Belfast International Arts Festival Announces Programming for 58th Edition

By Logan Martell

Running from October 12 through November 1, 2020, the Belfast International Arts Festival is set to present its 58th edition, comprised of theatre, dance, and music performances reimagined for a digital audience.

One highlight of the festival will be “Septet (For Four)” by The Belfast Ensemble. This new work, performed by seven soloists, will see a quartet of actors explore their individual stories without words, accompanied by cutting-edge visual and the music of Beethoven.

The work is created by composer and librettist Conor Mitchell, who received recent acclaim with his 2019 “Abomination- A DUP Opera.”

The Belfast International Arts Festival is the largest festival in Northern Ireland, and forms a significant part of the local arts culture.

Among the other programming will be talks and discussions for artistic development as well as contemporary matters such as gender equality, multiculturalism, climate change, and more.