Belfast City Hall is a major landmark and tourist attraction located in Donegall Square, in Belfast’s vibrant city centre. Belfast City Hall divides the commercial district from the business district and is due to re-open to the public this October after a major £11m refurbishment. For further details on the re-opening celebrations of this iconic building please read on….
Belfast City Hall was designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas, and is today the home of Belfast City Council. It has been said that Belfast City Hall was built to represent a glorious “Edwardian wedding cake” which was granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. This magnificent building reaches 53 meters high and is surrounded by beautiful manicured grounds and gardens popular with city centre workers, students and tourists who wish to take time out and relax.
Belfast City Hall was closed in October 2007 for major refurbishments which cost a massive £11 million. To mark the reopening of Belfast City Hall there will be a fortnight of activities that will run from: 17th October to 31st October 2009.
Events that will take place include:
Film – Classic movies including local films and movies for people of all ages will be screened in The Belfast City Hall Cinema. Tickets are free but you must book your place in advance to avoid any disappointment.
· Fashion Through the Decades.
· Belfast Fashion Week catwalk http://www.belfastfashionweek.com/.
· Music Nights.
· The Unforgettable Choir.
· Haydn piano recitals.
· Classical concert.
· Red Bull DJ Showcase.
· Gallery Tour.
· Living Tour of Belfast.
· Gallery Tour.
· Belfast Music Tour.
· Literary Walking Tour.
· City Hall Tour.
· School workshops.
· Fly Butterfly Carnival and Caterpillar Parade.
· Youth Forum event.
· Young people’s health day.
· Family fun day.
Events for senior citizens
· Older people’s wellbeing event.
· Older people’s workshop.
· Multi-cultural celebration.
· Irish evening.
· Ulster Scots evening.
· Art exhibition.
· ‘My Roots’ – Tracing your Belfast ancestors.
· Theatre parade.
· Strike! Theatre performance.
Please note: To book any of the above events you are required to call into the Belfast Welcome Centre in Donegall Place, located beside Boots, or telephone: +44 28 9024 6609. For further details check out The Belfast City Hall Reopening Celebration page on Belfast City Council website.
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