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Wild Belfast member helps discover a brand new species of weevil!

We caught up with the team at Wild Belfast to learn more about their citizen science project 'Safari in the City' and also hear about their role in the recent discovery of a new species of weevil.

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Internationally acclaimed ‘The Walk’ confirmed for Belfast 2024 programme

Blog: 3 min

‘The Walk’, a world-renowned creative project featuring Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, will arrive in Belfast from 16-19 May - the latest event to be confirmed as part of Belfast City Council’s Belfast 2024 programme.

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Belfast 2024 Launch - 2 Royal Avenue

Video: 1 min 13 secs

Belfast is buzzing after the brilliant launch of #Belfast2024!

A massive thank you to everyone who came along, explored and joined in the fun – your energy, enthusiasm and excitement made it an unforgettable day!

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Belfast to welcome Little Amal with free family events this May

Blog: 5 min

Free tickets are now available for a series of free family events in Belfast from 16-19 May to welcome world-renowned creative project ‘Little Amal’ – a signature event in Belfast City Council's Belfast 2024 programme.

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The Hearth - The people of Belfast are making a film!

Blog: 4 min

Belfast Film Festival is delighted to be initiating a new film project in the city. ‘The Hearth’ project will co-create a film made by the people of Belfast for the people of Belfast. The project will capture hundreds of stores and create a self portrait of our city during the coming year.

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‘Bank of Ideas’ now open for submissions

Video: 5 min

The ‘Bank of Ideas’ is offering up to £2,000 to individuals, schools and community groups keen to do something special in their neighbourhoods during the city’s biggest ever creative and cultural celebration.

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9ft in Common - Ways to celebrate Bealtaine

Blog: 3 min

One of the most significant dates in ancient Ireland was the Festival Of Bealtaine. Bealtaine means “Bright Fire”, thus celebrated as the Fire Festival with bonfires to honour the sun. Occurring at the beginning of May, the cross quarter day marking the midway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.

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Heritage skills brought back to life through Belfast 2024 programme

Blog: 5 min

One of our Belfast 2024 projects – Water Works - will see 10,000 boats setting sail down the River Lagan on Saturday 3 August, most of which will be created by residents and school pupils through workshops and events led by arts organisation PS2.

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Belfast set for a weekend of colour and creativity to welcome Little Amal

Blog: 5 min

Belfast will host four days of free family entertainment this weekend, 16-19 May, as it becomes the latest stop on Little Amal’s journey.

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Midsummer dreams by the banks of the River Lagan

Blog: 5 min

The Lyric Theatre Belfast has revealed exciting plans for their forthcoming Midsummer at the Lyric Festival as part of Belfast City Council’s Belfast 2024.

From Thurs 4 July - Sun 7 July 2024, the banks of the River Lagan will be transformed into a magical place with faeries, comedy and mischief including a first time outdoor theatre space for the festival's centrepiece, an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Plus a range of inclusive, accessible community-led artistic collaborations including a community celebration on Sun 30 June.

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The Bank of Ideas Voting Day

Video: 1 min

Great ideas means happy faces! Here are some of the fantastic people who were behind the fantastic ideas at our Bank of Ideas Voting Day at the weekend. We were blown away by the creativity people put into their stalls and by the turn-out of all the voters, over 1000 of you, who came down to have your say.

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