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City centre entertainment programme supporting #YourBelfast

Date: 20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Venue: various streets in Belfast city centre

We’re delivering our entertainment programme to help animate the areas of the city centre most affected by the fire at Bank Buildings. This supports the #YourBelfast marketing campaign and its message that Belfast remains very much open for business. 

Join us on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October for entertainment around streets in the city centre. Remember to share your experiences on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter!

Saturday 20 October

Enjoy the buzz in the heart of the city with an action-packed programme of arts and crafts activities as well as entertainment showcasing the best local musical talent throughout the day.*

Find out what's on at:

Royal Avenue (outside Castlecourt)

TimesArtistDescription
12noon-5pm Phil’s Farm Country comes to the city! Take the kids along to meet some of the adorable animals from Phil’s Farm. There will also be free pony rides.
1pm-3pm Q Radio Live broadcast from the heart of the city centre.
9am-6pm David McMillan

Watch illustrator David McMillan create an abstract interpretation of all things Belfast in a large ‘selfie wall’ outside the entrance to CastleCourt. 

The selfie wall will remain in place until early November, and shoppers are encouraged to tag their presence on social media for a chance to win a daily prize.

Castlecourt Shopping Centre (ground floor)

TimesArtistDescription
1pm-5pm Over the Moon Face painting, glitter tattoos and balloon modelling.
1pm-3pm Party Pumpkins Pumpkin carving displays to help inspire Halloween festivities.
1pm-5pm Art installation Watch an artist at work creating a masterpiece.

Fountain Street

TimesArtistDescription
12noon-2pm Jordan Farndell Live musical entertainment from local music acts throughout the day.
2pm-4pm Red House
4pm-6pm Paul & The Meanie 

 

Chapel Lane

TimeArtistDescription
12noon-2pm Jimmy Cheng Live musical entertainment from local music acts throughout the day.
2pm-4pm Tony Wand 
4pm-5pm Dizzy Steppers


Donegall Place

TimesArtistDescription
12noon-2pm Wiggle It Wiggle It is a fun filled music and movement activity which uses exciting props to dance. 
2pm-4pm Belfast Ukulele Jam Have some fun, listen and sing along to your favourite songs played on ukuleles.


Donegall Place to Royal Avenue

TimesArtistDescription
2pm-3pm Dhol Belfast
(ArtsEkta Dhol Drummers)
ArtsEkta’s Indian dhol drummers will entertain the crowds with their exciting rhythms and traditional outfits. The dhol is a drum or percussive instrument, widely used in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. 
3pm-4pm Mexican dancers

ArtsEkta’s Mexican dancers provide a taste of Latin America with traditional folk dances, vibrant costume and upbeat carnival vibes.

 

Sunday 21 October

Throughout the afternoon there’ll be a fun mix of cute animals, music, arts and crafts, and much more to keep everyone entertained.*

Find out what's on at:

Donegall Place

TimePerformerDescription
1pm-2pm Red House Local indie rock band
2pm to 4pm  Belfast Ukulele Jam Have some fun, listen and sing along to your favourite songs played on ukuleles.
1pm-6pm Phil’s Farm  Country comes to the city!  Take the kids along to meet some of the adorable animals from Phil’s Farm.  There will also be free pony rides.
1pm-6pm StarCars If you’re a Jurassic Park fan, then you’re in for a treat!  Take a selfie with two Jurassic Park Jeeps that have detoured to Belfast for one day only!
2pm-3pm

South Asian Dance Academy
(ArtsEkta)

ArtsEkta’s South Asian Dance Academy (SADA) dance troupe include professional dancers in beautiful costume providing Bollywood and classical performances.
3pm-5pm Wiggle It Wiggle It is a fun filled music and movement activity which uses exciting props to dance. 

 

Royal Avenue (outside CastleCourt and along Royal Avenue) 

TimesPerformerDescription
1pm- 3pm  Q Radio

Live broadcast from the heart of the city centre.

1pm-5pm Babcock and Bobbins

Babcock and Bobbins’ show will bring the art of circus into the city with fire juggling, giraffe unicycle, stilt walking, rola bola (balance board) and fire breathing.

 

CastleCourt Shopping Centre (ground floor)

TimesArtistDescription
1pm-5pm Over the Moon Face painting, glitter tattoos and balloon modelling.
1pm-3pm Party Pumpkins Pumpkin carving displays to help inspire Halloween festivities.
1pm-5pm Art installation Watch an artist at work creating a masterpiece.

 

Castle Arcade

TimeArtistDescription
1pm-3pm Jimmy Cheng 

Live musical entertainment from local music acts throughout the day.

3pm-4pm Paul & The Meanie  
4pm-6pm Jordan Farndell 

 

*Please note that the line-up is subject to change.

Ukulele Band

Audience
Suitable for everyone

Theme
Performance and dance