A highlight of the year, I headed to Belfast City Centre to take in Culture Night. To give an idea of how much the event has grown in recent years, was the lack of parking spaces (I’d had no bother in recent years, arriving at the same time) getting a parking space in the City Centre.
Parking problems defeated, I headed straight to North Street. Why? It’s my favourite part of the night, as there is always Street Art done as part of the event, so I headed to check that out.
Got some photos of the work in progress, there will be a seperate blog for that over the weekend.
As I headed that way, there was a street parade going on, with free chalk being handed out, and people writing messages on the ground.
From there, I headed to University of Ulster, where there was gorilla knitting done outside it, with many looking and admiring.
Back towards North Street to watch a bit of Street Countdown, a popular feature of Culture Night, before watching another parade, then calling in to have a look at Stand Arts Centre, based on the site of a former bank.
You see all sorts of wonderful things on Culture Night. There was Street Chess, and a performance by Fire Artists outside University of Ulster, and Drummers on Stilts.
As ever, it was a great night, and i’m already looking forward to 2015.
I keep saying it every year, but instead of heading down just after 7, I might just make a day of it.