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Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2016


Northern Ireland’s queer creative initiative and annual celebration of “all that is bold and lovely in the world of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and friends’ creative goodness” Outburst Arts Festival returns to Belfast for its tenth outing across November 10-19 with a jam-packed programme with queer theatre, music, visual arts, film, spoken word, books, poems, performance, workshops and more.

With highlights including This Filthy World with the one and only John Waters, a screening of award-winning documentary Kiki with Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Chi Chi Mizrahi and a global queer trad session at The American Bar, you can check out the full programme – and buy tickets for each show – here. A registered charity and limited company, Outburst’s not-for-profit ethos and main aim is to celebrate and foster lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender creativity in Belfast and beyond.

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