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Packed Programme Of Discounts And Entertainment During Shopping Week
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As Newcastle Shopping Week draws closer, Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Maria McCarthy and local entertainer Finbarr Keaveney  announce a packed programme of live music and events to coincide with the many discounts and offers in the town from 7 – 14 September.

On Saturday 7 September, Newcastle’s ‘Super’ Shopping Week takes off when all your favourite superheroes and villains, including Spiderman, Superman and the Star Wars Storm Troopers, will be giving out goodies on the promenade. Then make your way to the Piazza (outside Villa Vinci) where Finbar sings live favourites including Buble, Sinatra and Pavarotti.

Come along and enjoy shopping week in Newcastle. launching the Council initiative are Council Chairman Cllr Marie McCarthy, local entertainer Finbarr Keaveney and Michael Forster, Council Business Support Officer.

Come along and enjoy shopping week in Newcastle. launching the Council initiative are Council Chairman Cllr Maria McCarthy, local entertainer Finbarr Keaveney and Michael Forster, Council Business Support Officer.

From Sunday 8 September right through to Saturday 14 September, the entertainment continues. Local musical talents Ross Maguire, Donal Scullion and the Castlewellan Accordion Orchestra will perform at different locations throughout the town. There will also be music sessions at the Savoy Café and Macken’s Bar. Everyone welcome!

Join us on Friday 13 September from 12noon outside the Newcastle Centre, for a record-breaking attempt at the biggest ever live singing performance of Percy French’s ‘Mountain of Mournes’.

Other events running during the week include a Fitness Experience on the Beach, Newcastle Fashion Day, Craft Fair and Taste Experience.

Councillor Maria McCarthy added: “I’m really looking forward to Shopping Week. Not only do I love shopping but I have been overwhelmed by the support from the Newcastle Chamber, the town’s small businesses and of course Finbarr and all the event organisers. Over 30 home-grown shops are now on board offering a wide range of discounts and special offers throughout the week. Thanks to these great promotions and fabulous entertainment there has never been a better time to plan a shopping trip to Newcastle.

“Look out for voucher booklets in next week’s local papers which will provide more information on the events and fantastic discounts. You can also pick up a booklet from participating stores or from the Newcastle Visitor information Centre.”

This project is managed by Down District Council and supported by the Northern Ireland Executive through the Department of Social Development.