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Virtual Events

  • Kim Vaughan (Cello) and Philip Higham (Cello)
    Kim Vaughan (Cello) and Philip Higham (Cello)
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Kim Vaughan (Cello) and Philip Higham (Cello)

    Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 6:00pm

    Kim Vaughan enjoys a varied musical career as a chamber musician and artistic director.

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  • Sarafina!
    Sarafina!
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Sarafina!

    5.5KM
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

    This musical, set in Soweto during the 13-year state of emergency, centres on the lives of black schoolgirl…

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  • Doing It
    Doing It
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Doing It

    21 - 22 Oct 2020

    In this immersive, unique, online experience actor and director Pedro Penim confesses a secret passion that takes him…

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  • Oona Doherty and Luca Truffarelli – In Conversation
    Oona Doherty and Luca Truffarelli – In Conversation
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Oona Doherty and Luca Truffarelli – In Conversation

    Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 7:30pm

    Festival favourite, Oona Doherty and regular collaborator and filmmaker, Luca Truffarelli discuss their friendship and working relationship. Interspersed…

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  • Helen Lewis
    Helen Lewis
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Helen Lewis

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 7:00pm

    Helen Lewis will explore how feminism’s success has been down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought one…

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  • SIGBI 86th Virtual Federation Conference
    SIGBI 86th Virtual Federation Conference
    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…

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  • Sebastian Barry and Sarah Moss
    Sebastian Barry and Sarah Moss
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Sebastian Barry and Sarah Moss

    Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 7:00pm

    Festival favourite Sebastian Barry joins multi-award winning novelist Sarah Moss at an event discussing their highly-anticipated new fiction.

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  • Septet (For Four) – The Belfast Ensemble
    Septet (For Four) – The Belfast Ensemble
    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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  • Jenny Offill
    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…

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  • Scholastique Mukasonga and Nina Bouraoui
    Scholastique Mukasonga and Nina Bouraoui
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Scholastique Mukasonga and Nina Bouraoui

    Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 4:00pm

    Two of France’s greatest living writers talk about their work and inspiration.

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Top 2020 Events in Belfast

We’ve rounded up the top events and festivals happening throughout the year.

2020 Highlights

  • Sarafina!
    Sarafina!
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Sarafina!

    5.5KM
    Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

    This musical, set in Soweto during the 13-year state of emergency, centres on the lives of black schoolgirl…

    Find Out More
  • Asunder
    Asunder
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Asunder

    1.31KM
    Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 5:30pm

    Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost…

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  • Zombie Run
    Zombie Run
    Halloween

    Zombie Run

    83.3KM
    Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 10:00am

    Ireland’s original Zombie Run at The Jungle, challenges participants to complete a daring 6K obstacle trail run while…

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  • Taste of Ards and North Down: Ulster Scots Food and Culture Night in Donaghadee
    Taste of Ards and North Down: Ulster Scots Food and Culture Night in Donaghadee
    Food and Drink

    Taste of Ards and North Down: Ulster Scots Food and Culture Night in Donaghadee

    Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 7:00pm

    A night to celebrate the heritage, culture and food traditions of Donaghadee and the surrounding areas.

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  • Belfast International Arts Festival 2020
    Belfast International Arts Festival 2020
    Festivals

    Belfast International Arts Festival 2020

    12 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

    The Belfast International Arts Festival is packed full of fantastic events showcasing some of the world's best artistic…

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  • Kim Vaughan (Cello) and Philip Higham (Cello)
    Kim Vaughan (Cello) and Philip Higham (Cello)
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Kim Vaughan (Cello) and Philip Higham (Cello)

    Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 6:00pm

    Kim Vaughan enjoys a varied musical career as a chamber musician and artistic director.

    Find Out More
  • Robert Webb
    Robert Webb
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Robert Webb

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 7:00pm

    Writer, actor and comedian Robert Webb follows his bestselling memoir about masculinity, How Not to be a Boy,…

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  • Kevin Maxwell and Nazir Afzal
    Kevin Maxwell and Nazir Afzal
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Kevin Maxwell and Nazir Afzal

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 2:00pm

    A former police detective and ex-Chief Crown Prosecutor come together to discuss law, race, prejudice and equality.

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  • André Rieu: 70 Years Young
    André Rieu: 70 Years Young
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    André Rieu: 70 Years Young

    5.5KM
    Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 7:45pm

    70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his…

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  • Singing Struggle and Agreement
    Singing Struggle and Agreement
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Singing Struggle and Agreement

    0.75KM
    Wed, 14 Oct 2020, 6:00pm

    The Black Lives Matter campaign and the recent death of John Hume both remind us about struggles for…

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