Crescent Arts Centre

Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT7 1NH
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Animation for Children with Barry Purves

Animator Barry Purves presents three of his own animated films for kids and talks about how they were made. Ages 5+. Part of Biggar Little Festival.

Arco String Quartet: Nicholas Boyle's Bridges

Informed by a range of musical traditions, the suite draws its inspiration from observations of Belfast's bridges, both historical and contemporary, from Shaw's Bridge to the Weir Footbridge.

Sun 2 Oct

£8–£10 / 028 9024 2338

Cast Away

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson discusses her new book, which looks at the European Union's response to the refugee crisis according to five people who have come to Europe since 2011.

Wed 12 Oct

£5 (£3) / 028 9024 2338

Chamber Babies

Informal concerts designed for babies and parents by the Belfast Music Society. Performed by classical musicians from Northern Ireland.

Sun 2 Oct

£5 at least one adult must accompany each baby / 028 9024 2338

Chamber Babies - Live Music For Little Listeners

Les Neish (tuba) Martyn Parkes (piano) Walk, sway, crawl, roll, dance or just chill out to a carefully selected programme of short classical pieces designed both to engage and enchant (or soothe to sleep!) the youngest listeners and their mums and dads. Chamber Babies concerts are specially designed for babies aged…

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Cinemagic - Animation With Nuria G Blanco (cartoon Saloon)

Nuria G. Blanco from Oscar nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) will present an industry workshop exploring the exciting world of animation. Learn the science behind the magic as you are introduced to the different roles, projects, software and ideas currently being worked on…

Cinemagic - Directing For Film & Tv With Bruce Goodison

Learn what it takes to be a top director! Bruce Goodison has established himself as one of the country's leading television directors for his work on series as diverse as RTS and BAFTA nominated Our World War, ITV's hit series Home Fires and BBC1's hit drama Doctor Foster. His first feature film Leave to Remain was…

Cinemagic - Generation Next

Short films directed and produced by up and coming young filmmakers from around the world. A mixture of live action fiction, documentary and animated films. Foxes Dir: Mikel Gurrea, UK, 22 mins Foxes is the story of a young estate agent and father, Malcolm, and his 10 year old son Aron, as they adjust to living…

Sun 23 Oct

Cinemagic - Scriptwriting With 'so Awkward' Creater Julie Bower

Julie Bower will run a masterclass in creating and pitching an original children's sitcom idea. Using writing exercises and workshops the class will think about creating characters, set up, and dialogue. Working in groups, participants will then have the opportunity to come up with their very own sitcom idea and pitch…

Cinemagic - Storyboarding And Design With David Bunting

Story artist, animator and filmmaker David Bunting has worked for many of films most well-known animation studios including Walt Disney Feature Animation where he worked on titles including The Tigger Movie. David has also story-boarded for hit TV shows including Bob the Builder, Boy & the Dinosaur and Chuggington.

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The Ducasse Trio

The trio performs Milhaud's Suite Op 157, Shostakovich's Five Pieces and Rorem's End Of Summer and Stravinsky's Suite from L'histoire Du Soldat.

Sat 12 Nov

£12 (£10; £5) / 028 9024 2338

The Eskies

Folk noir and gypsy jazz quartet.

Fri 18 Nov

£7 / 028 9024 2338

Ghostbusters… Retro! A Live Radio Show!

Wireless Mystery Theatre perform the 1930s radio play that Harold Ramis based his 1984 film on.

Fri 28 Oct

Hard Rain

A contemporary/modern music group from Belfast devoted to the performance of works by contemporary Irish composers.

Thu 3 Nov

£13 (£10) / 028 9024 2338

JACK Quartet

The group performs Caroline Shaw's Ritornello 2, Peter Rosser's String Quartet No 2, John Zorn's Remedy Of Fortune and Julia Wolfe's Early That Summer.

Wed 2 Nov

£13 (£10) / 028 9024 2338

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Jacques Stotzem

The finger-style guitarist plays a combination of his own compositions with his 'classic rock' arrangements.

Wed 28 Sep

£10 / 028 9024 2338

Josh Taylor

The Manchester-born singer-songwriter and actor performs a selection of pop and rock songs.

Sat 1 Oct

£11.50–£39.50 / 028 9024 2338

Marc O'Reily

The singer-songwriter and his band plays acoustic folk blues/rock.

Fri 25 Nov

£8 / 028 9024 2338

Matthew Green - Aftershock

The foreign correspondent discusses his new book, which looks at the struggles British soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder face.

Sun 23 Oct

£6 (£4) / 028 9024 2338


The formidable, MOBO award-winning trio perform energetic jazz-fusion.

Fri 11 Nov

£15 (£12) / 028 9024 2338

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Professor Gordon McMullan - Forgetting 1616

The Shakespeare scholar discusses what it means to remember the Bard in 2016 and what needs to be forgotten in the process, such as his contemporaries who also died that year.

Sat 15 Oct

Purely Poetry Open Mic Night

Poets at all levels of experience share their work in an encouraging atmosphere. To take part just sign up on the night and names will be drawn at random.

Fri 7 Oct

Fri 4 Nov

Fri 2 Dec


Bilingual spoken word event presented by the Irish Writers Centre and featuring poems, rap, songs and music. There will be an open mic too.

Thu 29 Sep

£4 / 028 9024 2338

Ruth McGinley

The award-winning pianist performs works by composers including Debussy, Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff and Philip Glass.

Fri 30 Sep

£13 (£10) / 028 9024 2338

Thomas Stronen: Time Is A Blind Guide

The all-acoustic Anglo-Norwegian group performs jazz crossover, led by composer and percussionist Stronen.

Sat 5 Nov

The Velvet Gentleman

This concert commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie (1886-1925). The evening celebrates his contribution to twentieth century and contemporary music, notably through the work of John Cage.

Fri 4 Nov

£13 (£10) / 028 9024 2338

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