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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.

Get involved with Creative Me

DRIFT: Open Call for Stories and Memories of the River Lagan

As DRIFT start their journey investigating the River Lagan, they are reaching out for your contributions. Your stories and memories are vital to shaping the project.

They will be working with the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast to create fictional stories that draw upon your submissions. These stories, inspired by your memories, will be performed to a public audience as part of the DRIFT project.

They are particularly interested in three areas of the River Lagan:

Section 1: Between the Lagan Gateway & Weir and Kings Bridge

Section 2: Between Kings Bridge and Gasworks

Section 3: Between Gasworks and Lagan Weir

Make your contributions up to the 30th of July via this Google Form

9ft in Common: A Manifesto for the Alleys

9ft in Common are sharing resources and ‘how to’ guides which are designed to help anyone with alley aspirations to get started. Go check out their resources page to find out how you can be part of making something special happen in an alley near you.

Get involved in 9ft in Common

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.

Get involved with The Hearth
A colourful digital image of the city of Belfast with streets and skyline, crossed by images of photo film and people.

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.

Get involved with Show Some Love Green House

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.

Get involved with Sound Links

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!

Get involved with Water Works

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 belfast2024@belfastcity.gov.uk

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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