BBC Experience comes to Ballyclare Library

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Ballyclare Library will be the next destination for the BBC Experience - an interactive roadshow showcasing different aspects of the BBC’s work and services.

This event takes place on Tuesday, April 9 from 1pm until 8pm and is free of charge.

BBC staff will be on hand to talk about their work and there will be lots of interactive activities and displays.

Visitors will also be given an opportunity to find out about how they can get involved with BBC programmes and events and to explore the history of local broadcasting, including archive footage of Ballyclare and the surrounding district.

Mark Adair, BBCNI’s head of corporate and community affairs, said: “Ballyclare is the sixth destination in a region-wide tour. We have refreshed the BBC Experience and have introduced some new features. Aspiring actors will have the opportunity to take part in a radio drama with lots of special sound effects.

“And there will also be opportunities for visitors to try news and weather reading, jingle-making and sports commentating. We will also have information about upcoming BBC events, work placement opportunities and a few surprises.”

“The BBC Experience has been developed as a partnership initiative with Libraries NI and we are very grateful for their support that we have received from library staff in Ballyclare. This roadshow allows us to take the BBC into the heart of local communities. It’s all about connecting with our audiences and providing fun events with something for everyone to enjoy.”

Michael Lynn, area manager, with Libraries NI, added: “This will be a great event for children and adults and I am delighted the BBC has chosen to visit Ballyclare Library.

“We look forward to welcoming people on the day and hope everyone will enjoy experiencing what the BBC and the library have to offer.”

Free tickets are available now at, by calling 0370 901 1227 or calling into the library at The Market House, School Street - Tel: 9335 2269.