26th Mar 2019 in Arts

If you missed our article last week, today marks the beginning of the fifth Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics.

From Brexit sing-songs to naked interviews in pubs, almost a third of the festival’s most thought-provoking and headline-grabbing events are taking place right here in the Cathedral Quarter.

We have put together below a very quick listicle of all the events taking place in CQ Belfast this year, organised by venue, but you can also find the full festival programme here.

Arts Resource Centre

Culture Wars: 30 March 3.30 – 5.30pm

Belfast Cathedral

Walking Tour of Belfast Street Art, Murals and the Peace Gate: 30 March 12.15 – 2pm

The Belfast Peace Trail: 30 March 2 – 4pm

Black Box

Living Book Library: 27 March 1 – 4pm

Does Political Violence Work? 25 March 12.30 – 2pm SOLD OUT

Ideas Into Movements: 27 March 6 – 9pm

Tenx9: 27 March 7.30pm

Tim McGarry’s Political Party: 28 March 7.30 – 10pm

The Irish Language is not a Weapon But an Invaluable Tool for Unity: 29 March 3 – 4pm

Shazia Mirza – A Work in Progress: 29 March 8 – 10pm

Dare to Imagine Change – 30 March 2.30 – 5pm

Cafe on The Square

Reading About Conflict: 25 March 6 – 7.30pm

The MAC

So You Think We’re Not Interested? 27 March 2 – 4pm

OUTing The Past – The 5th Allan Horsfall Lecture: 29 March 6.30pm

McHugh’s

Has Pop Really Eaten Itself? 29 March 8pm – 1am

The Great Big Naked Conspiracy Night : 30 March 8pm – 1pm

Oh Yeah

Peace – An Unachievable Goal? 26 March 2.30 – 4.30pm

Dead Bodies, Live Minds: 27 March 6 – 7.30pm

The Brexit Sing-Song! 29 March 8.30pm – 1am

PLACE NI

Myths of Belfast – Stories of The Developing City: 31st March 2 – 3.30pm

The Sunflower

A Centenary Walks Into a Bar: 27 March 7.15 – 9pm

Defend the Defenders: 26 March 7 – 8pm

Ulster University

The Souvenir Shop: 25 March – 6 April

Futureproof – The Cars of The Future: 25 March 1 – 2pm

Futureproof – Real Research in the Virtual World: 25 March 2.10 – 3.30pm

Futureproof – Sustainable Future Communities: 25 March 2.10 – 3pm

Futureproof – Robot Carers, Wearable Fitness: 25 March 3.10 -4pm

Futureproof – The Politics of The Future: 25 March

Futureproof – Big Data and the Future of Privacy: 25 March 4.10 – 5pm

Futureproof – The Future of Intercultural Relations: 25 March 5.10 – 6pm

Lionel Shriver in Conversation: 25 March 7.30 – 9pm

Collaboration for Change – A citizen’s initiative: 26 March 12 -2pm

Swarm Intelligence – the future of robotics: 26 March 12.30 – 2pm

Hidden Barriers: 27 March 2 -4pm

Young People and the Future – Social Media Literacy and Digital Culture: 27 March 2.30 – 3.30pm

Why We Need to Talk About Food Banks: 28th March 12 – 1.30pm

Disaster Capitalism: 28 March 7 – 8.30pm

Abortion and Spreadsheet Activism: 30 March 2 – 3.30pm

A Vision for Queer Britain – The National LGBTQ+ museum: 31st March 11.45am

Peter Tatchell In Conversation: 31st March 7.30 – 9pm

University of Atypical

The Disability Talk Show: 27 March 6 – 7pm

The Dark Horse

Can You Ethically Commemorate the Troubles? 30 March 2 – 5pm

Remember to tag us and use the #CQBelfast hashtag if you’re at any of these events – or indeed if you’re posting any Cathedral Quarter content on social media. We’re @cqbelfast on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any ideas for future features or any CQ events you’d like us to promote, drop a line to heather@cathedralquarterbelfast.com

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