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Culture Night 2017

22 September 2017, 18:00, Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, 1-9 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG

Runs to 22 September 2017

Culture Night is Belfast's largest, most exciting and inclusive cultural celebration. Now in its ninth year, Culture Night brings together over 250 free events across 100 locations in Belfast City Centre in a single day. The event attracts over 80,000 visitors from Belfast.

On Friday 22 September, the Ulster Scots Agency and Ulster Scots Community Network will open the Discover Ulster Scots centre to take part in this exciting event.

With a line up to include highland dancing, bluegrass music, historical re-enactments and a chance to dress up as a historical character, this will be an evening not to be missed!

Even though Ulster and Scotland are just 13 miles apart, the story of the close connections can be hard to find in most museums. Here at the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre you can discover thousands of years of history, from the formation of the Giant’s Causeway (which links County Antrim with the Western Isles of Scotland) right up to the present day.

·         the exhibition panels cover ten major stories, starting with the arrival of Edward Bruce in 1315

·         the timeline room shows how events in Ulster link with Scotland and the rest of the world

·         the language and literature area gives examples of Ulster-Scots publishing, as well as words most people use every day

·         a large journey planner map highlights other Ulster-Scots places to visit

·         audio-visual terminals allow you to watch films and search databases

·         display cases feature rare artefacts and publications

·         free literature available, much of which isn’t available elsewhere

·         gift shop offering books, CDs and tartan wares

The Centre is located within the historic Belfast Corn Exchange building which dates from 1852. In 1859 the Corn Exchange hosted a major Robert Burns centenary event which was attended by Burns’ descendants who lived in the city.

Culture Night activity will start at around 6pm and continue until 9pm.  So why not drop in and see what you could learn at the Discover Ulster Scots Centre?


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