Lord Mayor launches “Spring into Easter” festival

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Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has helped launch the council’s “eggcellent” Spring into Easter festival, sporting a pair of festive Easter bunny ears.

This family-friendly festival will cater for all ages, with the cheer of spring being ushered into Belfast City Hall over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, from 19-22 April.

The Lord Mayor said he is looking forward to the “feel good factor” this unique festival will bring to the City.

He added: “Spring is a beautiful time of year when everything seems to come to life and the council has big plans for welcoming this colourful season to the city.

“All of the colours, tastes and smells of spring will be present at City Hall and I would encourage everyone to come down and join in the fun and excitement that this wonderful festival will bring.”

The four day programme is jam-packed with free fun-filled activities from 12noon-5pm each day.

Councillor Ó Muilleoir added: “There will be opportunities for everyone to enjoy and explore arts and crafts from trying your hand at making woven willow bunnies, Easter inspired bonnets or try piecing together your very own native American dream catcher inspired by one of your favourite childhood stories.

“There’ll even be a Superhero photo booth where young and old alike can be transformed into their favourite caped crusader, or get whisked away into outer space by one of our intergalactic interactive photo backgrounds.”

Shaun the sheep will also be on hand to host the “Championsheeps”, an interactive family sports day event, and the City Hall Big Screen will be showing family classics Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Rise of the Guardians.

Over the weekend there will also be a magnificent birds of prey display, petting farms, vintage car displays, music and dance, and delicious chocolate workshops.

For more information visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events and download the event guide.

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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