Culture

A little dose of culture

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Culture night in Belfast came and went again. This  is one of my favorite nights of the year. Basically the whole Cathedral Quarter bursts into life, with a few events happening in to the west of the city and through out the city center , most of the fun is situated around the Cathedral Quarter. The night is a mixture of song, film, dance, music, art and merriment. It really can put a smile on anyone’s face. Belfast as a city has been through so much trouble throughout its history yet last night 30,000 people took to the streets and just enjoyed each others company, its a sign of the times and that things will continue to get better.

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For my part I just wondered around taking in the sights and sounds. Spending the start of my night watching the street artists do their work, it was pretty awesome, below you can see the pictures.

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After that I went to the Cathedral and checked out some of the music which was all very chilled out. There was also plenty to see from the beautiful tapestry’s to workshops on how to make stained glass, a much more chilled out atmosphere than most of the festival.

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Next on my journey  I visited  Belfast Exposed to make some photograms. They turned out a little different from what we expected but we still think they are worth a look.

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Next on our list was the drum circle which featured over 250 drums. There was something primal about it but it was worth a look. Family fun is one way to describe this event.

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Just after that we took part in a flash mob meditation group on the Cathedral steps. I have been meditating for about 2 years now and I think this was the most challenging and fun attempt at it ever.

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The night continued on with visits to the Johnny Cash tribute and a little 30’s music in the war memorial, we also tried to see the opera classics in the John Hewitt but it was to busy to get in.

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The night finished off with a parade which was a nice for again a city that usually riots after parades. I’m glad everyone came together and grabbed a pint and just had a fun time.

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Categories: Culture, Festival, Reviews

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