Belfast Events /events/Events.aspx Upcoming events in Belfast Copyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved. en 1440<![CDATA[Ulster Orchestra: Let Love Spring Forth!]]>Rautavaara: Cantus Articus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No.2
Mahler: Blumine
Schumann: Symphony No.1 Spring
Rafael Payare: CONDUCTOR
Tamás Kocsis: VIOLIN

Allow this evening of luxurious and beautiful music to wash all your troubles away! Soak in the musical sounds of Cantus Articus, a remarkable blend of breathtakingly atmospheric orchestral colours with the recorded sounds of birdsongs and calls from the Arctic.

Relax and savour Wieniawski’s lush and romantic Violin Concerto No.2, as Ulster Orchestra Leader, Tamás Kocsis, takes centre stage.

Bathe in a sea of passionate melodies, including Blumine - Mahler’s impassioned love serenade - and Schumann’s Symphony No.1, composed during the blossoming spring of his marriage - an overflow of joy and happiness.

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with Chief Conductor Rafael Payare. All welcome.

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<![CDATA[Mountain trail bike experience]]>Suitable for ages nine to adult.

Hit the Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails, the trails are graded and suitable for all levels of skill, from beginners to the experienced.

We meet you at Shaw’s Bridge and kit you up with bike and helmet

before you hit the trails.

£15pp for up to three hours.

Contact Stella or John.

Pre booking is required  - call 028 9064 6695 or  07749 011 283

or go to www.mobileteamadventure.co.uk

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<![CDATA[Exhibition of paintings by HR Brown awards - Rose society]]> 

Higgin Gallery, Malone House. Open 9am – 5pm Mon to Sat,

9am – 5pm Sun.

 

Call 028 9068 1246 or go to www.malonehouse.co.uk

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<![CDATA[Belfast Open Studios – Open Day 2017]]>Belfast Open Studios is delighted to announce its sixth annual public open day, taking place on Saturday 21 October.

You're invited to come along and take this rare opportunity to see how professional artists, from all around our city, work and you'll be given a glimpse into their creative processes.

15 studios are opening their doors for this year's free unique event, so not only will you be spoilt for choice but you will also get to see the positive impact that art has on our communities and the world.

This will be the most jam-packed event to date.

For more information on this event and to see the full list of studios simply download the programme or call 028 9587 0361 or email info@visualartists-ni.org

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<![CDATA[North Belfast Sports Forum]]>We want to develop sport and physical activity opportunities in Belfast so we are hosting an information forum for all sports clubs and groups from North Belfast.

At the forum clubs will hear about funding opportunities, the North Belfast Sports Strategy and there will also be a presentation from Sported.

The evening will finish with a tour of the faciilites at Girdwood Community Hub and networking.

To register your club or group (2 persons per club) please email hairer@belfastcity.gov.uk or call 028 9032 0202 ext 3554.

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<![CDATA[Make it Digital]]>Come along and develop your digital skills at the BBC Make it Digital programme.

What will you do?

  • create short videos
  • introduction to graphic design
  • learn how to use social media effectively
  • build web pages and sites
  • develop a digital CV
  • receive progression and careers advice including how to prepare for interviews.

How will you benefit?

  • learn new skills
  • improve confidence
  • work on a real life project
  • develop team working skills
  • flexible for job seekers (under 16 hours per week).

Course details

DayTime
Wednesdays 9.30am – 3.30pm
Thursdays 9.30am – 2pm

 

Places are limited and on a first come first served basis. Students must be 16 and over. 

For more information and to enrol, email makeitdigital@belfastmet.ac.uk




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<![CDATA[Other Voices]]>Other Voices is a three day gathering of music, creativity and technology.

Creative Quarter - 26-27 October

Digital DNA's Creative Quarter comprises four workshops which aim to engage and empower local community groups across Belfast.

These innovative, inclusive events will feature speakers and workshops with some of the biggest names in digital, technology and the creative industries.

Visit the Digital DNA website for topics, speakers, dates and times, and to book your place.

The Belfast Edge – 28 October

The Belfast Edge is a conference that aims to create discussion around creativity, culture, technology, education and investment policies, firmly placing creativity at the centre of all policy-making and practice.

Attendance is free but ticketed and capacity is limited. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Those wishing to attend should register at Eventbrite.

The Belfast Edge will also be streamed live on Facebook at the @IrelandsEdgeHQ page.

The Other Voices Stage – 28 October

An evening of live music showcasing the best in new musical talent, featuring sets from:

  • Beoga
  • Jealous of the Birds
  • Picture This
  • Rosie Carney
  • Touts.

The show will be recorded by Other Voices for broadcast on both BBC and RTE television.

Tickets for The Other Voices Stage will only be available through local media and online competitions, details of which will be announced shortly on www.othervoices.ie and at @OtherVoices on Facebook and @OtherVoicesLive on Twitter and Instagram.


Other Voices is delivered in partnership with Digital DNA, the 174 Trust and Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts with funding from Belfast City Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Creative Ireland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, BBC Northern Ireland, RTÉ and Tourism Northern Ireland.

For more information, call the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts on 028 9074 7114. You can also visit www.othervoices.ie or digitaldna.org.uk/creative-quarter

 

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<![CDATA[Freaky Falls Fright Fest]]>Are you brave enough? Everyone is welcome if you dare!

Events are for 8 - 14 year olds. Children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

All Halloween events in the community centre will have a tuck shop available.

Event Date Time Further information
UV Disco Thursday 26 October 2017 7pm - 9pm  
Halloween High Tea Friday 27 October 2017 2pm - 4pm With music from Rosie Hunter Band.
Halloween Hunt Saturday 28 October 2017 1pm - 3pm  
Scary Movie Night Sunday 29 October 2017 4pm - 6pm Free ice cream and popcorn.
House of Horrors Monday 30 October 2017 6pm - 9pm At Frank Gillen Centre.
Pumpkin Parade and Fancy Dress Disco Tuesday 31 October 2017 4pm - 6pm Meet at Frank Gillen Centre at 4pm followed by the fancy dress disco in Divis Community Centre.
Is That Too Hot Wednesday 1 November 7pm The play is back by popular demand. Adults only. Admission £5.
Child with their face painted as FrankensteinVenue : Divis Community Centre]]>
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<![CDATA[Visual merchandising and window display workshop - in association with M&S]]>Do you run an independent business in the retail, hospitality or tourism sector? Would you like to learn some helpful creative tips to bring in more paying customers? Then our visual merchandising and window display workshop could be for you!

We have partnered up with leading retailer, M&S, to organise a workshop which is specifically tailored towards small businesses.

Come along and learn how to create eye-catching window and instore displays to maximise sales in time for the busy festive period.

Admission to this workshop is free, however, booking is essential and spaces are limited.

Register

To register your interest simply email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk with your full contact details including:

  • your name
  • business name
  • business address
  • email address
  • phone number

You can also complete our online form or contact a member of the team on 028 9027 0482.

Entry criteria

To be eligible, you must be an independent business owner, based within the Belfast City Council area and employ 20 people or less.

For more information, contact a member of the Economic Development Unit on 028 9027 0482 or email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

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<![CDATA[Small Business Saturday: Tour bus to visit Belfast]]>Ahead of Small Business Saturday UK, which is taking place on Saturday 2 December, the Small Business Saturday tour bus is taking to the road again, visiting 27 stops in just five weeks, and we’re delighted to announce that Belfast will be one of the stops.

The tour bus is scheduled to be outside Belfast City Hall on Thursday 26 October, from 10am - 2pm. The bus will play host to numerous activities, workshops and some small businesses will also be exhibiting.

Anyone who owns or runs an SME in the city is invited to stop by for some free advice or to take part in the activities on offer.

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

For more information on the Belfast leg of the tour, please contact a member of our Economic Development Unit on 028 9027 0482 or email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

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<![CDATA[Consumer Clinic]]>Call in to the office with your consumer enquiries and complaints. Bring along your energy bills for a free evaluation and money saving tips.

Dates of future Consumer Clinics, along with other events, are available by visiting the Consumer Council website

Consumer adviceVenue : Consumer Council, 28 -32 Alfred Street]]>
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<![CDATA[One stop shop for business support]]>Meet all of the local organisations that will support you on your way to starting a business.

You can also hear from local businesses who have received help from the business support ecosystem.

To register for this event please complete our online registration form.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

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<![CDATA[Facilities Management and Social Enterprise]]>The workshop will provide an overview of the context of Facilities Management for Social Enterprises‎.

Participants will have the opportunity to identify what they and others need to know about facilities management.

You will hear from private and social entrepreneurs involved in Facilities Management and identify future training needs‎.

To register for this event please complete our online registration form.

This event is funded by The Urban Villages Initiative.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

People discussing facilities management and social enterpriseVenue : BSCR Digital Hub, 127-145 Sandy Row, Belfast, BT12 5ET]]>
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<![CDATA[Exploring Exporting]]>This event is designed for businesses currently trading within Northern Ireland only who have an exportable product or service.

The event will cover:

  • why export
  • importance of exporting
  • successful local export case study.

The event will be delivered by Core Consulting on behalf of Invest NI.

To register for this event please complete our online registration form.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

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<![CDATA[Who wants to be an entrepreneur?]]>Come along to find out how the mind works and join Turan Mirza for some interactive fun and practical exercises on how to avoid stress and help develop the right skills and attributes to grow and develop your entrepreneurial mind set.

To register, simply visit the Eventbrite website directly. 

In partnership with Ulster Bank Boost.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

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<![CDATA[Explore Enterprise]]>The Prince’s Trust works with 18 to 30-year olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their enterprise programme offering training and mentoring support and access to funding and resources.

This session provides information on how they can support you and how to register for their four day interactive workshop which gives participants the chance to tap into a business expert, covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax.

This event will be delivered by The Prince's Trust.

To register for this event please email a member of our Economic Development Unit at economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk advising of your full contact details and the name of the event you would like to come along to.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

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<![CDATA[Pitch it like you mean it]]>An opportunity to meet likeminded students and professionals and learn tips and tricks on how to create the perfect pitch.

Alongside networking, ice breakers, pizza and refreshments, attendees will hear from an inspiring local entrepreneur on the importance of perfecting your pitch.

Hosted by Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast. Sponsored by Belfast City Council and Tughans.

To register for this event please complete the Get Invited registration form

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

Business people talking around a conference tableVenue : E-spark Hub, 6th Floor, 10-20 Lombard Street, Belfast, BT1 1RD]]>
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<![CDATA[Go Social: How to get the best out of social media]]>This social media session will help you discover what’s right for your organisation, how to tell your story, engage your audience and build followers.  

This event is delivered by our Go Social Programme.

To register for this event please complete our online registration form.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

A woman working on a computerVenue : Social Economy Village, Work West, 1b Hannahstown Hill, Belfast, BT17 0XS]]>
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<![CDATA[Product design and prototyping masterclass]]>This masterclass will focus on product design and prototyping including the product design process, identifying your project stakeholders, prototype tooling, manufacturing and 3D printing.

To register your attendance simply visit the Eventbrite website

This event will be delivered by Oxford Innovation.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

Three people having a business meeting around the tableVenue : Innovation Factory, Forthriver Business Park, 385 Springfield Rd, Belfast, BT12 7DG]]>
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<![CDATA[Belfast: A new entrepreneurial era (postponed until further notice)]]>Please note that this event has now been postponed until further notice.

This session hosted in east Belfast provides an opportunity to hear about the exciting plans for the city over the next decade.

It will highlight the emerging entrepreneurial opportunities available and provide advice on taking that leap into transforming an idea into reality.

It also provides a networking opportunities as well as showcasing exhibitors from local support organisations.

We are hosting this event with East Belfast Enterprise, Ulster University Business School and The Urban Villages Initiative.

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event at this time.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Find out more.

Two people working at a computerVenue : City East Business Centre, 68-72 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1GW]]>
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<![CDATA[Kickstart your business exhibition]]>We are hosting an interactive exhibition event aimed at entrepreneurs and those interested in starting their own business. Registration for this event is not necessary, you can simply pop along on the day.

Overview of event

The aim of this exhibition event is to show case the services and resources available to businesses in Belfast, with a variety of experts on hand to provide helpful advice and guidance on a number of topics including:

  • funding
  • grant support
  • business development
  • innovation
  • strategy planning, and
  • cross-border trading.

If you’re an entrepreneur, or you’re looking to take the first steps towards your business journey, this free-to-attend exhibition will be a great opportunity to receive key information from business boosting groups and to obtain personal insight from successful entrepreneurs.

More information

Please contact a member of our Economic Development Unit on 028 9027 0482 or email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

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<![CDATA[Music in the Parks: Festival of Champions]]>Our annual Music in the Parks programme gets underway on Sunday 13 May with performances from:

  • Northern Ireland Concert Band
  • Killyglen Accordian Orchestra
  • Ballygowan Concert Flute Band
  • 1st Old Boys Silver Band

Join us in Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park for an afternoon of music among the flowers.

There will be #MusicInTheParks every weekend throughout May-September. 

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<![CDATA[Belfast Pride Festival]]>Belfast Pride launches on Friday 27 July 2018 at Belfast City Hall with the Belfast Pride Awards. The festival will then light up the city over the next 10 days with a packed programme of events.

This includes:

  • debates
  • exhibitions
  • theatre
  • comedy
  • music
  • film
  • workshops
  • health and family fun days.

This is building up to the centrepiece parade through Belfast city centre on Pride Day, Saturday 4 August.

For more information, call 028 9023 2447, email info@belfastpride.com  or visit www.belfastpride.com


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<![CDATA[Pre Market Engagement / Information Session – T1903 Tender for the delivery of the Belfast Full Fibre Programme – Asset Reuse]]>Belfast was officially announced as one of 13 cities to receive an award from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Local Full Fibre Network Programme. 

The project, led by Belfast City Council, recognises that the provision of quality, reliable high-speed connectivity is a necessity for a 21st century economy and society. The Council has identified an opportunity to make available public sector duct assets within the city to encourage the rollout of fibre infrastructure by commercial operators. This is part of the Council’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) initiative and is referred to as Public Sector Asset Reuse (PSAR). 

The Council seek to procure a suitably qualified contractor to survey the assets and undertake any remediation works which may be required, to ensure that the assets are fit for purpose. The objective is to be able to consider offering non-discriminatory, open access to the assets on an ad hoc basis, at a market rate, whenever an access request is made. 

The Council has appointed FarrPoint to provide support throughout this process. The council is holding a Market Information Session to be held at the Council offices (9 Adelaide Street Belfast, BT2 8DJ) on Friday 3 August from 2pm – 4.30pm. The information session has a dual purpose of covering the procurement of survey and remediation works, and also to look at the appetite of the market in utilising the ducts. 

Anyone interested in attending the session is requested to register by emailing Suzanne Clarke clarkes@belfastcity.gov.uk as early as possible.

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<![CDATA[Pre Market Engagement / Information Session - T1902 Tender for the delivery of the Belfast Full Fibre Programme – Anchor Tenancy]]>Belfast was officially announced as one of 13 cities to receive an award from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Local Full Fibre Network Programme. 

The project, led by Belfast City Council, recognises that the provision of quality, reliable high-speed connectivity is a necessity for a 21st century economy and society. As a result, the Council is seeking to future proof its network connectivity requirements for the next 20 to 25 years through the installation of gigabit capable network services through Public Sector Anchor Tenancy (PSAT) and Public Sector Asset Reuse (PSAR) projects. This PIN is in relation to the PSAT project. 

Through the PSAT approach, the Council intends to procure flexible gigabit connectivity services as an anchor tenant across its entire estate, through the long-term right of use to dark fibre. The PSAT infrastructure will consist of ducting and fibre optic cables connecting key locations across the city that can then be made available to Belfast City Council and any delivery partner as a service, when and where required. The Council intends to assume prime responsibility for the installation and maintenance of active equipment used on its own network, and the ongoing provision of managed services – however, the Council reserves the right to use one or more Service Providers to provide either or both functions in the future. The Council at this stage is open to the possibility of a multi-supplier Framework Agreement that can be accessed by Belfast City Council and other public sector bodies. 

The Council has appointed FarrPoint to provide support throughout the PSAT LFFN procurement. 

The council is holding a Supplier Market Engagement Day to be held at the Council offices (9 Adelaide Street Belfast, BT2 8DJ) on Friday 3 August from 09.30am – 11.45am

The Council shall host one on one sessions from 11.45am to 1.15pm. These sessions will be conducted to the same agenda with each organisation given equal access time to the Council.

Anyone interested in attending the session is requested to register by emailing Suzanne Clarke clarkes@belfastcity.gov.uk as early as possible.
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<![CDATA[What's on this August at St George's Market]]>Summer is in full swing at St George's Market this August. Enjoy some delicious food along with the best live music at our award-winning market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

And while you are there, treat yourself to something special from our wide range of local traders. There are gifts to suit every taste.

Sign up for our email newsletter to keep up-to-date with all that's happening at St George's Market.

 

DateMusicianTime
Friday 10 August Davy Watson 11am-3pm
Saturday 11 August Rory Lavelle 10.30am-3pm
Sunday 12 August Kyle Suckling 11.30am-4pm
Friday 17 August Phil Dalton 11am-3pm
Saturday 18 August  Paul Dean 10.30am-3pm
Sunday 19 August  Jukebox Unplugged 11.30am-4pm
Friday 24 August Ken Haddock
Face painting in the market 
11am-3pm
Saturday 25 August The Leading Ladies
Face painting in the market
10am-3pm
Sunday 26 August The Lagan Band
Face painting in the market
11.30am-4pm
Friday 31 August Mark Anthony  11am-3pm
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<![CDATA[Respect Human Rights Film Festival]]>Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival will take place between 5 - 10 August 2018.

The festival will screen a range of films/documentaries that promote a wider understanding of Human Rights subjects such as:

  • immigration
  • asylum
  • women’s rights
  • war and conflict
  • mental health
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) rights
  • workers rights
  • environmental concerns
  • healthcare
  • austerity
  • disability issues. 

For more information, call 02895 609 526, email info@respectfilmfest.com  or visit www.respectfilmfest.com


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<![CDATA[5k Family Fun Run]]>Heart Research UK and Subway® are hosting their ever-popular 5K fun run at Ormeau Park in Belfast on Sunday 12 August 2018.

Sign up online at www.5ksubway.com or come along to the registration tent on the day from 10.30am.

Under 12’s can participate for free with everyone else paying just £8 in advance or £10 on the day.

This includes a free t-shirt, a free Subway® lunch, a finisher’s medal and access to the Family Village which will host all the entertainment, including the NFL Flag Presented by Subway® - so lots of activities to get involved with.

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<![CDATA[Employability and skills stakeholder information session]]>Come along and find out about the work that our Employability and Skills team is doing to help people in Belfast develop new skills to get jobs or change careers.

Along with our partners we’re working to develop a city for working and learning, where everyone can fulfil their potential as part of our Belfast Agenda.

At this information session you can meet the team and find out about the support we provide including:

  • employment academies,
  • careers support and work experience for young people, and
  • support to start or grow a business including social enterprises and self-employment.

Register your attendance
Please register to attend by emailing economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0482, giving details of special dietary requirements or reasonable adjustments you require to attend.

Sign up for email updates
If you’re a partner organisation interested in working with us or finding out more about our support programmes, please sign up to receive regular email updates - register for updates

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<![CDATA[Models of governance for social enterprises and co-operatives]]>If you are thinking about setting up a social enterprise or co-operative, let us and Work West help you with your journey by participating on the Go Social programme.

Come along to our workshop on Wednesday 29 August to learn more about the different models of social enterprise.

This workshop will equip you with the knowledge of key legal structures to help you decide the most appropriate structure for your social enterprise. 

Key topics include:

  • understanding the difference between a co-operative, a private company and a social enterprise
  • understanding different models of social enterprises (company limited by guarantee, charity, community interest company, other legal structures will also be detailed)
  • how to identify the legal structures that best reflect the type of organisation
  • understanding members and community ownership and the co-operative advantage: co-operatives and surplus
  • defining co-operatives and their principles
  • introduction of workers’ co-operatives, community co-operatives, housing co-operatives and other types of co-operatives.

To register your interest in attending this event, please complete our online registration form

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<![CDATA[ParkLife clubs: September]]> 

ParkDateTime
Falls Park Saturday 1 September 2018 2pm - 3.30pm 
Fullerton Park Saturday 1 September 2018 10am - 11.30am
Ballysillan Playing Fields Saturday 1 September 2018 10am - 11.30am
Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial Park  Saturday 15 September 2018 
10am - 11.30am
Tullycarnet Park  Saturday 22 September 2018 10am - 11.30am
Botanic Gardens Saturday 29 September 2018 10am - 11.30am

Booking for the Saturday clubs is essential. 

For more details and to book a place, please email parklife@belfastcity.gov.uk

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<![CDATA[Open Heritage Belfast Weekend]]>Join Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) from 8-9 September for a weekend that will showcase Belfast’s red brick heritage.

Red brick is a key component of Belfast’s identity, which too often we take for granted. The city’s rapid growth in the nineteenth century could only have happened because the abundant clay of the Lagan Valley made good, cheap bricks. Though Belfast’s brickworks declined through the 20th century, their legacy lives on in the buildings around us.

Open Heritage Hub

Riddel’s Warehouse (87-91 Ann Street) will act as our heritage hub for the weekend, where a brand new exhibition on the legacy of red brick will be on display in the spectacular atrium.

The tours of Riddel’s Warehouse building are now sold out. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for any re-released tickets, please email info@uahs.org.uk – these tickets will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. 

You can also pick up a printed children's heritage trail of local buildings.

Open Heritage locations

As part of Open Heritage Belfast, the red brick buildings below will also be open.

Location

Date Time Accessibility and facilities

Heritage Hub, Riddel’s Warehouse, 87-91 Ann Street

8 September 10am - 4pm Disabled access restricted to the ground floor. 
  9 September 10am - 4pm No toilet facilities.
East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue 8 September 11am - 4pm Fully wheelchair accessible.
  9 September 1.30pm - 4pm  
Carnegie Oldpark Library, 46 Oldpark Road 8 September 11am - 4pm Disabled access restricted to the ground floor. 
  9 September  11am - 4pm No toilet facilities.
Conway Mill, 5-7 Conway Street 8 September 10am - 5pm Fully wheelchair accessible.
  9 September Closed  
First Presbyterian Church, 41 Rosemary Street 8 September 10am - 4pm Building accessible via ramp. 
  9 September 11.30am - 4pm  
Queen’s University Belfast, University Road 8 September Closed Fully wheelchair accessible.
  9 September 10.30am - 3.30pm  

 

Other buildings will be opening during the weekend as part of European Heritage Open Days. Find out more at: www.ulsterarchitecturalheritage.org.uk/openheritage or view all the building locations on the Open Heritage Belfast Map.

 

More information

For more information contact Ulster Architectural Heritage: 

T: 028 9055 0213

E: info@uahs.org.uk

www.ulsterarchitecturalheritage.org.uk/openheritage

Social media

#OpenHeritageBelfast

www.facebook.com/ulsterahs

www.twitter.com/ulsterahs

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<![CDATA[European Heritage Open Days at the Tropical Ravine]]>The newly restored Tropical Ravine and existing Palm House are both open for European Heritage Open Days 2018. Experience the Tropical Ravine by reading the informative interpretation throughout, giving the you the opportunity to learn more about the heritage and conservation of the building and Gardens.

Victorian Vignette Tour

Join us for a tour of the Palm House and Tropical Ravine with one of our Bot Crew, taking place 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

For tour booking email tropicalravine@belfastcity.gov.uk or call 028 9031 4762

Friar’s Bush Graveyard drop in

Friar’s Bush Graveyard will be open again this year for European Heritage Open Day weekend for drop in and self-led visits. Friar’s Bush is thought to be Belfast’s oldest Christian burial ground, dating back to pre-Christian times. It is recognised as Belfast’s official famine site with a plaque on the grounds, presented by the Irish Government in 1995. The site also contains the mass grave of hundreds of victims of Belfast’s 1830’s cholera epidemic.

Free, Drop In, you do not need to book this event - find out more about the Friar's Bush

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<![CDATA[NI Chamber Annual Networking Conference and Business Showcase]]>We’re supporting the Annual Networking Conference and Business Showcase which provides local businesses with a platform to promote their products and services in Belfast’s original marketplace.

Come along to hear talks from an array of speakers including David Meade and see what the exhibitors have on offer to support your business. 

For more details and to register for your place, please visit the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.

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<![CDATA[New masterclass: Making money from your intellectual property]]>The new masterclass: making money from your intellectual property, delivered by Innovation Factory, aims to help you identify your intellectual property (IP) and release the money earning potential from these lucrative, intangible and often overlooked assets.

This free event will explore the different types of IP and the best way of protecting them, before examining the different ways in which these assets can be used to increase your company’s revenue.

What will I take away from this?

  • an understanding of what IP is
  • an understanding of what IP you may hold
  • how you can monetise your IP through
    • research and development tax credits
    • patent box
    • funding
    • contracts and licences.

Who should attend?

  • business owners
  • directors and managers
  • financial officers of companies which are involved in the creation of new, or improvement of existing, products
  • those which carry out research and development.

To attend, please register your place on the Eventbrite website.

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<![CDATA[IF workshop: Sales growth on your doorstep]]>The workshop will explain the Acumen programme and the full range of services available from InterTradeIreland.

  • detail on what is available in terms of financial and consultant support
  • eligibility information – do you qualify?
  • a breakdown of all available ITI services including:
    • Elevate / Trade Accelerator Vouchers (typically for smaller companies)
    • Brexit Advisory funding
    • innovation – product, process and service development
    • business intelligence.

InterTradeIreland can assist a business to source and fund the right people to help increase cross-border export sales in Ireland to help improve knowledge of the market and identify new business opportunities.

InterTradeIreland will fund 50 per cent of their cost to a maximum of £15,000 for a full-time position or £8,000 for a part-time position.

However, if a business is not ready to consider specific recruitment, Acumen can provide specialist consultancy support of up to £4,000 to research cross-border opportunities and implement a cross-border strategy.

The session will also include 1-2-1 consultations after the presentation for those businesses that are interested in discussing further and would like to find out more information.

To attend, please register on the Eventbrite website

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<![CDATA[Go-2-Tender two-day workshop]]>We’re working in partnership with InterTradeIreland to deliver a Go-2-Tender programme which has been developed to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.

This two-day workshop, with the second day taking place on Thursday 20 September, and half-day mentoring is aimed at SMEs who are new to tendering or who want to improve their basic tendering skills.

For more information and to register, please visit the IntertradeIreland website.

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<![CDATA[Dippy on Tour]]>Prehistoric Colouring 

Dates:

  • Saturday 10 November
  • Saturday 1 December

Dinomation

Dates: Sunday 4 and Sunday 9 December
Times: 10am and 1pm

Explorer Goggles

Date: Saturday 8 December

 For more information, email tropicalravine@belfastcity.gov.uk

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<![CDATA[Forest School training]]>We are working with the Northern Ireland Forest School Association (NIFSA) to deliver a free one-day workshop to get all interested organisations registered and started on their Forest School journey.

Forest Schools are based on a Scandinavian idea that considers children’s contact with nature to be extremely important from an early age.

By incorporating innovative approaches to learning children are encouraged to develop their curiosity and motivation to learn. This is particularly important for those who find it difficult to assimilate knowledge in a strictly classroom situation.

The first half of the workshop will get organisations registered on the Forest School Awards website.  

The second half of the workshop we will be outside. Outdoor clothing is essential. Organisations will learn how to set up a Forest School and begin undertaking some simple Forest School activities.

Once registered you will receive the monthly NIFSA Newsletter – Learning Without Walls. This will keep you updated on Forest School activity in Northern Ireland.

Booking is essential so please visit www.forestschoolawards.org and click on the Forest School Diary section. Select Belfast City Council area in the “search by Council area” and complete and submit the information for this event listing (NIFSA Forest School Family event).

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<![CDATA[Introduction to Tendering]]>Are you a small business with ambitions to grow but lack experience in tendering?

InterTradeIreland are delivering a free workshop aimed at small businesses who have no or limited tendering experience.

The workshop will cover:

  • advice on proposal writing (‘proposals’ as opposed to lengthy ‘tenders’)
  • responding to ‘below threshold’ work (for example, below £25k) required by Northern Ireland public bodies
  • specifically, proposals for work below the £5K threshold will be covered
  • how to simply and easily respond to a ‘mini competition’ by email
  • documents that may be required to attach to the email proposal
  • finding tender opportunities – registering with the main sources of relevant tender opportunities for SMEs
  • the eTenders family of websites.

To register for a free place on this workshop please visit the IntertradeIreland website

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<![CDATA[City of Music events]]>Keep an ear out for some of the best local musical talent, as they pop up around the city centre to entertain you in a series of mini street-gigs during the festive season. 

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<![CDATA[Dippy on Tour: Explorer Goggles]]>Cost: Free - drop in
Location: Tropical Ravine

Every intrepid explorer needs the right kit to help them on their search for dinosaurs. Join the Young at Art Events team to make your own set of Explorer Goggles - decorated with pens, stickers, sequins, feathers and more - you'll leave with a cool craft that you can wear on your adventures. The Tropical Ravine is a hot and humid environment. Please ensure you have access to water when visiting.

For more information, email tropicalravine@belfastcity.gov.uk

Dippy on Tour

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<![CDATA[*Postponed* Victorian Vignette tours]]>From 16 March 2020, the tours are postponed until further notice.

Our Victorian Vignette tours are a free guided tour in the Palm House and Tropical Ravine that will incorporate the history and heritage of the area. Tours take place weekly at the following times:

  • Tuesday: 2pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 12noon
  • Thursday: 2pm – 3pm
  • Saturday 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Sunday 1.30pm – 2.30pm

The tour will meet at the front entrance of the Palm House 10 minutes before tour start time.

Please make all bookings for weekend tours by 2pm on Friday afternoon in order to avoid disappointment.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited to groups of 20 people. To book your space, please email tropicalravine@belfastcity.gov.uk or call 078258 56105.

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<![CDATA[*Postponed* Sounds of the Amazon]]>Sounds of the Amazon is a collection of sounds recorded by 3D audio artist Augustine Leudar in the Amazon since 2001. The soundscape includes dawn chorus and the sounds of many sometimes loud and often more subtle sounding rainforest animals and insects including cicadas and howler monkeys. The audio was recorded by Leudar in the Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon.

Please note that the soundscape may be paused while other events take place.

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<![CDATA[Belfast Youth Forum's research report launch]]>Join the Belfast Youth Forum on Thursday 21 November as they launch their research report 'Any use?', exploring young people’s opinions on Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) in Belfast.

This event is youth-led and will provide an insight into local young people’s opinions on the quality and usefulness of the RSE they receive.

You’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with young people and take positive steps towards working with them on this subject.

To register your place for the event, please email or call 02890 500 521.

The event is part of the UN World Children’s Day celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

 

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity]]>Coronavirus update

As a precautionary measure in response to Coronavirus, events will be cancelled from 17 March until further notice.

Would you like to learn more about the people, places and communities that make Belfast? Are you interested in visiting different places of worship, understanding why different communities celebrate the events they do?

If so, come along to our DiverseCity events to learn more about the culture and traditions of some of the communities living in Belfast.

This is a year long programme with free events happening each month.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Sign up to our Good Relations emails to keep up to date with news, events and important information about Good Relations.
 

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* Féile an Earraigh]]>*Please note, this event has been cancelled.*

Féile an Earraigh delivers a wonderful mix of traditional music, talks, tours, family events, and St Patrick’s Day related arts and cultural events. At Féile an Earraigh it’s not just about the tunes, it’s also the warm welcoming atmosphere that awaits locals and visitors.

Highlights include the return to Belfast of the magnificent Anúna who will play Clonard Monastery on Sunday 8 March alongside Bernadette Morris and the Féile Women Singing Group. There will be 11 discussions and debates, six visual arts exhibitions, a full programme of events to celebrate International Woman’s Day, more than 40 community arts events, over 42 music sessions, including Trad Trail in venues throughout the city and even Irish Trad gigs on the Glider and Metro.

Full festival programme can be found on Féile Belfast 

 

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<![CDATA[Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimisation]]>Does the thought of doing search engine optimisation (SEO) make you nervous?

If you’re new to the world of digital marketing with your business or the organisation you work for, it’s important to know the basics of SEO for your success online. If you’re new to SEO or want to understand how to improve your visibility online, this free workshop is designed for you.

The workshop will cover:

  • how search engines work
  • conducting keyword research and tools you can use to do so
  • getting the technical stuff right
  • getting the on page stuff right
  • local Search Engine Optimisation and Google My Business
  • introduction to link building
  • monitoring performance
By the end of the session you’ll understand the fundamental requirements for a successful approach to SEO and be energised to implement the tactics discussed.

There are a limited number of spaces available. Booking essential.

Bookings are managed by the The Digital Technology Programme. For more information and to register go to Eventbrite.

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.

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<![CDATA[The Story Strategy Traction (SST) Lab]]>Would you benefit from a free one day workshop in which you’ll hone your business purpose, market focus, USP and story, whilst constructively appraising the marketing, goal-setting and prioritisation that will deliver your vision?

Participants will leave with a clear, concise and uncomplicated roadmap for their business or idea, as well as the ability to engagingly articulate the business’s story. They will identify key actions required to gain early momentum and depart with a toolkit and appetite to get things done.

You’re eligible to apply if:

  • You have a business idea, but have not yet acted on it, you are in the process of starting-up, or you are in business and have been trading for less than one year. (Businesses showing sales income before 1 January 2019 are not eligible for SST).
  • You reside within the Belfast City Council area or have a business registered there.
  • You are over 16 years old.

Bookings are managed by Podiem. For more information, and to apply, visit www.podiem.com/SST.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, Monday 17 February 2020.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - DiverseCity: Visit to Clonard Monastery]]>Coronavirus update

As a precautionary measure in response to Coronavirus, our events are cancelled until further notice.

*Please note this event is now fully booked.

Tour the church and underground crypt which sheltered Protestants and Catholics during and the Belfast Blitz. Walk around the monastery and room where Gerry Adams and John Hume med with Fr Alec Reid. Walk to the first of Belfast’s dividing walls, including a stop at the Clonard Martyrs Memorial Garden.

Further details on the event, including meeting point, will be provided following your reservation. You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

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Find out more.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - Product Design and Prototyping Masterclass]]>Coronavirus update

As a precautionary measure in response to Coronavirus, our events are cancelled until further notice.

This masterclass will focus on how to develop a new product and bring it through the design and prototyping process to production.

Strategic product design is key to delivering a product that is superior to competitors, or better than what’s currently available in terms of market appeal and performance.

Through focusing on the aesthetics of a product, its functions and performance a business can drive new product development with the ultimate outcome of creating compelling, customer focused product solutions.Good product design and prototyping also serves technical purposes such as documentation for production, new technologies, or Intellectual Property.

We’ll focus on the following areas of product development and prototyping:

  • establishing a design brief
  • engaging a product designer
  • identifying your project stakeholders
  • the product design process
  • the value of Prototyping
  • available technologies
  • 3D printing
  • a production ready product

The Innovation Factory manages bookings for this event. For more information and to register go to Eventbrite.

Product design.Venue : The Innovation Factory]]>
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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* St Patrick's Day Carnival Parade and Concert]]>*Please note this event has been postponed.*

Belfast will mark the city's St Patrick’s Day celebrations with a vibrant carnival parade and free open-air concert on Tuesday 17 March.

The streets will be awash with colour and noise from 12.30pm as the parade, themed to the Environment will snake its way through the city centre. Wonder at the eye-catching floats, performers and magnificent costumes. Come along and see St Patrick, Pipe Bands, dancers and more on their colourful journey through the heart of the city.

The carnival leaves from Belfast City Hall at 12.30pm and will travel along Chichester Street and Victoria Street, into High Street and Donegall Street before finishing at Writers Square.

You can then make the short trip across to Custom House Square where you will be able to enjoy a free concert from 1.30pm-4pm featuring local bands All Folk’d Up and the Banjacks along with a special performance from the Loughgiel Irish dancers.
The concert will then play host to Ibiza favourites DJ and saxophonist musical duo, Ben Santiago and Lovely Laura and the global, multi-platinum dance act Cascada - performing some of her hits including ‘Everytime We Touch’ and ‘Evacuate the Dancefloor’.

Entry to the concert will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Terms and conditions of entry apply.

Terms and Conditions of Entry – Custom House Square

  • Access to the event will be on a first come first served basis
  • No alcohol to be permitted or consumed on site.
  • Belfast City Council requests that patrons assist in creating a shared event space. Therefore, we reserve the right to restrict access to its events if it is deemed, by the Council, that a patron(s) is/are in breach of this position. Belfast City Council also has a duty to ensure various equality rights are protected under S75 of the Northern Ireland Act, and reserves the right to restrict access to events should a patron be behaving in a way that is likely to constitute a breach of these obligations.
  • Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gates open at 1.15pm and the event will finish at 4pm approx.
  • No glass bottles permitted on site.
  • Food and drink facilities available on site.
  • No barbeques or naked flames.
  • Umbrellas will be permitted but their use may be restricted.
  • Once on site you assume all risk of injury and all responsibility for property loss, destruction or theft, and release organisers, sponsors, performers, venue and their employees from any liability.
  • No dogs except assistance dogs.
  • This outdoor event will happen regardless of weather conditions, so please dress accordingly.
  • No bicycles.
  • No parking available.
  • Belfast City Council has the right to refuse admission.
  • Belfast City Council has the right to refuse entry to those under the influence of alcohol and who would be deemed by the organisers to be a hazard to themselves and/or others.
  • If you leave the site you may not be permitted to re-enter, this will be at the discretion of the stewards.
  • Before entering the site you may be subject to a search.
  • Belfast City Council reserves the right to make any alterations to the advertised details for the event.
  • Please be aware that Belfast City Council will have an official photographer onsite. If a specific image of an individual or a group is the focal point of a photograph, you will be asked for your consent to use the image and to complete a form(s) in line with the General Data Protection Regulation/Data Protection Act 2018.
  • Professional photographers who operate for public facing media are not permitted to operate within the event space without obtaining permission from Belfast City Council and providing details of their official accreditation alongside contact details.
  • Smoke effects, strobe lighting, lasers and loud noises may be used at this event.

This information was correct at the time of going to print. Belfast City Council does not accept responsibility for any omissions or changes to the information.

 

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<![CDATA[*Postponed* The Spar Craic 10k]]>*Please note this event has been postponed.*

Thousands of runners will take to the streets of Belfast city on St Patrick’s Day, Tuesday 17 March to take part in the 6th annual ‘Spar Craic 10k’ urban run.

The race will leave from the front of Belfast City Hall at 9am and take a route through the city centre before crossing the finish line at Ormeau Park.

Organisers of the cross-community event hope as many families as possible take part, beginning their St Patrick’s Day celebrations in a healthy and worthy way, before joining the civic celebrations in the city centre where you can enjoy the city council's carnival parade (12.30pm) and concert planned in Custom House Square (1.30pm-4pm).

Every registered runner in the SPAR Craic 10K will also be helping the Marie Curie with a donation from every registration going to the charity. All entrants will receive a ‘goodie’ bag and all finishers will receive a bespoke 2020 medal.

To register for the SPAR Craic 10K and for further details visit aisling-events.com

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<![CDATA[*Postponed* - Ciclovia Belfast 2020]]>Message from Ciclovia Belfast

Having taken into careful consideration the advice and guidance provided by the relevant authorities in relation to the current situation regarding the global pandemic COVID-19, and in order to ensure we do not add further pressure to the capacity of our health services and other agencies, the funders and partners of Ciclovia Belfast have taken the decision to postpone Ciclovia Belfast until later in 2020.

Whilst we understand that this is disappointing for those who were looking forward to participating in the event the health and well being of everyone involved is of the upmost importance and it is essential that we are guided by the advice we have received from the relevant authorities in relation to social events and gatherings during this challenging time.

We look forward to seeing you on the cycle freeway later in the year.

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<![CDATA[Managing your People]]>This free webinar will address:
1. The key premises to managing people in these unique circumstances;
2. The Technical HR Issues - Furlough status, Reduced Hours/ Salary Cuts and potential redundancies etc .
3. Best Practice - How to both lead and manage staff through this period;
4. Questions and answers;
5. Areas of 100% funded support and how to apply.
With limited places please register ONLY if you plan to attend here.
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<![CDATA[Managing your Finance]]>This webinar will address:
1. The key premises to managing finance in unique circumstances;
2. The main areas of finance available – support explained and a Q&A on unique circumstances;
3. Cashflows – templates and C19 specific checklists;
4. Questions and answers; and
5. Areas of 100% funded support and how to apply.
With limited places, please register ONLY if you plan to attend here.
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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* Easter Tea Dance]]>The tea dance is cancelled on 9 April 2020.

Come along to our Easter themed tea dance for an afternoon of dancing, singing and meeting new friends. Food and refreshments provided.

Please note parking is limited in this area.

To book please contact the Parks Outreach team on (028) 9032 0202 Extension 3400.

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<![CDATA[Maintaining programme continuity during COVID-19]]>Procurement opportunities still exist and are issued every day. Get the support you need to tender successfully.

Our free introduction to tendering webinar is available to micro companies, sole traders and social enterprises based in the Belfast City Council area.

The webinar will cover:

  • mapping the public sector market
  • insight into private sector supply chains that are tendered
  • understanding the buying processes and how buying is changing
  • how to decide which tenders to bid for and what your strategy should be
  • tips on how to write a winning bid
  • pricing and cost considerations

If you participate in the webinar, you’ll also benefit from follow-on mentoring - initially up to two days (14 hours). 

Bookings for this event are managed by Envision Management Consultants. For more information and to register go to Eventbrite.

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<![CDATA[Building a digital business]]>In this webinar, you’ll explore how to develop a digital business and adapt your operating model to deal with COVID-19. The webinar will cover: 

• digital disruption
• selling products online
• selling training/consultancy online
• selling ‘content’ online

This 90-minute webinar is split into four sections. Each section lasts around 20 minutes and will provide practical advice, guidance and interviews from businesses succeeding in that area. The webinar is only available to businesses in Belfast City Council area.

Andrew McConnell from McConnell Shoes will share the story of how they built their eCommerce website to complement their real world stores. Orla Rafferty from Rafferty HR will also explain how she effectively uses online tools to remotely deliver a leading consultancy service.

To register for this webinar, go to 42 Digital

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<![CDATA[Facebook for Business Users online workshop]]>Many businesses have a social media presence of some description, but aren’t using Facebook to its full potential. With over 2.4 billion monthly active users on Facebook, there is a huge opportunity to market your product or services.

This online workshop will introduce you to:

  • setting goals for being on Facebook
  • creating good content
  • using Canva to improve images
  • boosted posts
  • insights
  • planning

Participants will also have the opportunity to work with others who face the same challenges, to collaborate by sharing ideas and to build better networks for the future.

Registration for this event is being managed by Full Circle. For more information and to register go to Eventbrite.

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<![CDATA[Helping Kickstart businesses deal with Covid-19]]>This webinar is by email invitation only to current or past participants of the Kickstart programme.

This webinar is for your business if you had to close, you’re just surviving or running your business as usual.

Our panel will share their expertise and take a question and answer session. 

Michael McQuillan, CEO ENI will cover:
What support is available in Belfast to new business start-ups?

Tony Haren, ACMA, Admor Business Solutions will cover:
Cashflow crisis, know when to act, what kind of information a bank will look for if seeking an overdraft and having cash in place to enable you to reopen

Christine Watson, chartered marketer and licensed World Host Trainer, Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing will cover:
Innovative thinking – how to reboot your sales when normality returns

 

 

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* Spring Fair]]>The spring fair is cancelled on 25 and 26 April 2020.

The seasonal top family event ‘Spring Fair’ returns to Malone House and Barnett Demesne in April.

A weekend of family fun is guaranteed with live music and entertainment, floral art demonstrations and spring flower show exhibitions.

 

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* Decade of Centenaries Conference: Recalling the events of 1920]]>The conference is cancelled.

The conference is an opportunity to explore a number of issues from this period, including the loss of life and displacement of people from neighbourhoods across the city.

The session will also look at the political backdrop to these events and the impact on communities.

Speakers will include Dr Éamon Phoenix, Liz Gillis, Deirdre McBride, Dr Alan Parkinson, Jimmy McDermott and Dr Brian Barton. 

Email goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or telephone 028 9027 0663 to book.

Please advise of any access or dietary issues upon registration.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* Willow Plant Obelisk Workshop]]>The workshop is cancelled on 29 April 2020.

Support your sweet pea and make a willow obelisk with tuition from a local willow sculptor. Materials will be supplied. Structures will be three to four feet high.

Workshop places are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis. 
To book, contact the Parks Outreach team by telephone (028) 9032 0202 Extension 3400

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<![CDATA[Connecting with customers]]>This webinar will provide practical guidance on how to stay connected with your customers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The webinar will cover:

  • getting your social messaging right
  • Facebook live
  • Facebook groups and communities
  • creating videos

This webinar is split in two sections. The first will provide strategic advice on getting your messaging right during a health crisis and the second will focus on social media tools available to communicate your message.

To register for this webinar, go to 42 Digital

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival]]>Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (CQAF) takes place in the beating heart of Belfast’s arts and cultural scene, with an eclectic programme including some of the best names in music, comedy, spoken word and more. CQAF began life in May 2000 attracting an audience of just over 5,000. It now regularly attracts well over 60,000 people to over 100 events in Belfast's city centre.

For more information visit Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

 

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<![CDATA[Creative Mornings online webinar]]>Those working in the creative industries from musicians and artists to architects and designers and more are invited to join this new online monthly breakfast lecture series, supported by Big Motive and Belfast City Council.

The global series which originated in Brooklyn NYC is coming to Belfast with support from Big Motive and Belfast City Council. It’s intended to give Belfast creatives a platform to share their talent with the world, and encourage collaboration and new business opportunities.

For further details and to sign up, please visit the CreativeMornings Belfast website www.creativemornings.com/cities/bfs

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - Festival of Fools]]>Festival of Fools is an international festival of street theatre and circus. The programme for 2020 is jam-packed with the best local and international circus and street arts talent. Expect to be dazzled and delighted as professional and community performers from around the globe capture your imagination, wow you with their skills and escort your dropped jaw through the streets of Belfast.

For more information, visit Festival of Fools 

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<![CDATA[*Postponed* Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2020]]>The 39th annual Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is postponed.

For more information, please visit Belfast City Marathon website.

Belfast is one of the leading marathons in the UK and Ireland and is an AIMS certified race and qualifying event for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Rankings.

Around 20,000 participants are expected to take part in 2020, in the largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland. There are events to suit all levels of fitness from the Marathon, two to five person Team Relay (leg distances 4.2-6.8 miles), 8 Mile Walk   and Fun Run (approximately three miles).

The race will begin at 9am on Prince of Wales Avenue, Stormont Estate and will finish in Ormeau Park. The Fun Run will start and finish in Stormont Estate.

The event will be working closely with their Official Charity Partner – Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. Participants are encouraged to #MakeItCount and run, walk or wheel for team Cancer Focus NI in 2020 to help more people survive from cancer.

Entries are open at Belfast City Marathon online registration station. Final entry deadline is midnight on Friday 10 April 2020.

This event is renowned for its incredible local support and crowds to cheer you on throughout your 26.2 miles so why not get entering now!

Details of the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon route can be found on the event website. You can also follow the event Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates.

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<![CDATA[Webinar: Financial support for small businesses during COVID-19]]>Register to join a free webinar hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and find out how small business can access the coronavirus business support measures that have been made available to UK businesses.

The webinar will cover:

  • Eligibility for small business grants
  • Applying for a loan
  • Tax
  • Claiming for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar or can submit questions in advance. Registration is managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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<![CDATA[Belfast Virtual Distance Marathon Run]]>Are you ready for the challenge as a virtual competitor in the Belfast Virtual Distance Marathon Run?

Online registration is open from Thursday 7 May 2020 on the Belfast City Marathon website. You can walk, run or jog 26.2 miles safely. You have nine weeks to complete the challenge, following local government guidelines for exercise and social distancing. Participants should submit their results by Wednesday 30 June. Registration closes on Friday 19 June.

Entry fee is £15, with proceeds going to the marathon's official charity, Cancer Focus NI. All participants will get a medal and a complimentary Cancer Focus NI T-shirt.

Belfast City Marathon

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organisers have rescheduled the Belfast Marathon Run, Team Relay, Eight Mile Walk and Fun Run events for Sunday 20 September 2020.

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<![CDATA[Managing your business during coronavirus reporting regulations and tax]]>Join this webinar to find out more about managing your business during coronavirus.

  • With guidance on reporting, regulations and tax, the webinar will cover:
  • Right to work checks
  • Filing reports and accounts
  • Time to pay scheme

You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. If you would like to put forward a question in advance you can submit it via email to sed@beis.gov.uk by Tuesday 5 May.

Registration is managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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<![CDATA[75th anniversary of VE Day]]>Belfast is joining in the ‘virtual’ celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with events taking place as part of a weekend of remembrance, celebration and thanksgiving. The celebrations have moved online with people marking the occasion in their own homes.

In Belfast, 100-year-old WW2 veteran Teddy Dixon pre-recorded a short video to mark the anniversary. He gave a reading of the Nation’s Toast and introduced a recording of a piper playing ‘When the Battle’s O’er’.

The video will be broadcast on our Facebook and Twitter channels at 3pm on Friday 8 May.

The Lord-Lieutenant for the County Borough of Belfast Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle has also recorded a special VE Day message to be shared on our Twitter.

Later on Friday, people across Belfast are expected to take part in a nationwide sing-a-long of the Vera Lynn classic We’ll Meet Again, from their windows and on their doorsteps, following an address by the Queen at 9pm.

VE Day represents an important milestone in the world’s history as it was on that day – 75 years ago – when peace was declared, bringing an end to almost six years of war across Europe, and City Hall will be illuminated in red from dusk ‘til dawn to mark this year’s special anniversary.

The important milestone was marked in Belfast 75 years ago, when City Hall was also lit up to mark the occasion. And while the technology used will be different, the iconic building will once again be illuminated on the same day, in 2020.

We wish to recognise the service of veterans in the Second World War, particularly those who hailed from Belfast, and all those who contributed to the efforts in bringing about peace.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - DiverseCity: Gaelic Bus Tour of East Belfast]]>Uncover the hidden Gaelic history of east Belfast, including the ill-fated Irish Lord, Conn O’Neill and the exclusively Irish speaking family raised on the Castlereagh Road in the 1950s.

Hear about the native Irish-speaking Methodist preacher buried on the Newtownards Road, secret meetings of Protestant Irish speakers at Mountpottinger and the activities of the Ballymacarrett, Bloomfield and Breda branches of the Gaelic League.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663. Further details on the event, including meeting point, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* Teddy Bears' picnic]]>Come along to our Teddy Bears' picnic with activities for pre-school age children including:

  • teddy bear picnic
  • puppet show
  • story telling
  • face painting
  • bouncy castle
  • jumping clay
  • sensory lego
  • and much more.

Bring a picnic and make a day of it (picnic blankets will be available).

For more information contact our Parks Outreach team on (028) 9032 0202 extension 3368.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - DiverseCity: Guided walking tour of Murals and Peace Walls]]>Join tour guide Paul Donnelly for a fully facilitated walking tour which provides an insight into the history behind the murals and walls, promoting an understanding of Belfast’s troubled past, as well as future hopes and challenges.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Further details on the event, including meeting point, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - Sunset movie night - 'The Greatest Showman']]>Come along and enjoy our first film showing at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. Food stalls will be on site.

To book contact our Parks Outreach team on (028) 9032 0202 extension 3368.

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - SkillBuild NI Final – Construction Careers]]>We are delighted to be working in partnership with Construction Industry Training Board NI (CITB NI) in providing parents, guardians or anyone who works with young people the opportunity to attend the SkillBuild NI Final Competition at CITB NI Training Centre.
Places are limited for the event and booking is essential. Please book your place.

At this event, you can learn more about the SkillBuild NI Competition and find out more about the construction apprenticeships available. You will also get:

  • the opportunity to see those competing at the NI Skillbuild Final in action
  • careers advice around construction apprenticeships and supporting information
  • meet other people who are interested in learning more about apprenticeship opportunities in Construction
  • find out more about the wide range of construction jobs within the construction industry what the various jobs in construction involve.
  • Observe job sampling on constructions’ crafts such as joinery, electrical and bricklaying.

Register

If you are interested in attending, booking is necessary. 

There are three sessions available to attend on the day. To book, please register via the appropriate link below for the session you would like to attend:

 

Careers in ConstructionVenue : at CITB NI, Nutts Corner Training Centre, 17 Dundrod Road, Crumlin, BT29 4SR]]>
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<![CDATA[Planning for cash flow in the current climate (Webinar 1)]]>Sara Otley from SJO Accountants presents a webinar designed to guide businesses through financial issues during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

Topics covered include:

• updates on what support is available (things we need to look out for)
• key issues affecting businesses now and as restrictions are gradually lifted

Information about the presenter

Sara Otley (Director of SJO Accountants) has worked with small businesses in Northern Ireland for over 11 years. As a small business owner, she understands the challenges faced by SMEs.

To register for the free webinar, go to Eventbrite

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - Lord Mayor’s Charity Fun Day for Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice]]>Andy’s Toy Takeover at Alexandra Park

Bring your toys along and join Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang for a free, fun-filled family day out.
Find Miss Bo Peep’s lost sheep, get up close to the animals in the petting farm and get active with our kids activities.
With face painting, balloon modellers, bouncy castles, workshops, pony rides and much more!

Child with a painted face.Venue : Alexandra park]]>
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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - Bat Walk in Wedderburn Park]]>Join our Parks Outreach team and Dr Jim Bradley for an evening of bat-spotting.  Places are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis.

To book, contact the Parks Outreach team by telephone (028) 9032 0202 Extension 3400

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* - DiverseCity: The Bonfire Tradition]]>Explore the historical background and context of bonfires, including their cultural, political and social importance, in particular to post conflict loyalist communities. The workshop will also share approaches Shankill Alternatives has used to engage directly with bonfire groups.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

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<![CDATA[Building a new business strategy for the mid term]]>As coronavirus (COVID-19) trading conditions changed our business outlook two months ago, urgent questions arose about various new, unique short term schemes and arrangements.

If Phase one was about addressing short term, urgent issues, then Phase two is about businesses having to make strategic changes and decisions.

This online webinar will cover:

  • key lessons to learn quickly before strategically planning
  • a strategic planning framework – what are the aspects to consider
  • main tools – what are the templates or tools we can build to successfully manage strategy
  • the plan – how do we define what we’ll do and how do we communicate it

To register for the webinar, go to Eventbrite 

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<![CDATA[*fully booked* Purposeful marketing for the here and now]]>This event is fully booked.

This free online workshop will show you how to compose and progress a purposeful marketing agenda during coronavirus (COVID-19). The workshop is designed for early stage, micro and small businesses to help you understand marketing.

Christine Watson, a chartered marketer, will give the workshop and cover:

• an introduction to marketing with purpose
• how businesses can adequately assess their external environment
• insights from local and international small and large businesses successfully delivering marketing with purpose
• examples of businesses that pivot
• guidance on market driven decision-making
• how marketing works
• Moving Forward: Marketing Planning for the Here and Now
• where to get help to compose and progress a purposeful marketing agenda
• commitments and next steps
• questions and answers



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<![CDATA[Getting to grips with your workload]]>
Most people want to manage their workload more efficiently, to feel in control of all tasks and activities they’re responsible for.

Using only a pen and notebook, you can quickly learn a flexible approach to workload management that can be built around your individual needs.

This online event can help you better prepare and plan for the week ahead, set objectives and manage priorities. This is your opportunity to say, "enough is enough - things are going to change."

Join this free event and learn how to:

  • organise your 'what' whilst remaining aware of your 'why'
  • organise your goals, tasks and diary to motivate and inspire you
  • use 'bullet journaling' to become much more intentional about personal productivity
  • access ways to get other support

To register for this event, go to Eventbrite

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<![CDATA[Planning for cash flow in the current climate (Webinar 2)]]>Sara Otley from SJO Accountants presents a webinar designed to guide businesses through financial issues during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

Topics covered include:

• how to manage your cash flow
• how to prepare a cash flow forecast that works for you
• how to best manage your finances going forward to keep you in control

Information about the presenter

Sara Otley (Director of SJO Accountants) has worked with small businesses in Northern Ireland for over 11 years. As a small business owner, she understands the challenges SMEs face.

To register for the free webinar, go to Eventbrite

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<![CDATA[*Cancelled* Jazz in the Parks]]>Enjoy an afternoon of jazz music in Lower Crescent open space, off University Road. Bring a picnic and enjoy music over lunch-time while soaking up the sun.

 

 

People watchin Jazz musicians in the park.Venue : Various]]>
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<![CDATA[All events are cancelled]]>Coronavirus update

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), all events are cancelled.

Events calendar in Belfast for 2020]]>
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<![CDATA[*cancelled* DiverseCity: Stories of Muslim Women Living in Belfast]]>This event is cancelled.

An opportunity to talk with women from Muslim communities and hear about their diverse experiences of life in Belfast.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Further details on the event, including venue details, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[How to kickstart (and improve) your business finances online]]>The online workshop will focus on start-ups that have a basic knowledge of finance.

Tony Haren, Admor Business Solutions, will take business owners through the essentials of what good business financial management looks like. The workshop will include a live demo, case studies, top tips and advice on:

• How to maintain good record keeping and sound bookkeeping - this will include a live demo of a cloud based bookkeeping system and how it can transform your business
• How to use your bookkeeping system to keep on top of your business finances and how you can use it to prepare for your tax returns with greater peace of mind
• How to interpret your financial information - gross and net profit; cash flow - all demystified
• How to select and work with your accountant - delegate, not abdicate your finances
• How to assess your financial strengths and weaknesses - and how to improve them

Participant interaction will be encouraged.

To register for this online event, go to Eventbrite

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<![CDATA[Keeping customers engaged with captivating content]]>This webinar will provide practical tips and guidance that you can apply to your content marketing strategy today, to keep your customers engaged and informed during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Topics will include:

• generating content ideas
• giving your content personality
• creating video and graphics - recommended tools and mobile apps
• sharing your content effectively

The webinar is only available to businesses in Belfast. To attend, you need to register online.

online business marketing]]>
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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Visit to City Cemetery]]>In City Cemetery, the inscriptions tell the story of finance, empire, the rise of northern unionism and the golden era of industrialisation.
Join your guide Tom Hartley and learn about the complexities of the political and cultural identity of the late 19th century Belfast in this fascinating walk through history.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Further details on the event, including meeting point, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[*cancelled* The Big Lunch]]>This event is cancelled.

Join us for some fun activities for the family and bring a picnic.

For more information contact the Parks Outreach team on (028) 9032 0202 extension 3368.

Group of people having a picnic.Venue : Rev Robert Bradford park]]>
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<![CDATA[Consortium Development and Collaborative Bidding Webinar]]>Collaboration – the formation of joint ventures and consortia - is increasingly common as an approach to winning bids.

Consortia can add great benefits to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) targeting new business through public procurement, and in private sector supply chains, such as:

• opening up new sub-sectors of the public procurement market, and new private sector supply chains
• helping to meet minimum/mandatory criteria
• adding new/specialist skills and capabilities
• creating scale through combined capacity

This webinar is free and is designed for SMEs that are bidding or considering bidding for contracts with collaborative partners. The webinar will examine the opportunities and challenges of forming successful consortia. Participants will also consider the strategy and process issues involved for legal, business, procurement and compliance.

For more information about the webinar, telephone 028 9045 2777.

To register for the webinar, go to Eventbrite

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<![CDATA[Meet the entrepreneur, your questions answered]]>Do you ever wonder how established entrepreneurs got to where they are, or want to find out their biggest challenges and how they overcame these?

Join us online to hear Edel Doherty, MD and Founder of Beyond Business Travel and WIB Business Woman of the Year, share her journey and the impact of COVID-19. Edel will be joined by entrepreneurs Gráinne Maher and Vicky Blades and a Belfast City Council representative to provide you with support and answer your questions. The event will be facilitated by Roisin McDermott.

The online event is free but you need to register.

Information on the panel

Edel started her company in 2010. The business has gone from strength to strength, with offices in Belfast and Dublin and a multi-million pound turnover.

Gráinne Maher has been creating headwear for the past 12 years, leading the way in new materials and design. She has shown her work at London Fashion Week and the Irish Fashion Awards. She also has a design brand Pluck and Devour, which started as laser cut jewellery and she is now working on wallpaper and furniture. Gráinne is a marketeer as well as a designer, and has 11.6k followers on Instagram.

Vicky Blades from Generally Speaking has been an actress for 16 years. She also teaches young actors. In 2019 she attended the Yes You Can Explore It programme in Belfast and has since launched her coaching business to help individuals improve their speaking skills for work, presentations, speeches, job interviews and selling skills. She shares lots of tips about presenting yourself online.

To register for this event, go to Women in Business.

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<![CDATA[Using Facebook Ads to reach new customers]]>If you're already marketing your business on Facebook and Instagram, this webinar will give practical tips and guidance on using Facebook advertising to reach new customers during coronavirus (COVID-19).

You'll learn how to:

• understand different ways to advertise on Facebook

• find key demographics that will be the most likely to respond to your ads and become qualified leads

• identify and create compelling ad copy and visuals that will make people want to click your ads

• follow up with leads in ways that turn them into loyal, happy customers


The webinar is only available to businesses in Belfast. To attend, you need to register online.

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<![CDATA[Developing the entrepreneur for business start up]]>This is an online event.

The two-hour session will support you to build your confidence, understand issues you may face, address your fears and develop your resilience and creative thinking. You'll also have an opportunity to network and enjoy small group discussion to get you energised and motivated.

To register, go to Women in Business.

 

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<![CDATA[Reach more customers with Google Ads]]>Businesses are using Google Ads to increase their visibility on Google and to generate more sales during coronavirus (COVID-19).

This webinar will give practical tips and guidance to getting in front of customers searching online for businesses like yours.

You'll learn:

• How to set up your Google Ads account
• Ad types and search networks
• Effective keyword research and implementing negative keywords
• tracking ad performance
• testing and refining your ads

The webinar is only available to businesses in Belfast. To attend, you need to register online. 

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<![CDATA[*cancelled* An evening of Sports and Games]]>This event is cancelled.

Come along to Drumglass for an evening of sports and games for all the family. 

For more information please contact our Parks Outreach team on (028) 9032 0202 extension 3368.

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<![CDATA[*cancelled* DiverseCity: Refugee and Arabic Cultural Information Session]]>This event is cancelled.

This session will provide an introduction to areas of Islamic and Arab culture, as well as information on how the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme works. You will also have the opportunity to meet refugees living in Belfast.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Further details on the event, including venue details, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[*cancelled* Family Activity Day]]>This event is cancelled.

Come along to our free family activity day. 

For more information contact our Parks Outreach team on (028) 9032 0202 extension 3368.

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<![CDATA[*cancelled* Summer hanging basket and container-making workshop]]>This event is cancelled.

Bring along your hanging basket or window box container and plant it up for a fabulous summer display. Workshop places are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis.

To book, contact the Parks Outreach team by telephone (028) 9032 0202 Extension 3400.

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<![CDATA[Making your website work]]>This webinar will give practical tips and guidance that you can apply to your website to get more clients and sales during coronavirus (COVID-19). Make your website work and use it generate business leads and sales.

Topics covered include:

• design and navigation
• persuasive copy
• calls to action
• search engine friendliness
• load speed
• livechat
• case studies/testimonials
• analytics

The webinar is only available to businesses in Belfast. To attend, you need to register online. 

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<![CDATA[Belfast Pride]]>Belfast Pride is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and the biggest Pride festival in Ireland, reaching up to 55,000 people with over 150 events across ten days. It aims to represent and promote the visibility of the LGBT+ community in Belfast by delivering a diverse programme of events that is open to all. Visit Belfast Pride for more information.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Visit to Shankill Methodist Church]]>An opportunity to visit a Methodist Church, located in the heart of the Shankill Road, adjacent to the site of the 1993 Shankill bomb. Hear about the ethos of Methodism and the involvement of the church in reconciliation work.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

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<![CDATA[Plant Propagation]]>Increase your plant stock without spending a fortune. Take cuttings and watch them grow.

Workshop places are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis. 
To book, contact the Parks Outreach team by telephone (028) 9032 0202 Extension 3400

Potted seedlingsVenue : Wedderburn Pavilion in Wedderburn Park]]>
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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Visit to Milltown Cemetery]]>This walking tour will introduce participants to the history of the Belfast nationalist and republican community, going back 130 years. It will tell the story of priests and nuns, republicans and members of the Royal Constabulary, as well as the first conflict-related death to be buried there.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663. Further details on the event, including meeting point, will be provided following your reservation.

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Milltown cemetery.]]>
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<![CDATA[*Postponed* Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon 2020]]>Belfast City Half Marathon is postponed until Sunday 28 February 2021.

For more information, please visit Belfast City Marathon website.

Around 6,000 participants are expected to set off on their 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Embankment in a bid to complete the largest half marathon event in Northern Ireland, the 8th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.

Participants must be over 17 years old to enter. All participants must complete the Half Marathon in less than 3 hours. For more information or to register go to Belfast City Marathon 

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Living Library]]>This truly unique library enables you to ‘borrow’ a human book for a 20 minute conversation. Past books have included asylum seekers, former political prisoners, victims and survivors of the Troubles and elected representatives.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.
Further details on the event, including venue details, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Living Library]]>This truly unique library enables you to ‘borrow’ a human book for a 20 minute conversation. Past books have included asylum seekers, former political prisoners, victims and survivors of the Troubles and elected representatives.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.
Further details on the event, including venue details, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Cultural Competence Workshop]]>Gain insight into how culture shapes every part of how we behave and communicate; from providing the knowledge, skills and expertise to communicate effectively across cultures, to understanding different perspectives.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663. Further details on the event, including venue details, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[Winter and Spring hanging basket and container-making workshop]]>Bring along your hanging basket or window box container and plant it up for a ray of sunshine in spring. Workshop places are limited to 20 on a first come, first served basis.

To book, contact the Parks Outreach team by telephone (028) 9032 0202 Extension 3400.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Visit to Clifton Street Orange Hall]]>This guided tour of the 130 year old building will provide an insight into the history and traditions of the Orange Order and an exploration of artefacts that add to the story of the institution.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Visit to Belfast Jewish Synagogue]]>This visit and workshop will enable participants to understand aspects relating to the history, heritage and cultural practice of the Jewish Community.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Visit to Belfast Islamic Centre]]>This visit will enable participants to explore the history of the Muslim community in Northern Ireland and to learn about aspects of Islam. An opportunity to observe prayer will be included in the visit.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Discover Ulster-Scots, History and Cultural Experience]]>This facilitated visit will provide participants with the opportunity to visit the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre and explore the rich history, heritage and cultural traditions of the Ulster-Scots community. Participants will also have the chance to learn about the Ulster-Scots language and enjoy some traditional Ulster-Scots music.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Further details on the event, including venue details, will be provided following your reservation.

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<![CDATA[DiverseCity: Irish Cultural and Linguistic Experience]]>Hosted at An Droichead, an Irish Language organisation, this experience provides the opportunity for participants to experience Irish culture, music and language and to learn more about the work of An Droichead.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.
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