What’s on this weekend in Belfast

20130222-191031.jpgHow will you spend your weekend in the city this weekend. With everything from street performers to live music there is something for all the family to enjoy this weekend in Belfast.

Saturday 23rd February 2013

St Georges Market Backin’ Belfast Extravaganza: Family fun day with free face painting (all day), entertainers, competition to win a massive hamper (free entry with every purchase made), as part of the market traders’ continued support for #BackinBelfast. Taking place between 9am-3pm. For more information: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/stgeorgesmarket/

Live music with Katie & The Carnival: Taking place at Cornmarket between 12pm-2pm this musical extravaganza is not to be missed. Katie & The Carnival, based in Belfast, play music that is soulful and harmony driven with other influences from folk, pop, jazz, rock and a little bit of dark cabaret. The band is fronted by Katie Richardson who has been described as “every bit the sparkling front woman, armed with a ludicrously sultry voice”. She has worked with the likes of Foy Vance and has supported Van Morrison, Jesca hoop, Thomas Truax, Emmy the Great amongst others. Last summer she worked on the music for a Dale Farm Advert and 2013 sees Katie launch lots of new material that she will be touring around the UK and Europe. For more information: www.ohyeahbelfast.com or call 02890 310845.

Street Theatre with Lady Rosalind & Funky Gent Juggler: Lady Rosalind will be exchanging compliments and pleasantries with passer-by’s. You’ll also see the funkiest juggler in Belfast, combining cool dance moves and even cooler juggling tricks. Taking place on Royal Avenue and Castle Place between 12pm-2pm. For more information: www.premierecircus.com

Tea and Tales: Sit back with your favourite book and get comfy at Castlecourt between 1pm-5pm.It’s time to read. With comfy bean bags and lots of books, children and parents can either listen to stories being read from the best of contemporary children’s fiction or simply relax together and pour over a book in a quiet comfy area. A skilled story teller reads books to children on the hour. Young at Art brings a large and varied selection of books for boys and girls, suited to all tastes. Comfy bean bags are also provided to create a comfortable reading environment. “Tea and Tales” is designed to let children stretch their imaginations and give parents and children a space for quality reading time together. For more information: www.youngatart.co.uk

Sunday 24th February 2013

One World Workshops: ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland’s leading ethnic arts organisation will provide a taste of the world where shoppers will be able to take part in a selection of workshops exploring traditional folk arts from Europe and the Far East. Taking Place at Victoria Square between 1pm-5pm. For more information: www.artsekta.org.uk

Live Music by Joby Fox: Joby Fox – Joby Fox had his first foray into the music industry with The Bankrobbers, a west Belfast act that featured on the Good Vibrations record label before signing to EMI in London. His next major project was Energy Orchard. He played bass and wrote the classic lament ‘Belfast’. Joby is now active as a songwriter, performer and film-maker. ‘Lost Commandos’ was recently screened at the QFT and reviews for his album ‘The End of The War’ have been highly positive. Taking place at Cornmarket between 1pm-3pm. For more information: www.ohyeahbelfast.com or call 02890 310845.

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