View the Full Out To Lunch 2013 Festival Programme

Feeling peckish? Browse the full Out To Lunch 2013 festival programme and chow down on some seriously artistic lunchtime treats this coming January

Belfast's brightest, boldest boutique arts festival returns for the eighth time from January 2-27, 2013 to invigorate the extremities with its welcoming, warming stew of music, comedy, theatre and literature.

The Black Box on Hill Street will extend New Year celebrations in a gloriously unseemly fashion and illuminate the darkest month of the year with a programme to stimulate, delight and entertain audiences. Browse the full programme below.

Festival director, Sean Kelly, said he was excited about programming a line-up that would set the pace for one of the most significant years in the arts in Northern Ireland.

'As Derry~Londonderry prepares to celebrate its year as City of Culture, we thought we'd start the year off in Belfast with possibly the greatest festival of lunchtime arts in the world. It is a truly exotic assembly of some of the best local, national and international artists.

'From Arlo Guthrie to Geno Washington, Tom Paulin to Oscar Wilde, the Jim Jones Revue to Scroobius Pip, John Shuttleworth to The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, talks, exhibitions and even a literary bus tour, the Cathedral Quarter will be Belfast's Capital of Culture in early 2013.'


Belfast Lord Mayor, Alderman Gavin Robinson, congratulated Out to Lunch arts festival organisers for pulling together such an exciting programme. 'As always, audiences can look forward to affordable entertainment to ensure lunchtimes in January will not be dull. I would urge everyone to go along and support the festival line-up.'

Browse the festival programme above for a glimpse at the recession-baiting wealth of affordable Out to Lunch events (and free bowls of stew) to entertain, sustain and lighten the mood of even the most fun-resistant of post-Christmas curmudgeons.

Out to Lunch Arts runs in the Black Box Belfast from January 2-27, 2013. Tickets are available now from the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609 or the Out To Lunch website.