Lord Mayor’s Day: Celebrating Belfast

Lord Mayor’s Day: Celebrating Belfast

The grounds of Belfast City Hall will be packed with free family fun activities on Saturday 22 April for Councillor Tina Black’s Lord Mayor’s Day.

Belfast’s First Citizen is inviting everyone to join her in ‘Celebrating Belfast’ on the front lawns of City Hall between 12pm and 5pm.

There will be something for all ages, including multi-cultural arts and crafts, live music, dance, street theatre and much more. Activities will also take place in 2 Royal Avenue, the city centre’s cultural and events space.

Looking ahead to the day of events, Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Tina Black said: 

“My Lord Mayor’s Day celebrations give everyone an opportunity to come into the city centre and enjoy an action-packed afternoon of free and exciting activities.
“The theme for my year in office has been ‘Celebrating Belfast’ and I have experienced first-hand the amazing work of people from all walks of life to support each other, their communities and the wider city, in these current tough times.

“I’ve been so impressed with so many of the groups and organisations I’ve met that I’ve invited many to them to join me at my event to help showcase the huge variety of talent our vibrant, multi-cultural city has to offer.”

Visitors can enjoy a packed line-up of live music, featuring a Kiddy Céilí, Belfast Dhol drummers, emerging local bands and musicians from Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran and Somalia, as well as performances from the South Asian Dance Academy.

Families will love the spectacular aerial circus show and comedy street theatre performances and trying their hand at old-style carnival games. Young people can also have a go at a variety of sports and make your own arts and crafts activities, before enjoying drop-in circus and creative writing workshops.

There’ll also be games and activities for older visitors, as part of our Age-Friendly Belfast programme.
Entry to the Lord Mayor’s Day event is free and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/lordmayorsday

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