Organisers ‘Harbour’ Ambitions For Biggest Culture Night Belfast Yet!

Venues expand to include Belfast waterfront

Culture Night Belfast will be even bigger and better this year thanks to principal corporate sponsor, Belfast Harbour, which is making its waterfront development at City Quays available as a venue.

This year organisers are expecting a record 115,000 people will enjoy almost 300 events at over 100 different venues.  In just ten years Culture Night has grown from attracting 6,000 people to become the biggest night in Belfast’s cultural calendar.

In addition to more events, Culture Night 2018, which takes place on Friday 21st September, is expanding its geographic reach to include Belfast’s regenerated waterfront.   Belfast Harbour’s new development at City Quays is already home to the new AC Hotel by Marriott and will provide a dramatic backdrop for events with views across the Victoria Channel towards Titanic Belfast.

 Susan Picken, director of the Cathedral Quarter Trust said she was delighted with the continued relationship with Belfast Harbour and the opportunity to showcase even more of the city than ever.

“We’re hugely excited about having Belfast Harbour back on board for another year.  Culture Night is all about showcasing the very best of Belfast, and with the help of our principal corporate sponsor we can do just that whilst also expanding our reach across the city to include its fantastic new waterfront.

“We’re raring to go for our tenth year and thanks to the support of Belfast Harbour we’re looking forward to laying on the biggest single cultural celebration the city has ever seen. “

Jenni Barkley, Belfast Harbour’s Corporate Responsibility and Communications Manager, added:

“Belfast Harbour has a long tradition of supporting the arts and we’re delighted to continue our support for Culture Night which is always one of the city’s annual highlights.

“This year we’re really looking forward to hosting a variety of events at City Quays which has transformed this part of Belfast. The waterfront will provide a great backdrop to the street performers and Culture Night will be a perfect opportunity to enjoy this new part of the city centre.”

Culture Night showcases outdoor street performances and a range of venues, galleries, artists’ studios, churches and historic buildings that will throw their doors open for exclusive events, talks, tours, exhibits and more.

For one night only, the spaces and places of Belfast come alive for an evening of exploration and adventure around every corner!

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