The biggest evening in Belfast's cultural calendar is back with more love than ever!

Culture Night Belfast celebrates its tenth birthday on Friday 21st September! Hard to believe that when we started way back in 2009 , our modest ambitions were to attract a few thousand people to Writers' Square and the surrounding area for a few hours of shared cultural celebration.2017 didn't just see us break the six-figure mark - with over 100,000 of you lovely people descending upon the city centre to "Culture Night" with us. It also made us realise, perhaps for the first time, that Culture Night might just be THE definitive event in our amazing city's cultural calendar. Our tenth incarnation features some fine artwork by the hugely talented Holly Pereira. Holly's re-imagining of '60s psychedelia for for Culture Night chimes perfectly with this year's theme of "Love". Love in all its forms. Love of our city, love of Culture Night and love and respect for each other. Love is all you need. In keeping with the spirit of the moment, we look forward to bringing a lot of cultural love into your life for one glorious, enchanted evening. With hundreds of amazing spaces, places, organisations, businesses and performers in the loving mix, we promise we'll have you laughing, dancing, singing, thrilling, double-taking and becoming fast friends with complete strangers by the end of the night.

- Danny Lowry

Bang on the money. Always good to feel the real pulse of Belfast. Well done to everyone involved.

The Team

Susan Picken

Susan Picken

Director, Cathedral Quarter Trust

As Director of the Cathedral Quarter Trust, Susan ‘oversees’ Culture Night year round; fund-raising, forward planning and basically ensuring that the show must go on. Susan was Head of the Queen’s Film Theatre from 2008 until October 2017 when she joined the Cathedral Quarter Trust.Susan’s Culture Night tip: ‘These boots were made for walkin’ so leave the car at home!

s.picken@cqtrust.org
Kerry Rooney

Kerry Rooney

Culture Night Manager

Kerry is the driving force behind Culture Night, overseeing every stage of pretty much everything from ‘glint in the eye’ through to the final spectacular evening that is Culture Night Belfast.Kerry’s Culture Night tip: bring a supply of chocolate to keep those Culture Night energy levels up!

kerry@culturenightbelfast.com
Claire Leonard

Claire Leonard

Programme Officer

Claire is the Programme Officer for Culture Night and the Cathedral Quarter Trust. Claire has a background in events management and the music industry and is a First Class Honours graduate of QUB’s Sonic Arts Research Centre and postgraduate of Ulster University with MSc. Claire’s CNB tip: Don’t forget to charge your phone so you can download and use our brand new app!

claire@culturenightbelfast.com
Joe Nawaz

Joe Nawaz

Marketing & Communications Manager

Joe Nawaz looks after Marketing and Communications for Culture Night. He's the only member of staff that's been here since Year One, or 2009, as it's known in the Gregorian calendar. After over a decade of working in arts PR, Joe has come to be known as some bloke who works in arts PR.Joe’s Culture Night tip: Keep calm and stay hydrated!

joe@culturenightbelfast.com
Ruby O’Rourke

Ruby O’Rourke

Culture Night Project Co-ordinator

Ruby joined as a programme intern for Culture Night 2017 and has stayed on for this year's event. Before joining the team she completed a degree in Archaeology from Queens University Belfast and a Masters in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from Ulster University. In addition to programming, Ruby works across with production assistance, event management and social media. Ruby’s Culture Night Tip: Stick to flat shoes

ruby@culturenightbelfast.com
Susan Picken
Kerry Rooney
Claire Leonard
Joe Nawaz
Ruby O’Rourke

10 years of Culture

Ten years in the making and featuring a cast of thousands, Culture Night Belfast - the biggest evening in the city's cultural calendar - lands on Friday the 21st September!

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Useful Information

Make the most of your Culture Night Belfast experience with our guides below. Everything you need to know from how to get there to where to eat.