23/07/2015

Belfast Festival To Go-Ahead Despite Funding Cuts

The Belfast Festival is to go-ahead despite loss of funding from its main sponsor Queen's University.

The festival has been renamed the 'Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival' and will run from Friday 9 October to Sunday 1 November.

Festival Director Richard Wakely said: "I am delighted to be able to confirm that the Belfast Festival is very much alive and kicking and that the show must go on! With the generous support of our public and private sector funders and partners, we have come together to launch a new international festival that reflects both the changing city around us and the continuing evolution of creative practice from around the world.

"The Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival will feature artists and performers from across the globe, bringing everything Belfast audiences have come to expect in recent years from the Festival and more: a world class programme of theatre, performance art, moving image, visual art, dance and music from folk, to contemporary and classical with opportunities for audiences to directly engage and participate in the creative arts."

(CD)

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