Artist of the Month May 2016 - Brendan Jamison

Artist of the Month May 2016 - Brendan Jamison

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A dazzling day of free events to celebrate Belfast’s story

Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 3pm 0 Comments

The River Farset is the river which shares its name Belfast.  For years, it has been ignored, buried under the streets, unnoticed.  Now, it is to be honoured in one of the biggest celebrations of the story of Belfast.

Getting some practice in ahead of the 'Waves of Tory' world record attempt, pictured (L-R) are Rionach and Neasa O’Connor, Maisie and Mia McMoylan and Doireann O’Connor with musician Edel Ní Churraoin. Image: Getting some practice in ahead of the 'Waves of Tory' world record attempt, pictured (L-R) are Rionach and Neasa O’Connor, Maisie and Mia McMoylan and Doireann O’Connor with musician Edel Ní Churraoin.
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Discover the adventures of Gulliver through classical music with Walled City Music Festival

Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 9am 0 Comments

Children and families are in for a treat this June when the Walled City Music Festival presents ‘Beyond Lilliput: The Adventures of Leon and Leona Gulliver’, a performance combining classical music and story-telling. 

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Belfast Book Festival gets ready to ‘Open Up’ a magical experience

Thursday 19th May 2016 at 8am 0 Comments

Now a firm fixture on the literary circuit, the Belfast Book Festival is getting ready to ‘open-up’ its unique and magical experience in venues across the City from 9 -19 June. 

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection is now available to view online featuring over 350 artworks.

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