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Ep.7: Lesley Allen and 'The Loneliness of Biddy Weir

We're back with another mini-episode to celebrate creative happenings in Bangor, Northern Ireland! We're absolutely delighted to welcome local author Lesley Allen to the podcast to talk about her debut novel 'The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir'. Set in a fictional seaside town in Northern Ireland, the novel is a stark illustration of the extent to which bullying can affect us all, beyond just the victim and perpetrator. We also open up the chat to Roger Duncan, head of Pastoral Care at South...

Duration: 00:36:42

Ep. 6: Colin Bateman's 'Bag for Life'

We're back with a mini-episode to catch up with local author Colin Bateman ahead of the Bangor premiere of his new play 'Bag for Life'. Colin explains the origins of the play and why he's excited to bring it to his home town following it's critically acclaimed run at Derry's Playhouse. 'A Bag for Life' runs 3-5 November at The Space Theatre, Bangor. Tickets available from The Open House Festival Podcast is brought to you by Bangor FM. Listen on 107.9FM and...

Duration: 00:17:39

Ep.4: Punks, Dreams and a Ball!

As we race headlong into the last week of August – can we really be in the last week of Open House Festival already?! Boo! We’ve been collecting yet more exclusive interviews with our Open House movers and shakers - and stick around for some tips on shows not to miss cos the clock is tickin’ and when its gone, it’s gone! First up, Ness meets the “ass kickin’ redneck stringband” better known as the Foghorn String Band who brought their Old-Time American folk music, all the way from Portland...

Duration: 01:04:49

Ep. 3: Sundown, Stories and Heroes

In this week’s episode: Ness hikes a lift with the Comber Gourmet Trail and chats with the legendary singer-songwriter and LGBT activist, Tom Robinson. Whilst John takes to Ward Park for a spot of punk. We also get the down-low on The Spirit Family Reunion from founding member, Stephen Weinheimer and take a closer look at the monthly story-telling phenomena, TenX9 (ahead of its Bangor premier). Plus: the scoop on Friday’s Sundown Market, a chat with local artist Andy Hamilton and Gentleman...

Duration: 01:05:08