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Autumn Events

  • Cinemagic Halloween at the Museum – Toy Story of Terror
    Cinemagic Halloween at the Museum – Toy Story of Terror
    Children's Events

    Cinemagic Halloween at the Museum – Toy Story of Terror

    1.73 KM
    Sun, 31 Oct 2021, 10:30am

    Celebrate Halloween with Cinemagic at the Ulster Museum and see the Toy Story gang in this seasonal film,…

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  • Dominique Barbéris & Gaëlle Josse
    Dominique Barbéris & Gaëlle Josse
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Dominique Barbéris & Gaëlle Josse

    Sat, 23 Oct 2021, 4:00pm

    BIAF showcase Dominique Barbéris and Gaëlle Josse - two established names in France who are publishing in English…

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  • Oktoberfest Belfast 2021
    Oktoberfest Belfast 2021
    Food and Drink

    Oktoberfest Belfast 2021

    30 Sep - 16 Oct 2021

    Join the celebration of food, beer and music at this year’s Oktoberfest Belfast held in Custom House Square.

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  • Far Caspian
    Far Caspian
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Far Caspian

    0.68 KM
    Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

    Far Caspian is the project of singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joel Johnston. A blend of chiming guitars, harmonic…

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  • Roddy Doyle
    Roddy Doyle
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Roddy Doyle

    0.62 KM
    26 - 17 Oct 2021

    Belfast favourite Roddy Doyle returns to the Festival to discuss his new book Life Without Children.

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  • The John Hewitt Society Birthday Reading
    The John Hewitt Society Birthday Reading
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The John Hewitt Society Birthday Reading

    Thu, 28 Oct 2021, 8:00pm

    To mark the birth date of John Hewitt, the celebrated Belfast-born poet, the John Hewitt Society present Siobhán…

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  • Linen Hall Library September Events
    Linen Hall Library September Events
    History And Heritage

    Linen Hall Library September Events

    0.27 KM
    15 - 23 Sep 2021

    In September, the Linen Hall remembers Belfast poet Padraic Fiacc in a month-long photographic display in the Library’s…

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  • The Spirit, The Psyche, The Body
    The Spirit, The Psyche, The Body
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The Spirit, The Psyche, The Body

    Wed, 03 Nov 2021, 7:00pm

    The second of two major events of new and innovative commissions of poets of the North of Ireland,…

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  • Department Story
    Department Story
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Department Story

    20 - 31 Oct 2021

    Theatre mavericks Big Telly present Department Story - a new production for physical and remote audiences by Jack…

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  • Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice
    Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice

    11 - 13 Oct 2021

    Devised by Festival Artist-in-Residence Eileen McClory, Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice shows what 'the dance' took from and…

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Belfast International Arts Festival 2021

  • Benyounes Quartet
    Benyounes Quartet
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Benyounes Quartet

    Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 3:00pm

    The Benyounes Quartet, one of the UK’s most successful young professional ensembles, will open Belfast Music Society’s annual…

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  • Sea Sick
    Sea Sick
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Sea Sick

    16 - 17 Oct 2021

    The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can…

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  • Glen Hansard
    Glen Hansard
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Glen Hansard

    0.66 KM
    Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 6:45pm

    In a welcome return to Belfast and to performing live, Glen Hansard is back for one night in…

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  • Seamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan
    Seamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Seamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan

    Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 6:00pm

    In their writing, Seamás O'Reilly and Lucy Mangan offer two striking takes on family life, told with humour…

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  • Nikesh Shukla & Musa Okwonga
    Nikesh Shukla & Musa Okwonga
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Nikesh Shukla & Musa Okwonga

    1.14 KM
    Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 6:00pm

    Nikesh Shukla & Musa Okwonga, two of Britain’s strongest literary talents talk about their memoirs on family, privilege,…

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  • Quirky Cultural Walking Tour 2021
    Quirky Cultural Walking Tour 2021
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Quirky Cultural Walking Tour 2021

    0.08 KM
    21 Oct - 02 Nov 2021

    Discover the hidden ‘quirky’ gems that you may have walked past many times but never really noticed on…

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  • Belfast International Arts Festival 2021
    Belfast International Arts Festival 2021
    Festivals

    Belfast International Arts Festival 2021

    0.19 KM
    06 Oct - 07 Nov 2021

    Belfast International Arts Festival returns for our 59th edition from 6 October to 7 November with an extensive…

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  • Trio Cantare
    Trio Cantare
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Trio Cantare

    Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 7:30pm

    this piano trio promises an evening of great depth and expression as they explore the beauty and lyricism…

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  • The Grimm Hotel
    The Grimm Hotel
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The Grimm Hotel

    12 - 31 Oct 2021

    Welcome to the Grimm Hotel - Cahoots NI have a reservation in your name, but be warned, this…

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  • Simon Armitage
    Simon Armitage
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Simon Armitage

    0.62 KM
    Tue, 19 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

    The UK’s Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is one of Britain’s most well-established and well-loved literary talents...

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Food and Drink Events

  • Autumn Food Festival Foodie Experiences
    Autumn Food Festival Foodie Experiences
    Taste of Ards and North Down

    Autumn Food Festival Foodie Experiences

    0.19 KM
    06 - 21 Oct 2021

    Enjoy unique autumn experiences celebrating seasonal tide and turf produce and showcasing some of Ards & North Down's finest local food and…

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  • Gin School
    Gin School
    Food and Drink

    Gin School

    Sat, 02 Oct 2021, 2:00pm

    Belfast Gin and Spirits School next gin school is on 2nd October 2021. Experience making your own recipe…

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  • Moira Speciality Food Fair
    Moira Speciality Food Fair
    Belfast Plus

    Moira Speciality Food Fair

    35.3 KM
    Sat, 18 Sep 2021, 10:00am

    Moira Speciality Food Fair returns for a day of food and fun in the parkland setting of Moira…

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  • Hillsborough Farmers Market
    Hillsborough Farmers Market
    Belfast Plus

    Hillsborough Farmers Market

    25 Sep - 30 Oct 2021

    The popular Hillsborough Farmers Market returns for an autumn series of markets in the historic village of Hillsborough,…

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  • Belfast Christmas Market 2021
    Belfast Christmas Market 2021
    Food and Drink

    Belfast Christmas Market 2021

    0.08 KM
    20 Nov - 23 Dec 2021

    Come and visit Belfast's much loved Christmas Market! Whether you go for a bit of shopping, or to…

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  • Talk, Walk & Tipple: Lost Pubs
    Talk, Walk & Tipple: Lost Pubs
    Food and Drink

    Talk, Walk & Tipple: Lost Pubs

    0.56 KM
    Sun, 19 Sep 2021, 2:00pm

    A Heritage Tour of the lost pubs and breweries of Belfast.

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  • Talk, Walk & Tipple: Punk Rockers
    Talk, Walk & Tipple: Punk Rockers
    Food and Drink

    Talk, Walk & Tipple: Punk Rockers

    0.56 KM
    Tue, 28 Sep 2021, 7:00pm

    The story of Belfast’s punk rock era. Join professional tour guide and punk rocker, Peter Fox as he…

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  • Taste Ards and North Down: Autumn Food Celebration
    Taste Ards and North Down: Autumn Food Celebration
    2021 Highlights

    Taste Ards and North Down: Autumn Food Celebration

    0.19 KM
    04 Sep - 21 Oct 2021

    Ards and North Down is gearing up for an autumnal celebration of local food and drink across the…

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  • Oktoberfest Belfast 2021
    Oktoberfest Belfast 2021
    Food and Drink

    Oktoberfest Belfast 2021

    30 Sep - 16 Oct 2021

    Join the celebration of food, beer and music at this year’s Oktoberfest Belfast held in Custom House Square.

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  • Balmoral Show 2021
    Balmoral Show 2021
    2021 Highlights

    Balmoral Show 2021

    23.25 KM
    22 - 25 Sep 2021

    As Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event, the Balmoral Show promises to be four fun-filled days out for all…

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Festivals

  • Balmoral Show 2021
    Balmoral Show 2021
    2021 Highlights

    Balmoral Show 2021

    23.25 KM
    22 - 25 Sep 2021

    As Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event, the Balmoral Show promises to be four fun-filled days out for all…

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  • Walking With Beckett
    Walking With Beckett
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Walking With Beckett

    1.14 KM
    08 Oct - 07 Nov 2021

    Inspired by Jane Coyle’s play Both Sides, this audio walking tour winds through Belfast’s university quarter, in the…

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  • The Great Irish Songbook
    The Great Irish Songbook
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The Great Irish Songbook

    0.66 KM
    Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 6:45pm

    The Great Irish Songbook Featuring Dervish. With special guests Eddi Reader, Cara Dillon, Brian Kennedy, Karen Matheson, The…

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  • On Blueberry Hill
    On Blueberry Hill
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    On Blueberry Hill

    01 - 07 Nov 2021

    A very special online screening of Sebastian Barry’s latest play, On Blueberry Hill which was critically acclaimed during…

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  • Far Caspian
    Far Caspian
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Far Caspian

    0.68 KM
    Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

    Far Caspian is the project of singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joel Johnston. A blend of chiming guitars, harmonic…

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  • Street Statues, Sculptures & Architecture Walking Tour 2021
    Street Statues, Sculptures & Architecture Walking Tour 2021
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Street Statues, Sculptures & Architecture Walking Tour 2021

    0.08 KM
    16 - 26 Oct 2021

    Belfast has an abundance of art scattered around the city and this tour will help you understand and…

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  • Glen Hansard
    Glen Hansard
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Glen Hansard

    0.66 KM
    Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 6:45pm

    In a welcome return to Belfast and to performing live, Glen Hansard is back for one night in…

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  • Snapped Ankles
    Snapped Ankles
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Snapped Ankles

    0.68 KM
    Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

    Electronica, post-punk and performance art combined. Snapped Ankles bring Primal motorik rhythms, the rush of white noise and…

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  • Nathan Sherman and Alex Petcu
    Nathan Sherman and Alex Petcu
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Nathan Sherman and Alex Petcu

    Sun, 31 Oct 2021, 3:00pm

    his special event closes the Northern Lights Mini-fest for 2021. Violist Nathan Sherman and percussionist Alex Petcu will…

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  • Department Story
    Department Story
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Department Story

    20 - 31 Oct 2021

    Theatre mavericks Big Telly present Department Story - a new production for physical and remote audiences by Jack…

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2021 Highlights

  • Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People
    Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People
    2021 Highlights

    Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People

    0.19 KM
    01 - 31 Oct 2021

    Cinemagic's Festival is back with an exciting events programme for 4-25 year olds, showcasing the best of world…

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  • Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon
    Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon
    Sport

    Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

    7.71 KM
    Sun, 03 Oct 2021, 9:00am

    Belfast City Marathon moves into its 39th year in 2021 with its continued support from title sponsor Deep…

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  • CNB21 Presents The Ogham Grove
    CNB21 Presents The Ogham Grove
    2021 Highlights

    CNB21 Presents The Ogham Grove

    0.58 KM
    17 - 19 Sep 2021

    Two monumental sculptures will be built in Writers’ Square, with themes drawn from our ancestral heritage and culture…

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  • Harry Potter Platform 9 ¾ Trolley Pop-Up
    Harry Potter Platform 9 ¾ Trolley Pop-Up
    2021 Highlights

    Harry Potter Platform 9 ¾ Trolley Pop-Up

    29 - 31 Oct 2021

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone releasing in UK cinemas, the iconic…

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  • Balmoral Show 2021
    Balmoral Show 2021
    2021 Highlights

    Balmoral Show 2021

    23.25 KM
    22 - 25 Sep 2021

    As Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event, the Balmoral Show promises to be four fun-filled days out for all…

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  • Belfast Christmas Market 2021
    Belfast Christmas Market 2021
    Food and Drink

    Belfast Christmas Market 2021

    0.08 KM
    20 Nov - 23 Dec 2021

    Come and visit Belfast's much loved Christmas Market! Whether you go for a bit of shopping, or to…

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  • Belfast International Arts Festival 2021
    Belfast International Arts Festival 2021
    Festivals

    Belfast International Arts Festival 2021

    0.19 KM
    06 Oct - 07 Nov 2021

    Belfast International Arts Festival returns for our 59th edition from 6 October to 7 November with an extensive…

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  • Glen Hansard
    Glen Hansard
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Glen Hansard

    0.66 KM
    Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 6:45pm

    In a welcome return to Belfast and to performing live, Glen Hansard is back for one night in…

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  • A Christmas Carol: The Musical
    A Christmas Carol: The Musical
    Theatre

    A Christmas Carol: The Musical

    0.66 KM
    16 - 20 Nov 2021

    Belfast Operatic Company revive their sell-out production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ for one week only.

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  • Nathan Carter
    Nathan Carter
    Music and Concerts

    Nathan Carter

    1.05 KM
    Fri, 01 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

    A huge attraction on the Irish music scene, Nathan Carter has brought a whole new generation of fans…

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Virtual Events

  • Distortion
    Distortion
    Theatre

    Distortion

    30 Sep - 24 Oct 2021

    Watch Distortion online - a fictional take on PR spin, sexuality, and the personalities jockeying for position in…

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  • Luke Cassidy: In Conversation With Jan Carson
    Luke Cassidy: In Conversation With Jan Carson
    Lecture And Talks

    Luke Cassidy: In Conversation With Jan Carson

    Wed, 29 Sep 2021, 8:00pm

    Luke Cassidy will be sharing with Jan Carson about his highly anticipated debut novel Iron Annie as well…

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  • Old Rope, Old Lough, Old Love
    Old Rope, Old Lough, Old Love
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Old Rope, Old Lough, Old Love

    Thu, 07 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

    The first of two major showcase events of new and innovative poetry commissions of poets of the North…

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  • Laura Jean McKay & Meg Mason
    Laura Jean McKay & Meg Mason
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Laura Jean McKay & Meg Mason

    Tue, 12 Oct 2021, 7:00pm

    Laura Jean McKay & Meg Mason - In association with British Council and UK Australia Season of Culture

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  • The Spirit, The Psyche, The Body
    The Spirit, The Psyche, The Body
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The Spirit, The Psyche, The Body

    Wed, 03 Nov 2021, 7:00pm

    The second of two major events of new and innovative commissions of poets of the North of Ireland,…

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  • The Devil
    The Devil
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The Devil

    09 - 10 Oct 2021

    Festival favourite, Oona Doherty examines a metamorphosis - she calls it a pregnant dance film, a transition...from Old…

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  • Colm Toibin & Damon Galgut
    Colm Toibin & Damon Galgut
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Colm Toibin & Damon Galgut

    Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 8:00pm

    Colm Tóibín and Damon Galgut, two of the greatest novelists in the English language, talk about their highly-anticipated…

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  • On Blueberry Hill
    On Blueberry Hill
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    On Blueberry Hill

    01 - 07 Nov 2021

    A very special online screening of Sebastian Barry’s latest play, On Blueberry Hill which was critically acclaimed during…

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  • Hunter Filmed
    Hunter Filmed
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Hunter Filmed

    09 - 10 Oct 2021

    Hunter Filmed is a recycling of Oona Doherty’s previous works: Hope Hunt & the Ascension into Lazarus and…

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  • Seamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan
    Seamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Seamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan

    Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 6:00pm

    In their writing, Seamás O'Reilly and Lucy Mangan offer two striking takes on family life, told with humour…

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