Imagine Festival

1st - 31st March 2019, 12.00am


The Linen Quarter is the home of informed debate. It has a strong tradition of culture, conversation and politics, most notably the 1879 Belfast Address to argue for the primacy of science, or the Home Rule debates led by Carson and Churchill.

To build on this heritage the Linen Quarter BID invited the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics into the district in March 2019. Three thought provoking and well attended events were held including:

  1. Politics beyond the Politicians, a panel debate organised by Northern Slant and held at Pug Uglies Lounge Bar.
  2. Why Fact Checking Matters – a series of topical presentations and discussions organised by Fact Check NI and held at the Penthouse Suite of the Europa Hotel.
  3. Linen Quarter Walking Tour – led by the Linen Quarter BID and highlighting a dozen points of interest in the area. The tour subsequently enjoyed a detailed write up in the Irish News.

If you are organising similar events please let the BID know and we will be happy to promote. The Linen Quarter: home of informed debate.