A day of rest? Not in Belfast, at least not anymore
If you’re bored on Sunday, February 7 then you have no one to blame but yourself.
As part of the new Sunday Schedule of events in the city - organised by Belfast City Council - residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy rehearsed readings, workshops, a music tour and more, and all for under a tenner.
The schedule of events begins at 1pm, at the Ulster Hall, where you can experience an exclusive first peak of rehearsed readings, work in development and exciting experiments from some of Northern Irelands finest theatre companies. Admittance is just £1.
Then, at 3pm, the Festival of Fools present Outside In, by the Belfast Circus School, featuring the hugely versatile clown, juggler, unicyclist and comedian, Goronwy Thom, one of the most popular street artists working the circuit today.
From 12pm-5pm, at the Black Box, you can rummage through the stalls at the ongoing Black Market, a celebration of creativity and the DIY spirit, a marketplace showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and craftspeople alongside bountiful stalls from collectors of records, books and vintage clothing.
From 1pm-5pm, in the Black Box Cafe, there will be a fun, interactive art workshop from where kids will work with local artists to create a unique textile banner of Belfast’s landscape using pictures, oil prints and textiles.
At 2pm, the Belfast Music Tour departs from the Ulster Hall - a bus journey through the heart of a great rock and roll city. Tours take place on the first Sunday of the month beginning with a tour of the newly refurbished iconic Ulster Hall. Experience the landscape that inspired classic Van Morrison songs and witness the venues that have birthed historic visits from Led Zeppelin, The Clash and U2.
At 5pm, also in the Black Box, local actors ask 'what makes a speech powerful enough to inspire hope, rebellion, or even terror?' in Sunday Service. Is it the words, the speaker, or simply a case of being in the right place in the right time? At Sunday Service, anti-establishment speeches from throughout history will be stripped of their original context and read by actors as an experiment to find out why some words may have changed history... and not always for the better.
Following Sunday Service, there will also be live music and time at the end to hang out and discuss what you’ve heard.
For tickets Belfast Music Tour are available from the Belfast Welcome Centre website, or by calling 028 9024 6609.