2015 festival launch

This was a very special year in the Festival’s history during which we built on the strengths of its past and looked forward to a bright future with an exciting and accessible programme of world class events for all the people of Belfast and beyond.

Our new and independently produced event, The Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival, had the full and indeed generous support of the Arts Council, Belfast City Council, BritishCouncil and TourismNI, with the Ulster Bank as our private sector partner and title sponsor. This formidable backing sends a strong signal to the people of Belfast that culture and the arts are important and deserving of public investment. They are vital components of healthy societies as well as being engines of the economy in attracting tourists to our great city, Belfast.

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What You Missed

Anyday
Max Calaf / Jashgawronsky Brothers

Anyday / Trash!

A double bill of bizarre international family fun
Date
10 October - 11 October 2015
Time
Anyday 1pm & 3pm / Trash! 2pm & 4pm
Outdoor
UK & Ireland Premiere
Double Bill
3 for 2
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Hide Or Reveal

Helena Wikstrom & Una Bauer
Date
Saturday, 10 October 2015
Time
From 9th October
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
Windows

Windows

Asier Zabaleta, Michael Hanna & Valeria Simone
Date
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
Sister of another mama

Sister of Another Mama

Joseba Irazoki, Mila Pavicevic, SIMKA - Simon Haggblom and Karin Lind & Tonya McMullan
Date
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
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Flashes

A selection of 5 short documentaries from DokuFest
Date
Friday, 23 October 2015
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
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Oh My Home – Lost and Found

Ixone Ormaetxe, Laiya Gaye & Saadia Hussain
Date
19 October - 24 October 2015
Time
12 noon & 3pm daily
Corners
Focus on Mexico
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
Birdhouse

Birdhouse Gallery

Maciej Salamon & Nedyalko Delchev
Date
From Monday 5 October
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
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Built to Contain

Ana Frank, Laurence McKeown & Paula McFetridge
Date
Friday, 16 October 2015
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
Bridging the Silence

Bridging The Silence

Beatriz Churruca, Deirdre Cartmill & Hroslava Brkusic
Date
Monday, 19 October 2015
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
Atlas of Tremors

Atlas of Tremors

Ivana Ivkovic, Phil Hession, Christian Cherene & Ivan Marusic Klif
Date
14 October - 16 October 2015
Time
Wednesday 14 - Friday 16 October 7.30pm
Corners
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
Mark Francis
Royal Ulster Academy

134th Annual Exhibition

Date
16 October - 1 November 2015
Time
Open Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm. Closed Mon
Visual Arts
Free
The Obscure Spring

The Obscure Spring

(Las oscuras primaveras)
Date
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Film
Focus on Mexico
NI Premiere
A Separate Wind

A Separate Wind

(Viento aparte)
Date
Monday, 26 October 2015
Film
Focus on Mexico
NI Premiere
Gueros Boy

Gueros

Date
Friday, 23 October 2015
Film
Focus on Mexico
NI Premiere
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Too Late
the Guardian picture by Christopher
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Nine Nights

Date
Saturday, 24 October 2015
Outdoor
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free
Animotion
Aurora Nova presents Maria Rud, Evelyn Glennie & Ross Ashton

The Animotion Show

Date
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Outdoor
Irish Premiere
Free