Aspects festival dates


Welcome to Aspects 2017!

Building on last year’s 25th anniversary celebrations, this year we continue to bring stars of the literary world to Bangor to celebrate Irish writing. Once again, we have put together an eclectic programme featuring prominent authors such as David Park, Frank McGuinness, Colm Tóibín and Malachi O’Doherty.

We are delighted to also welcome actress and hugely successful author Carol Drinkwater to this year’s Festival, loved by many for her role in All Creatures Great and Small.

Poetry lovers are in for a treat too with a whole host of poetry events on offer. From our annual poetry slam to readings from Michael Longley, Moyra Donaldson and Rachel Mccrum – you can even go foraging whilst writing Japanese poetry in beautiful Clandeboye Estate at our Walk on the Wild Side event.

With live music from Joshua Burnside and plenty for our younger audiences with Gruffalo yoga and Myra Zepf’s children’s workshops, there really is something for everyone at this year’s Aspects.

Keep an eye out around the town for our wonderful exhibitions including Neil Shawcross’ Penguins book covers and check out our series of Clandeboye events and talks.

We hope you enjoy exploring our programme and look forward to seeing you at the

Aspects Festival Team

On Friday 15 September Aspects Festival is proud to present playwright, poet, novelist, and librettist Frank McGuinness at Bangor Castle.

There will be an extra special element to this event as Four Men and a Dog's, Kevin Doherty will perform some of the music he wrote for Frank's 'Donegal' after the interview. Check out this video of Kevin's previous performance at the Castle.

Don't miss out on this very unique event. Tickets are on sale now at

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