Events

 
 
Ulster Orchestra JTI Lunchtime Concert
Treat yourself at lunchtime with 50 minutes-worth of live music courtesy of the Ulster Orchestra. On the menu – three or four shorter pieces of music, local and internationally renowned soloists.
 
 
 
Christmas Animation in Belfast
Look out for dragons on the streets of Belfast! Three young dragons have journeyed from their secret lair, deep below the Mourne Mountains to visit the sparkle of Belfast in search of some Christmas bling; watch out for Blueberry, Snap and Bugsy and don't let them see your diamonds!
 
 
 
Learn to weave & create a woven Christmas Card! (for kids 7-15yrs)
There’s never a better time for your kids to get to grips with traditional crafts and making than Christmas!
 
 
 
Charity Art

Charity Art -

5th Dec 2013

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Charity Art Sale and the Crescent Arts Centre for Meningitis Research
 
 
 
 
 
Social Media Workshop - Increase Customers and Sales
Take an hour of your time to hear from one of the UKs foremost experts in using Digital and Social Media to get new customers, influence existing to buy more and cut costs throughout your business.
 
 
 
Belfast Restaurant Week
Belfast Restaurant Week is a tasty celebration of local food and culinary events in fabulous restaurants across the city. Restaurants will be serving up a selection of special dishes and hosting foodie events throughout the week, and there will also be celebratory events in unique locations! Full details will be announced in August/September.
 
 
 
Arthur's Day

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26th Sep 2013

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Celebrate Arthur Guinness on the 26th September. Events will be held in Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Limerick with a mixture of ticketed and free events in local bars. Details to be released closer to the date.
 
 
 
Belfast Business Forum
Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce invites you to attend the next Belfast Business Forum. The purpose of the forum is to provide you with the opportunity to raise issues that concern you and find out more about the factors that affect your business or the area in which your business is based.
 
 
 
Tesco Taste NI Food Festival
Food and drink producers, growers and suppliers come together to share their passion for local produce. Includes samplings and tastings.
 
 
 
Belfast Culture Night
Culture Night are feverishly putting the finishing touches to the 2013 programme and as 20 September approaches we’re looking bigger, bolder and, we hope, more popular than ever.
 
 
 
Pop In Surgery for Businesses
BCCM’s third ‘Pop in Surgery’ which will be held in Berry Street Presbyterian Church from 10am – 11.30am
 
 
 
Smithfield & Library Festival
In the heart of old Belfast, home to the city’s oldest buildings, a Festival about Arts, Music, Exhibitions opened to all! Come to one of the oldest areas of Belfast and view one of the many events that are on as part of the festival. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/bigglifesmithfield
 
 
 
Independents Day!

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4th Jul 2013

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Organised by the National Skills Academy for Retail, and now in its third year, Independents’ Day is a national campaign which aims to give a voice to the UK’s independent retailers
 
 
 
Belfast City Blues Festival
The 5th Annual Belfast City Blues Festival is now a main musical and visitor attraction for the city and this year will feature over 40 local and international artists performing over three days.
 
 
 
India Week

India Week -

22nd Jun 2013

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This June, Belfast welcomes the 2013 Global India Business Meeting. The event, which Horasis is organising and we are co-hosting with Invest NI, will attract over 300 Indian business leaders, as well as leading local businesses and government representatives and is running as part of the city’s first India Week.
 
 
 
15th Open House Festival
Open House Festival celebrates its 15th birthday and returns with the very best in all things folk, traditional and American.
 
 
 
Father's Day Offer - Ramada Plaza
Father's Day Offer
 
 
 
Beat Carnival

Beat Carnival -

15th Jun 2013

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Beat’s colourful carnival returns with a new hip hop performance at the centre of the parade. Come along to see 100 dancers and 100 drummers taking part in this Urban Ballet performance.
 
 
 
Weddins, Weeins and Wakes
Weedins, Weeins and Wakes at the Lyric Theatre
 
 
 
Game of Thrones Exhibition
HBO are set to bring the Game Of Thrones Exhibition back to the show’s spiritual home of Northern Ireland this summer. And best of all, it’s free.
 
 
 
NI Hospice Midnight Walk
The Midnight walk will start from Belfast’s Custom House Square where there will be an exciting party atmosphere from 10pm to 11pm.
 
 
 
G8 briefing

G8 briefing -

6th Jun 2013

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The G8 Summit – Further information for businesses Thursday 6th June 2013
 
 
 
BCTC Table Quiz

BCTC Table Quiz -

5th Jun 2013

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BCTC Table Quiz - Ten Square - Wednesday 6th June
 
 
 
Hairspray

Hairspray -

4th Jun 2013

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The West End`s favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to the Grand Opera House Belfast. Hairspray is the musical with everything - the ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres around the globe.
 
 
 
High Society

High Society -

1st Jun 2013

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Get ready for the musical event of the season as Cole Porter`s timeless classic, High Society, comes to the Grand Opera House Belfast, in a dazzling new production from the acclaimed producers of The King and I.
 
 
 
Maritime Festival

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25th May 2013

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The festival will celebrate the city’s unique maritime heritage alongside Titanic activities that will include tours, talks, exhibitions and drama, as well as family friendly entertainment and music throughout the three days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 1930s (Dawsons Music)
The 1930s Live at Dawsons Music
 
 
 
Linen Hall Library 225th Celebrations
Family fun as the library celebrates its 225th birthday.
 
 
 
Linen Hall Library 225th Celebrations
Also scheduled as part of the celebrations is an Ulster Hall Gala Celebration in Words and Music on Monday 13 May at 7.45pm.
 
 
 
Belfast City Marathon
Belfast will host the 2013 event on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. Over 20,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of North, South, East and West of the City.
 
 
 
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
This year’s line up includes: Dexy’s, Adam Ant, Will Self, DJ Yoda and Fawlty Towers: The Dining Experience. Early bird tickets on sale now!
 
 
 
Festival of Fools
The Festival of Fools celebrates 10 years of coordinated comedic chaos as artists from around the world will be coming to perform at Belfast’s annual street theatre festival.
 
 
 
BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) Seminar
Business Improvement District legislation will shortly be introduced to Northern Ireland. Prior to its introduction we have arranged an information session for businesses.
 
 
 
Belfast BIG 400 Festival (Events List)
Belfast BIG 400 Festival (Events List)
 
 
 
Belfast Record Fair

Belfast Record Fair -

27th Apr 2013

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Belfast’s only regular record fair, featuring a variety of stalls selling vinyl, CD, and memorabilia.
 
 
 
Belfast 400

Belfast 400 -

30th Mar 2013

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Celebrating our city: past, present and future, a free Easter weekend extravaganza will include exhibitions, tours, films, talks, drama, storytelling, dance, puppetry and much more.
 
 
 
 
 
Brilliant Corners' Jazz Festival
Moving on Music present Belfast’s first ever jazz festival ‘Brilliant Corners’, named after the hugely influential Thelonious Monk record.
 
 
 
St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day -

17th Mar 2013

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This year, we welcome the first ever St Patrick’s Festival to Belfast from Friday 15 to Monday 18 March 2013. Belfast City Hall will be the focal point of the festival weekend with talks and exhibitions, music workshops, dance, traditional craft demonstrations, children’s arts and crafts, and storytelling
 
 
 
Féile an Phobail

Féile an Phobail -

14th Mar 2013

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The 2013 festival will feature artists performing in the Bank Square Marquee, including: At First Light, Guidewires and The Luke Kelly Tribute Show.
 
 
 
Book Signing (Easons)
Tony McAulay (author of bestseller ‘Paperboy’) will be launching his new book ‘Breadboy’.
 
 
 
Book Signing - Easons
Julia Donaldson, bestselling children’s author of ‘The Gruffalo’.
 
 
 
Mother's Day Event - Easons
Story time, kid’s crafting and mother’s day card making activities
 
 
 
Belfast Children's Festival
Young at Art presents the fifteenth Belfast Children’s Festival.
 
 
 
Poppy Cat - Easons

Poppy Cat - Easons -

2nd Mar 2013

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Poppy Cat - Easons
 
 
 
Family Friendly Project – Puppet Workshop
As part of the Family Friendly Belfast scheme, Learning Space will host a puppet workshop every Saturday in March. Come join in for 30 minutes of free fun with puppets!
 
 
 
Roman Legends and City Streets by Trevor Emerson
Giuseppe Verdi said: “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” In this photographic exhibition Emerson captures the grandeur and history of Italy and juxtaposes it with the very different flavour of rural Ireland.
 
 
 
Cake Club (Easons)
Cake Club - Easons
 
 
 
BMS International Festival of Chamber Music
The International Festival brings world class chamber music and outstanding international and local musicians to Belfast. This year’s mix includes renowned artists from America, Poland, Russia and England
 
 
 
Belfast Business Forum
Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce invites you to attend The Belfast Business Forum. The purpose of the meeting is to provide you with a forum in which issues that concern you, affect your business or the area in which your business is based, can be raised.
 
 
 
The Cave in the Hill
Children’s entertainer Randall Stephen Hall acts out the story of the Cave Hill Diamond – a rare jewel found in the Cave Hill area of Belfast and recently donated to the Linen Hall Library where it is on permanent display in the coffee shop.
 
 
 
Dawsons Music – Artists in the Attic
The team at Dawsons Belfast have certainly made the most of the space on the store’s upper foor. Alongside the musical performances, it has also been host to exhibitions by local painters, sculptors, photographers and other artists.
 
 
 
Wickerman Launch of Hugh & Lilys
The Wickerman launches Hugh and Lilys
 
 
 
Dawsons Music – Lunch in the Loft
The Lunch in the Loft series of lunchtime performances continues.
 
 
 
The Story of Belfast
400 years ago, Belfast was granted a Town Charter. This exhibition takes the viewer through the story of this great city, from prehistoric times through the heady industrial revolution, when Belfast was the centre of the world’s linen trade, to the modern day.
 
 
 
Bog Meadow and Surrounding Hills
Named after a Michael Longley couplet, this exhibition spans 400 years and focuses on the men and women who have striven to live the writer’s life in Belfast, and those born here who took their typewriters and pens abroad.
 
 
 
Dawsons Music Live Music Event
The first of February’s events at our Belfast store is an in-store performance by local artist, Hannah McPhillimy.
 
 
 
Open House Festival Presents ‘A Winter Weekender’
Open House Festival is proud to present “A Winter Weekender” – a spectacular event of Irish and American Folk Music.
 
 
 
Jazz Supper Club at Canteen at the MAC
Calling all Jazz lovers…Jazz Supper Club at Canteen at the MAC is back.
 
 
 
Belfast 400: People, Place and History
Belfast 400: People, Place and History will be published in November to mark the 400th anniversary of the granting of Belfast’s City Charter.
 
 
 
James Street South – #backinbelfast
The #backinbelfast campaign starts in earnest this week and to celebrate we are launching a 2 course dinner menu for £24.50 with a glass of wine as well as a selection of small plates from £3.50.
 
 
 
Speed Networking Event
Our next networking event will take place on Tuesday 22 January 2013 in partnership with Belfast Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) . Paul Allen from Shift Control will be the facilitator on the evening
 
 
 
Business Forum - Recent Downturn
Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce has today called an urgent meeting with Belfast businesses to discuss recent events in the City.
 
 
 
Jazz Supper Club at Canteen at the MAC
Calling all Jazz lovers…Jazz Supper Club at Canteen at the MAC is back.