Be Part of Belfast’s First Festival of Learning

Be part of Belfast’s first Festival of Learning

Following the launch in 2015 of Belfast Strategic Partnership’s “Belfast a Learning City” and the Learning Charter for Belfast, BSP’s Lifelong Learning Thematic Group is now calling for organisations in the city to contribute to Belfast’s first Festival of Learning in 2016. This unique festival aims to engage Belfast citizens in learning, and inspire interest and enjoyment, through a week long programme of interactive learning events and workshops.

During the week of 7- 13 March 2016 we are asking organisations to showcase a diverse range of learning opportunities in our city for people of all ages, all backgrounds and all locations. These may be already planned or you could plan one specifically for the Festival. We particularly hope to showcase events that encourage the participation of groups and individuals who have experienced barriers in accessing learning opportunities.

Submit an idea for an event!

We want to enable as wide a range of organisations as possible to contribute to shaping the programme, and meeting the different needs of learners in the city, by directly creating and delivering events. We will look at every idea submitted with a view to endorsing it under the Festival of Learning, and we will co-ordinate and promote a citywide programme of events for the Festival.

If your organisation would like to take part please read our Festival of Learning Guidance Notes and complete and return an Event Submission Form at:

Final deadline for entries is 15 January 2016 though entries can be submitted after this date to arrange events without financial support.