Belfast’s brightest, boldest boutique bespoke arts festival has returned for the eighth time to invigorate the extremities with its welcoming, warming stew of music, comedy, theatre and literature. Until the 27 January, the Black Box on Hill Street has extended new year celebrations in a gloriously unseemly fashion and illuminate the darkest month of the year with a programme to stimulate, delight and entertain audiences.
It is a truly exotic assembly of some of the best local, national and international artists. From Arlo Guthrie to Geno Washington, Tom Paulin to Oscar Wilde, the Jim Jones Revue to Scroobius Pip, John Shuttleworth to Lucy Porter, talks, theatre, exhibitions and even a literary bus tour, the Cathedral Quarter will be Belfast’s Capital of Culture in early 2013.
This year the lineup is as eclectic as ever and you’re sure to find something truly special to see, whether that’s Scroobius Pip or Sean Hughes.
Tickets are available now from the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609 but first of all check all the details of the festival on their website www.cqaf.com