Belfast International Arts Festival 2017

Description

Belfast International Arts Festival brings an eclectic fusion of cutting edge performances to the Belfast stage, with 191 events from 14 countries taking place over 23 days from 6 - 28 October 2017, including 12 premieres.

Audiences can expect a world-class programme of theatre, performance art, moving image, visual art, dance and music, with opportunities to directly engage and participate in the creative arts.

The full programme of events is available at www.belfastinternationalartsfestival.com.

Festival highlights

The festival will see the Irish Premiere of Celui Qui Tombe (He Who Falls) presented by Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois. The circus-influenced spectacle swings into action at the Grand Opera House on 19 and 20 October.

The Ulster Hall will host Russia's famous Mariinsky Orchestra on 11 October. Conducted by Valery Gergiev, the orchestra will perform an all-Russian programme climaxing with Shostakovich's epic Symphony number 11.

Experience Poppies: Weeping Window, a deeply moving ceramic sculpture draped across the front of the Ulster Museum from 14 October - 3 December, accompanied by a supporting programme of talks, music, theatre and literary events, Contested Legacies.

Karine Polwart appears in the Irish premiere of Wind Resistance at The MAC on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October.

Soul sensation and singer-songwriter Paul Carrack will hit the stage at the Grand Opera House on Saturday 21 October.

Joint Artists in Residence, Maria McManus and Deirdre Cartmill, will be bringing poetry to the public realm with The Poetry Jukebox, a contemporary on-street sound installation at the Crescent Arts Centre.

Gardens Speak, an award-winning and deeply moving interactive sound installation from Tania El Khoury, contains the oral histories of ten people buried in Syrian gardens, running from 11 - 22 October in Shaftesbury Square.

Venue

Belfast International Arts Festival
109-113 Royal Avenue
Belfast
BT1 1FF
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Dates

6 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary - check event website

Venue website

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Map

Venue

Belfast International Arts Festival
109-113 Royal Avenue
Belfast
BT1 1FF
Read More ›

Dates

6 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary - check event website

Venue website

www.belfastinternation...

Festival Events

Weeping Window by Paul Cummins

14 Oct 2017 - 3 Dec 2017

The Ulster Museum will present Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies. The installation will be at the Ulster Museum from 14 October to 3 December 2017, following a... Read More ›

Fire Below: A War of Words

12 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017

What happens to reconciliation when there is no one specific act of violence to reconcile? Fire Below (A War of Words) is a companion piece to Owen McCafferty's hugely successful play Quietly (2012).

Gerry and Rosemary and Tom and... Read More ›

Fashion & Freedom

10 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

One of the most radical changes at home during the war was the huge change in women's lives and work. With the men away fighting, more than one million women went to work for the first time during the war years – in munitions factories and on... Read More ›

The Tempest: Ireland, Memory, Identity

10 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

Proudly standing as a gateway to North Belfast, the beautiful Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast, which towers over the busy Carlisle Circus intersection, is perhaps one of oldest venues to play host to excellence in this years' Belfast... Read More ›