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It's November - which means the return of the Ulster Woodturning Exhibition

There are many fine reasons to visit Ballymoney, in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. Many people head to the North East for the jaw-dropping Causeway Coast, as well as to take in the fabled Glens of Antrim. With other local attractions including everything from the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Finvoy Fun Farm and Riverside Park to plenty of places for a bit of eating out, shopping and pampering, even seasoned woodturning enthusiasts regularly shopping at The ToolPost ( ) may easily forget the presence in the area this November of another very significant event... the 27th Annual Art & Ulster Woodturning Exhibition.

The exhibition takes place from 14th to 23rd November at Ballymoney Town Hall and Museum, and as the name suggests, is not just about wood turning. The Annual Art Exhibition showcases the varying styles of amateur artists from across the locality, with an interesting mix of traditional and more contemporary themes and techniques. From acrylics and oils to watercolours, all manner of artistic mediums are on show. But it's not just the art that makes this event one of the most popular in the Borough's events calendar, as there is also the Woodturning Exhibition, which features pieces by some of the Irish Woodturning Guild's award-winning members.

Every year, the Guild's members show to the public just what can be done with their exquisite skills in wood carving and wood turning, and no doubt visitors and the museum alike will again be thankful for the wonderfully crafted pieces that are showcased this time around. Woodturning may be relatively unsung in many quarters, but the exhibition has long been a major success in the area, thanks to the hard work and support of exhibitors and venue staff. Plus, it's always fascinating to see how nicely the art and wood turning displays complement each other.

Expect a feast for the eyes if you are paying a visit to Ballymoney yourself any time soon - indeed, you may be a customer of The ToolPost living in the area. Promotion of the exhibition is by Ballymoney Museum and Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee. Admission is also free, with the exhibition being open from Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, as well as on Fridays from 9am to 4:30pm. Of course, we can't predict what exact wood-turned masterpieces will be on show, but we can guarantee that any customer of ours will leave the event feeling inspired and stimulated, perhaps to the point of placing a few more orders for woodturning equipment and materials with us!

Certainly, The ToolPost ( is proud to offer only the very best such products for its well-stocked Didcot showroom/shop, encompassing turning tools, woodturning lathes, chucks and accessories, finishes and adhesives, abrasives, timber and so many more of the necessary purchases for truly successful wood turning.

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