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 2021, running from 6 October - 7 November.
As part of this year’s programme, we are delighted to support exciting and diverse new work from the Middle East and North Africa – including Palestinian artist Riham Isaac, who will premier Another Lover’s Discourse ليه خلتني احبك from 29-30 October at the MAC, Belfast – this solo show explores the expectations of marriage and romance and the dreams that hover beyond them.
Also performing is Said Mouhssine from Morocco, with his acrobatic show – Routine. It tells the story of a person stuck in a room, with nothing to do. Sleeping is a fight against boredom but no matter what he does, he can’t even sleep. Routine is a Parkour and circus comedy show about hope and pushing personal boundaries in order to bring about change. Routine runs from 16-17 October, at CS Lewis Square, and is free to attend.
Belfast International Arts Festival brings the best of local international artists and work to Belfast - and in this 59th year, audiences can expect a world class and eclectic fusion of theatre, dance, music, visual art, literature, films and talks.
Find out more at the festival's website - https://belfastinternationalartsfestival.com/