11th Aug 2019 in Arts

As the rain pours down, it may not *feel* too summery in Belfast…

But summer is still here for another few weeks, and we’re delighted to bring you a great mix of midweek entertainment options for your summer pleasure, including fantastic things to do in Belfast for the kids as well as the grownups.

If we missed anything we really should be shouting about here, make sure to let us know! Get in touch here or by emailing heather@cathedralquarterbelfast.com. You can also submit your Cathedral Quarter event to our What’s On events guide, by filling in this quick and easy form. And did we mention we offer this for FREE?

Summer Scheme – Kids #2

Mon 12th – Fri 16th August @ Belfast Exposed

Due to phenomenal demand, Belfast Exposed have put on another week of their fantastic photography summer scheme for kids! A week full of fun, creative and educational activities and workshops!

Whether you want to improve your photography skills, or just take part in a range of fun and creative activities, then the Belfast Exposed Summer Scheme is for you! Costs £50 for full week. To book, contact Conor at c.obrien@belfastexposed.org or 028 9023 0965.

Shh! We have a Plan | Cahoots NI at The MAC

Wed 14th – Sun 18th August, 11am @ The MAC

Based on the delightful Chris Haughton book of the same title, Cahoots NI’s Shh! We have a Plan follows the journey of some madcap characters each of whom has a plan – they all want to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree!
Sounds simple, but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as we follow the characters’ exploits, meet an elusive and magical little birdie and discover that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost!

Shh! We have a Plan is a non-verbal adventure packed with puppetry, music and magic suitable for age 3+

Cahoots NI productions you may have enjoyed in the past at The MAC include The Elves and the Shoemaker, Under the Hawthorn Tree, Penguins, Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries and many, many more. Check out www.cahootsni.com for more information.

Duration : 45 minutes
Age Suitability : 3+

The show is on every day from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.

SHH! We have a plan Copyright © 2014 Chris Haughton. Licensed by Walker Books Ltd., London.


Wednesday 14th August, 7pm @ The Black Box 

Join us in the Black Box for a one-time special conversation with the extraordinary Australian artist Michael Leunig.

Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet who has been declared a living national treasure in his own country.

Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans fifty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme. His approach is regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal and vaudevillian – producing work which is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life.


Summer Sessions

Wednesday 14th August, 9pm @ The Dirty Onion

The Dirty Onion Summer Sessions have arrived! Hit the venue every Wednesday from 9pm to catch the latest in local music acts taking the Onion stage. The event is sponsored by Jack Daniel’s and the bar has some great drink offers.

Live Music from Gentleman’s Jukebox, Matty Rea, Brendan McKenna and Conor Maley

To top off these awesome events Jack Daniel’s presents a partner competition offering one lucky person the chance to win 2x tickets, flights and accommodation to Biffy Clyro at a top-secret gig in Birmingham.

Just make sure you come to at least one of the below gigs at The Dirty Onion:

Juram • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Gentleman’s Jukebox • 9PM – 12AM

Brendan McKenna • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Maley & Leaky • 9PM – 12AM

During the gigs buy any Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 serve and get a wristband. Your wrist band will have a QR code, scan the code and you could be a winner!

Thursday Rendezbooze

Thursday 15th August, 7.30pm @ The National 

The National’s new Thursday evening event is on its way! So fix up look sharp and prepare to start your weekends one day early from now on! They’ve a new garden bar launching and will have live music and a DJ kicking things off from 7.30pm to late.

• Live Band: The Organauts 7.30pm-9.30pm• DJ playing Funk and Hip Hop 10pm-Late
• Summer Cocktail List
• New Garden Bar

If you’re out and about in the Cathedral Quarter during the week, don’t forget to hop on to social media and let us know what you’re up to! We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and you can tag us or use the #CQBelfast hashtag to join the conversation.

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