STATEMENT FROM DIRECTOR OF CQT, SUSAN PICKEN

Like everyone, we continue to adapt to the changing circumstances in which we find ourselves. The last few months have been very difficult and our hearts go out to all of those who have suffered or lost loved ones. We also feel for our friends and colleagues in the arts, culture and hospitality sectors who have faced an unprecedented challenge over the last few months and still face an uncertain future.

Like many others we have had to change our plans and have unfortunately had to cancel Culture Night Belfast 2020 on September 18th. We do, however, hope to mark the occasion online so please do keep an eye out for updates.

We continue to follow advice from the Executive and the Public Health Agency and the Cathedral Quarter Trust and Culture Night office remains closed. We will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future and are contactable by email and mobile phone as normal and via Zoom.


While the situation is slowly beginning to improve, the impact of Coronavirus on arts, culture, hospitality and business in the Cathedral Quarter has been severe and we will continue to do everything we can to help and support everyone in the area over the coming months.


Finally, as always, we are committed to supporting and promoting our city’s artistic and creative community and to working collectively over the coming months to ensuring we all survive this unprecedented crisis.

Susan Picken, Director, Cathedral Quarter Trust & Culture Night Belfast