Summer city treatsThis free programme will take place on Saturdays and Sundays throughout July and August.
The programme will feature street performances, narrations, story-telling and film screenings for for all the family.
Tourism trailsWe have developed three self-guided walking trails for you to explore the city and its history. Trails include:
- Titanic Trail
- City of Merchants Trail
- Lagan Maritime Trail.
- Download our City Trails (PDF - 4.84MB)
|Singin' in the Rain film screening||Gates open at 6pm. Film starts at 7pm and ends at 10pm.
||Saturday 18 August||Belfast City Hall Big Screen||Screening of the 1952 classic `Singing in the Rain` will take place on Saturday 18 August. Certificate U.|
|Singing Town Crier
||1pm - 3pm||Saturday 18 August||Belfast City Hall||Our melodic town crier will sing and recite poetry to the gathered crowds, telling them about what’s happening in the city and pointing people to the action.|
|Sunday 26 August|
|The Street Photographer
||6.30pm - 8pm||Saturday 18 August||Belfast City Hall||Our traditional street photographer and his assistant will take portraits of passers-by, pose with families, dress up or use props provided to include in the portraits that will be provided free to those who take part. Portraits are printed up by hand in the darkroom and posted out to participants as a reminder of their day.|
|1pm - 3pm||Sunday 26 August|
|Talking Heads Walking Narration
||2pm - 3pm||Saturday 18 August||Departing from Titanic Memorial, Belfast City Hall||Daniel Jewesbury's narration of the sculpted heads on some of Belfast's historic buildings includes the Chinaman of Marlborough Street, the cherubs of the ropeworks and the Vikings at Tesco. Join him to listen to the story the heads tell us about the city's mercantile heritage|
|Sunday 26 August|
|Myths and Players Performance
||2pm - 3pm||Saturday 26 August||Departing from Cenotaph, Belfast City Hall||An idiosyncratic trip around the city centre, discovering some of the lesser known facts and fictions, the hidden and uncelebrated histories that have shaped the city. Thriving underground scenes and sub cultures, odd traditions, myths and urban legends will come to life along the way.|
|Battle of the Books
||2pm - 3pm||Sunday 26 August||Custom House Square||Our 'Battle of the Books' brings the city's rich literary past to the fore, as the combatants deliver their favourite pieces of poetry and prose, in the city that inspired them. You can cheer for your favourite reading and jeer the rest, as you decide who wins. Readings are themed to reference locations on three new tourism trails around the city: the Titanic Trail, the City of Merchants Trail and the Lagan Maritime Trail.|