From fascinating talks, to thrilling theatre and captivating dance, there’s something for everyone in our programme of accessible events at Belfast International Arts Festival!

BSL Interpreted Events:

  • Gary Younge | Tuesday 17th October | 7:00pm | Ulster University
    For the last three decades Gary Younge has had a ringside seat during the biggest events and with the most significant personalities to impact the black diaspora. He has witnessed how much change is possible and the power of systems to thwart those aspirations.
  • King | Saturday 28th October | 7:45pm | The MAC | 14+
    From award winning theatre company comes King, which follows Luther, a man from Cork who only leaves his apartment for essential journeys and to perform as an Elvis impersonator. It explores prejudice, privilege and resilience as Luther struggles to live life to the full.
  • Burnt Out | Thursday 2nd November | 7:30pm | Lyric Theatre
    Burnt Out by Gary Mitchell reveals the darker side of suburban life in Belfast in this new black comedy.
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Accessible panto performances at the Millennium Forum –

A gigantic beanstalk, Caroline the cow, magic beans, a goose that lays golden eggs and the nastiest of giants – it’s panto time again at the Forum!

Telling the story of peasant boy Jack and his attempts to please his impoverished mother and win the hand of Princess Jill, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK remains one of the best-loved pantomimes of all time.

A very big congratulation to our Stephen Gilligan, who was at Foyle Deaf Association’s graduation ceremony to receive his ISL Level 6 certificate from Tommy McAuley, of the Department of Communities.—videos/1194615/in-pictures-foyle-deaf-association-graduation-ceremony-for-irish-sign-language-students.html

He is a tutor for our Irish Sign Language Classes as well as the Live Sessions Online. Keep an eye out for our upcoming classes starting this August or September 2023!

Visit our sister’s site for upcoming classes at:

Design a new logo for Irish

1st Prize in association with IDC/17TVS – €300

WeTransfer your designs to [email protected].

We, at IDC, would like to announce to everyone in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing communities that we are now in the process of creating a new image for IDC. As a result of taking this step forward, we are now advertising a new logo design competition which represents the beliefs and values of IDC. Now is a good time to replace our logo which was last changed ten years ago to showcase our business identity with a clean, original brand that reflects our image.

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An Exhibition by Julie Corcoran, runs until 22nd December 2022.

ArtisAnn Gallery, 70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE

Tue – Fri: 11am to 6pm ; Saturday: Noon to 5pm

Julie Corcoran takes us through an epic journey in her new show “Looking for Light – The Heroine’s Journey”. The protagonist, in a beautiful dress, journeys deep within and is resurrected achieving divine unity of the feminine and masculine.

As the artists says “This is the exhibition your soul wants you to see”

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