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Autumn Events

  • Kerri ní Dochartaigh & Cal Flyn
    Kerri ní Dochartaigh & Cal Flyn
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Kerri ní Dochartaigh & Cal Flyn

    3.57 KM
    Sat, 06 Nov 2021, 1:00pm

    The interaction between people and nature is the subject of two new books by two highly-praised writers, Kerri…

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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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  • Halloween at the Museum – Scooby Doo! Frankencreepy
    Halloween at the Museum – Scooby Doo! Frankencreepy
    Children's Events

    Halloween at the Museum – Scooby Doo! Frankencreepy

    1.73 KM
    Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 10:30am

    Celebrate Halloween with Cinemagic at the Ulster Museum and enjoy the classic seasonal movie, Scooby Doo Frankencreepy.

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  • Natasha Brown & Caleb Azumah Nelson
    Natasha Brown & Caleb Azumah Nelson
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Natasha Brown & Caleb Azumah Nelson

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

    Natasha Brown and Caleb Azumah Nelson - two of England’s most celebrated debutants of 2021 discuss their innovative…

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  • Cinemagic Halloween at the Museum – Room on the Broom
    Cinemagic Halloween at the Museum – Room on the Broom
    Children's Events

    Cinemagic Halloween at the Museum – Room on the Broom

    1.73 KM
    Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 4:00pm

    Celebrate Halloween with Cinemagic at the Ulster Museum and enjoy Room on the Broom - Tales at Twilight,…

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  • Lucy Caldwell & Jan Carson
    Lucy Caldwell & Jan Carson
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Lucy Caldwell & Jan Carson

    1.14 KM
    Sat, 23 Oct 2021, 6:00pm

    Lucy Caldwell and Jan Carson, two of Belfast’s best-loved writers, return to BIAF to discuss the art of…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Blanket of Woven Shadows
    A Blanket of Woven Shadows
    Art and Exhibitions

    A Blanket of Woven Shadows

    0.6 KM
    25 Sep - 02 Oct 2021

    Belfast Exposed presents A Blanket of Woven Shadows - a solo photographic exhibition that showcases new photographic works…

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Belfast International Arts Festival 2021

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sestina – In Guilty Night Dialogues of a Distracted Mind
    Sestina – In Guilty Night Dialogues of a Distracted Mind
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Sestina – In Guilty Night Dialogues of a Distracted Mind

    Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 7:30pm

    Sestina is a dynamic young vocal ensemble based in Belfast with a reputation for excellence and innovation in…

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  • Host – 8 Artists, 2 Cities, 1 Theme
    Host – 8 Artists, 2 Cities, 1 Theme
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Host – 8 Artists, 2 Cities, 1 Theme

    15 - 23 Oct 2021

    Can art provide a conversation about our future as an island nation in a time of uncertain political,…

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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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  • 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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  • Another Lover’s Discourse
    Another Lover’s Discourse
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Another Lover’s Discourse

    29 - 30 Oct 2021

    In this inventive new multimedia performance, from one of Palestine’s most exciting contemporary artists, you are invited to…

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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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Food and Drink Events

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Balmoral Show 2021
    Balmoral Show 2021
    2021 Highlights

    Balmoral Show 2021

    23.25 KM
    Sat, 25 Sep 2021, 9:30am

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Festivals

  • Balmoral Show 2021
    Balmoral Show 2021
    2021 Highlights

    Balmoral Show 2021

    23.25 KM
    Sat, 25 Sep 2021, 9:30am

    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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  • 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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  • The Bunting Collection: Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea
    The Bunting Collection: Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The Bunting Collection: Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea

    0.62 KM
    Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 10:00am

    Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea will perform new versions of rarely heard music from…

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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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  • 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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  • Sestina – In Guilty Night Dialogues of a Distracted Mind
    Sestina – In Guilty Night Dialogues of a Distracted Mind
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Sestina – In Guilty Night Dialogues of a Distracted Mind

    Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 7:30pm

    Sestina is a dynamic young vocal ensemble based in Belfast with a reputation for excellence and innovation in…

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  • The Staves
    The Staves
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    The Staves

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

    The Staves blend the wistful cadences of classic British folk with breezy, Laurel Canyon-era pop. You can see them…

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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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  • 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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  • 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

Virtual Events

  • Telling the Story of the Troubles
    Telling the Story of the Troubles
    Lecture And Talks

    Telling the Story of the Troubles

    Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 7:00pm

    Telling the Story of the Troubles: Prison Handicrafts and Heritage Construction with Dr. Erin Hinson

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Short Story as Witness
    The Short Story as Witness
    Learning Experiences

    The Short Story as Witness

    Mon, 13 Dec 2021, 7:00pm

    Angela Graham considers the potential of the short story as witness statement. How does it drive towards implication,…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A City Imagined: Belfast Soulscapes With Gerald Dawe
    A City Imagined: Belfast Soulscapes With Gerald Dawe
    Lecture And Talks

    A City Imagined: Belfast Soulscapes With Gerald Dawe

    Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 7:00pm

    Written in his highly regarded wry and lyrical style, Gerald Dawe’s memoir sketches the outlines of his life.

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