So, we launched our 10th Culture Night Belfast Programme on 30 August with a little style, a whole lotta love AND a great big cake!

In front of a packed Jailhouse (don’t panic newbies – it’s Belfast’s newest bar!) we finally  unveiled our programme of over 230 family friendly, free events, set to take place on Friday 21 September across the spaces and places of the city centre and beyond.

If you didn’t know already, the theme of this year’s Culture Night  is “Love”, with the evening falling upon the UN International Day of Peace, and accordingly, the programme is packed with “extra love”!


Speaking at the launch, Kerry Rooney, Manager of Culture Night Belfast said:

Celebrating our 10th Birthday in style!

“We are hugely excited to be celebrating Culture Night’s tenth birthday – they grow up so fast! We have a jam packed programme this year that really shows off what a rich and diverse arts and cultural scene we have here in Northern Ireland.”

 “Our new Culture Night App will make it easier than ever for visitors to check out what’s on offer from family friendly events, to music and dance, to the usual mix of the weird and wonderful, Culture Night has got it all.”


Addressing the launch, Nick Livingstone, Director of Strategic Development & Head of Policy and Research said:

“The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is proud to be a principal funder of Culture Night Belfast 2018 through our National Lottery funds. The popularity of this irresistible creative showcase has grown beyond all original expectations to become one of the undisputed annual highlights of the city’s life.

“It underscores the power of the arts to entertain, to enrich people’s lives, and to transform places into genuinely shared spaces to be enjoyed by everyone. We hope your experience of CNB 2018 will be a memorable one that will inspire you to go on to explore the amazing creativity that is happening all around us, day-in, day-out, at our arts centres, galleries, theatres and venues.”