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In line with the latest Executive guidance, both North Down Museum and Coffee Cure closed will remain closed until at least 5 March (subject to NI Executive review). Ards Arts Centre is also closed until further notice.

We appreciate your continued support and patience and look forward to welcoming visitors back into our buildings when it is safe to do so.

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SAME / Difference - To See Ourselves.. Online Creative Writing and Photography Workshops

SAME/Difference - To See Ourselves... is a series of creative writing and photography workshops for individuals resident in Ards and North Down.

The course has been developed by literary arts organisation Quotidian and is intended to promote good relations in the borough by offering participants the opportunity to explore their own and others cultural expression in a friendly and supportive environment. 

Join us to explore your story in our series of themed workshops:

  • Tell me/Hear me

Experiment with poetry and prose to express yourself, tell your story and hear other people's stories.

  • Belonging

Explore and expand your cultural awareness through creative writing and developing your awareness about 'belonging'.

  • Seeing and Being Seen

Capture your personal story through meaningful images. These workshops will help you make meaningful images using smart phones, a disposable camera or whatever camera you have to hand.

The FREE workshops will be held on Zoom and are open to anyone - no previous experience is necessary.

Delivered on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings:

Creative Writing – Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Feb & 2nd March.

Photography – Thursdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm. 4th, 11th,18th, 25th Feb & 4th March.

Showcase event on 11th March 2021 – Online celebratory event to share the writing and images generated by participants.

To register please email

For more information, please click on the document below: