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The logo of the Belfast Festival at Queens 2005
The logo of the Belfast Festival at Queens 2005

The Belfast Festival at Queens is a yearly arts festival held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Image File history File links Belfast_Festival. ... Image File history File links Belfast_Festival. ... A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1...



Held annually, usually in November, the festival is primarily run by Queens University, Belfast. Founded by a student called Michael Emmerson in the 1960s, as of 2005 the festival is in it's 43rd year. Stella Hall, head of Culture and Arts at the university, is the current festival director. For other educational establishments called Queens, see Queens College and Queens University (disambiguation) Queens University, Belfast - or officially The Queens University of Belfast (QUB; in Irish, Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste) - is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...

From small beginnings the festival grew through the 60s and 1970s, expanding to a two week long event. Performers during this time included Jimi Hendrix, Laurence Olivier, Rowan Atkinson and Billy Connolly; the latter two long before they were famous. The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Jimi Hendrix at the Royal Albert Hall, 1969 James Marshall Jimi Hendrix (27 November 1942, Seattle, Washington – 18 September 1970, London, England) was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist, widely hailed by fans and music critics as the most influential electric guitarist of all time. ... Laurence Olivier, as photographed in 1939 by Carl Van Vechten The Right Honourable Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, KBE (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Oscar winning English actor and director, esteemed by many as the greatest actor of the 20th century. ... Rowan Atkinson on promotion tour for his movie Bean in Hürth, Germany August, 1997 Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born January 6, 1955 in Consett, County Durham, England) is an English comedian, actor and writer best known for playing the title roles in the UK TV series Blackadder and Mr. ... William Billy Connolly, CBE (born November 24, 1942) is a comedian, musician, presenter, and actor. ...

2005 festival

In recent years the festival has expanded further and now claims to be the largest arts festival in Ireland, showcasing local talent as well as international artists.

The 2005 festival took place between 21 October and 6 November, and covered theatre, politics, dance, classical music, literature, jazz, comedy, visual arts, folk music and popular music. Guests included Harry Hill, Joanne Harris, George Galloway, Robert Fisk, Louis Theroux, Grandmaster Flash, Rich Hall, and theatre productions of Romeo and Juliet and A Clockwork Orange. BBC Northern Ireland provided comprehensive radio and television coverage of the Festival, principally through Festival Nights on BBC2, presented by William Crawley. 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Politics Look up Politics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Politics (disambiguation) Democracy History of democracy List of democracy and elections-related topics List of years in politics List of politics by country articles Political corruption Political economy Political movement Political parties of... <3 Dance is awesome <3 and katie duda is the best dancer A contemporary dancer rehearsing Dance (from Old French dance, further history unknown) generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression (see also body language) or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Classical music is generally thought of as sophisticated and refined; it may stem from a regional tradition, but aspires to universal form of communication. ... Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Classicism in Literature The Universal Library, by Carnegie Mellon University Project Gutenberg Online Library Abacci - Project Gutenberg texts matched with Amazon... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... The visual arts are a class of artforms, including painting, sculpture, photography, and others, that focus on the creation of artworks which are primarily visual in nature. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... Harry Roy Hill is the stage name of Matthew Hall (born October 1, 1964 in Woking, Surrey and educated at Cranbrook School, Kent), a stand-up comedian who has graduated to being a star of British television by way of a BBC radio series Harry Hills Fruit Corner. ... Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris (born July 3, 1964) is a British author. ... George Galloway George Galloway (born August 16, 1954) is a Scottish politician noted for his left-wing views, confrontational style, and rhetorical skill. ... Robert Fisk during a lecture at Carleton University, Canada, 2004 Robert Fisk (born 1946, Maidstone, Kent) is a prominent British journalist who currently serves as Middle East correspondent for The Independent newspaper in London. ... Louis Sebastian Theroux (born May 20, 1970) is a British television presenter who first came to public notice as a reporter on Michael Moores TV Nation and is best known for his series Louis Therouxs Weird Weekends and . ... DJ Grandmaster Flash was one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ... Rich Hall is an American comedian, born in North Carolina in 1954. ... Romeo and Juliet is a famous play by William Shakespeare concerning the fate of two young lovers. ... A Clockwork Orange book cover A Clockwork Orange is a science fiction 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess, and forms the basis for the 1971 film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick. ... BBC Northern Ireland (sometimes called BBC NI) is a radio and television broadcaster in Northern Ireland. ... William Crawley is a radio and television presenter with BBC Northern Ireland. ...

See also

Andrea Corr at the Belfast Film Festivals opening night screening of her film The Boys And Girls From County Clare. ... QFT logo The Queens Film Theatre, or QFT for short, is an art house cinema in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...

External links

  • Official Website



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