The BFS: What’s on this week in Belfast

The BFS: What’s on this week in Belfast

The BFS: Our weekly update for what’s happening in Belfast.

Grand Opera House

Heathers The Musical, the black comedy rock-musical based on the eponymous 1988 film, arrives at GOH Belfast.

Tue 12 October 2021 - Sat 16 October 2021


Heathers the musical

The Border Game at the Lyric Theatre
runs from 2nd-23rd Oct 2021 on the Main Stage. 

The Border Game is a timely and powerful reflection on 100 years of the border and how it has impacted those who live along it. Inspired by 100 testimonies collected by the writers with real people living all over the 300-miles of the border.

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The Grimm Hotel – Cahoots NI have a reservation in your name, but be warned, this is no ordinary hotel!

Check in upon arrival and your personal bellhop will help you choose from 210 equally Grimm suites.

The decision will be yours, but choose carefully! You will be stepping into a story hundreds of years in the making… and behind each door lies a Grimm surprise.

12 October - 31 October 2021, Cityside Retail and Leisure Park


 The Grimm Hotel

Uncle Ray at The Mac

The wonders of reality, imagination and lore collide in this charming dance duet byDavid Bolger, exploring stories about parents, family histories, shared pasts, celebrating life and understanding loss/grief.

Wed 13 - Thurs 14 Oct


‘Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice’

Maiden Voyage Dance, Northern Ireland’s commissioning company for contemporary dance, will present a new film installation entitled ‘Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice’ at Havelock House on Ormeau Road

11 - 13 OctoberNOW SOLD OUT

Family Friendly Outdoor Double Bill - C S LEWIS SQUARE

Prepare to be amazed by Roll Up, Roll Up as Simple Cypher perform explosive tricks with effortless agility. This skilled duo combines freestyle Hip Hop, acrobatics, Cyr wheel and juggling with lots of musicality and mischief in this playful production.

Routine by Company Zid is a parkour and circus comedy show telling the story of what happens a person stuck in a room, with nothing to do. Performed by Said Mouhssine, the show has an uplifting message about hope and pushing personal boundaries in order to bring about change, with plenty of stunts thrown in for good measure.

Sat 16 & Sun 17 October | CS Lewis Square.



Belfast International Arts Festival continues until 7th Nov

Now in its 59th year, Northern Ireland’s largest contemporary arts festival promises a compelling programme of drama and dance, topical talks with the authors behind the latest literary releases, classical music, toe-tapping folk and roots, affecting independent film and contemporary visual arts.

Find out more of the full line up and book now at

Distortion - On Demand from The Mac

When a homophobic government minister resigns in disgrace, a brand-new political party fronted by a photogenic, yet shallow husband and wife team want his once-safe seat.

To secure it, however, they need a jaded electorate’s support.

Enter Jo Devine - out and proud PR guru - hired by the couple for the polish and sheen they need. But when careers collide with ego and conscience clashes with lies, who wins? 

Watch on-demand until 11:59pm on Sunday 24 October.

More at https://themaclive.comfy/event/distortion


Anne Tallentire - But this material…

This exhibition is the first significant institutional presentation of Anne Tallentire’s work since her career survey This, and Other Things 1999-2010 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

But this material... brings together key works from the last decade as well as work which is re-imagined for the particular architectural and spatial qualities of the MAC galleries.

8th Sept - 21st Nov

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In ‘Beasts of Burden’ at Belfast Exposed, Paul Seawright turns his attention to Rwanda. In the Rwandan genocide of 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority murdered an estimated one million people, mostly of the Tutsi minority in just 100 days. 25 years later a distinctive project, “Cows for Peace”, pairs perpetrators with their victims. Seawright’s images examine what is invisible within this space: the tension of the place but also the delicate nature of the caretakers when working with these animals.

7th October - 18th December

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‘My Name is Maya’ by award-winning artist, Manon Ouimet.  Tracking Manons conversion to Judaism with  images reflecting her journey from spiritual desire to belong, through a calendar year of richly-grounding festivals, traditions and food.

7th October - 30th October

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