As Aspects celebrates its 24th year, we are pleased to present a diverse and exciting programme showcasing the wealth of local talent along with Aspects favourites and special guests.

This year Aspects presents events from spoken word to crime, theatre to comics and from history to poetry. The thread woven through all of them is that at their core, they are telling a story.

In addition to high quality reading events, we also have a range of workshops and discussions that will support and assist the next budding writer trying to get published, write for the large and small screen as well as creative children’s classes. Our festival marquee is located right in the centre of Bangor at Project 24 and some of the highlights at it include poet Michael Longley, best-selling author Sheila O’Flanagan and one of the UK’s most respected spoken word artists, Polarbear.

This year we invited guest curator’s Brown and Bri to take a multi-disciplinary approach to a few of our events. They looked at story-telling from all angles and programming included the Beckett play, The End, the premiere of a new production of The Metamorphosis and the festival finale, The Supper Room.
Aspects Irish Literature Festival is about writing in its many forms and we hope that the programme will interest, inspire and entertain you.

Aspects Festival Team

ForM 2016 is starting to take shape. The scupture exhibition opens on Saturday 4 June. Beautiful day out. Art in the fabulous Walled Garden. Put it in your diary - open for the month of June and free to attend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Will you join us for this summer concert with the Ulster Orchestra?
Book early as it is sure to be popular.

Music for a Summer’s evening with the Ulster Orchestra
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Music for a Summer’s evening with the Ulster Orchestra

June 17, 2016, 7:30pm

The Ulster Orchestra performs a delightful programme of chamber music, perfect on a summer evening. The programme includes Poulenc’s Sonata for French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone, Ireland’s Sextet for Clarinet, Horn and String Quartet and Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat, Opus 20. Tickets: £10 adult, £6.00 child To book tickets, contact Ards Arts Centre. Telephone: 028 9181 0803 goo.gl/ehuIBv

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