Friday night Mum and I headed into the city aka Belfast to enjoy Culture Night 2018. Culture Night has been going on in the city for 10 years now, this year ‘Our tenth incarnation features some fine artwork by the hugely talented Holly Pereira. Holly’s re-imagining of ’60s psychedelia for for Culture Night chimes perfectly with this year’s theme of “Love”. Love in all its forms. Love of our city, love of Culture Night and love and respect for each other. Love is all you need.’ For more information on Culture Night check out their website.
There honestly was so much to see and do, I downloaded the Culture Night app and when we were out and about in the city you could pick up your guide, this was handy to see what was happening when and were throughout the day. However I’m such a visual person and feel that if there were photos on either the app or perhaps throughout the book or even to cut costs of printing online somewhere of what was or would be on where I would have went to more. As it was Mum and I just mooched around the city and popped into things here and there.
As I said there was so much to see and do, so let me share with you our view of Belfast Culture Night. The atmosphere in the city was amazing, there definitely was a lot of LOVE going around, so I hope if you didn’t get the chance to make it that my photos and videos in this post make you feel like you were there!
By the time we headed up and got parked it was about half 5 so the first thing we did was get a bit to eat at the Wolf and Devour food truck.
We both went for the Royale & Cheese Burger and shared a portion of the Sweet Potato Fries with Lime & Chilli Mayo and Parmesan. Now I’m not a sweet potato fries fan, but these 100% have converted me, they were delicious!
Now that we were fed, it was time to explore!
I loved these Amigurumi anatomical and ‘drawn’ hearts made by Picture of Grace.
To buy your own pieces from Picture of Grace, check out her Etsy shop.
On through to Writers Square
Open them up and look inside . . .
I was all romantic and took one home for Phil.
So much LOVE, this was one of my favourite events at Culture Night, beautiful Kaizen Prints!
This is the face of someone asking her mum through gritted teeth and ‘attempting’ to still smile “have you taken the photo yet?”
Next up Belfast Cathedral, also known as Saint Ann’s Cathedral
Then Buoy Park
Amazing art work in progress!
More live music.
Bike stunts from Thunder Action Sports
Off to Belfast School of Art
On to Talbot Street
Just how amazing are these wings by White Ink Architects? There was literally something for everyone; from adults to children to dogs.
I also loved how they decorated the street!
Drawn to the colour and art work it was up to Donegall Street
Down into the Cathedral Quarter
So much art work around the city, I love it!
Some more live music.
Always a fantastic atmosphere at the Duke of York!
Loved the Father Ted theme from The Dirty Onion!
Next to Custom House Square
Over to The Big Fish
ONLY ONE YOU – art installation – Fine and Dandy Market
‘There is ONLY ONE YOU…celebrating the uniqueness of you, we are asking the visitors at our markets, between now and Culture Night, to paint a pebble with a fish design. Based on the children’s book, ONLY ONE YOU, by Linda Kratz, we want to create a ‘river’ of pebble fish swimming as one, illustrating the individuals working together as ONE.’
Last but not least we headed back into the city and up to City Hall
Following the yellow dots, it’s so easy to get around the city!
How about a bit of dancing?
City Hall looking beautiful filled with light!
Mum and I had a fantastic time at Culture Night, I’m sure there was a lot we didn’t get to see, but hopefully next year we will be more prepared!