Belfast City Hall gears up for its annual ‘Spring into Easter’ festival
Belfast City Council is once again offering an “eggcellent” way for families to ‘Spring into Easter’ over the March bank holiday weekend.
Offering a great family day out with something for everyone, some of the festival highlights include:
· The ever-popular ‘Nearly True’ tours of the City Hall building;
· Wonka’s chocolate making workshop and quiz;
· Magic shows and puppetry;
· Seasonal themed arts and crafts workshops
· Street theatre, including eggcentric walkabouts and crazy shows
· Face painting, balloon modelling and caricature drawings;
· Replica Spitfire display;
· The ‘Spring Fling Dance Party’;
· Vintage and sports car displays; and
· Farmyard Fun, ParkLife and Spring Koi Ponds.
All of the events are free, but some will require tickets, which are available now from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre in Donegall Square North (telephone 028 9024 6609).
A new initiative for this year’s event sees the Lord Mayor, Councillor Arder Carson opening up his parlour for special tours offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into his office and place of work. Again, these tours will be free but ticketed.
Launching the event, the Lord Mayor commented: “I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s Spring into Easter event and more importantly that I am able to open up the parlour for a unique tour that has never been done before.
“Spring is a fantastic time of year and this event brings our beautiful city to life and the programme we have in store does just that. There is something for everyone and I encourage you all to come down and join in the fun and excitement that this wonderful festival will bring.”
Councillor Carson also revealed: “On Easter Tuesday (29 March), I will also host two Easter tea dances in the beautiful Ulster Hall. With live music and refreshments, be sure to grab you’re dancing shoes and reserve your place now.”
Free tickets for the tea dances will be available from 9am on Friday (18 March), by ‘phoning 028 9033 4455 or in person at The Ulster Hall Box Office in Bedford Street. A maximum of three tickets per person is allowed and booking is essential. Due to the popularity of these events, tickets will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information on the Spring into Easter festival at City Hall, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/easter and download the event programme.