News / 7th March 2023
The Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics returns in 2023
Linen Quarter BID are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Imagine Festival which offers a variety of cultural events and thought-provoking discussions.
Frances Crook OBE, Co-convenor of the Commission on Political Power20 March, 12.30pm-2.00pm What needs to change about democracy in the UK? Join Frances Crook on March 21st for an exciting discussion on democracy and public debate on what remedies we need to restore probity and public confidence.
Professor Jon Tonge, Political Instability in NI22 March, 12.30pm-2.00pm Join Professor Jon Tonge in the Europa Hotel and he discusses political instability in Northern Ireland, the collapse of devolved power-sharing and what can to be done to prevent such debacles in the future.
Regenerating Forgotten Spaces22 March, 7.30-9.00pm Taking place in the Penthouse Suite at the Europa Hotel, join our Managing Director Chris McCracken as he chairs a panel discussion on Belfast’s regeneration initiatives and the results of the festival’s ‘Forgotten Spaces’ competition.
Re-imagining Blackstaff Square23 March, 8.30am-10am Enjoy a free business breakfast as we discuss re-imagining Blackstaff Square. Introduced by Chris McCracken, we’ll be chatting through the BID’s vision and concept study around transforming the semi-derelict square into an iconic new plaza and enhanced social space.
Professor Linda Bauld, University of Edinburgh. The Pandemic and Preparing for the Next OneMarch 23rd, 1.00pm-2.00pm As the world emerges from the pandemic, Professor Linda Bauld discusses what we’ve learnt, how we can be better prepared for future threats and can the next pandemic be prevented?