15th Oct 2019 in Arts

Another big week in the Cathedral Quarter, with festivals around every corner!

Whether you’re a bookworm, a culture vulture, a diversity champion or a digi-curious entrepreneur – there is plenty to keep you entertained and informed in the Cathedral Quarter Belfast this week.

This is our top five from the midweek offerings but of course you can see everything happening in Belfast’s CQ this week and beyond by hopping over to our What’s On events listings. If you have an event in the Cathedral Quarter, send us details and we will promote it here for free.

book weekBook Week

Monday 14 – Sunday 20 October

Lovers of all things literary, your week has finally arrived! Libraries NI in collaboration with BBC NI is celebrating the wonderful world of books in a variety of wonderful ways.

Belfast Central Library, which is right in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter on Royal Avenue, is playing a key role with loads of special events on this week, including readings and events. We are all being encouraged to join in the fun wherever we are by getting involved on social media with the theme of the day.

Find out more about BCL’s events and the social media fun by reading our article. Tag us on social media (@CQBelfast  /#CQBelfast) if you decide to join in from the CQ!

Belfast International Arts Festival

Tuesday 15 October – Sunday 3 November

The longest-running international arts event in Northern Ireland is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. We are delighted to see so many events happening within the Cathedral Quarter, including the opening and closing events, as well as an incredible architectural exhibition and the wonderful Worst Cafe In The World, which the Cathedral Quarter BID are proudly supporting under the CQ Events and Projects Fund.

We have just published a special edition of Meet Your with Artistic Director and Chief Exective Richard Wakely – why not get to know him a little better?

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Wednesday 16 October @ 12.30pm, Black Box

Do you look at your website and wonder why everyone else’s looks better? Do you log in every day and wonder why you haven’t taken more bookings through your site? If your website isn’t performing the way it should, it might be that you didn’t ask the right questions at the start of the process.

Damien of Elucidate Studios will run through four key questions you need to ask when planning any web development and explain why they matter. If you are thinking of a new site, this will be an essential event for you to attend. If you’ve got a website and it’s not performing, the questions you’ll hear will help you get your site back on track. Tickets are free for businesses within the CQ BID area and just £5 if you’re outside it.

One World Festival

Wednesday 16 October – Sunday 27 October

The inaugural One World Festival is a series of events taking place across Northern Ireland, bringing people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures together to discover new perspectives. Hosted by a variety of groups, organisations and individuals, the event programme includes talks and discussions, poetry evenings, family art workshops and film screenings, with much more.

Exploring global issues from a local perspective, the festival will bring people from across the country together to increase awareness of the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people, and inspire action in our communities towards a just, peaceful and sustainable world. This week’s events include a photography exhibition in Belfast Exposed, an interactive exhibition and prayer space in Belfast Cathedral, and a poetry and storytelling evening in The Black Box.

Two Door Cinema Club

Wednesday 16 October, 7pm @ Telegraph Building

At time of writing there were tickets left for this, but we don’t expect that to remain the case for long, so don’t hang about!

With their unique brand of electro pop rock, Two Door Cinema Club have found a legion of fans in the UK, Ireland, America and beyond. Hailing from Bangor and Donaghdee in Northern Ireland, the three-piece consists of Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday and Kevin Baird. Sharing both vocal and musical duties, the trio were initially influenced by the melodic rock of acts such as Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse.

This will be a cracking midweek gig in the CQ, with the official afterparty in Bear and Doll just across the road.
As always, if you are out having the craic in the Cathedral Quarter this week, don’t leave us out! By the magic of social media, we can vicariously enjoy your night too, so tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use the #CQBelfast hashtag.

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