Things To Do At The Belfast Waterfront

The award winning Belfast Waterfront has helped transform the Northern Irish city into a world class destination, with a couple of tremendous bars, a restaurant, conference centre, and hosts some of the best arts and entertainment in the city.

In the last 15 years it has become the go-to place for entertainment and business, hosting more than 6000 conferences and events since it opened in 1997. More than 100,000 conference delegate have set foot here and more than 3.5 million event tickets have been sold.

So what’s coming up at the best venue in Belfast?


There are a few exhibitions on between now and the beginning of 2013 that should not be missed. The Ulster Society of Women Artists will be showcasing some of their finest works from 9-26 October 2012 (with a preview on Monday 8 October, 7-9PM).

Founded in 1957 by Gladys Maccabe, the society is now more than 120 members strong and features a vast array of visual arts including oils, sculpture, watercolours and bronze.

On 30-31 October 2012 is the Sotheby’s Annual Exhibition that will display some of the highlights of the annual sale of Irish paintings by some of the most talented painters the Emerald Isle has produced.


One of the funniest and possibly most frustrated men at the moment is Rhod Gilbert, who has an honesty about everyday life that has audiences in fits of laughter, and will definitely do the same on 10 October 2012 with show “The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo”.

On 31 October 2012 the air over Belfast will be an unimaginable number of shades of blue when Frankie Boyle lets loose with his unique brand of highly offensive humour.


You might be expecting every hotel in Belfast to be booked out for this one, Scissor Sisters take to the stage on 2 October 2012, following the release of their fourth studio album “Magic Hour”.

Maybe that’s not your style, perhaps rhythm and blues is more to your tastes? The following week on 11 October 2012, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are performing some of the maestro’s most well-known songs spanning a successful career of more than 35 years.

He is well known is the industry and has made many friends through his BBC programme, so there will be special guests including Marc Almond, best remembered from the 1980s and the synthpop due Soft Cell.

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