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Your City, Your Say – New Cultural Strategy for Belfast

New Cultural Strategy for Belfast 2020-2030

Belfact City Council are in the process of developing options for a new approach to long-term cultural development in the city.  We value your voice, and seek contribution from all sectors (art, tourism, business, heritage, sport, hospitality, creative industries and more) to collectively develop an authentic narrative for our city. Throughout this process we hope to engage with you in a number of ways and we hope that you will be able to contribute in whatever way suits you best.

Your City, Your Say 2019

To begin this process we are running a series of Your City, Your Say conversations to feed into what’s provisionally being called a ‘cultural statement’ for the city. There are a range of times and locations available for you to choose from, we are only asking for an hour of your time  and we will be providing food and refreshments at each session to help the conversation flow. If you have already signed up for one please share this around your contacts, we want to involve as many voices a possible.

There are only 10 places in each session, to book your place just click on the venue link below that best suits you.

VENUE DATE/TIME REFRESHMENTS
Your City, Your Say –  Cafe Cuan, City Centre (Cromac Street) 09/01/2019 08:30 Tea/Coffee/Breakfast
Your City, Your Say – Shankill Library 11/01/2019 12:30 Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches
Your City, Your Say – Northern Lights, Ormeau Road 12/01/2019 15:00 Soft drinks & light bites
Your City, Your Say – Jack’s at CS Lewis Square 14/01/2019 08:30 Tea/Coffee/Breakfast
Your City, Your Say –  Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 15/01/2019 12:30 Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches
Your City, Your Say – Accidental Theatre 15/01/2019 18:00 Soft drinks & light bites
Your City, Your Say – Lazy Claire Patisserie 16/01/2019 08:30 Tea/Coffee/Breakfast
Your City, Your Say – The Sunflower Bar, Union St 16/01/2019 16:45 Soft drinks & Pizza
Your City, Your Say – University of Atypical 16/01/2019 18:00 Soft drinks & light bites
Your City, Your Say – Vault Studios at 2pm 17/01/2019 14:00 Tea/Coffee/Buns
Your City, Your Say – Vault Studios at 4pm 17/01/2019 16:00 Tea/Coffee/Buns
Your City, Your Say – Vault Studios at 6pm 17/01/2019 18:00 Tea/Coffee/Light bites
Your City, Your Say – Vault Studios at 7pm 17/01/2019 19:00 Tea/Coffee/Light bites
Your City, Your Say –  (HERITAGE FOCUS) The Belfast Barge 18/01/2019 16:00 Tea/Coffee/Buns
Your City, Your Say –  (HERITAGE FOCUS) The Belfast Barge 21/01/2019 12:30 Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches
Your City, Your Say – Linenhall Library 22/01/2019 13:00 Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches
Your City, Your Say – Linenhall Library 22/01/2019 15:00 Tea/Coffee/Buns
Your City, Your Say –  Cafe Cuan, City Centre (Cromac Street) 23/01/2019 08:30 Tea/Coffee/Breakfast
Your City, Your Say –  Cafe Cuan, City Centre (Cromac Street) 23/01/2019 14:00 Tea/Coffee/Buns
Your City, Your Say – Linenhall Library 24/01/2019 13:00 Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches
Your City, Your Say – Linenhall Library 24/01/2019 15:00 Tea/Coffee/Buns
Your City, Your Say –  Cafe Cuan, City Centre (Cromac Street) 25/01/2019 08:30 Tea/Coffee/Breakfast
Your City, Your Say –  Cafe Cuan, City Centre (Cromac Street) 25/01/2019 14:30 Tea/Coffee/Buns
Your City, Your Say – The Black Box (Green Room) 29/01/2019 18:00 Soft drinks & Pizza
Your City, Your Say –  The Belfast Barge 31/01/2019 12:30 Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches

 Please email belfast2023@belfastcity.gov.uk with your dietary and access requirements 1 week prior to your session.  Please arrive at the venue 10mins before the start time of your session.

 Culture Forum 2019

The Culture Forum is an annual gathering for the cultural and creative sectors, alongside key stakeholders and partners in the city. This year we will be taking the opportunity to present and explore the themes that have been gathered during the Your City, Your Say process and have fed into the draft ‘Cultural Statement’ for the city. Everyone is welcome to attend this forum (whether you participated in Your City, Your Say or not) as we want a wide range of voices represented at this event. 

The Culture Forum will take place in The Great Hall, City Hall on Monday 28th January from 9:30am to 2:30pm (lunch included). To book your place on this forum please click here – tickets are free but registration is essential.

*SAVE THE DATE* We will also be holding a second Culture Forum on Thursday 28 February, which will focus on the strategic framework and investment criteria of the new strategy.  We will also have an update on the UK Cultural Enquiry report and our role driving forward a new Culture Compact for the city and region.