Date: Thur 26th May
Time: 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Venue: Conway Mill Education Centre
A Journey to Aboriginal Art is a talk by acclaimed Stolen Generations Aboriginal artist, Heather Kamarra Shearer. Born Tanya Fly, Heather will talk about her journey, from her removal from her mother and family through child institution homes to her adoption by the Shearer family in 1960 and how she uses art as a process for healing. Her art explores social issues Australia is dealing with since the colonial presence of the British from 1778 (238 years ago) to now; and looks to what we need to aspire to for survival.
Date: Friday 10th June
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: An Chultúrlann
An Béal Beo is an evening of celebration of the vitality of today’s Gaelic tradition in the city.
7.00pm Dinner with guest speaker Niall Ó Donnghaile detailing the role of language and culture in development and renewal.
9.30pm Acclaimed local singer Gráinne Holland will perform songs from her two recent albums.
For full details and more events click here Briosúr Léargas 16 Féile An Ionaid
Date: 31st May – 4th June
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Waterfront Hall Belfast
A plane has been fogbound in the west of Ireland and the world’s most wanted man is onboard. Ché Guevara wants only one thing a night off. Not a bit of it! There’s a cow to be calved, a dance to organise, a motorbike to repair and a bit of love in the air. Join Ché and the locals for a wild night’s craic, with fiddles, fugitives and a drop of the black stuff.
Starring Broadway star Ryan Molly (Jersey boys) and from the multi award winning Brassneck Theatre Company who brought you smash hit shows, ‘Man in the Moon’ & ‘A Night with George’!
Date: 20th – 25th June 2016
Venue: Grand Opera House
Handbag Positive is a new and hilariously funny play by Donna O’ Connor co-writer of A Night With George. Starring Alexandra Ford (Give My Head Peace) and Christina Nelson (Mistletoe and Crime).
Directed by Alan McKee (History of the Troubles (accordin to my Da)) and produced by Joe Rea (50 Shades of Red White and Blue).
Set and Costumes by Niall Rea and Lights and Sound by James Kennedy.
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Clonard Monastry Gardens
Youth initiatives invite you to a concert in the Clonard Monastery gardens with Belfast Community Gospel Choir. A multicultural and cross community group the BCGC are the only one of its kind. Regularly performing at concerts, charitable events corporate events as well as festivals.
Starting with opening act Roger Hamiltion followed by the Belfast Community Gospel Choir.
Doors open 7.30 pm show starts 8.15 pm
Date: Every Day
Time: Sun-Thur 9am–9pm & Fri-Sat 9am–10pm
Venue: 26 West Bar & Grill,
26 West is a grill bar offering modern food with an Irish American twist. From loaded nachos to flame grilled barbecued ribs & old smokey burgers to fish & chips, traditional Irish breakfasts or straddle pancake stacks USA style and now with their Cinema Deal you can enjoy a meal & film. With breathtaking views of Black Mountain, you’ll not forget you are sitting in the heart of west Belfast, but with the feeling you are sitting in New York.
Based on the Kennedy Centre’s first floor, adjacent to the Omniplex Cinema, 26 West is taking Belfast is perfect for any occasion.
This Summer study in Belfast with Belfast International Language Academy a newly established English Language Institution who’s aim is to provide excellent English courses for both adult and junior international students. At BILA, you will receive high-quality tuition, participate in fun activities and discover lots about Belfast. Their well-trained staff, including an always available student welfare officer, will ensure that your stay with is a very enjoyable one and that you learn lots of English.
Their professional and committed staff have many years of experience teaching EFL students, so you can be confident that you have made the right choice in choosing them. For further information contact BILA or
Belfast International Language Academy, 91 Whiterock Road, Belfast, BT12 7PH
The Centenary of 1916 and the Proclamation will be a period of huge significance for the people of Ireland and particularly for the city of Belfast. As well as linking in with events happening across the island of Ireland, Belfast will play a significant role in marking this historical period with a series of national and local talks, lectures and discussions. Particular focus will be given to those from Belfast who participated in the events leading to the Rising.
This special anniversary is a time to examine the ideals and principles of the proclamation and to remember those who died, and fought to bring freedom, equality and justice to all. Full programme can be downloaded here.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11am – 4pm
Venue: Bank Square
The Folktown Market is a farmers & variety market with stalls selling locally grown fruit & vegetables & locally made foods also flowers, , cheese, coffee, hot food & local crafts. It gives priority to local homemade and or organic produce & products. Coffee & fruit vendors selling fairtrade produce are also given priority. They believe in the Earth Market concept & Slow Food movement.
The market is in one of the most central spaces in Belfast, Bank Sq, surrounded by two of the oldest churches, Mourne Seafood Restaurant & traditional pubs, dating back to the 18th century, the square is steeped in character and heritage. Only a few yards from the main shopping streets, CastleCourt & car parks.
Date: Every Day
Time: 9am – 5pm
Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded glen located in the west of Belfast City in the heart of the Belfast Hills. Visitors enjoy beautiful woodland walks, adventurous outdoor activities and superb leisure facilities with an unparalleled view over Belfast. Its activity centre has an ever increasing portfolio of Outdoor Activities ensuring there is something for everyone.
SKYTrek – is Ireland’s premier high & Low ropes activity centre including Climbing Wall & Challenges, Zip Lines etc. Colin Glen Multisports a unique sports complex with a fantastic 9 hole golf course, 16 bay floodlit Driving Range & golf lessons from PGA professional Peter Martin.
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: The Mill at Conway Street
Every Saturday in the mill courtyard 10-3. With all fresh local produce includes fruit & veg, meat, fish, bread, cupcakes & confectionery, as well as vintage collectables & arts & crafts items, all made in Belfast. Plenty of free parking and onsite licensed restaurant, what more could you want for a day out?
The Mill Conway Street won the award for “Best Use of Heritage in Regeneration” at the prestigious Regeneration and Renewal Awards. The project repaired and restored the former flax spinning mill into a centre for social enterprise and community-led regeneration of the area.
Date: Every Day
Time: Mon -Wed & Sat :09:40 – 19:00 Thu:16:15 – 20:30 Fri & Sun:12:20 – 19:00
Venue: The Cutts, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 9HU Escap3d.com Phone: 07549 493504
You are in a room. The door is locked. The time is running out. You have to get out of there. You know that the room can help you; it has everything you need to figure out the code. And it’s not a computer game. It’s real. But how? Where to start? Your team has 1 hour to escape the room. Can you do it? The first real-life room escape game in Belfast.