Events at Newry Museum in March

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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The Museum has a varied programme of activities for everyone during March including music, history and children’s events. The Museum is pleased to present “Vivace Violini in Concert” at the Museum on Thursday 14th March. The evening promises to cater for all musical tastes as the ensemble will perform a wide variety of genres, from classical, modern to traditional. Tickets cost £8 per person and can be bought at the Museum. Doors open at 7.30pm with an 8pm start. For a chance to win two free tickets visit the Facebook page and see details. While “Five Key Moments in Irish History,” 11th – 15th March, at 10am to 12pm, offers those who wanted to study Irish history the opportunity to know more about the events that have shaped our lives, as guest lecturers from The Queen’s University, Belfast will visit the Museum to deliver this five day history course. The talks focus on some of the important moments in our history that influenced the development of Newry and Mourne including the Plantation of Ulster, the Williamite War, the United Irishmen, the Home Rule Movement and the Road to Partition. There won’t be exams or assignments and the course is free of charge, but pre-booking of places is advisable. For St. Patrick’s Weekend 2013, the museum is offering several children’s activities. Saturday 16th March Storytelling with Fra Gunn, their storyteller in residence. Fra makes a welcome return to the Museum to entertain visitors, young and old with myths and legends, folk and fairy tales, dungeons and dragons, riddles and rhymes, witches and wizards. Cost per child is £1.50, who must be accompanied by an adult. The cost will include a small face-painting motif. Each session starts at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm will approximately last one hour. Monday 18th March from – 1pm there will be an Arts and Crafts workshop. This will involve making stained glass window effect decorations. The children will create simple decorations and artwork, using motifs from Celtic art including crosses, knots, and interlace. Cost per child is £1.50. An adult must accompany children. Numbers are limited to 25 children and due to growing demand for the workshops pre-booking of places is advisable. There is also the Newry City Treasure Hunt that can be collected at the Museum from the 11th March to be returned by 31st March. The quiz will take you across Newry looking at the hidden history of the town. There will be prizes for the first three correct entries picked. If you wish to book or you require more information about any of these events please telephone 028 3031 3178.
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