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Arts and Culture at Home

Listen to an orchestra in your armchair, or lose yourself in a photography exhibition at your kitchen table. While Belfast’s galleries, museums and event spaces have closed temporarily, you can soak up the city’s cultural scene from the comfort of your own home.

Don’t miss Belfast Film Festival’s online movie screenings and check out Belfast Exposed’s digital suite of photography exhibitions, essays, writing and activities to get your creative juices flowing. Tune into Ulster Orchestra’s YouTube channel for solo performances and recitals straight from the performers’ homes to yours; or examine fine art and sculptures in the Ulster Museum’s online collection.

Family Things to Do at Home

Looking for things to do with the kids at home? Belfast’s family-friendly visitor attractions have a wealth of activity packs, stories, videos and online resources so kids can keep discovering the city from home.

Go to Belfast Zoo’s social media channels for behind-the-scenes videos of what the animals are getting up to while everyone else is staying away! Have sea-themed fun with Titanic Belfast’s downloadable puzzles and science experiments; or try the daily photography-based activities from Belfast Exposed. Need new games and toys? Visit Learning Space’s online store for board games, toys and books, as well as educational resources for all ages and abilities to stock up your home classroom.

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Taste of Belfast at Home

Missing your favourite restaurant? Longing for a tasty afternoon tea? Belfast’s chefs have taken to the internet to share recipes and cookery demonstrations so you can recreate their dishes at home. Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or just find yourself with enough extra time to try cooking for the first time, find out how to create the taste of Belfast at home.

Join live streams from the owner of Coppi to learn how to make some of their contemporary Italian dishes; or watch the chef from Havana Bank Sq cover the basics and share some basics. Browse online recipe collections from James St and Avoca Café, or recreate Titanic Belfast’s Sunday Afternoon Tea.

Many of Belfast’s eateries have adopted takeaway, collection or delivery services, so you can enjoy meals from your favourite restaurants in the comfort of your own home! The takeaways include fully prepared dishes, or meals you can finish off yourself. And with everything from Asian food, to traditional pub grub, Sunday roasts and even afternoon teas on offer, there’s something to satisfy every craving. See the full list of restaurants offering delivery or takeaway.

Live Music and Entertainment at Home

Missing live music at the pub? Let Belfast’s venues bring the pub to you! Many of the city’s pubs have teamed up with local musicians to bring you live streamed performances on social media. Tune into the Sunflower Pub’s Tuesday night Song Club or Hatfield House’s Facebook Live streams.

Discover some of Ireland’s finest artists with the Duncairn centre’s digital line-up, which includes a virtual cabaret. Fancy a party? Have a full-blown fiesta in your living room with Revolucion de Cuba’s samba playlist on Spotify!

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Visit Belfast Virtually

Whether you’ve never been to Belfast before or you know the city inside out, there’s lots of the city to discover – online! Take a virtual tour of our top visitor attractions; learn about the history of the Troubles in an online experience, or marvel at Belfast’s breath-taking views from your home. Explore Game of Thrones film locations virtually or stroll through our streets to view incredible street art. Test your trivia with our Belfast quiz or discover 14 interesting facts about Belfast.

Virtual Events

Belfast International Arts Festival ELAINE FEENEY AND DAISY JOHNSON
Belfast International Arts Festival

Elaine Feeney and Daisy Johnson

Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 2:00pm

Two of our finest fiction writers come together to tell us about their acclaimed new novels, each one shocking, vital and explosive.

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Belfast International Arts Festival MADRIGALS AT THE MUSEUM PARTS 1 & 2
Belfast International Arts Festival

Madrigals at the Museum Parts 1 & 2 (Two Performances)

19 - 26 Oct 2020

Sestina is delighted to partner with the Ulster Museum and Belfast International Arts Festival for 'Madrigals at the Museum - two concerts which showcase the ex

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Route 66 Belfast International Arts Festival
Belfast International Arts Festival

Route 66

16 - 18 Oct 2020

As the 2020 US presidential election approaches, join Belfast International Arts Festival as they journey back to ’80s America and a film that has a strikingly

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Virtual Events

SIGBI 86th Virtual Federation Conference

30 - 31 Oct 2020

This year’s annual conference for Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) is themed on ‘We Stand Up for Women’.

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Septet for four Belfast International Arts Festival
Belfast International Arts Festival

Septet (For Four) – The Belfast Ensemble

Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

The Belfast Ensemble reinvent Beethoven with their new work, Septet (for four) at Belfast International Arts Festival.

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Belfast International Arts Festival 2020 Macbeth
Belfast International Arts Festival

Macbeth – Big Telly Theatre Company

14 - 17 Oct 2020

Live. Virtual. Immersive. On Zoom. 

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One Day Pink Asked Belfast International Arts festival
Belfast International Arts Festival

One Day Pina Asked…

Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

“One day, Pina asked us…” Each of the interviews with members of the Wuppertal Tanztheater in Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s documentary begin with these w

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Belfast International Arts Festival Stuart Maconie
Belfast International Arts Festival

Stuart Maconie

Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 7:00pm

In his new book The Nanny State Made Me: A Story of Britain and How to Save It, Stuart tells the story of Britain’s welfare state through his own history of gro

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Belfast International Arts Festival JENNY OFFILL
Belfast International Arts Festival

Jenny Offill

Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 2:00pm

Donald Trump and the climate crisis are the twin emergencies driving this funny, fierce and universally acclaimed new novel by one of America’s most highly rega

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Ulster Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Belfast International Arts Festival
Belfast International Arts Festival

Ulster Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

Festival audiences are used to seeing the full Ulster Orchestra in all its glory but are perhaps less familiar with its versatility in smaller groups.

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