When: 22nd September 2017, 1pm – 10pm
Where: Belfast City Centre, Northern Ireland
What is it?
The ninth Culture Night will be taking place in Belfast, with more than 300 free events across 150 locations in the city centre.
Culture Night is a family-friendly, inclusive cultural celebration, which this year has a theme of Urban Ecology. The event stretches across Belfast, from City Hall to the harbour, and will be encouraging visitors to be more creative and caring.
The event will be aiming to bring a little more culture into people’s lives by encouraging them to try something new, and inject a bit of happiness into their evening with a spot of yoga, clowning around, painting and sword fighting.
Culture Night will have a range of family activities on offer at City Hall, from 1pm to 8pm, including yoga, yarn bombing and creative workshops. At the Big Fish, from 2pm to 10pm, there will be circus, music, dance, American football and parkour to enjoy. There’ll also be some clowning around down at Belfast Harbour from 4pm to 8pm, with a mini Festival of Fools and the Thunder Action Sports bike show.
This year the dance stage at Writer’s Square will be making a welcome return, a musical feast will be taking place at Bank Square, and a line up of new live music will be filling Buoys Park. In addition, this year’s event will be welcoming new venues and organisations to take part, in some new and unexpected locations.
Visitors should expect an eclectic mix of events including a street art opera, Lithuanian folk dance, a TV pop-up show, fire artists, crocheted hand sculptures, pro wrestling, and a rejects cabaret.
This popular nighttime event usually attracts over 85,000 visitors from Belfast, Northern Ireland and beyond.
More info: www.culturenightbelfast.com