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Video: Belfast Book festival set to offer a magical and inspiring programme for 2016

Now a firm fixture on the literary circuit, the Belfast Book Festival is getting ready to ‘open-up’ its unique and magical experience in venues across the City from 9 -19 June.

With over 100 live events and workshops the festival will feature a wide range of writers, authors, poets, critics, musicians, films and film makers, activists, artists and actors from home and abroad.  Run by the Crescent Arts Centre and funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council, the Belfast Book Festival offers yet another incredible programme for all ages and tastes with an aim to adhere to the ethos that books and authors matter and should be cherished.

Notable highlights for this year include; The Jam’s drummer Rick Buckler who will discuss his book That’s Entertainment: My Life in the Jam at The Black Box, John Challis (Only Fools and Horses) joins Nuala McKeever at Crescent Arts Centre to discuss his life in show business as well as his books Being Boycie and Reggie: A Stag at Bay; Award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch will discuss his memoir Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists at Crescent Arts Centre; Financial and economics expert Paul Mason will be in conversation with Martina Devlin about the state of the world economy, Brexit and much more; Leading contemporary novelist Dame Fiona Kidman talks to Cathy Brown about her book on the 1930s aviator icon aka ‘Garbo of the Skies’ Jean Batten; Award winning Kate Tempest talks to Jan Carson about her debut novel The Bricks That Built The Houses and  maverick film-maker Alex Cox will discuss his book for aspiring filmmakers at Crescent Arts Centre.

For further details on the Belfast Book Festival including the full festival programme  visit www.belfastbookfestival.com or follow on facebook – Belfastbookfestival or twitter @belfastbookfest #belfastbook.

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