7 things to expect at The Grand Opera House Family Festival 

The Grand Opera House has announced details of its first ever Family Festival which runs from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 July 2017.   The fun-filled Festival is packed with a range of activities guaranteed to entertain, engage, educate and inspire all ages.  What to expect:  Daily guided tours tell the colourful history of Northern […]

10 great things to do at Belfast Mela this year

Belfast Mela will bring a world of colour and cultural diversity to Botanic Gardens in Belfast on Sunday 27th August. U105’s Carolyn Stewart will be hosting the event alongside Marc Mallet from UTV.    Check out our list of 10 great things to do at this year’s festival. 1. An Evening of Qawwali Music Kick […]

Top things to do at Sunflowerfest 2017

Top things to do at Sunflowerfest 2017 It is now officially summer and that can only mean one thing – festival season is upon us! In just under two months, Sunflowerfest takes place at Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough from 28th-30th July, featuring a packed programme of music, food, exhibits and overall entertainment for the whole family. […]

Celebrate the mighty spud at Comber Earlies Food Festival 

Celebrating the mighty spud I love that festivals for everything are popping up everywhere in Northern Ireland! And it’s great to see the mighty Comber spud being celebrated now with its own festival. I’ve grown up with a big connection to the Comber Spud, my grandfather was a market gardener back in the early 60’s […]

6 nights of music at the Belfast Cathedral Music Festival 2017

The 2017 Belfast Cathedral Music Festival will bring a feast of talent both local and international to St Anne’s Cathedral. There will be something for everyone at this year’s event, which runs from June 12-18. What’s on  Monday June 12 Singers from NI Opera’s Young Artists Programme will be performing solo arias, duets and trios. […]

Power of Video conference final lineup and exciting Belfast Times news!

This year’s final speaker line-up for the Power of Video Conference on 26th May was revealed via a live art installation by local street artist Dean Kane of Visual Waste. We were there broadcasting a live feed on Facebook which you can watch here : During the art installation, festival organisers announced a reduction in […]

Festival of Fools 2017

Festival of Fools 2017 Since 2004, the Festival of Fools has built an international reputation for presenting some of the finest and funniest street shows touring the world. From Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May 2017, Belfast City Centre will come alive with: acrobatics, circus acts, clowning and astounding tomfoolery, all for free! It’s […]

Happy 18th for @CQAF

Happy 18th…the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival comes of age! Northern Ireland’s most dynamic arts festival hits its landmark birthday with all the bravado and naïve swagger of a typical 18 year old. Yes, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast returns from the 27 April – 7 May to transform Belfast’s city centre with an exuberant […]

Top 10 Picks at this year’s Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival is getting ready for its eye-popping 11 day line-up of unforgettable movie moments from 30th March to 9th April. Now in its 17th year, Belfast Film Festival promises over 130 other films from 35 countries featuring the best in new cinema, big movie premieres, absorbing documentaries, quirky events and a local filmmakers’ […]