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Columbanus Festival 17-20 November 2022

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  1. Image of Bangor Bell and Abbey, Bridge at Bobbio and Friends of Columbanus Bangor logo
    Part of the Columbanus Festival 17-20 November 2022 A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus. Presented by Bangor Drama Club:  A rehearsed reading about Columba set on the island of Iona in the 6th century.
    1. Image of Bangor Bell and Abbey, Bridge at Bobbio and Friends of Columbanus Bangor logo
      Part of the Columbanus Festival 17 - 20  November 2022 A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus. Acclaimed calligrapher, Jacquie Brachi, will teach basic calligraphy skills as practised by the Bangor monks in the 6th Century.
      1. Images of Alderman Girvan on The Columban Way, Andrew Totten and Manuela Bertoncini
        Part of the Columbanus Festival 17 - 20  November 2022 A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus.
        1. Image of Bangor Bell and Abbey, Bridge at Bobbio and Friends of Columbanus Bangor logo
          Part of the Columbanus Festival 17 - 20  November 2022 A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus. In this workshop, acclaimed calligrapher, Jacquie Brachi, will teach basic skills as practiced by the Bangor monks in the 6th century.
          1. Bangor Ladies Choir
            Part of the Columbanus Festival 17 - 20 November 2022 A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus. An evening of music, song and dance featuring Bangor Ladies Choir, Eva Kavanagh (soloist), and David Lennon with Ards CCE musicians, singers and dancers.
            1. Bangor Abbey and the Bangor Bell
              Part of the Columbanus Festival 17 - 20 November 2022 A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus. Brigid Watson, an experienced and qualified guide, will trace the story of Columbanus from Bangor to Bobbio by following the Bangor Bell Trail.
              1. St Comgall's Church icons
                Part of the Columbanus Festival 17 - 20 November 2022 A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus. A cross-community church service, which celebrates and commemorates the life and times of Columbanus.
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                  1. a photograph of a water fountain in the bangor walled garden surrounded by metal arches and colourful flowers
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                  2. Image of the front of Bangor Abbey on a bright sunny day
                    Founded in 558AD the main body of the building dates from 1830's, the tower from 15th century and steeple dates around 1693. Interesting gravestones include a memorial to the assistant surgeon of the Titanic, local man John Edward Simpson.
                    1. Photo of walkway through leafy Castle Park
                      Stroll through this beautiful wooded wonderland which is an exhilarating experience throughout the seasons.
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