Friends of Columbanus Bangor are launching their new logo at the Columbanus Festival that will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2021. The new design incorporates a monastic style of writing and the Bangor bell topped with a dove flying towards the North East, which is the direction that Columbanus and his 12 disciples took when they left Bangor in 591AD on a missionary to bring Christianity to Europe.
Alderman Deborah Girvan, Chairperson of Friends of Columbanus Bangor, said, “We are thrilled with our new logo and will be branding all our promotional material for the Columbanus Festival with the new design.
Calligraphy Workshop for Children
Acclaimed calligrapher Jacquie Brachi will teach basic skills as practised by the Bangor monks in the 6th century. All materials supplied.
Nature and Humanity in Irish Monastic Poetry
Inspired by Irish monastic poetry, Brooklyn born Tim Dwyer will discuss how the monks created images of nature and conveyed deep human feeling and spirituality, ranging from grief to humour and satire through their poetry and writings.
Calligraphy Workshop for Adults
Acclaimed calligrapher Jacquie Brachi will teach basic skills as practised by the Bangor monks in the 6th century.
Columbanus Bell Walk
Brigid Watson, an experienced and qualified guide, will trace the story of Columbanus from Bangor to Bobbio by following the Bangor Bell Trail through Castle Gardens to the North Down Museum.