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What's On

Show Some Love - Opening Weekend

Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 April, 12pm - 4pm

Join Show Some Love Green House and discover a new city centre space for learning, connection, and resource-sharing.

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Bank of Ideas: Drop in information sessions

Dates throughout April

Drop in sessions are available for one to one chats about any ideas you may have for the Bank of Ideas.

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The Bank of Ideas - Applications open

April 2024

Do you have an idea for a project, something you’d like to do, to see for your local area? It could all start with an interest you’d like to share, something you’d like to change with the help of your neighbours, a way of bringing people together.

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Safari in the City - City Nature Challenge 2024

Friday 26 April 2024 to Monday 29 April 2024

Described as the Ecological World Cup, get involved in the City Nature Challenge 2024. Meet our experts and help us record wildlife across Belfast and go toe to toe with cities from around the world to record the most species.

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9ft in Common - Alley Safari

Saturday 27 April, 11am to 12.30pm

A walking tour of spaces behind our backgates. Discover what creatures also call our streets home and learn what we can do to encourage more biodiversity.

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Water Works - Walk and Draw: Titanic Quarter

Sunday 28 April, 11am to 2pm

Join Water Works for a relaxed meander through the Titanic Quarter, stopping to observe and capture features of the natural and built environment. Led by Asmaa Mohammad Alghamdi and Jane Morrow, we’ll be taking in cranes, crevices, constructions, shells, sails, and surfaces.

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Bank of Ideas - One to one support

Tuesday 30 April, 6pm to 8pm

Find out all about the Bank of Ideas - what it is, who it's for, how to send in your idea, potential to connect with others for resource sharing and collaboration.

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Are you visiting Belfast?

For more information on planning a trip to Belfast including recommendations on accommodation, getting around the city, things to do during your visit, where to eat and drink and more, check out Visit Belfast.

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What else is on

Alongside Belfast 2024, there are a host of fantastic events taking place right across the city for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Below are some upcoming highlights:

Croí na Cathrach – Heart of the City

Date: Saturday 13 April 2024

This special evening of music, song and words, inspired in part by the Belfast Harpers' Assembly of 1792, will mark the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Ryan Murphy’s year in office.

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Belfast Festival of Learning

Date: Monday 22 to Saturday 27 April 2024

The 7th Annual Belfast Learning Festival returns to the city for a week-long programme of free events and activities. Promoting lifelong learning for everyone, this year the festival will shine a light on climate action.

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Spring Fest 2024

Date: Saturday 27 April and Sunday 28 April 2024

Celebrate the season with our annual Spring Fest at Malone House and Barnett Demesne.

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Festival of Fools

Date: Saturday 4 to Thursday 9 May 2024

Festival of Fools returns to Belfast offering a long weekend jam-packed with all-inclusive entertainment for the whole family at various locations across of Belfast city centre and Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Date: Thursday 2 to Sunday 12 May 2024

The popular festival will be bringing over 100 of the best local, national and international arts shows to Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, bringing the streets to life with cultural activity from 27 April to 7 May.

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Ava Festival 2024

Date: 31 May to 1 June 2024

AVA Festival Conference was the first ever grassroots electronic music and visual art festival in Belfast, made for and by Irish artists and promoters.

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Belfast Book Festival

Date: Friday 7 to Thursday 13 June 2024

The Belfast Book Festival is Northern Ireland’s leading literary festival that showcases the wealth of local talent since its inception in 2010.

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Belfast Photo Festival

Date: Saturday 1 to Sunday 30 June 2024

Launched in 2011, this now annual photographic event has been described as one of the "best photography festivals in the world".

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Docs Ireland

Date: Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 June 2024

Docs Ireland is an industry-focused, all Ireland international documentary festival based in Belfast.

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Belfast City Blues Festival 2024

Date: Friday 28 to Saturday 30 June 2024

Taking place during the last weekend in June, the Belfast City Blues Festival presents a host of free gigs which will take in place in across venues citywide.

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Belfast Pride 2024

Date: Friday 19 to Sunday 28 July 2024

The Belfast Pride Parade is the main event in the LGBTQIA+ calendar, a major city event and the biggest cross community parade in Belfast.

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Sound of Belfast Festival

Date: Thursday 7 to Sunday 17 November 2024

The tenth anniversary of the Sound of Belfast - an annual celebration of our city's rich musical heritage and the talent it continues to nurture.

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18th Outburst Queer Arts Festival

Date: Friday 15 to Saturday 23 November 2024

This award-winning festival showcases the best in new queer performance, music, theatre, literature, film and much more.

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