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

Gulwali Passarlay
Amnesty International Annual Lecture

Gulwali Passarlay

An Afghan boy’s refugee journey
Date
Sunday, 29 November 2015
Talks
Nemesis

Misha Glenny

Nemesis: One man and the Battle for Rio
Date
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Talks
James Fenton
In conversation with BBC NI's Marie-Louise Muir

James Fenton

Date
Saturday, 10 October 2015
Talks
Cara Dillon
Unique Gravity

Cara Dillon

Festival Closing Concert
Date
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Music
Pavel Kolesnikov
BBC Radio 3

Pavel Kolesnikov and Friends

New Generation Artists
Date
Monday, 30 November 2015
Time
Fri 30 Oct - Sun 1 Nov, Fri & Sat 7.30pm / Sun 3.00pm
Classical
NI Premiere
Free
Kim Vaughan
Belfast Music Society

Quercus Ensemble

Northern Lights Mini-Fest 2015
Date
Sunday, 25 October 2015
Classical
3 for 2