Mapping out the night: Culture Night Belfast 2015

Belfast Culture Night returns this evening with another cornucopia of colourful happenings around the city centre and beyond, 10 of which are highlighted here for your consideration

See the Belfast City Rockets Roller Derby team in action tonight at Writer’s Square between 7pm and 9pm




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10 things to do on Belfast Culture Night





WHAT: Organic Lunch

WHERE: The Ulster Hall

WHEN: 1pm to 2pm

INFO: Hear The Ulster Hall's mighty Mulholland Grand Organ in action at this special lunch-time event.


WHAT: Snow Mountain Myth

WHERE: Smartmovers Dance Stage, Writer's Square

WHEN: 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm

INFO: A Tibetan dance performance by Chinese dance group Wanting Wu. Afterwards, further embrace traditional Tibetan culture by joining a circle for their Guozhuang dance workshop.


WHAT: Around The World In 80 Minutes

WHERE: Ulster University, York Street

WHEN: 6pm to 9.20pm

INFO: Cinemagic invite you to travel around the globe without ever leaving your Culture Night Belfast seat. Viewers will embark on a colourful, fun-filled visual journey comprised of short films which explore different stories and cultures from around the world.


WHAT: Garfield Street Music Stage

WHERE: Aether & Echo, Lower Garfield Street

WHEN: 6pm to 11pm

INFO: Enjoy live music from local artists including Marc O'Reilly, Travis Is A Tourist, R51, Rhinos and Contour.


WHAT: The Big Culture Night Drum Circle!

WHERE: Royal Avenue

WHEN: 7pm to 7.40pm

INFO: The Gathering Drum invite you to the 'big drum circle for all' at this one-off Culture Night Belfast 2015 event.


WHAT: Belfast Roller Derby Live!

WHERE: Writer's Square

WHEN: Every 15 minutes between 7pm and 9pm

INFO: Roller derby is an all female, hard-hitting, kinetic sport on wheels and Belfast Roller Derby is Northern Ireland's first competitive roller derby league. Come along and check out their action-packed roller derby demos.


WHAT: Big Fat Gay Wedding

WHERE: The Merchant Hotel

WHEN: 7.30pm & 9.30pm

INFO: Join organisers Amnesty International on the steps of The Merchant to witness the vows at Culture Night Belfast's wedding.


WHAT: Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra

WHERE: St Anne's Cathedral

WHEN: 8pm to 9pm

INFO: Founded in 1993 by director Ken Jordan, the Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra has gone from strength. Come along and enjoy the big band's swing, funk and pop sounds


WHAT: BELFAST / Seven Essentials

WHERE: The Tivoli Barber Shop, North Street

WHEN: Every half an hour between 8pm and 10pm

INFO: Seven essential things you need to know are on offer in this special performance from Shot Glass Theatre.


WHAT: Culture Night Afterparty


WHEN: 10pm until 1am

INFO: Relax after a hard evening of culture vulturing with beats in the MAC bar courtesy of Kirk McBride.

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