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October

Lyric Theatre

October 23, 2016 @ 10:00 - 10:45
Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street
Belfast, BT9 5FB United Kingdom

The award winning Lyric Theatre was the result of an RIBA International Design Competition held in May 2003 from which O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects (Dublin) were selected. The design responded to the irregular shape and elevation of the site, the river setting and the surrounding brick streetscapes and green park areas. The new...

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10:30
23
October

Belfast Central Fire Station

October 23, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Belfast Central Fire Station, 6 Bankmore Street
Belfast, BT7 1AQ United Kingdom

The award winning Central Fire Station was built in 1992 to a design by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects. Amongst the awards received were an RIAI Award in 1993 and a commendation at the 1995 Civic Trust Awards. An ideal tour for children and families, this promises to be a really great experience. Access all...

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11:00
23
October

The MAC

October 23, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West
Belfast, BT1 2NJ United Kingdom

The MAC is an award winning building that resulted from an international open design competition in association with the RIBA. Hackett/Hall/McKnight's design creates foyers that "recall the tight streetscape of the neighbourhood a compressed urban environment characterised by toplight". A 32m high, illuminated 'lantern' forms a 'beacon for the arts' within the Cathedral...

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23
October

The Old Belfast Telegraph Building

October 23, 2016 @ 11:00 - 11:30
The Old Belfast Telegraph Building, 124 - 144 Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1DN United Kingdom

The Belfast Telegraph was founded in 1870 by brothers William and George Baird. As the firm grew in size the decision was taken to establish a new headquarters building at the newly laid out Royal Avenue.Henry Seaver was selected as architect and the building was completed in red brick and Dumfries red sandstone...

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11:45
23
October

Belfast Central Fire Station

October 23, 2016 @ 11:45 - 12:45
Belfast Central Fire Station, 6 Bankmore Street
Belfast, BT7 1AQ United Kingdom

The award winning Central Fire Station was built in 1992 to a design by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects. Amongst the awards received were an RIAI Award in 1993 and a commendation at the 1995 Civic Trust Awards. An ideal tour for children and families, this promises to be a really great experience. Access all...

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12:30
23
October

The MAC

October 23, 2016 @ 12:30 - 13:30
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West
Belfast, BT1 2NJ United Kingdom

The MAC is an award winning building that resulted from an international open design competition in association with the RIBA. Hackett/Hall/McKnight's design creates foyers that "recall the tight streetscape of the neighbourhood a compressed urban environment characterised by toplight". A 32m high, illuminated 'lantern' forms a 'beacon for the arts' within the Cathedral...

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13:00
23
October

HMS Caroline

October 23, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:00
HMS Caroline, Alexandra Dock Queens Rd
Belfast, BT3 9DT United Kingdom

HMS Caroline is the sole survivor from the Battle of Jutland, and the project has created a compelling and fascinating heritage attraction for visitors to enjoy. Step on board Belfast's newest visitor attraction and be amazed by the impressively restored cabins and historic spaces. All of these spaces have been restored to look...

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23
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 23, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight...

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14:00
23
October

The Hot House – Tropical Ravine Special Event

October 23, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Bowling Pavillion in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens Stranmillis Embankment Entrance
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

The workshop will provide an overview of the Tropical Ravine building within its parkland setting and its historical development. The architect will present key technical drawings and discuss the particular challenges posed by this 'Conservation-led project' in safeguarding the buildings historic horticulture, its building fabric and continued use a fully-functioning Hot House. Suitable...

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23
October

The Sail Loft

October 23, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
The Sail Loft, Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Tedfords Ship Chandlers, Sail & Tentmakers, was started by James Tedford in the 1850’s. The warehouse adjacent to the shop was an earlier building, reputed to have been built between 1760 and 1790, and is where ships sails were made. Gable fronted and of plain stucco, it has a projecting roof over hoist...

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14:15
23
October

Belfast Central Fire Station

October 23, 2016 @ 14:15 - 15:15
Belfast Central Fire Station, 6 Bankmore Street
Belfast, BT7 1AQ United Kingdom

The award winning Central Fire Station was built in 1992 to a design by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects. Amongst the awards received were an RIAI Award in 1993 and a commendation at the 1995 Civic Trust Awards. An ideal tour for children and families, this promises to be a really great experience. Access all...

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15:00
23
October

Europa Hotel

October 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 15:45
Europa Hotel, 11 - 15 Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom

The Europa Hotel is built on the site of the former Great Northern Railway Company's Belfast Terminus. The hotel was opened in July 1971 as Belfast's then tallest building and first hotel in the city to offer en-suites for all bedrooms. The building is closely linked to Belfast's recent history as the meeting...

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23
October

St. George’s Market

October 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
St. George’s Market, Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3LA United Kingdom

St George's Market is one of Belfast's oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. It holds a weekly Friday Variety Market, the City Food and Craft Market on Saturdays and the...

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23
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide riverbed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long...

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16:00
23
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 23, 2016 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide riverbed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long...

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16:15
23
October

Europa Hotel

October 23, 2016 @ 16:15 - 17:00
Europa Hotel, 11 - 15 Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom

The Europa Hotel is built on the site of the former Great Northern Railway Company's Belfast Terminus. The hotel was opened in July 1971 as Belfast's then tallest building and first hotel in the city to offer en-suites for all bedrooms. The building is closely linked to Belfast's recent history as the meeting...

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18:00
23
October

The Byzantine Mural – A rare public opening

October 23, 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Byzantine Mural, 15 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Commissioned for the Institute of Byzantine Studies and painted by Colin McGookin, this striking mural features individuals and allegorical figures from Byzantine, and the University's own history. Hidden in an interior courtyard, this is a unique opportunity to see such an unexpected outpouring of creativity in an academic setting. Professor Margaret Mullett, an...

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23
October

Festival closing event

October 23, 2016 @ 18:00 - 22:00
The Quad, Queen’s University Belfast, Lanyon Building University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Join us for the festival finale in this really special outdoor location. We'll have music, food, drinks, and dancing to finish off your weekend, all set within a stunning installation of artworks, sound and light. From 6pm - 8pm there will also be a rare opportunity to view the Byzantine Mural on...

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