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BabyDay first of seven great Belfast events

By Laura Abernethy

Published 04/09/2015

BabyDay Sling Swing dancers Lisa Davison from Newtownabbey and her son Rafael Marques (9 months)
BabyDay Sling Swing dancers Lisa Davison from Newtownabbey and her son Rafael Marques (9 months)

An opera about Belfast, an Indian open-air theatre performance and a large carnival village are just three of seven spectacular events to be rolled out across the city over the next 10 months.

The seven landmark projects will bring together community groups with some of the city's best arts practitioners to tell their stories through theatre, music, film and more.

Launched last year, the £900,000 Creative Belfast programme from the Arts Council and Belfast City Council will kick off with BabyDay. The new one-day festival will take place on September 27 with more than 70 events for Belfast's youngest citizens.

Other events include Invisible Barriers: Moving Images, a programme of art house, mainstream and locally produced films, and The Belfast Tempest, a re-imagining of Shakespeare's last play.

The Farset Project intends to return Belfast's forgotten river to the heart of the city through music and art, while NI Opera is helping develop Belfast's first chamber opera themed around the city's industrial heritage.

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