Each autumn the Belfast International Arts Festival delivers an incredible line-up of theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts events; and this year’s programme does not disappoint. Discover something you’ve never seen before – like a Cuban flautist performing hip hop and reggae, or a sound artist playing 100 battery operated keyboards! If you fancy learning something new, there’s a range of interesting talks and readings, or take a cultural walking tour of Belfast city.

Running from 15 October to 3 November Belfast International Arts Festival promises 20 days of unforgettable events across over 30 venues. This is the 57th year of the festival making it the city’s longest-running international arts event and a must-visit for all culture vultures.

La Dame Blanche
Festivals

La Dame Blanche

Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 8:30pm

La Dame Blanche, delivers a powerful and irresistible mix that summons the spirits and compels the body to dance.

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To Da Bone
Music and Concerts

To Da Bone

25 - 26 Oct 2019

To Da Bone, presented by French arts collective La Horde, explores youth culture, identity and expression

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LA SPIRE
Festivals

La Spire Acrobatics

Sat, 19 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

Come along to Botanic Gardens and enjoy breath-taking performance of aerial acrobatics on an impressive steel spiral sculpture by La Spire.

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SPLICED
Festivals

Spliced

29 - 30 Oct 2019

A multi-disciplinary production dealing with the pressures of sport and masculine identity, challenging sporting institutions to broaden their perspectives.

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100 Keyboards
Festivals

100 Keyboards

17 - 19 Oct 2019

Pioneering Japanese sound artist ASUNA presents his landmark work and site-specific listening experience, 100 Keyboards.

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Cultural Walking Tours
Tours

Quirky Belfast Cultural Walking Tour

18 - 26 Oct 2019

Discover the hidden ‘quirky’ gems that you may have walked past many times but never really noticed - all in Belfast City.

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Lady Magma
Belfast International Arts Festival

Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult

31 Oct - 02 Nov 2019

Lady Magma is a celebration of female strength, creeping out of a 1970’s burnt orange aesthetic.

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Brexit
Belfast International Arts Festival

Brexit Without The Bullsh*t with Gavin Esler

Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 7:00pm

Brexit Without the Bullsh*t is not about the Brexit you were told you were getting. It’s about the one that is arriving.

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The Worst Cafe in the World
Belfast International Arts Festival

The Worst Café in the World

23 - 27 Oct 2019

Pure comedy and pathos, this chaotic foodless venue promises a large serving of entertainment for people who like their theatre fresh.

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