Culture Night is taking over Belfast on Friday September 18.

Here is your step by step guide of 21 things to do at Culture Night, handily printed in chronological order every half hour for ease of organisation.

However bearing in mind there are more than 200 different events taking place, you can probably do 21 entirely different things and still have a brilliant evening…

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1pm Slack Park

Writer’s Square 1pm-10pm

Slacklining is a new balance sport that uses one or two inch wide flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchor points (typically two trees) to balance. No, we can’t picture it either – so best to go along and have a nosey.

1.30pm Pop Up Art Display

Waring Street 1-10pm

A pop up exhibition by Artist ‘Faigy’.

2pm Paint The Town Black

Entry behind Premier Inn, 2-10pm

A live draw from Belfast based illustrators Drawn In Belfast.

2.30pm DeLorean Print Project

St Anne’s Square 1-10pm

Brought to you by Belfast Photo Festival this site to behold combines sculpture and photography in a commemorative to scale replica of the Back To The Future DeLorean car.

3pm The Bad Hearts

St Ann’s Cathedral 3-4pm

Acoustic sounds from Paul Wilkinson and Edelle McMahon

3.30pm Made in My Town: Belfast on Film

Ulster University York Street 3-9pm

Screened in association with QFT/ Film Hub NI / Northern Ireland Screen this is a fascinating glimpse into Belfast’s film past.

4pm Amanda St John

St Anne’s 4-5pm

Soul songs, old and new.

4.30pm Rat’s Tales Film Screening

Oxfam Car Park, Union Street 3-6pm

10 short films about the NI Rats motorcycle group.

5pm Room 101 LOFT

99 North Street 4-9pm

Interactive art event to, err, interact with.

6pm The Slow Bike Race

Academy Street 6-7pm

The legendary Slow Bike Race returns! “He who shall be last… shall be first.”

6.30pm Belfast Circus School

23 Gordon Street 6-10pm

An unmissable performance by Belfast Youth Circus & Adult Circus.

7pm How These Desperate Men Talk

Waring Street 7-9pm

A short on-street performance of this play by Enda Walsh every 10 minutes for two hours.

7.30pm Decomposing In Paris

Talbot Street 7.30-8.30pm

Purveyors of piano-driven atmospheric pop play a one-off show.

8pm Belfast Roller Derby Live

Writer’s Square 7-9pm

Belfast Roller Derby are Northern Ireland’s first competitive roller derby league. Roller derby is an all female, hard hitting, kinetic sport on wheels.

8.30pm Street Countdown

North Street, 8-10pm

It’s Countdown.. on the street! Brought to you by Marty Lish.

9pm No Oil Paintings

John Hewitt 9-10pm

Bluegrass riffs & fine finger-picking skills!

9.30pm Big Fat Gay Wedding

The Merchant 7.30pm and 9.30pm

Witness the vows & say I Do at CNB’s gay wedding brought to you be Amnesty International.

10pm The Bonnevilles

Folktown Music Stage, 9.30-10.30pm

An explosive gig with The Bonnevilles at Belfast’s newest market site.

10.30pm Alternative Music and DJ Sets

Oh Yeah Music Centre, 8pm-1.30am

Music from Wood Burning Savages, Hot Cops, Autumns & DJs.

11pm Folk Love Carnival

Voodoo, 6pm-2am

A night packed with amazing talent and great music.

11.30pm Culture Night Afterparty

The MAC, 10-2am

Beats in the bar with Kirk McBride.

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