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.
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.
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.
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:
- A Grief Observed – a book discussion on Lewis’ now modern classic
- Visual Theology and CS Lewis – a discussion with John Hendrix, New York Times bestselling illustrator.
- ‘Left Side Up’ Webinar: Grief, God & Theology – a no-holds-barred discussion on mental health
See more festival events including socially distanced in-person events below.
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!
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.