how to contribute

We want you to participate in our festival by attending an event, joining a webcast, contributing to the online discussion, and/or sharing your ideas and feedback on our website and via your own networks.

We are happy to connect with you on your social media platforms and cross-promote, so:

During festival week please email us highlights of the events you saw so that we can keep people informed about your feedback via the festival website and our social media accounts.

You can follow our activities at and on Twitter @ImagineBelfast. When tweeting, please use the hashtag #ImagineBelfast in your tweets. If you have an Instagram account and are uploading images related to the festival, please also include #ImagineBelfast.

It would be great if you can include the website address and the hashtag #ImagineBelfast in all your communications about the festival.

The festival’s strapline is ‘The Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics’. Please try to use this strapline on your social media content promoting your involvement with the festival. 

web presences


We would encourage you to write a blog post about your involvement in the festival for publication on this site and/or any blog you have access to. Please notify us in advance of the publication of any blog posts, so that we can cross-promote them on our website and social media platforms.

Submitting your blog post to us: You are very welcome to submit a blog post for the festival blog, although we reserve the right to review and edit it for length.

What can I blog about? You can publish different styles of blog posts. For instance, you can publish a factual account of your attendance at an event or you can share more reflective content to highlight the importance of a particular theme you are interested or a discussion of relevant trends. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring journalists which we are happy to facilitate.