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Belfast 2024 has our people at the heart of it, this ambitious and creative programme is a call out to the people of Belfast to be proud of their city, and importantly to get involved and be part of this exciting programme! It’s time to bring Belfast 2024 to life with your contribution. We will have many different ways to get involved, to suit a wide range of skills and interests with through gatherings, events, initiatives, ideas, workshops and creative moments across the year.

Creative Me

Belfast 2024 has been designed with people taking part at its heart. Everyone can contribute and get involved in so many different ways - from building a boat to mending a jacket, gardening to dancing, or dreaming up your own creative idea for a project.

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Little Amal

Did you hear Little Amal is coming to Belfast this May?

Amal, meaning ‘hope’ in Arabic, is a 12ft high puppet of a 10-year refugee who has become an international symbol of human rights. Between 16-19 May join us for community-led celebrations focusing on diversity, inclusion and peace created for Little Amal by our city’s leading artists.

We’re inviting residents from all parts of the city to get behind helping us to welcome Little Amal, in what will be the biggest co-creation effort the city has ever seen!

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The Hearth

Belfast Film Festival is making a film about you, with you, the people of Belfast! We’re making a film! The people of Belfast are making a film!

We want you, the people of Belfast, to get involved. This is a film about you, about us! What is life like in our city right now? Tell us your stories. We want to create a self portrait of Belfast on film with you.

You can participate by:

• Filming a story on your phone and sending it to us, it could be you or someone you know who has great story to tell. Make sure to film landscape not portrait.

If you are a member of a community or interest group and want us to visit your group, why not get in touch so we can give you more information and chat about getting involved.

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Show Some Love
Green House

Our volunteering opportunities are something special. People come along either with a group of friends, in couples, or flying solo. Make new friends, enjoy some sweet tunes and drink a coffee or two.

The welcoming environment we create allows people to ask questions informally and discuss the real issues that are faced in our city, as well as creating an inclusive and safe space for all.

We need help to get the Show Some Love Green House ready for action. Volunteer opportunities include painting, cleaning, moving equipment, and general tasks to help prepare our new city centre space for opening mid-April.

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Sound Links

Sound Links wants to hear from you! We want Sound Links to celebrate the heritage of the area. We have already commissioned three new works as part of the project, which will be performed at Townsend Street Church. There will be more details on those commissions in the coming weeks and months.

The final event on International Peace Day on 21 September is very much up for grabs: we’re keen to give ownership of what that should look, sound, and feel like to people in the surrounding area.

In addition, we’re sending out a call for people with memories of Townsend Street to get in touch, to share their reflections, recollections, anecdotes and stories. We’ll be setting up consultation workshops and community writing workshops, details of which we’ll update in this article and across our social media.

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Safari in the City

Artists who live or work in Belfast are invited to submit artistic pieces based on the native wildlife of Belfast for the chance of winning £150 per category and have their art, and one associated social media handle, illustrated on a selection of 120,000 beer mats throughout select bars across Belfast.

Two winning artworks per category from all submitted artworks will be chosen as winners by an independent panel and announced on World Arts Day - 15th April 2024.

Categories open for submissions are:
- Photography
- Digital Illustration
- Painting and Drawing
- Poetry

Works must be of wildlife that is native and found in Belfast, we are not accepting AI generated works and may ask for proof where we deem necessary.

Deadline for submission is 9am on 8th April 2024.

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Water Works

Come join Belfast’s biggest Boat Building experiment!

This mass participation project will reimagine our maritime traditions for the future with citywide events, workshops, and an ambition to build 10,000 boats for Belfast. From life-size skiffs, to milk-bottle rafts, Coke can dinghies and shoebox yachts.

Get involved by joining a workshop, attending an event, help build a skiff or visit our experimental boat!

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Support Belfast 2024

We are delighted to be working with diverse partners across the city to deliver Belfast 2024 and make it a great experience for all.

If you are interested in working with us as a partner or supporter, please email Belfast 2024 Partnership Officer, Christine Osborne, at

We can put together a package of support, manage in-kind contributions of resources, or connect you to organisations or projects that you might like to work with.

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