Said Mouhssine will perform Routine


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.

Upcoming events:

Belfast International Arts Festival

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 -

Another Lover’s Discourse comes to Belfast


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