6 FREE things to do in Belfast this week (12-18 January)

A truly colourful way to start the year at the Ulster Museum

Visit CCEA’s annual True Colours exhibition, where every year some of the most skilled students in art and design have their work showcased.

This year 67 GCSE and A-Level young artists from 41 schools and colleges across Northern Ireland will showcase their work.

At True Colours you will find an eclectic mix of fashion design, printmaking, painting and sculpture. The exhibition runs at the Ulster Museum from Friday 16 January to Sunday 22 February. It is free and open to members of the public. For school group bookings please contact the CCEA events team at 028 9026 1401 or email events@ccea.org.uk

Why not try parkrun?

Jog Belfast is a ten week programme for beginners who want to build up their fitness levels to run 5km (three miles). It’s open to people of all ages and abilities. Join in with the FREE Stormont park runners on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Get all the info on registering at http://activeni.org/47

A FREE pre concert talk with Inon BarnatanIMG_4259-0.JPG

The ‘Music from the Heart’ Ulster Orchestra concert is a perfect fit for those new to classical and romantic repertoire. Inon Barnatan gives a pre-concert talk on Beethoven on January 14th at 7pm. Admission to the talk is free.  More at http://ulsterorchestra.com/events/music-from-the-heart

Titanic Belfast photographic exhibition

An exhibition of Father Frank Browne’s Greatest Photographs.

Frank Browne took was the most significant Irish photographer in the first half of the twentieth century.

In 1912 his Titanic photographs brought him international fame.

This exhibition, in conjunction with the Yale University Press publication, “Frank Browne, A Life Through the Lens”, will position him in his rightful place as one of the twentieth century’s greatest photographers.

View the Exhibition: 14 January – 31 March 2015
The Andrews Gallery
Price: Free


Mac International exhibition: MAC International is the MAC’s first ever open arts prize, which offered professional artists worldwide the opportunity to exhibit in the MAC. This is the final week to check it out as it runs until 18th Jan 2015. More at www.themaclive.com

St Georges Market
The market opening hours are Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 10am-4pm and there is FREE music every Saturday and Sunday. This weekend it’s the Folkin’ Eejits on Saturday and Faron Morrison on Sunday. More at www.belfasttimes.co.uk/st-georges-market/

folkin eejits
The Folkin’ Eejits


Confirm with each venue prior to visiting to confirm timings and also in case of last minute cancelations or changes to planned event.


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