Writer's Square

Writer's Square

11:00 - 11:30
Peace Walk for the International Day of Peace
16:00 - 16:30
Join us as we kick off Culture Night with an interactive, fun, and inspiring ceremony.
16:00 - 21:00
Outdoor children’s activities and games. Come, have fun and enjoy your space
16:00 - 22:00
Learn more about how you can give nature a home near you - Bug hotels, Hedgehog houses and Bird boxes.
18:30 - 19:15
Get down early for the biggest interactive drum circle of the year... room for 250 noise makers!
19:00 - 22:00
Give the wheel of derby a spin and check out this full contact, fast paced sport in action!
21:15 - 21:45
The Belfast Youth Orchestra brings CNB13 to a close in style.
21:30 - 22:00
FirePoise are back to amaze and astound - and this time, they brought music!


Saint Anne's Cathedral

Donegall Street

16:00 - 18:00
See the traditional skills used to build the Cathedral and its story told in wood, glass, metal, textile and stone.
18:00 - 20:45
6pm Alana Henderson, 7pm Isobel Anderson, 8pm David C. Clements.
19:30 - 19:50 (Steps of the Cathedral)
Sit in peace for 10mins at our guided meditation flash mob before you continue into the nights creative chaos.


Saint Anne's Carpark

Donegall Street

16:00 - 23:00
Safe and secure bike parking with a dedicated security guard.
16:00 - 19:00 On the half hour
Free bike tours leaving on the hour from St Anne’s carpark and the Crumlin Road Gaol.
17:00 - 21:00
For some it’s more precious than family - the bike. Have your pic taken with your beloved bike.
20:00 - 20:30
The Fred Bicycle Orchestra will preform on a selection of instruments made from bicycle parts.


Wheelworks ArtCart

Donegall Street

18:00 - 20:00
Check out our amazing electronic organic orchestra – if you’ve ever wanted to play with your dinner this is for you!


The John Hewitt

51 Donegall Street

wc bar
19:00 - 22:00 On the hour & half hour
NI Opera presents Opera’s Greatest Drinking Songs (and Other Intoxicating Melodies)


Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

45-47 Donegall Street

18:00 - 21:00
Arts event by interface young people seeking to create a change in Belfast… and maybe the world.


Dance Resource Base Studio

2nd Floor 35 Donegall St

18:00 - 21:00 On the hour & half hour
Visit us at the Sound Healing Spa to enjoy the ultimate relaxation experience through the healing power of sound.


The Hub

1str Floor

17:00 - 19:30
Come meet the entrepreneurs on the Propel Programme, and see if your business idea could go global.


Duke of York

7-11 Commercial Court

wc bar
16:00 - 22:00
Local craft groups from Belfast and beyond cover Commercial Court in colourful knitting and crochet.


The Dark Horse

Hill St

wc cafe bar
16:00 - 17:00
Can a creative generation drive economic regeneration for our city? The experts speak.
20:00 - 22:00 (Courtyard)
A celebration of a true American great on the 10th anniversary of his passing. Tonight it’s Cash only


Oh Yeah Music Centre

15 - 21 Gordon St

wc bar
18:00 - 22:00
Distillation and Oh Yeah present music from Sea Pinks, September Girls and Affleck.


Belfast Circus School

23 - 25 Gordon Street

18:00 - 20:30 On the hour
The highly talented Belfast Youth Circus presents juggling, aerial technique, unicycle and comedy performances
21:00 - 23:00 Every half hour
Members of Adult Circus transform into circus stars for CNB. Expect aerial antics, acrobatics and good humour


Gordon Street

Gordon Street

18:00 - 22:00
Street event based on an episode of The IT Crowd.
Drop in
Your chance to design and create a Lantern for the North Belfast Lantern Parade and Magical Evening.
19:00 - 20:30 Every half hour
Staged in a shipping container, these performances give a quick glimpse into the lives of Belfast’s teenagers.


Digital Arts Studios

38-42 Hill St

20:00 - 23:00
The DAS light box will feature a selection of historic images of Belfast from the PRONI’s collection.


Sort Design

46 Hill Street

16:00 - 22:00
Fashion meets Art, an increasingly growing organic form placed on three garment pieces.


52 Hill Street

52 Hill Street

18:00 - 22:00
Learn the ancient art of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis and try an ear acupuncture mini treatment
18:00 - 23:30
Celebrating a grassroots collaboration of yoga & creative entrepreneurs. With music, presentations, organic food, sangria, yoga and dancing.
19:00 - 22:00
Join us for a celebration of our first year in the Cathedral Quarter.


Bill Harris Hairdressing

52 Hill St

19:00 - 22:00
Earth shaking, bone rattling, jaw dropping, garage rock ‘n’ roll in a hairdressing salon.


Northern Ireland War Memorial

21 Talbot St

19:00 - 22:00
Sway to the sounds of the 30s & 40s in a unique parlour setting .


White Ink Architects

Level 4

16:00 - 22:30
White Ink Architects’ ribbon sculpture is progressing...How far will the links go this year?



Exchange Street

wc cafe restaurant bar
10:00 - 22:30
An exhibition of new work by Ursula Burke, presenting a re-reading of contemporary representations of Ireland.
10:00 - 21:00
This exhibition presents the work of Karl Burke and Maud Cotter, two sculptors dealing with notions of absent space and architectural volume.
15:00 - 20:00
Add your own characters to our Culture Night Frieze with illustrator Paul Howard – for book lovers young & old. Additional Workshops at 4:30pm & 6:30pm.
17:30 - 19:30
Mini music showcase of trad, classical, jazz and contemporary music in the MAC foyer with special ‘elevated’ performances in the MAC lifts.
22:00 - 01:00
Culture Night afterparty at the MAC Canteen


Saint Anne's Square

Exchange Street

16:00 - 20:00
One World Creative are delighted to present the final exhibition of the Warriors of Xi’an in Saint Anne’s Square.


Ramada Encore

St. Annes Square

wc cafe restaurant bar
16:00 - 22:00
Learn about a better way of banking - and get a free gift as well (which is not a nasty pen).
19:00 - 21:30
Live blues legends Rab McCullough & Rev. Doc play for your listening pleasure.
20:30 - 21:00
Join in the fun and learn a bit of Burlesque! (Boas, Fans & Gloves provided). All good clean fun - naughty but nice!


Golden Thread Gallery

84 - 94 Great Patrick Street

10:00 - 21:00
A group exhibition exploring the consequences of fascination & obsession.
19:30 - 20:30
Clap your hands and stamp your feet at this performance poetry competition to crown your Culture Night Slampion.


Academy Street

Academy Street

18:00 - 19:30
Come one, come all to enjoy the slowest but most exciting race of all time!


Buoys Park

Academy St

16:00 - 22:00
CNB13’s main stage presents; 17.30pm: The Beat’s Big Drum, 18.15pm: Big band Warriors, 19.15: Verse Chorus Verse, 20.15: Emerald Armada, 21.15: Go Wolf.
16:00 - 17:30
Join our dance explosion for 1-7 yrs with Jump Jiggle and Jive, the experts in children’s entertainment! At 4 and 5pm.
16:00 - 22:00
The T13 is a spectacular showcase of Belfast’s Urban Culture through sport, art and dance.
16:00 - 22:00
Explore this year’s festival in our fun pop up tent, your passport to the arts in Belfast 2013.
16:30 - 17:30
Be on the lookout for Alice & the Hatter taking their pet flamingos out for a dander! Come over to say hi & get a personal invite to their absurd game of ACROquet!


University of Ulster

25-51 York St

wc cafe restaurant
16:00 - 22:00
Showcase of a menagerie of arts and crafts.
16:00 - 21:00
Join a cultural masterpiece under construction! Free family friendly fun arts workshop using scrap materials to create a sculptural installation.
16:00 - 21:00
A multidisciplinary research initiative/visual arts installation by the Ulster Research Salon.
16:00 - 21:00
Short documentary and a debate at 5pm with a group of women from all over the world who live in Belfast.
16:00 - 22:00
A showreel of new work from Creative Exchange artists.
17:00 - 20:00
Get creative, have fun and make something special for Culture Night. Suitable for all ages.
17:15 - 21:30
A variety of talks and workshops exploring pregnancy and birth including placentophagy, fertility, breathing for birth and ‘Positive Birth’.
18:00 - 20:15
Musical performances and public workshops in traditional Javenese music, a spectacle not to be missed!
18:00 - 18:30
Learn about ancient art form of Henna body decoration including demonstration with artist and Doula Anne Harper.
19:00 - 23:30 (SU Bar, York Street)
Experience the spectacle of daybreak on a digital world.


Hair Friendly Salon

68 Donegall St

18:00 - 19:30 Every half hour
Paper collage workshop for children with artist Susan McKeever.


Cathedral Studios

64 Donegall Street

18:00 - 22:00
Paintings by studio members Lisa Ballard, Tristan Barry, Kevin Miller, John Macormac and Diana Hadden.


Clement's Cafe

129 Royal Ave

wc cafe
18:30 - 19:30
An illustrated overview of the rich assortment of records relating to the arts at PRONI.


Belfast Central Library

126 Royal Avenue

17:00 - 17:30
Story readings for children five and up
17:45 - 18:45
Award-winning author Sheena Wilkinson reads from her novel for young adults, Grounded. Suitable for older teenagers and adults.
19:15 - 20:15
Stories, legends & poetry inspired by the Cailleach & performed by actor and storyteller Nuala Hayes & harpist Anne-Marie O´Farrell.


Yard 401 & Titanic Pub and Kitchen

2-14 Little Donegall St

wc restaurant bar


Sunflower Public House

65 Union Street

wc bar
16:00 - 22:00
Reinstatement of landmark surrealist graffiti of late 20th century Belfast.
16:00 - 21:00 Every half hour
Traditional musicians will be joined by musicians not normally associated with traditional sessions.
19:00 - 20:00
For your chance to perform on Belfast’s Irish-language station Raidió Fáilte 107.1FM call into the Sunflower.
21:00 - 01:00
Good Vibrations film followed by a DJ set by Terri Hooley and his Good Vibes friends.


101 Donegall Street

101 Donegall Street

19:00 - 22:00
One room. One night. One big family. Best new music your city has to offer.


109 - 113 Royal Avenue

Royal Avenue

16:00 - 21:00
Exhibition by Karen Forester, along with another opportunity to go wild on Andrew Cooke’s amplified bespoke diddly bows.
18:00 - 21:30
Cahoots NI invites you to join them for a peek into their magical world. With live music and film projections.


Belfast Coffee Company

107 Royal Ave

wc cafe
16:00 - 21:00
Are you curious about deaf culture and sign language? Come along and find out.


Cafe Wah / Bigg Life Community Arts Centre

93 North Street

wc cafe
16:00 - 21:00
An afternoon with zebra-related paintings, mascot & poetry, plus an exhibition with music.
19:00 - 22:00
Echo Raptures EP demo and exhibition from local artists. Cafe Wah! open for all your snacks and refreshments.


Loft Studios

99 North Stree

16:00 - 18:00
LOFT studios and collective present a series of short video works created by its members.


Sinclair House

89 Royal Avenue

18:00 - 18:45
8 foot unicycles, juggling, fire and lunacy from two of Irelands leading exponents of the art of street entertainment. Fun for all!
18:45 - 19:30
Streetwise’s talented disability team performing circus, clowning and comedy for the whole family.
19:30 - 20:15
Family fun from this club throwing, diabolo spinning, whip cracking pair of “eejits”. Roll up, but don’t get too close.
20:15 - 21:00
This madcap duo will be acting up with juggling, unicycling and stilts. Beware volunteers are required!
21:00 - 22:00
Streetwise’s Samba Band will be strutting their stuff with professionals and trainees together for one night only.


The Hudson Bar / Hudson's Yard

10 - 14 Gresham Street

wc bar
14:00 - 20:00
80’s New York inspired art gallery/print workshop.
17:30 - 21:30
Two piece ‘duet de ville’ joined by folk signer Felipe Hickmann, playing bossanova style pop and folk songs in the bar
20:00 - 22:00
Tony Kaluarachchi in the bar and DJs and BBQ in the Hudson Yard.
22:00 - 23:00
Come find your ideal date for the evening in our life-size game of Guess Who!



10 - 14 Gresham Street

16:00 - 22:00
Belfast’s smallest contemporary art gallery, in association with the Taylor Gallery, Lisburn Road Belfast, presents a solo exhibition of work by world famous artist Banksy.


Church Street

Church Street

16:00 - 22:00
In the Cathedral Quarter streets, a strange and fantastic machine can be heard to chug and clunk.


Buff Club

17 Church Street

19:00 - 21:00
Come on down get with the jive! Rockin’ ranch party band straight outta the 1950’s playin 2 sets of Roots, Rockabilly and Americana.