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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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  • The University of Wonder & Imagination
    The University of Wonder & Imagination
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The University of Wonder & Imagination

    22 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

    The University of Wonder & Imagination is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities…and there’s a…

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  • John O’Conor
    John O’Conor
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    John O’Conor

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 6:00pm

    The Irish pianist John O’Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years.

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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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  • Jenni Murray
    Jenni Murray
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Jenni Murray

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 4:00pm

    One of the nation’s best-loved broadcasters joins the Festival to discuss her new book about our relationship with…

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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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  • 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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  • Stuart Maconie
    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,…

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  • Listen at the Lyric
    Listen at the Lyric
    Virtual Events

    Listen at the Lyric

    21 Oct - 23 Nov 2020

    The Lyric Theatre invites you to take a seat, tune in and enjoy an exclusive ‘first listen’ of…

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  • Ulster After Dark
    Ulster After Dark
    Halloween

    Ulster After Dark

    27 Oct - 02 Nov 2020

    As the air turns chill and the nights creep in, the Lyric Theatre invites you to draw the…

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Top 2020 Events in Belfast

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

2020 Highlights

  • 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.

    Find Out More
  • Gruffalo Halloween Guided Walk
    Gruffalo Halloween Guided Walk
    Halloween

    Gruffalo Halloween Guided Walk

    10.05KM
    26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

    Join Colin Glen Forest Park on the famous Gruffalo Trail at Halloween!

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  • Stuart Maconie
    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,…

    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,…

    Find Out More
  • Boo at the Zoo – Cancelled
    Boo at the Zoo – Cancelled
    Halloween

    Boo at the Zoo – Cancelled

    6.46KM
    24 - 25 Oct 2020

    Join Belfast Zoo this Halloween for fang-tastic fun for all the family.

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  • What is the Word
    What is the Word
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    What is the Word

    5.5KM
    Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

    WHAT IS THE WORD is an audio cinematic experience presenting a curated collection of Samuel Beckett poems, performed…

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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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  • 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…

    Find Out More
  • John O’Conor
    John O’Conor
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    John O’Conor

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 6:00pm

    The Irish pianist John O’Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years.

    Find Out More
  • Madrigals at the Museum Parts 1 & 2 (Two Performances)
    Madrigals at the Museum Parts 1 & 2 (Two Performances)
    Belfast International Arts Festival

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

    Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 8:00pm

    Sestina is delighted to partner with the Ulster Museum and Belfast International Arts Festival for 'Madrigals at the…

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