Culture Night Belfast is almost upon us and this year we also have Culture Day. I have to be honest I don’t normally plan a route around Culture Night.I just love to walk around the city be filled with the heightened excitement  and discover what I find in every nook and cranny of writers square and the Cathedral Quarter but if you like to work out a route here are a few of my highlights this year…

Culture Night

The Light Garden and Power NI Music Stage, Cathedral Gardens 3pm-9pm

Metro Cabaret Bus, Donegall Street 4pm-9pm presented by Translink and Culture Night

Pintsized Productions, Life Can be Beautiful, 6pm-7.30pm, Sunflower Bar

Ulster Orchestra, St Anne’s Cathedral, Popular Classics: from Carmen to County Down 7pm-7.45pm

A Night at the Musicals by Belfast Operatic in the Presbyterian Church Rosemary Street 8-9pm

Harland and Poof Pop up Performance, Hallway, Masonic Hall, 8pm

Boom Strutt Brass Band Cornmarket 8pm-9pm

Mix the City with Hannah Peel at the City Hall Music Stage 5.30pm-9pm

Street Feast Food Market at St Anne’s Cathedral!!

Culture Day

Theatre Tour of the Grand Opera House (come see the iconic building where I work) 10.30am

Street Countdown in the Light Gardens 11am-5pm

Green Screen Time Machine, Ulster University 12pm-3pm

BBC Pop-up choir 12-12.45 City Hall

NI Opera Little Lullabies 2pm,3pm, 4pm at the Black Box

Ginger Pride 3pm-4pm, City Hall

Little Women, Waterstones 3pm-3.45pm

Belfast Argentine Tango 3-5pm McHugh’s Bar

Want to leave the city centre how about heading to St. Georges market where all this is going on…

Join St George’s Market on Culture Day 2019 (Saturday 21st September) for a day of activities and fun.

Start the morning at 10am with our Wake up with St George’s Market Yoga class in the Market Garden.

11am -12noon

Flower and Plant Corner in the Market Garden with traders Tom Howell and Mums Garden advising on plant care and flower arranging and hosting a fun kids activity.


Traders Demos throughout the market. Come and watch traders as they create works of art including a woodwork demo, silversmithing, painting, crocheting, felt work, cupcake decorating. Get advice from our traders on skin care, beard care, and much more.

1-2 pm Antique Hour in the Market Garden with Melanie and Mary

Bring your antiques and collectibles to St George’s for our antique hour and get general advice and evaluations from Melanie and Mary.

2-3pm Traders Talk: Conversation with traders hosted by Helen Crickard 

Throughout the day

Visit our Art Gallery in the Market Garden throughout the day and let your kids create their own art in our colouring in corner.

Whatever you get up to this Culture Night/Day have fun, respect each other and remember that Arts Matter for enjoyment, education and employment! Hopefully the day will encourage you to buy another theatre ticket, visit your local art exhibition, donate a fiver to that crowd-funding page! Respect our NI Arts organisations, companies and performers.

Emer D xx