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Children and young people

Belfast Children's Festival

Date: 5 until 14 March 2021

Venue: Online

Category: Online

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Young at Art presents a virtual festival for children.

This year's performances will be hosted across digital platforms including QFT Player and Zoom. 

With contemporary dance based on the theme of hope, a ‘part Lord of the Flies, part Animal Farm’ theatre performance set in a post pandemic future, and an exhibition that explores the magic of everyday items found in the home, the line-up for Belfast Children’s Festival 2021 feels very much like art imitating life. 

Festival favourites like the Book Clinic from 'Children’s Books Ireland' and 'Baby Rave at Home' from Young at Art have been specially adapted for online audiences. Cherrie OnTop who performed ‘Dragtime Bedtime Stories’ in 2020's festival will read a selection of diversity and inclusion themed bedtime stories especially for under fives.

For the festival programme, go to Young at Art (link opens in a new window) or contact

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