Don’t miss a ‘Big Evening Out’ in Monkstown

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THE Monkstown Festival is now in full swing and everyone is invited along to a ‘Big Evening Out’ on Friday, June 29 in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Cashel Drive.

The event, organised by staff and volunteers of the Church of the Good Shepherd Youth Club, Abbey Presbyterian and Fringe Youth Works, marks the official end of the Kidz Club and the end of the church’s Holiday Bible Club which has been meeting each night this week.

Starting at 6.30pm the audience will be entertained by members of the church youth club, who have been learning circus skills

They will be joined by Fatt Matt and the Great Mefiesto who will perform their amazing unicycle and juggling acts and there will also be fire breathing on show as well.

Finishing off the night will be the Ali Bennett Band, who are guaranteed to get the crowd singing.

In addition, there will be representatives from the festival’s main sponsors, Spar Twinburn, who will be handing out spot prizes on the night.

Now in its second year, the Monkstown Festival kicked off at the beginning of the month and continues until July 11.

On Saturday (June 30) there will be a football training Session with IFA-accredited coaches in the Cloyne Crescent playing fields from 10am.

And on Sunday, July 1 again in the Church of the Good Shepherd, there will be a Charity Thanksgiving Service from 11am.

There will also be a darts and pool tournament in Monkstown Social Club, Cloyne Crescent, on Monday, July 2 from 7.30pm.

Next Saturday, July 7 from 9am, a men’s football tournament will take place in the Valley Leisure Centre and on Wednesday, July 11 there will be a series of family fun events held throughout the Monkstown estate.

Further information on all upcoming events can be found on the festival’s Facebook site.