Festival at Queens
||If you’re planning
an out of season visit to Belfast you might just be caught up in the
action at the Belfast Arts Festival at Queens that takes place each
year in late October-early November.
Covering just about every theatre and arts venue in Belfast, from
the Grand Opera House [map]
to the Lyric Theatre [map]
and everywhere in between, there’s a wealth of entertainment
Bringing you the best of local, national and international art talent
on a grand scale, this festival has been a highlight in the Belfast
calendar for more than 40 years.
Adding some extra sparkle to autumn with the very best of international
and local theatre, dance, visual arts, music and comedy, the Festival
has grown to be Ireland's largest arts festival encompassing
a wide range of city venues and welcoming people from every walk of
life to participate.
The “what’s on” brochure is usually a well-guarded
secret that isn’t released until mid-September but if previous
years are anything to go by you can expect to see top new comedians,
such as Daniel Kitson and Noel Fielding, as well as old favourites
such as Ken Dodd at The Grand Opera House. There’s also plenty
of live music taking place in cafes across Belfast, art displays in
unlikely places, theatre in unconventional settings and pubs playing
host to the spoken word as hundreds of poets descend on watering holes
across the city.
Every year the festival has a theme that all of the arts events are
designed around, this year’s subject just happens to be Journeys
and Migrations. So if you’ve never been to this fascinating
festival, or this city, now is the time to do so!
For more information about the Belfast Arts Festival at Queens keep
checking the website www.belfastfestival.com
to find out about the brochure release date.