Whats On

Our selection of the upcoming events to enjoy in the heart of Belfast.

in conjunction with VisitBelfast.com
January - March 2019

Out To Lunch Festival

The 14th Out to the Lunch Festival programme takes place from 4-27 January 2019 and is set to serve up a heady menu of live music, comedy, theatre, literature, film, spoken word and hot food to nourish the soul and the belly during the longest, darkest month of the year.
Music highlights include folk superstar Andy Irvine, the talented Teddy Thompson, Donegal’s finest harmonising trio The Henry Girls and a rare Belfast show by Mull Historical Society which will feature Bernard Butler who produced the new album Wakelines.

Lovers of Joyce’s short story 'The Dead' can watch John Huston’s classic film and enjoy a sumptuous Joycean Christmas meal and we showcase two of Belfast’s finest prose writers today, Wendy Erskine and Rosemary Jenkinson.

For film lovers there will be a Buster Keaton classic 'The General' performed with a live musical score by Haiku Salut, a folk/electronic trio from Derbyshire. There will also be an Irish premiere of a new documentary on Chris Sievey aka Frank Sidebottom called Being Frank and raiding the archives for 3 short Irish poetry films about or featuring Seamus Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh and Damian Gorman.

NI Science Festival 2019 / Various locations

The NI Science Festival is coming back for its fifth year from Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 February 2019 to celebrate the science of you, the universe and everything in between.
These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold.

During the day, the Festival offers a range of workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening there will be an eclectic mix of scientific debate, talks, theatres, comedy, music and film for adults.

Belfast Children's Festival

Enjoy the very best international and local arts experiences for children and young people in Belfast Children's Festival's 21st edition.

Dive into the packed programme of theatre, dance, visual art, music, literature, comedy, workshops and talks, guaranteed to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. International artists along with home-grown talent will be presenting shows and interactive experiences in venues and locations across Belfast, creating many unforgettable shared experiences for all the family.

There will also be a number of relaxed performances suitable for those who who may benefit from a less formal theatre setting.
The festival also offers a diverse programme aimed at adults, professional arts practitioners and those working and studying in related fields

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