Our congratulations go to the Belfast International Arts Festival. This weekend it kicked off celebrations for its 60th anniversary with a two-day outdoor extravaganza.
lmost 10,000 people were expected to attend the spectacle — and it truly was just that.
The event, Cristal Palace, transformed Titanic Quarter into an open-air ballroom complete with a gigantic chandelier, airborne orchestra and acrobats.
Events like the Belfast International Arts Festival are important and they have been greatly missed during the pandemic.
Being able to come together now to celebrate means so much more after such a period of being apart — which the arts sector felt keenly.
Established in 1962, it’s the city’s longest-running international arts festival with its mission to be “actively engaging both global and local communities in the richness and diversity of contemporary arts practice”.
But don’t worry if you missed it. There are plenty more events to come this year. Check out their website for full details.