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Join this online sewing workshop with social justice campaigner Erika Silva, and create a bandana inspired by your ideas.

‘Never the Same’ is an online and a site-specific project with the families and relatives of those who were killed and injured in the McGurk’s Bar bombing of 1971.

A photographic installation by artist Shiro Masuyama.

Parallels Between Medieval and Modern Culture: an interactive digital project compiled by Queen’s University Belfast students.

A glimpse into the 2020 that might have been but never was: an exhibition which the public can interact with virtually through Zoom and social media.

A special panel discussion with some of the key journalists and academics who, for the past few years, have been guiding us through all things Brexit.

Barry Sheppard looks at a variety of early 1930s political cartoons from the de Valera-owned Irish Press newspaper which reflect some of the themes which dominated the Britain-EU negotiations.

Sinéad O’Neill-Nicholl will give an artist talk about her project with the families and relatives of those who were killed and injured in the McGurk’s Bar bombing of 1971.

Is there an easy step-by-step process that arts, culture and heritage organisations could follow to kickstart their digital journey?

Examining the role of culture in social and economic development using the case study of the ambitious V&A East project in East London.

How is it addressing division and reflecting diversity?

Discussing Community Wealth Building – an alternative and fairer approach to local economic development.

Join us to celebrate the 50th birthday of Blackstaff Press.

An immersive portrait of one of the world’s most courageous human rights activists and political prisoners, Nasrin Sotoudeh.

The role of the arts to promote human rights, the telling of different stories and to build connections between diverse communities.

What do you think of when you think of homelessness? Did you know that most homeless people in Northern Ireland are not rough sleepers?

Let Richard O’Leary take you in search of Ulster’s Lesser Spotted Queer Protestant

In this interview, the celebrated American linguist, philosopher and political activist noam chomsky discusses the current threats to democracy and ways to build solidarity and progressive politics.

A 60 minute discussion about the difficulties trans creatives face today, in both the writing and creative industries, and more widely.

A selection of award-winning poets present work around the theme of race and identity.

As we try to map a route beyond Covid-19, the arts can play an important role in renewing community.

It’s an understatement to say that – in recent times – women’s football has blown up in his part of the world. But what kept us?

A workshop highlighting influential women in Parliament and how women today can engage with and participate in politics.

On the anniversary of the first national lockdown, Visual Artist Heather Wilson and Theatre Maker Stephen Beggs talk about their project ‘The Year That Never Was’.

Covid-19 Pandemic and the Potential of Direct Democracy.

Feminist activism and the politics of crisis in Northern Ireland.

Why is it that our political leaders (sometimes) listen to and make decisions informed by the science in the case of coronavirus, but not when it comes to the planetary emergency?

Join us for this interactive event where you can reflect on your pandemic reading and share it with the READ-IT project.

Reflecting on how Universal Basic Income can make us a more resilient society.

Considering what kinds of posts and videos went viral during the Covid pandemic and the threats they have posed in undermining public health messaging.

A rare chance to see John T. Davis’ thoughtful and revealing 2003 documentary.

Volunteers for human challenge trials will discuss their decision to be purposefully infected with COVID-19.

An opportunity to explore and share aspirations for an alternative to ‘getting back to normal’ post-pandemic. What should a ‘new normal’ look like?

BBC 6 Music’s poet in residence presents his Virus Diaries.

An eclectic mix of people, whose working lives have been turned upside down by Covid, will reflect on what is going to happen next.

Jolting, joking, provoking and pondering our conflicted past via stories, music, and interactive exercises.

What do students need from schools to help support their mental health?

Author and playwright Bonnie Greer on the ‘Red Summer’ of race riots in Chicago just after the end of WW1.

Award-winning musical comedian Emer Maguire takes a lighthearted, hilarious, and occasionally poignant look at the events of the past year.

Pluralism, Inclusion and Planning for a Border Poll

Join the Health Governance After Brexit project for a discussion on the future of health and the NHS in challenging times.

Exploring the necessary and sufficient conditions for society to be able to achieve climate neutrality and the halt of biodiversity loss by 2050.

A panel of women with contrasting views on partition reflect on the impact of that momentous decision and discuss what they see as the future of partition on this island.

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

In this talk Lorna Dillon discusses Chilean craftivism with Erika Silva, an applique artist and social activist from Chile.

Lockdown Stories from Family Caregivers.

The Duncairn Podcast chats with two inspiring local artists on how their race and identity impacts and infuses their work.

We’ve heard enough from the politicians of today. Let’s hear from the next generation.

Sinéad Gleeson in conversation with Jan Carson.

Where do we go from here? Debating how Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future Climate Strike movement has become such an effective campaign.

Eat, Grow, Love travels across the globe to find that permaculture could hold some of the answers.

Join us for this live storytelling event where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their own life on the theme of ‘Viral’.

Creating cultures of creativity across communities: Jo Hunter of 64 Million Artists introduces some of the work they’ve done in communities.

How did events on the island of Ireland unfold in the wake of Brexit, Covid, and looming climate breakdown?

Cormac Moore details the events and causes that led to the split in soccer in Ireland and the efforts made to heal the division to bring about an all-Ireland international team.

Explore alleys. Discover art.

EU Citizens’ Rights in Northern Ireland Post-Brexit – a live panel discussion.

Exploring the details of the Belfast Region City Deal and the opportunities it will create for Belfast and surrounding regions.

Re-inventing the city: how do you reinvent ‘the city’ after a pandemic?

Deloitte New Forums – An Open Innovation Conversation focused on sustainability.

The Impact of Partition in Ireland – a talk by historian Cormac Moore.

Managing bilingual societies in Europe, with Marc Olivier-Loiseau and Cecilia Gialdini.

Three post-GFA generation, pro-union women in candid conversation about all aspects of life in Northern Ireland

In this practical, two hour online workshop, 64 Million Artists will share their methods for creating citizen-led and co-created cultural projects.

Editor-in-chief of US-based Politifact, Angie Drobnic Holan, joins us to talk about fact checking in a tense political environment.

What exactly is community art? Why do we need it in Northern Ireland?

A short play about identity, privatisation and the simple documents that change our lives.

Join ‘Change the World in Song’, singing to raise the rafters and spirits, and affirm values of peace and justice.

Can a weapons manufacturer be tried for complicity in a war crime?

Bill McKibben discusses climate change – the greatest challenge we’ve faced as a civilization and the biggest change to the natural world during the course of human history.

Take a couple of top academics, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and it’s the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI).

A screening of the Sir Steve McQueen’s Small Axe film Lovers Rock with post-film discussion.

Join 9ft in Common for this talk as they launch the emergent Belfast Alley Map.

How can personal stories engage with people emotionally across time and space and across different cultures?

Discussing and debating the value of restorative justice interventions within the context of entrenched and deepening social and economic inequality in society.

Going Digital or Going Extinct. With Dr. Roslyn Fuller.

Adam Ramsay argues that we must leave the elitist, absurd UK state behind for good.

Laying out a framework for system innovation which will explain why it is needed so urgently.

Professor John Garry and Dr Jamie Pow discuss the potential role of deliberative mini-publics (citizens’ assemblies) in Northern Ireland.

Alan Whysall, former Northern Ireland office civil servant, discusses the operation of border polls.

Protecting Land, Protecting Life – a discussion centering on the impacts to the environment posed by the extractive industry.

Hikikomori: The Locked Generation looks at young people who feel compelled to live a reclusive way of life.

With Roman Krznaric, a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society.

Past, present and future: an interactive event discussing the issues raised in the Migrant and Minority Ethnic Council’s recent film.

The Long And The Short Of The Creation Of Northern Ireland, with Dr David Hume and Tim McGarry.

Authors Noel McLaughlin and Joanna Braniff examine the ‘lost’ debut film made for the Rolling Stones in Belfast and Dublin in 1965.

This interactive talk explores how dementia is represented in fictional language, how readers respond to it, and why that might be.

This panel discussion will review a decade of missed opportunities, ten years of change: the Arab Spring and what happened next.

An online immersive virtual tour, following the story of Toshiko, a 6-year-old hibakusha (survivor) of the Hiroshima bombing.

Considering how, together, we can make Northern Ireland a more attractive and inclusive place for everyone.

Global thinkers and activists set out ideas and thoughts around what needs to be done to ‘build back fairer’.

As part of the festival and to mark the centenary of the foundation of Northern Ireland, the award winning artist, John Baucher, has made a celebratory ceremonial cloak comprising of flags and bunting which have been found gifted or retrieved over the past 10 years.

For the first time, Chris Agee reads from his “startlingly unique” new poetic work, Trump Rant (2021), written between January 2017 and Election Day 2020.

In this provocative lecture, Claire Fox will discuss what she feels is the growing threat of ‘cancel culture’.

In this autobiographical stand-up show, comedian Tom Mayhew shares stories about his life growing up working class and his time on benefits.

Gavin Esler talks about his latest book How Britain Ends and what, if anything, it means to be ‘British’ in the 21st Century.

Orchestral music and politics in 2021: composer Conor Mitchell on what it means to be a politically-engaged composer writing in 2021.

A live music set infused with historic glimpses into local industrial life.

A magical storytelling experience is designed to activate a sense of connection, hope and the capacity to dream and imagine through this uncertain time.

A special ‘tour’ uncovering and reimagining the ideas, stories, memories and people that have shaped the Strand Arts Centre in Belfast .

Artist Marta Dyczkowska discusses and presents her work video and photography installation Shut The Front Door .

This talk by Hamza Hamouchene will discuss “Extractivism and Resistance in North Africa”.

Stephen Pritchard argues that our creativity is unlimited and liberating, and our cultures are what makes us human.

Hear from campaigners across the world and locally about how we can cut off the pipeline of money that keeps the world’s polluters in business.

Like Water is a hypnotic short film that appropriately caps a year when Black Lives Matter became an irrepressible global movement.

An event dedicated to the women artists Chimengul Awut (award-winning ) and Nûdem Durak (Kurdish origin folk musician and political prisoner in Turkey).

Experiential cinema in its purest form, Gunda chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy.

Looking and Listening to Belfast with Bronagh Lawson.

Trump, the far right and state failure in the USA – with journalist Paul Mason.

If you think you know your current affairs, or like to consider yourself a bit of a whizz about the contemporary world, then this is for you.