Untitled 14km. The setting is a museum gallery. In the centre, a human shaped figure appears like a sculpture, wearing a medieval style metal helmet and chainmail, over a gold foil cloak.

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.

Download our 2022 Printed programme here – BIAF 22 Festival Programme

To Make A Monument

To Make a Monument

Jan McCullough in partnership with Household
Date
13 October - 13 November 2022
Visual Arts
Free
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The Naughton Gallery
Date
13 October - 29 January 2023
Time
11.00am - 4.00pm | Closed Mondays
Visual Arts
Free
Gauz And David Foenkinos

GauZ’ and David Foenkinos

Date
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Time
Premiere: 3.00pm on Sat 15 Oct | Available to view on BIAF's YouTube channel thereafter
Talks & Ideas
Free
Rêve Encore And Makan
Middle East & North Africa Focus

Rêve Encore & Ma’kan

Hamza El Alouani and Chaouki Amellal / Company Jil Z
Date
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Time
12:30pm, 2pm 3:30pm
Outdoor
UK & Ireland Premiere
Double Bill
Free
The Queen In Me. Opera singer Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 is wearing an elaborate witch-like costume as they play the part of The Magic Flute’s iconic Queen of the Night.

The Queen In Me

Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 Theatre Gargantua, Nightwood Theatre, Amplified Opera, Canadian Opera Company
Date
18 October - 19 October 2022
7:45pm
Music
Focus on Canada
PREMIERE PICK N MIX
European Premiere