img_3195Belfast Comedy Festival
Belfast’s funniest festival popping up in well known places like the Grand Opera House and Lyric Theatre as well as more intimate  spaces like Framewerk Gallery and the Belfast Barge.  Murder She Got Wrote Off in the Wellington Buildings has particularly grabbed my attention!

Full programme on the website.


Cinemagic Film and Television Festival 
The annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival programme returns for a feast of film from 7th-30th October, jam-packed with over two hundred films and diverse creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people

The  opening night preview is the much anticipated animated adventure Storks, from Warner Bros, and closing the festival is the inspirational documentary Life, Animated from director Roger Ross Williams, winner of the Best Director Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Full programme here.

imageBelfast Restaurant Week
A celebration of local food and culinary events in various restaurants across the city. From 8th to 16th.  Events include Cooking with Niall McKenna of James St South at St Georges Market and the Victoria Square Autumn Food Festival.  All events and menu offers here.




Belfast International Arts Festival
11th to 29th October the Belfast Festival brings us  contemporary international arts events from theatre, dance, visual arts, music and everything in between. For the full programme click here.



img_3469PLACE Open House Belfast
Places of architectural interest open their doors for free to allow the public an insight into the construction, restoration and life behind these spaces. Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event in July this year’s event runs from 21st to 23rd October.
Last year I took one full day to explore three very varied areas of architectural and cultural interest. More

Website here.


Belfast Fashion Week 
20th to 23rd… Back with their boutique and high street catwalk shows, Sushi Saturday in Zen and Style Sunday at Deanes at Queens the 3 day fashion fix will be sure to tempt you into a new season purchase or two….or several.  

Tickets here.


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