28th Jul 2019 in Arts

Another big week of festivals in the Cathedral Quarter Belfast, with Belfast Pride and Belfast Tradfest!

Both have packed programmes of events, and there’s even a Pride/Tradfest crossover event with the Belfast Ceili. Add some comedy and a little afternoon poitin-tasting, and it’s quite the week of fun ahead in the CQ! As ever, you can see all events over in the What’s On listings, and do continue to help us keep this up to date by submitting your Cathedral Quarter events to us here (for free!)

Belfast Pride

All week

With so many LGBTQ+ bars and organisations based in the Cathedral Quarter, it’s no surprise to see so many amazing events taking place as part of the 10-day Belfast Pride Week celebrations. Highlights this week include the Belfast Ceili – a lovely collaboration with Belfast Tradfest – and Ellen Murray’s Amnesty International Belfast Pride lecture entitled Trans Rights Are Human Rights.

Belfast Tradfest

All week

The annual celebration of trad music continues this week, having kicked off on Saturday. This week sees the Summer School opening its doors in the University of Ulster plus many great sessions, gigs and events to enjoy in the CQ as well. Find out more in our What’s On event listings.

Poitin and New Make Tasting

Tuesday 30th July, 1pm @ The Duke of York

Killowen Distillery Introduce themselves with their Poitín and New-Make Spirit at this special afternoon event in The Duke of York bar on Tuesday. Strictly over-18s only as you will be sampling the goods, and tickets are limited so don’t delay! More details here.

Comedy Lab

Mon – Wed @ The Black Box

This fantastic series of comedy gigs draws to a close this week with Emer Maguire’s sold-out ‘Hilarious Humans’ show on Monday, plus Darren Matthews’ ‘Fighting Fit’ on Tuesday and Alan Irwin’s Eastenders ‘Soap Spoiler’ on Wednesday. blackboxbelfast.com for tickets and further info!

Late Night Art Belfast

Thursday 1st August, 5pm until late

The monthly evening art appreciation event is back and as usual, there are many fantastic Cathedral Quarter galleries and venues throwing open their doors on Thursday evening so you can appreciate their visual art. Worthy of mention for the week that’s in it is Sea Holly’s Belfast Pride exhibition, Art and Proud.


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