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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 You Missed

Rosie McGurran - When the tide turned, pastel on Paper, 2016
Something For Everyone

136th Annual Exhibition

Royal Ulster Academy
Date
6 October - 7 January 2018
Time
Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm
Visual Arts
Free
'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
Date
14 October - 3 December 2017
Time
10am - 4pm
Poppies
Irish Premiere
Free
Phlox
All Female Showcase

Phlox

Date
12 October - 26 November 2017
Visual Arts
Free
More Info Phlox
Too Late
Video Encounters
Contemporary Short Films

Video Encounters

Rachel Maclean – Bedwyr Williams
Date
6 October - 18 November 2017
Visual Arts
Free
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Irish Memories

Cuimhne / Memory

Aisling Ghear
Date
3 November - 4 November 2017
Time
1pm & 3pm
Poppies
40³
Celebrating 40 Years of Belfast Print Workshop

40³

Presented by Belfast Print Workshop
Date
9 October - 29 October 2017
Time
10am - 7pm
Visual Arts
Free
More Info 40³
Too Late
Fire Below
The Missing Truth?

Fire Below (A War of Words)

By Owen McCafferty, Directed By Jimmy Fay
Date
12 October - 29 October 2017
Time
Tues - Sat 7.45pm / Sat & Sun at 2.30pm
Theatre & Dance
Lives In Translation

Lives in Translation

Kabosh
Date
25 October - 28 October 2017
Time
7.30pm (Saturday Matinee 3pm)
Theatre & Dance
World Premiere
The Poetry Jukebox
Poesiomat & The Quotidian Project

The Poetry Jukebox

Maria McManus and Deirdre Cartmill
Date
12 October - 28 October 2017
7:00pm
Talks & Ideas
Free
An Exhibtion of Paintings, Painted Constructions & Scuplture

The Tempest: Ireland. Memory. Identity.

Hughie O'Donoghue
Date
10 October - 28 October 2017
Time
Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm
Visual Arts
Free
Sadie Williams
Fashion and Film Inspired by Women during the First World War

Fashion & Freedom

Date
10 October - 28 October 2017
Time
Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Special Events
Free
Interactive Sound Installation

Gardens Speak

Tania El Khoury
Date
11 October - 22 October 2017
Time
2pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Special Events
Irish Premiere
Celui qui tombe
Perilous gravity defying spectacle

Celui Qui Tombe (He Who Falls)

Yoann Bourgeois
Date
19 October - 20 October 2017
7:30pm
Special Events
Irish Premiere
Soldier Still - Junk Ensemble (photo Fionn McCann) (1)
A Tale of Beauty and Brutality

Soldier Still

Junk Ensemble, in association with the MAC
Date
17 October - 18 October 2017
Theatre & Dance
TORDRE©Patrick Imbert
A haunting hypnotic duet

TORDRE (WROUGHT)

Rachid Ouramdane
Date
13 October - 14 October 2017
7:45pm
Theatre & Dance
UK & Ireland Premiere
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Poignant Paean To the Peatbogs of Scotland

Wind Resistance

Karine Polwart
Date
10 October - 11 October 2017
7:45pm
Theatre & Dance
Irish Premiere