Fans of live entertainment will be given the opportunity to blow away the Christmas cobwebs next month with one of Belfast's top mini-festivals.
Out To Lunch is a packed programme of music, theatre, comedy and literary acts at lunchtimes over a three-week period from January 5.
"Although intended as a one-off event, the response to last year's festival meant we simply had to bring Out To Lunch back again," said festival director Sean Kelly.
"We initially wondered if people would attend events in January, but in fact many people seem to really want to do something different and creative after the Christmas break."
Organisers are hopeful that the festival will help place Belfast alongside other European cities where arts events are on offer throughout the year.
Among the acts at this year's festival are cult hit Jesus: The Guantanamo Years, an irreverent take on the war on terror, and columnist Jon Ronson, who will read from his new book.
The festival will also feature a number of local acts, including Tyrone-born comedian Owen O'Neill and the Belfast-based Circus Bone Idle troupe, who will perform 33 acts in 33 minutes.
Shows will be held at the Black Box and John Hewitt bar in the Cathedral Quarter and lunch is included in the ticket price.
See www.cqaf.com , or call 9023 2403.