9th Sep 2019 in Uncategorised

If you’re looking for things to do in Belfast, you’re in the right place!

The Cathedral Quarter Belfast is brimming with midweek craic – as well as all of our fantastic cafes, restaurants and bars open late into the evening, there are dozens of events on this week to take your pick from, both day and night.

If you have an event coming up in the CQ and would like some help promoting it, send it through to us and we’ll pop it into our events guide – for free!

Peace Walls 50 Years On

Tuesday 10th September, 12.30pm @ Belfast Exposed

The first peace wall was erected in Belfast on 10th September 1969, 50 years ago, separating the Shankill from the Falls. In association with their photographic exhibition ‘Cordon Sanitaire’ by Frankie Quinn, Belfast Exposed will host ‘Peace Walls 50 Years On’, a seminar which will query the impact, longevity and future of Peace Lines, Walls and Interfaces.

The seminar panel includes Peter Osborne (former chair of Community Relations Council), Paul Mullan (National Lottery Heritage Fund), Vicky Cosstick (author of ‘Towards a City Without Walls’), Ciaran Mackel (architect) and Professor Donovan Wylie (photography dept, Ulster University).

Lunchtime Learning – Introduction to Google Ads

Wednesday 11th September, 12.30pm @ The Black Box

The Cathedral Quarter Belfast BID got such a phenomenal response to the last series of bitesize digital masterclasses, that they are back with another stellar line-up of boffins.

It all kicks off this Wednesday with Jemma Geary from Groundswell NI, who will be taking you through a whistlestop tour of the world of Google Ads. Come armed with your questions about paid search, display, video, and social ads. Tickets are free if you’re based in the CQ BID area, and just a fiver if you’re not. What are you waiting for?

Midweek Magic

Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm @ The Black Box

There aren’t many places you can go to see well executed, close-up magic right at your table – not without paying an arm and a leg for it anyway.

But thanks to Seedhead Arts, The Black Box is one of those few places, and you can enjoy it for just six of your hard-earned quid. It’s one of the longest-running arts and culture nights in the city and a brilliant demonstration of the amazing craic you can have if you venture into the city on a school night.

The Shipyards at War

Thursday 12th September, 7pm @ NI War Memorial

In the First World War, materials were diverted to yards with naval construction projects, men flocked to enlist and the Belfast shipyards were brought to a standstill in the early months of the war. It was not until the latter half of the war that the need for replacement merchant tonnage was recognised and the yards on the Lagan received priority.

When war came again in 1939, the same mistakes were not to be made. The experience of the Belfast shipyards served to illustrate how well prepared Britain was for a major conflict in 1939 but also that errors could still be made.

A final aspect of this lecture will be the experience of the ships built on the Lagan, stories that illustrate the horror, and the sometimes shocking futility, of maritime warfare of the twentieth century.

Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance.

Wine and Cheese Tasting

Thursday 12th September, 7.45pm @ Direct Wine Shipments

C’mon – we had you at “wine and cheese” didn’t we? But it gets better – not only is this event run by the ultimate wine connoisseurs of Northern Ireland, Direct Wine Shipments, but they have teamed up with The Artisan Cheesemonger from Holywood. This isn’t just wine and cheese, this is the best wine and cheese.

Sam from the Artisan Cheesemonger and Susan from Direct Wine Shipments are your hosts and will be pairing six wines with six varieties of cheese. £25 per person, click here for tickets and info.


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