British Council is a major partner in a number of festivals that occur in Northern Ireland throughout the year. We aim to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic endeavours.
Belfast International Arts Festival – Northern Ireland’s biggest contemporary arts festival – is back for 2019, running from 15 October – 3 November 2019.
We’re proud to have supported the festival since its inception, and in this 57th year, audiences can expect a world class and eclectic fusion of theatre, dance, music, visual art, literature, films and talks – with over 200 events and 14 premieres.
This year's festival will include several major works from Japan to coincide with our UK in Japan programme 2019-20. Jointly organised by the British Embassy in Japan and the British Council, the campaign presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deepen the close bonds between Japan and the UK.
British Council Northern Ireland supported events: