The biggest event in Belfast's cultural calendar returns for its first double-helping! Come help us make a weekend of it with Culture Night on Friday 20 September and Culture Day on Saturday 21 September.

Culture Night Belfast enters its second decade with its first ever weekender! Following our massive tenth birthday celebrations last year with over 85,000 descending on the city for an evening of exploration, adventure and wonder, we've had a chance to regroup, and take stock of which direction we think Culture Night should be taking over the next ten years.

So, we've taken the very best aspects of what we've learned over the first ten years, and with slightly wiser heads and a little of experience on the clock, we've decided this year to celebrate everything that's culturally great about our city, with an accent on environmental responsibility. This means that we're committed to refining both our programming and ecological footprint. This also means that we want to start to change the idea of Culture Night being just for one day, rather than what it should be - a showcase of what's going on in this city of ours all year round.

"Culture, Night & Day" is our maxim for this year, and accordingly we're delighted to announce that as well as Culture Night taking place on Friday 20 September, we're also thrilled to announce that Culture Day will be taking place on Saturday 21 September. Because as sure as Day follows Night, Belfast is a cultural city for more than one night a year!

Join us then us then not just for the biggest weekend in Belfast's cultural calendar, but also the most culturally diverse, inclusive and environmentally friendly night and day in the city!

 

- 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
Claire Hall

Claire Hall

CNB Manager

claire.hall@cqtrust.org
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 with Distinction of Ulster University with MSc. in International Events Management. Claire’s CNB tip: Don’t forget to charge your phone so you can download and use our brand new app!

claire@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
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
Susan Picken
Claire Hall
Claire Leonard
Ruby O’Rourke
Joe Nawaz

10 years of Culture

The biggest event in Belfast's cultural calendar returns to serve up its first double-helping! Come help us make a weekend of it with Culture Night on Friday 20 September and Culture Day on Saturday 21 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.