Belfast will be hosting a two-day extravaganza with hundreds of free, family friendly events across the city centre and beyond.
This year’s Culture Night Belfast will be joined by Culture Day Belfast, with the themes of Pride, Accessibility and Sustainability, and a special focus on celebrating and elevating local artists and their vital contribution in the city.
Highlights of Culture Night and Day 2019 will include the opening up for the very first time of the Masonic Hall on Rosemary Street for two days of screenings, performances and activities. There will be the first ever Street Feast food and drink market at St Anne’s Cathedral, as well as the CNB Bazaar, Brilliant Trails along the city’s Riverfront and Harbour, and colourful musical magic with Mix the City at Belfast City Hall.
The Cathedral Gardens will be transformed into the Light Gardens for a mini-festival of live music, and the Metro Cabaret Bus will boast the most portable, bijou speakeasy in town. There will also be breakdance battles and live graffiti, geometric birds hanging from trees, Tim Burton-themed fun, alternative dance music from an electrified shopping trolley, walkabout cabaret, and a Campervan of Dreams.
This year, Culture Night will be more green and accessible than ever before with quiet places and disability access right across the event. There will be free water refills and reuseable water bottles thanks to a collaboration with NI Water, and the waste from the CNB Recycle Zone at St Anne’s Cathedral will be separated and recycled for use by local businesses.
Culture Nighters are also encouraged to leave their cars at home for the weekend and instead motor their way into the city through peddle or leg power. There will also be extra trains and late night buses for those wishing to use public transport.
When: 20th September (1pm – 9pm) & 21st September (10am – 5pm) 2019
Where: Belfast city centre, Northern Ireland
More info: www.culturenightbelfast.com