12th Jan 2020 in Uncategorised

Looking for things to do in Belfast? We’ve got you covered.

Not even a fortnight into the new year and new decade – and already we’re halfway through our first festival in the Cathedral Quarter! The Out To Lunch festival continues this week, with some highlights picked out below.

It’s just one of our top five things happening in the CQ this week – as always, you can find a full rundown of everything that’s going on by clicking into our What’s On events listings. If you’re holding an event in the Cathedral Quarter, we’d love you to let us know about it. Click here to do that for free and we’ll help you promote it!

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Out To Lunch

Now until 26th January, various venues

The jewel in January’s icy crown continues to shine this week, with poets Stephen Sexton and Leontia Flynn in the Black Box on 14th January, comedian Gary Delaney in the same venue on 14th and 15th, and Soup and Song hitting the Hill Street hub on 15th January.

See the full programme of events here.

CQ Marketing Clinic with Friends Of ___ and Barnardo’s

Thursday 16th January,

Friends Of ___ began life as Wifi Refugees, started by Eximo Marketing’s Andi Jarvis as a way of using his marketing expertise to raise vital funds for local charities. The mission and the approach are the same, but the name has changed and the team has grown, with ten more marketing brains on board now, covering topics from content marketing to Facebook ads to strategy to brand and design.

The idea is, you book an appointment for a 30-minute one-to-one with one of the team’s experts in return for a donation to Barnardo’s. Simple as that.

The Cathedral Quarter BID has partnered with Friends Of ___ and Barnardo’s to provide a special CQ Marketing Clinic with free or discounted rates.

Find out more and book your session on January 16th here.

Midleton Whiskey Tasting

Wednesday 15th January, 7.30pm @ The Merchant Hotel

Join The Merchant Hotel and Whiskey Club NI for an exclusive evening with Midleton Whiskey.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail arrival and canapés as our expert whiskey ambassador takes you through the Midleton range.

Be one of the very first people in Northern Ireland to attend a guided tasting of the Midleton Very Rare 2019, as well as delighting in the Midleton Very Rare 2018, the Midleton, Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy and a Midleton Dair Ghaelach.

Reflections On Refusal

Mon 13th to Fri 17th January @ The MAC

A series of events and live performances devised by Belfast School of Art MFA students in response to The MAC’s current exhibition, On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art.

This series of lunchtime events will take place across the MAC’s galleries and public spaces, showcasing new work by current final year students of the Masters of Fine Art course at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University.

In response to the MAC’s current exhibition On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art, the MFA students will programme a series of events and performances using their own practices to draw attention to the exhibition content and to the act of resistance in their local contexts.

Click here for the full listing of events.

Exhibition: Agreement

Now until 18th January @ Golden Thread Gallery

This is the last full week of the Agreement exhibition in Golden Thread Gallery, a contemporary art exhibition reflecting on 20 years of peace in Northern Ireland.

Shortly after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, the artist Raymond Watson managed to persuade politicians involved in negotiating the Agreement (some of whom are now deceased) to allow him to take a cast of their hands to create a unique sculpture entitled Hands of History.

Hands of History is accompanied by two new installations by Raymond Watson that combine rare historical items with digital technology to produce immersive and thought-provoking artworks.

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