Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics

The annual festival returns to broaden horizons and puncture preconceptions to try to make sense of the big issues

Festival Details


Monday, 14 March 2016 to Sunday, 20 March 2016



As we approach elections to the Assembly and try to understand the range of global and local challenges that confront us all, Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics wants to commemorate 2016 by exploring some ‘Big Ideas’ in our ‘wee country’. 

This festival is brought to you by a team of volunteers keen to promote debate on the big issues of our time. Relax – we’re not affiliated to any political party and relatively non-partisan! We just want you to come along to the eclectic range of events we have brought together during 14-20 March. Just show up with some imagination and a curious mind.

We want to encourage participation from people not normally involved in political debate and stimulate a discussion on new ideas and activism. We think here’s something for everyone in our programme – most of the events are free and spread right across this wonderful city. So come along and join us in sparking some new ideas on politics & culture as well as having some fun! 

Our thanks to everyone who has contributed their time to making this offering happen, let us know what you think by contacting us on / #ImagineBelfast

View the full programme on the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics website