Sound of Belfast

6 to 13 November

The annual programme now in its 7th year, was established to promote and celebrate the musicians, bands, venues, promoters and music communities of Belfast. Recorded live in empty venues across the city and representing a range of genres and sounds, Sound of  Belfast this is only a snapshot, but it gives any viewer or listener a good idea of what we have to admire about Belfast. The programme also includes special online events, a spotlight on great projects and industry workshops and talks.

Bright Umbrella 45 Circuit Maker Festival

Circuit Maker Virtual Festival

2 to 26 November

From Bright Umberella Drama Co, this festival celebrates drama and the arts in East Belfast with showcase performances, films and talks. Tune in virutally to enjoy the packed programme from the comfort of your own home.

Lyric Theatre

Listen at the Lyric

20 October to 23 November

The Lyric Theatre invites you to take a seat, tune in and enjoy an exclusive ‘first listen’ of brand new work from emerging, established and new Northern Ireland writers, as part of the new ‘Listen at the Lyric’ series. You can book now for three performances, and you will be sent a link to the audio on the release date for each play. The plays will be available to listen to for up to two weeks.

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CS Lewis Festival

20 to 22 November, hosted online and various locations

Now in its eighth year the CS Lewis Festival event will feature online talks, walking tours and special events, connecting locals and visitors to the places that inspired some of Lewis’s most loved stories. Online events include:

See more festival events including socially distanced in-person events below.

Clifton House

Autumn Online Talks at Clifton House

Every Friday until 27 November, hosted online

Each Friday at 1pm, Clifton House will be moving their unique tours online, allowing you to find out more about life in the Poor House, or the stories surrounding some of those buried in Clifton Graveyard. All virtual live talks will be facilitated by Clifton House’s knowledgeable staff and volunteers using Zoom, with time for a Q&A at the end. There’s a different topic every week so you can join as many as you like!

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Belfast Film Festival

Until 3 December

The Belfast Film Festival began in 1995 as part of Féile An Phobail and has developed hand in hand with the evolving culture of film patronage and filmmaking in the city. This year’s event is fully online, with a rich programme of film screenings and talks (many of them free) for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

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