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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

Maylis De Kérangal, Shumona Sinha, Lauren Elkin And Russell Williams Vb

Down with the Poor! and Eastbound

Shumona Sinha and Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Lauren Elkin and Russell Williams
Date
Now available to view on demand
Time
Premiered: Sun 16 Oct
Talks & Ideas
Free
Sambizanga (1972)

Sambizanga

Cinema Rediscovered
Date
Tuesday, 18 October 2022
6:15pm
Film
The Queen In Me

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
Featured Artist

Cultural Leadership: Now and into the Future

A Conversation hosted by Belfast International Arts Festival in association with Theatre and Dance NI
Date
Thursday, 20 October 2022
6:00pm
Talks & Ideas
Featured Artist
Another Lover's Discourse by Riham Isaac. A glamourous woman poses as if she were a cabaret singer in a scene of a 1950's movie.
Middle East & North Africa Focus

Another Lover’s Discourse

Riham Isaac | ليه خلتني احبك
Date
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2022
Time
7.00pm (22 Oct) / 3.00pm (23 Oct)
Theatre & Dance
PREMIERE PICK N MIX
World Premiere
Fragments

Fragments

Noé Soulier
Date
23 October - 6 November 2022
Time
Premiere: 7.20pm on 23 Oct | Available on demand thereafter
Film
Featured Artist
Free
Bind_image Credit Michael McEvoy

BIND

Quotidian – Word on the Street
Date
23 October - 6 November 2022
Time
Premiere: 7.00pm on 23 Oct | Available on demand thereafter
Film
Free
More Info BIND
Too Late
Navy Blue by Oona Doherty. A line of dancers appear, wearing navy blue clothes and bathed in blue light. Their facial expressions are serious and somewhat weary.

Navy Blue

Oona Doherty
Date
25 October - 26 October 2022
7:45pm
Theatre & Dance
PREMIERE PICK N MIX
Irish Premiere
Paul Carrack Photographer Nico Wills. Paul Carrack is wearing a grey shirt, sunglasses and a beige Cuban style straw hat

Paul Carrack

Date
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Time
7.30pm show | Doors 6.30pm
Music
Big Man
By Paul McVeigh

Big Man

A Lyric Theatre Production
Date
27 October - 13 November 2022
Time
Tues - Sat: 8.00pm | Sat - Sun: 3.00pm
Theatre & Dance
Conversations On Impermanence

Conversations on Impermanence

Centre Culturel Irlandais & No Alibis Press
Date
Available to view on demand
7:00pm
Talks & Ideas
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Free