Newry will be swinging to the sounds of the 1940s bands on Saturday 2 November in a one night only performance of ‘Swingin’ War-time Revue’ taking place at the Newry and Mourne Museum, Bagenal’s Castle. 

Guests will take a trip down memory lane to experience a night of theatrical entertainment and music with the best local food and drink, including sweet treats, craft gin, and beer and cider tastings—all within the Museum walls.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey explained the reasons behind the event. He said, “Newry has an incredible history of performing arts especially during World War II.

“Many famous names are associated with our area during that period including Glenn Miller who played in the Town Hall and we wanted to celebrate this fact with our own special evening.”

During the evening of song and theatre, guests will also be treated to a cabaret hosted by the inimitable Caolan McBride, featuring comedian George Firehorse, juggler Grant Goldie and many more. As you can explore all the galleries of the Museum you will be met with many more performers and artists, including Leonie Pony, and the Casino Jazz Band.

The event is part of a series of after dark, adults only events taking place in museums across Northern Ireland this autumn. Entitled ‘The Late Shift’ the series aims to encourage the over 18s to try a different kind of night out at their local museum.

Tickets for this strictly over-18s event are £10 and available to book online at EVENTBRITE where you can also find more information.

For further information, please telephone 028 3031 3182/3178

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