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Established in 1962, the city’s longest-running international arts festival, reimagined and reborn as Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF) in 2015, is celebrating 60 years with a new extended season of contemporary arts and cultural events.

For six decades the festival has ensured that the residents of Belfast alongside its international visitors have access to the best of world class artists and events from home and abroad.

Relive the Highlights at #BIAF22

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Download our 2022 Printed programme here – BIAF 22 Festival Programme

View At A Glance Guides:

BIAF22_Week 5 31 Oct_6 Nov

Melts

MELTS

Date
Thursday, 13 October 2022
7:30pm
Music
More Info MELTS
Too Late
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NGXX

The Naughton Gallery
Date
13 October - 29 January 2023
Time
11.00am - 4.00pm | Closed Mondays
Visual Arts
Free
More Info NGXX
Too Late
'Saddle Quern with Rubbing Stone, Photographer RJ Welch, Date Unknown (Approx 1920). Glass Plate Negative from the collection of NMNI. Installation view at Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast (2022).

To Make a Monument

Jan McCullough in partnership with Household
Date
13 October - 13 November 2022
Visual Arts
Free
Fighting
Middle East & North Africa Focus

Fighting and The Resilience of the Body

Shaymaa Shoukry
Date
Thursday, 13 October 2022
7:45pm
Theatre & Dance
PREMIERE PICK N MIX
UK & Ireland Premiere
Double Bill
A Night Of Musical Journeys
Beyond Skin

A Night of Musical Journeys

Musicians Artists at Risk Resettlement Scheme
Date
Friday, 14 October 2022
Time
7.30pm Doors| 8pm start
Music
Focus on Artists in the Middle East & North Africa
Free
The Ghost House. A cartoon illustration featuring a magical door leading in to a spooky house. In the foreground, the central character Lady Helena, beckons us to join

The Ghost House

Cahoots
Date
Fri 14 Oct - Mon 31 Oct (closed on Tuesdays)
Time
Various Times: Weekdays 5.00pm - 9.15pm | Weekends 12.00pm - 9.15pm
Theatre & Dance
World Premiere
The Scorched Earth Trilogy

The Scorched Earth Trilogy

Dumbworld in co-production with Irish National Opera
Date
Friday, 14 October 2022
Time
7.00pm, 8.00pm & 9.00pm
Music
IN-visible ID-entities 4
Biaf22 Website Images (25)
Middle East & North Africa Focus

Ma’kan & Kabissa

Chaouki Amellal / Company Jil Z
Date
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Time
12:00pm, 1.30pm and 3pm
Outdoor
UK & Ireland Premiere
Double Bill
Free
Biaf22 Website Images (25)
Middle East & North Africa Focus

The Second Copy: 2045

Youness Atbane
Date
Saturday, 15 October 2022
7:45pm
Theatre & Dance
PREMIERE PICK N MIX
Irish Premiere
Ron's World

Ron’s World

Presented by Young at Art and the MAC
Date
Sat 15, Sun 16, Sat 22 Oct, Sun 23 Oct
Time
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Theatre & Dance
Gauz And David Foenkinos

GauZ’ and David Foenkinos

Date
Available to view on demand
Time
Premiere: 3.00pm on Sat 15 Oct | Available to view on BIAF's YouTube channel thereafter
Talks & Ideas
Free