News Archives - 2009

Kate Lawrence

Belfast City Hall Re-Opening - 17 October 2009

Kate, one of the few vertical dance specialists in the UK, has been training and choreographing our new group of aerial dance performers.

Sync or Swim 27 Sept 2009

The Beat Initiative are very excited about our involvement with the Connections programme of which Fly Butterfly! is just the beginning...

Fly Butterfly! is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games, and is part of the Connections programme which is managed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Kate Lawrence Aerial Training
August 2009 Workshop

We are aiming to hold the two-day workshop most likely between 12 - 14 August. Please register your interest and preferred time of day now, as places are limited to 15. Cost will be £20 per day. For further information and to register your interest, please contact Flora on 07903 960997 or at

The Carnival event will not be happening at City Hall on Saturday. Instead, the Parade will start at Writers' Square. There will be carnival music performances from 1.30pm. The Parade will set off at 2.00pm from Donegall Street to Royal Avenue.

Comments include:

Eileen: "belfastcarnival dot com"

Katie: "It's fine. It's also rather mighty craic"

David: " It will be noisy"

The Lord Mayor, Cllr Naomi Long

There has been lots of great musical development in this year's carnival with the enthusiastic involvement of local musicians... writing, recording, rehearsing, and dressing-up!

Carnival Music

The following Musicians and Bands will be involved in this Summer's Belfast City Carnival.

Carnival Director, David Boyd on
This New Day, Radio Ulster Sunday (14 June 2009)

Presenter: Kim Lenaghan

John Shelly and the Creatures: Long May You Reign
The One Ones: Another Girl, Another Planet
Bob Andy: The Sun Shines For Me

Belfast City Carnival - Saturday 27 June 2009
Lined up in Custom House Square, starting performance
1.45pm Parade sets off
3.00pm Arrive at City Hall
All afternoon: Music stage in grounds of City Hall