Belfast set for 'diverse' Culture Night

Belfast set for 'diverse' Culture Night

Organisers of Culture Night Belfast 2014 say this year will be the event's "biggest, most diverse and extravagant yet".

Visitors will descend on the city's Cathedral Quarter on Friday 19 September for a night of talks, tours, gigs and screenings, with a programme of over 250 events set to take place.Highlights of this year's programme include local music star UNKNWN in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast Roller Derby with the Belfast Banshees and Norn Iron Maidens, live bespoke broadcasting from Imprint Radio and an offer to hop on the blender bike with project partners Root Soup.Culture vultures can also experience the The Hidden Courtyard where the Belfast Circus School will lead explorers into the largest hidden courtyard in Cathedral Quarter for a host of circus and music performances.And with a list of new events set to take place, Culture Night will also see the return of the annual CNB parade led by the Beat Initiative and their Urban Ballet.Culture Night Belfast manager Adam Turkington said: "There's a fantastic buzz in the CNB office this year. As the programme began to come together it became clear that more than ever that Culture Night has become a totally unique event."No other event in Northern Ireland attracts the variety of submissions and captures the imagination of the population quite like CNB, and that's why it works - it's the people."More than anything we can do in the office, it's the way that the participants and audience embrace the event and the joyful way they do so that makes it what it is. That's why we're saying we need you, the audience, to feed us. And if you feed us we will grow."Nick Livingston, Director of Strategic Development at the Arts Council, added: "There simply is no other event which manages to bring so many people together and generate the same level of good spirit, fun and freedom of creative expression as Culture Night."Huge thank you to all who came to our launch! Truly blown away by it all. Full list of events for #CNB14 now live! http://t.co/jbCoMnwLxC— CultureNight Belfast (@CultureNightBel) August 28, 2014

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