This year’s annual Culture Night event is set to transform one of Belfast’s busiest streets into an outdoor dining venue.
Set to be held on the night of September 16, ‘Breaking Bread’ which will see international food-waste campaigner, Pascale Robinson, transform Donegall Street into a unique, outdoor dining venue which will welcome hundreds of guests to enjoy a delicious free meal using ‘waste food’.
Indeed, following the success of previous events delivered by Pascale in Sydney, Brussels, Amsterdam and Manchester, Breaking Bread will serve up a tasty communal feast made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted.
This is the second year that Belfast Harbour has supported the popular public event which sees tens of thousands of people take to the streets of Belfast City Centre to enjoy music, art, debates, comedy and street theatre.
Speaking of the importance of the event, Belfast Harbour’s Communications and Corporate Responsibility Manager, Jenni Barkley, said:
“Belfast Harbour has a strong history of supporting the arts and culture sector in Northern Ireland as part of a wider community outreach commitment and we are delighted to be able to support this year’s Culture Night and directly contribute with an important key event.
“Belfast Harbour has a vested interest in the development and future of the city, so the Breaking Bread event, which is aimed at promoting the concept of building communities and developing new friendships around food, is of particular importance to us as it highlights the role food can play as a means of fostering relationships and communities, not just as a driver for business and tourism.”
Culture Night has become hugely popular since the first event in Belfast in 2009. From an audience of 10,000 to an expected 70,000 this year, the event clearly captures the public’s imagination. Over 250 different organisations contribute to the content of the event which showcases the cultural diversity, arts and creativity of Belfast.