Welcome the arrival of Spring with this new Belfast Equinox spectacle

The first ever Belfast Equinox event will take place at the Titanic Quarter, Belfast on Saturday 25th March from 5pm to 8pm to celebrate the arrival of the Spring Equinox in the city.

Belfast City Council has joined forces with Belfast Mela producers ArtsEkta to stage this unique FREE event, which is expected to attract hundreds of people to the Belfast Harbour Marina for an enchanted evening of mythology for people of all ages to enjoy.

Belfast Equinox will involve an immersive, cross cultural storytelling experience developed with citizens from across the city who have been working with ArtsEkta in diverse music, dance and art workshops.

The Equinox story will commence with a striking procession bringing to life the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire with dance, fire, costume and music to officially welcome the arrival of Spring.

Renowned storyteller Peter Chand will then weave together an exciting evening of magical music, dramatic dance and talented theatrical performances on stage representing cultures from India, Persia, Japan and Ireland. Creative workshops will surround the marina’s water’s edge encouraging people to take part and learn new skills to create their very own Spring Equinox themed memories while the aroma of the various food vendors on site tempts visitors to try new dishes.

The spectacle will then draw to a spectacular close the lighting the Equinox Fire and launch of a blazing Half Moon, Half Sun floating fire display on the River Lagan beside the Belfast Harbour Marina just before 8pm.

The event will take place at the Abercorn Marina area of Titanic Quarter, opposite the ARC Apartments.

Access to the event site is from Queen’s Road, directly opposite the SS Nomadic.

The event is free and no tickets are required, however entry is subject to available capacity.

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