Animated weekends to promote Belfast

Published Sunday, 01 December 2013
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The circus has come to Belfast as part of a campaign to animate the city each weekend in December for Christmas visitors.

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The programme began on Sunday with circus-themed entertainment in and around the city centre.

This included special appearances from a variety of performers, children's arts and crafts, drama workshops and free face painting.

Over subsequent weekends, the scheme will be extended to some of the main arterial routes in the north, south, east and west of the city.

The festivities are part of a £200,000 marketing boost from the council to encourage people to visit and spend money in Belfast.

Also providing Christmas cheer was Hi Five, a charity providing support for deaf children and their families. They were signing and singing carols at Victoria Square on Saturday.

For more information on what is happening in and around Belfast over the Christmas period visit the Belfast City Council website.
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Mr Nationalist in Newcastle wrote (137 days ago):
I see it's time again for everyone to come from across the province to support Belfast! Everyone supported Belfast last year, yet Van Morrison tickets were only available for Belfast residents! Cheers Belfast, we'll keep your head above water qgain to get neglected for next year's festival! You're welcome!
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