Stakeholders Launch Festival

Belfast International Arts Festival is a prime example of cultural innovation that is open to all. With our multi-disciplinary programme of contemporary arts and culture from around the globe, we seek to push boundaries and challenge perceptions.

We engage actively with audiences and communities around and beyond the city and make a vital contribution to ensuring the rest of the world knows about the diversity of our cultural riches. Despite this artistic and popular success, the Festival, like most of Northern Ireland’s arts and cultural organisations remains highly vulnerable in the current uncertain economic and political circumstances. More than ever, we need Government and its agencies to acknowledge the key role that culture plays in attracting economic investment to our country and enhancing community cohesion.

Increased and longer-term investment that puts us on a par with other UK regions and Ireland is essential if we are continue to play that role.
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What you missed

TONY CONRAD
Directed by Tyler Hubby

Tony Conrad

Completely in the Present

Film
NY Season
NI Premiere

Date

Saturday, 22 October 2016
6:30pm
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Nexus
Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Nexus Reed Quintet

Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert

Classical
UK & Ireland Premiere

Date

Thursday, 20 October 2016
7:30pm
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Jonathan Byers
Belfast Music Society

Jonathan Byers

Northern Lights Mini-Fest

Classical
3 for 2

Date

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
7:30pm
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Fergus Jordan
Fergus Jordan

North of Delmar


Visual Arts
Free

Date

20 October - 29 November 2016

Time

Launch 5.00pm | Tues - Fri: 11.00am - 3.00pm
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Aftershock

Matthew Green

Talks
Nineteen Sixteen

Date

Sunday, 23 October 2016
6:00pm
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Nicky Minus
Sarah Maple / Nicky Minus / Gina Wynbrandt

Maybe She’s Born With It


Visual Arts
Free

Date

13 October - 29 October 2016

Time

Launch on 13 Oct at 6pm | Tues - Sun: 11.00am - 4.00pm
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OSLO
Belfast Music Society

Oslo 3

Northern Lights Mini-fest

Classical
UK & Ireland Premiere
3 for 2

Date

Sunday, 16 October 2016
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SESTINA
Belfast Music Society

Sestina

Northern Lights Mini-Fest

Classical
3 for 2

Date

Sunday, 23 October 2016
3:00pm
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Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch
NT Live

Hamlet


Film
Bending The Bard
UK & Ireland Premiere
Free

Date

Thursday, 13 October 2016
7:00pm
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King Lear
RSC Live

KING LEAR


Film
Bending The Bard

Date

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
7:00pm
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