Culture night 2013

This Friday (20th September) the streets and venues of the Cathedral Quarter will come alive with music, theatre and dance for a magical evening of adventure and NITB is calling upon families to take this opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s diverse cultural talents in a unique way.

Culture Night is open to everyone and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with plenty of events taking place to entertain families says Helen Carey, Culture and Arts Officer of NITB.

“The event is simply a night for everyone to come together and explore, discover and enjoy the rich talent that people of Northern Ireland have to offer,” said Helen.

“It offers a fantastic platform for artists to showcase their talents with businesses, community centres and historic buildings opening their doors for a night of unique and wacky events. There will also be on street entertainments creating a carnival atmosphere and making Culture Night a very memorable experience for everyone,” she added.

To help get you started NITB has highlighted some of the unique events for families that will be taking place on the night:

Alice & the Mad Hatters Absurd ACROquet, Buoys Park – Look out for Alice & the Hatter taking their pet flamingos out for a dander, handing out personal invites to an absurd game of ACROquet! If you haven’t experienced this unique and bizarre game, you simply must swing by and have a go.

Jump, Jiggle and Jive, Buoys Park – join this dance explosion for children aged one to seven and jump, jiggle and jive with experts in children’s entertainment.

Wheels of Derby, Writer’s Square – Check out this full contact, fast paced sport in action and learn some derby lingo. Find out what a power jam is, why it’s good to get a goat and why there’s so many whistles! Stick around to watch this fast paced sport as two teams battle it out to win.

Fruit & Veg Orchestra, Donegall Street – If you’ve ever wanted to play with your dinner then this event is for you with banana brass, sweet potato strings and parsnip percussion sections. No musical experience necessary, you’ll be shown what to do or you can just listen to the sweet sounds of vitamins B, C & E.

Dragonfest, Wickerman – Enjoy an interactive dragon puppet workshop for both kids and grown-ups.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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