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Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Belfast International Arts Festival. Our aim is a simple one; to create a genuinely civic event of contemporary arts and ideas of international appeal and stature.

What's On

'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the First World War.

#PoppiesTour

Poppies: Weeping Window

Presented by 14-18 NOW, Belfast International Arts Festival and National Museums Northern Ireland


Poppies
Irish Premiere
Free

Date

14 October - 3 December 2017

Time

10am - 4pm
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Phlox

All Female Showcase

Phlox


Visual Arts
Free

Date

12 October - 26 November 2017
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Video Encounters

Contemporary Short Films

Video Encounters

Rachel Maclean – Bedwyr Williams


Visual Arts
Free

Date

6 October - 18 November 2017
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Fire Below

The Missing Truth?

Fire Below (A War of Words)

By Owen McCafferty, Directed By Jimmy Fay


Theatre & Dance

Date

12 October - 29 October 2017

Time

Tues - Sat 7.45pm / Sat & Sun at 2.30pm
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40³

Celebrating 40 Years of Belfast Print Workshop

40³

Presented by Belfast Print Workshop


Visual Arts
Free

Date

9 October - 29 October 2017

Time

10am - 7pm
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Sadie Williams

Fashion and Film Inspired by Women during the First World War

Fashion & Freedom


Special Events
Free

Date

10 October - 28 October 2017

Time

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
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Lives In Translation

Lives in Translation

Kabosh


Theatre & Dance
World Premiere

Date

25 October - 28 October 2017

Time

7.30pm (Saturday Matinee 3pm)
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The Poetry Jukebox

Poesiomat & The Quotidian Project

The Poetry Jukebox

Maria McManus and Deirdre Cartmill


Talks & Ideas
Free

Date

12 October - 28 October 2017
7:00pm
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Interactive Sound Installation

Gardens Speak

Tania El Khoury


Special Events
Irish Premiere

Date

11 October - 22 October 2017

Time

2pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
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Soldier Still - Junk Ensemble (photo Fionn McCann) (1)

A Tale of Beauty and Brutality

Soldier Still

Junk Ensemble, in association with the MAC


Theatre & Dance

Date

17 October - 18 October 2017
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TORDRE©Patrick Imbert

A haunting hypnotic duet

TORDRE (WROUGHT)

Rachid Ouramdane


Theatre & Dance
UK & Ireland Premiere

Date

13 October - 14 October 2017
7:45pm
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wind resistance

Poignant Paean To the Peatbogs of Scotland

Wind Resistance

Karine Polwart


Theatre & Dance
Irish Premiere

Date

10 October - 11 October 2017
7:45pm
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Valery Gergiev

Mariinsky Theatre Trust (UK)

Mariinsky Orchestra

Conductor: Valery Gergiev


Classical
UK & Ireland Premiere

Date

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
7:30pm
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