Culture Night, Belfast


Friday night was Culture Night Belfast – an annual, family friendly event in the city with a range of activities for people of all ages to enjoy – for free !  As a first timer at this event, it was great to see the city  thronging with so many people having fun, eating good food and enjoying Belfast at its best. Far too many activities going on to mention them all here but I thought I would share a few of the things that caught my eye.

The Ulster Youth Orchestra warming up at Belfast Exposed photographic gallery


People gathering on the steps of St.Anne’s Cathedral to enjoy Feed the 5000 – food made with produce that supermarkets can’t sell.


People chatting at the Big Table – a communal eating experiment to highlight the power of food to bring people together.


A personal favourite of mine….Songs for the Air Raid Shelter at the Northern Ireland War Memorial. My feet were tapping away while watching these ladies (the Bellehoppers) ‘do their thing’. Great



Can I have a consonant please ? Getting ready for Street Countdown.


As always, fish and chips doing a roaring trade..


The Open House Festival Choir doing a great rendition of Radiohead’s Creep.


Loved this – art for children. ‘Draw a ten-toed, five eared Snortyblog..and tell us where he lives’.


All in all, a great night in the city. It was lovely to just dander around the streets, coffee in hand, no fixed agenda – just taking in the sights, sounds and spectacles of Belfast Culture Night 2016. Then a short walk back round to the City Hall, just in time for the bus home.


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