Arts & Culture

Belfast Exposed Digital

Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery has launched a must-see range of digital materials to bring their stunning exhibitions and much more to your home! Content includes writings, images, video pieces and audio recordings to encourage creativity and critical thinking, and to expand your ability and understanding of photography. Got kids at home? They’re also releasing daily free activities for children and young people, with fun ideas like creating a photo comic-style strip about their time staying at home. See the full range at belfastexposed.org/digital.

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival Shorts Day

Saturday 4 April

Join Belfast Film Festival and celebrate the best new Northern Irish and Irish fictional short films from the comfort of your own home! You can watch 14 ‘in competition’ shorts and seven ‘official selection’ shorts on their website from 10am to midnight on Saturday 4 April, and join them on social media to share your thoughts and meet the film makers.

Ulster Museum Online Artefacts

Did you know you can browse a huge collection of Ulster Museum’s artefacts online? Get a close-up look at fine art, sculptures, drawings, animal specimens, natural science displays, historic photographs and much more. The perfect way to get cultured while staying at home!

Theatre Screening: Cypress Avenue

Don’t miss the MAC’s screening of David Ireland’s award-winning play Cyrpess Avenue starring Stephen Rea, available to watch internationally now for the first time. Commissioned by The Space Arts, the film mixes live capture of performance from the iconic Royal Court Theatre stage production with location shooting in Belfast.

George Best Belfast City Airport

Belfast City Airport Kids Activity Pack

Kids can download an activity pack from the Belfast City Airport website, where they can let their imagination soar and create their very own airline, make up a logo and write an on-board menu. Send or share their creations online tagging Belfast City Airport for a chance to be featured on their social media.

Cooking Demos & Recipes

James Street South

James St Online Recipe Book

Recreate the delicious taste of Belfast’s James St restaurant at home, with the series of easy-to-follow recipes on their website. The recipes are written by head chef Niall McKenna and cover a range of dishes including hot and sour prawn soup, chicken with crab fried rice, ham and potato croquettes and much more!

Coppi

Coppi: Cooking at Home

Coppi and Buba restaurants’ Tony O’Neill is posting cooking from home videos on his Instagram profile, giving you the chance to recreate some of their famous dishes at home. From prawn and ‘nduja pasta to spiced lamb shakshuka, expect mouthwatering demos that you won’t be able to resist trying for yourself.

Avoca Cafe

Avoca’s Recipes

Recreate the mouthwatering homemade flavours of Avoca’s café at home. Avoca has a huge selection of their own recipes on their website, including savoury dishes, puddings, desserts and traybakes. Have a go at making their much-loved multi-seed bread, frozen banoffee cheesecake or oven-baked macaroni.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast Afternoon Tea at Home

Treat yourself to a decadent afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home. Follow the recipe from Titanic Belfast and bake the delicious buttermilk scones and berry jam that feature in the renowned Sunday Afternoon Tea.

Havana Bank Sq

Home Cookery Videos from Havana Bank Sq

Visit the Havana Bank Sq Facebook page for daily cookery videos. Learn a few basics, like how to poach, fry and scramble eggs, or cook-along to make tasty, simple dishes such as chilli and garlic prawn linguine.

Live Music & Entertainment

Sunflower Public House

Sunflower Pub Song Club

Missing live music in the pub? Join the Sunflower Pub’s usual Tuesday Song Club, brought to you live on Facebook, Tuesdays from 6.30pm! Expect beautiful tunes from local musicians, guaranteed to lift your mood after a long day working from home.

Hatfield House

Hatfield House Live Streamed Gigs

Hatfield House is bringing the pub to you, with live streamed gigs and a delivery service bringing hearty pub food and drinks right to your door! Visit their Facebook page to watch local musicians stream gigs live from their homes, and call the team on 028 90 438 764 to place a home delivery order.

Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts

Virtual Cabaret and Live Shows

By Duncairn Arts Centre

The Duncairn promises a fantastic line-up of live content over the next few weeks, with a curated series of self-shot performances from some of Ireland and Scotland’s finest musicians, poets and artists. Tune in on Facebook and Youtube, with the first episode of Virtual Cabaret streaming live on Saturday 4 April at 8.30pm. Want to show your support? You can make donations to the performers before and during the show via PayPal.

Revolucion de Cuba

Revolucion De Cuba’s Fiesta Playlist

Who says you can’t have a Cuban fiesta at home? Revolucion de Cuba has created a Spotify playlist of all the fiesta music you usually hear at their samba nights. So turn it up, practise your salsa moves and escape to Cuba for the night.

Cutters Wharf

Cutters Wharf Smartphone Quiz

Cutters Wharf’s pub quiz host has launched a new online version of a classic pub quiz that you can do on your phone from home. Download the Speedquizzing app and get involved for your general knowledge trivia fix.

belfast music

The Belfast Playlist

Plug into the sound of Belfast! The Oh Yeah Music Centre curated a Spotify playlist of music from the city and across Northern Ireland. As well as a few classics, it features upcoming artists and songs inspired from a love for the city these artists call home.

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