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
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
WHERE: The MAC
WHEN: 10pm until 1am
INFO: Relax after a hard evening of culture vulturing with beats in the MAC bar courtesy of Kirk McBride.