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The festival will be held across six locations within the town of Whitehead in County Antrim.
Methodist Church Hall, Edward Road
Lighthouse Yarns, Edward Road
Church of Ireland Parochial Hall, Edward Road
Whitehead Community Centre, Balmoral Avenue
Lourdes Pastoral Care Centre, Victoria Avenue
Whitehead is a beautiful coastal town on the Causeway Coastal route just north of Carrickfergus.
In late Victorian and Edwardian times, Whitehead was a popular seaside holiday destination where visitors flocked from Belfast and the surrounding area each year. The town was also home to an aerodrome during the First World War which housed two airships.
Whitehead is a Victorian railway village with a well preserved conservation area, including the railway station. It is home to the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, County Antrim Yacht Club and the Council owned Bentra Golf Course.. Whitehead is about 20 miles from Belfast. On the opposite coast of Belfast Lough, the Copeland Islands, Bangor and part of the County Down coastline, are clearly visible. The town's Brighter Whitehead group plant many of the flowers around Whitehead supported by many people from the local community. The town has received several awards from the Prestigious Britain in Bloom which included getting awarded Silver gilt in 2017.
In 2012 Northern Ireland's only Jubilee Wood was planted in Whitehead to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Jubilee Woods are the only Woollen Woods in Northern Ireland which host an annual fun day for all the family, supported each year by schools, community projects, local businesses and residents. You can visit in June when the woods are yarn bombed to a children's theme.