Description

The Belfast Book Festival is Northern Ireland's leading literary festival, featuring a unique, diverse and highly creative programme.

From  6–16 June the 8th annual Belfast Book Festival, supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council, will open the world of books to everyone. For 11 days, venues across the city including The Crescent will come alive with unique and diverse events featuring high profile authors as well as events exploring a range of interests and themes.
Some of the key highlights for this year include acclaimed journalist Alastair Campbell, award winning comedian Francesca Martinez, champion motorcyclist Steve Parrish, adventurer and environmentalist Huw Kingston, the Medicinal Chef Dale Pinnock, Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balagué, internationally renowned scientist and philosopher John Lennox, renowned broadcaster John Tusa, The Guardian's political sketcher John Crace and the Queen of Scottish stand-up, Janey Godley.
The festival is more than just words. There are also some extraordinary pieces of music and storytelling including performances from Donal Scullion, Jan Carson and Anthony Toner, Jane Talbot and Noel Harron, Dr Lucy Collins, Maria McManus, Nessa O'Mahony and the HIVE Choir, Chamber Babies featuring pianist Nadene Fiorentini and the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of the best-selling novel The Kite Runner.
The festival will offer also a range of literary lunches, featuring Sir Robert Salisbury, Diana Oxlade and Frances Green. There's also a series of poetry-dedicated readings and poetry slams with James Harpur, Mark Roper, John F Deane and Poetry NI.
On Saturday 16 June, the Queen's Quarter will host the grand finale of the festival. The Family Fun Day will bring the wonderful stories of the great Roald Dahl to life and is for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy for free in Lower Crescent Park, in partnership with Belfast City Council. Come the evening, Belfast's first Lit Crawl will offer a fast-paced evening of free pop-up events and quirky literary happenings that take place in unusual venues all across the Queen's Quarter and is open to everybody.
For more information and booking, please visit www.belfastbookfestival.com

Upcoming events at Various locations

Belfast Pride 2018
Various locations
Event

Belfast Pride Festival 2019

gps_fixed 0.09KM
26 Jul-04 Aug

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ co...

Find Out More
Event

Sailortown - Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

gps_fixed 0.09KM
25-27 May

Enjoy a host of nautical events in the Sailortown area during the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival, from 25 to 27 May 2019.

Find Out More
Event

Hamilton Dock – Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

gps_fixed 0.09KM
25-27 May

Don’t miss the family fun at Hamilton Dock, in front of Titanic Belfast, during the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival from 25-27 May.

Find Out More
Event

JLF Belfast

gps_fixed 0.09KM
21-23 Jun

The Jaipur Literature Festival comes to Belfast from 21-23 June 2019 at select iconic venues in the city to celebrate literature and the ric...

Find Out More


You might also like

  • Event

    Post Truth Exhibition

    gps_fixed 0.57KM
    29 May-07 Jun

    Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Post Truth, a group exhibition curated by Deirdre Robb and included in the 2019 Belfast Photo Festiv...

    Find Out More
  • Event

    New Year’s Day Historic Ards Walk

    gps_fixed 15.29KM
    Wed, 01 Jan 2020

    Start the New Year and shake off the cobwebs by exploring the rich and varied history of Newtownards on this walking tour.

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella

    gps_fixed 2.14KM
    Sun, 09 Jun

    Veteran Irish songwriter Kieran Goss and singer Annie Kinsella will present material from their new album and are delighted to announce thei...

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Ladies Night Goes to the Movies - Bridesmaids

    gps_fixed 0.38KM
    Tue, 04 Jun

    Join Fratelli Ristorante on Tuesday 4 June for Ladies Night Goes to the Movies with a screening of Bridesmaids.

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Marriages and Mansions

    gps_fixed 18.23KM
    Tue, 18 Jun

    The Hamiltons, Wards, Blackwoods and Kennedys were powerful and important landed families in this area connected through business and marria...

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Belcycle Festival

    gps_fixed 3.8KM
    Sat, 15 Jun

    Belcycle is back! Belfast’s family-friendly festival dedicated to all things cycling will take place on Saturday 15 June at CS Lewis Square...

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Shortcross Gin Distillery Tour

    gps_fixed 24.3KM
    Sat, 08 Jun

    Celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday 8 June with Shortcross Gin at Rademon Estate Distillery!

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Elton John

    gps_fixed 1.29KM
    Mon, 30 Nov 2020

    Elton John today announces the first 2020 UK & Ireland dates of his colossal Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Belfast 1912 Gin and Tea School

    gps_fixed 0.82KM
    Sat, 08 Jun

    Book your place for afternoon with Belfast 1912 Gin and Tea. Make your own miniature bottle of gin and experiment with flavours.

    Find Out More
  • Event

    Drag Story Time

    gps_fixed 1.03KM
    Sat, 08 Jun

    Drag Story Time brings your favourite childhood stories to life through the art of drag!

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question
arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
Registered users can create scrapbooks to plan, save and organise ideas and itineraries for a trip to Belfast. Find Out More
In order to display distances relevant to your current position, we'd need to be able to use your GPS location. To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
You have previously denied access to your GPS location. In order to allow access to your location, you need to update your site settings through your browser settings to allow this site access to your location.

To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
By default, all distances on the site are calculated from Belfast City Centre. You can choose a different starting point here, or specify your own.