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Free

  
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What ‘wood’ you write? 12 April 2012

60 years in 60 words: what ‘wood’ you write?

Call for schools to enter national writing competition to celebrate Queen’s historic Diamond Jubilee

The Woodland Trust and its main sponsor Sainsbury’s are calling out to schools across the country to submit final entries to a unique writing competition celebrating the 60–year reign of Her Majesty The Queen. As part of the charity’s Jubilee Woods project, schoolchildren are being encouraged to put pen to paper and describe the life of a tree in just 60 words.

As a tie to Her Majesty’s time on the throne, children are being urged to let their imaginations run wild and describe what a tree may experience over a 60–year period – either over the past 60 years or in the next 60 years to come.

Two children will be ‘crowned’ as the ultimate national winners, and in addition to winning fabulous prizes courtesy of Sainsbury’s, their school will receive a literary master class with guest judge and renowned author William Fiennes. As bestselling author of The Snow Geese and The Music Room, Fiennes was The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2003. In a specially arranged workshop, he will share writing hints and tips with a select number of pupils at each of the winning schools.

In addition, the winning stories will be presented to the Queen by the Woodland Trust.

Schools throughout the UK have until 30 April 2012 to put forward their most creative and talented entries from Primary KS2 or Secondary KS3 classes for this prestigious tree–themed competition and winners will be announced ahead of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.

As lead corporate sponsor of the Jubilee Woods project, Sainsbury’s will also be awarding prizes to all regional and national winning schools. 

Graham Blight, head of people engagement at the Woodland Trust, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for children to think about trees and express in words the value they play in everyday life. This competition brings together literacy with history to engage schools and children in the wonders of woodland from a past and future perspective inspired by this momentous Diamond Jubilee year.”

Phil Carroll, Book Buying Manager and Schools Writing Judge, said: “This is a great way for children to think creatively and I look forward to seeing the entries. Sainsbury’s is particularly excited to be involved as we’ve already helped plant over 825,000 woodland trees since 2004 thanks to donations from sales of our Woodland eggs and chicken, and we hope even more children and adults will support woodland through our stores and the Active Kids scheme.”

How to enter:
Schools are asked to hold a competition in school and submit the winning entry to represent their school in the national writing competition. Further details can be found by visiting www.jubileewoods.org.uk/writing-competition

Schools can also apply for a free pack of trees as part of the Jubilee Woods project, each containing a Royal Oak sapling.