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Opportunities 23 June, 2022

Our Place Festival Programme | What's On?

Major names across science, film, music and the arts will take part in a week-long festival in Belfast this June and July. It's going to be pretty out-of-this world!

28 June:

Tales from the Solar System with Dr Meg Schwamb

Join Queen’s University Belfast’s Dr Schwamb for an exclusive insight into recent discoveries about the planets, satellites, and planetesimals residing in and visiting our solar system.

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Oliver Jeffers' Here We Are Film Screening

Grab the popcorn and join Oliver Jeffers for a special screening of Here We Are, an animated film based on his best selling book of the same name.

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29 June:

Wall-E and Close Encounters Film Screenings

Join us for a robot art workshop before settling down with some popcorn for family favourites Wall-E and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Feel free to book for one film or both, the workshop will precede Wall-E.

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Chelsea Clinton in Conversation (SOLD OUT)

Join Chelsea Clinton for this special in conversation event where she will discuss the importance of amplifying women’s stories as she talks to Derry Girls star, Tara Lynne O'Neill.

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Tenx9 - Our Place

Our Place in Space has teamed up with the Belfast based storytelling event Tenx9 for a very special night where YOU get to tell your story.

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30 June:

Apollo 11 Film Screening

Grab the popcorn and let the countdown begin! Join us for some epic film screenings at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, in partnership with Docs Ireland.

Join us for the family-friendly screening of Apollo 11 after it has been introduced by Oliver Jeffers himself!

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Cosmic Dance Party (SOLD OUT)

Join in a mesmerising interactive session that reveals the wonders of the Cosmos and the far reaches of outer space, delivered by an experienced physics communicator and busker, astrophysicist Dr Liz Conlon.

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Daniel Lismore in Conversation

Join us for a unique event that will explore high fashion, art and sustainability. In this candid conversation, Daniel Lismore, the talent behind the ‘living sculpture’, will discuss mental health, masculinity in the fashion world and climate change activism with Outburst Queer Arts Artistic Director, Ruth McCarthy.

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1 July:

Jamie Dornan, Oliver Jeffers and Baroness May Blood in Conversation (SOLD OUT)

Join actor Jamie Dornan, artist Oliver Jeffers, Baroness May Blood and Hugh Odling Smee for a candid discussion of how integrated education has shaped them and how they see it shaping the future of our young people.

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Stefan Sagmeister in Conversation with Rebecca Walsh (SOLD OUT)

Hear critically acclaimed graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister discuss his practice and new exhibition, Beautiful Numbers, with Big Motive Design Director, Rebecca Walsh.

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Museum Takeover with Reimagine Remake Replay

Ever wanted to experience the Ulster Museum after dark? Now is your chance!

Following the hugely successful Making Waves event in 2019, Reimagine, Remake, Replay have returned and are working with a group of young people to programme an after-hours event featuring music, performance, drinks and a host of creative activities.

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2 July:

From the Sun to Dark Energy with Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt & Lucie Green

Join us for an explorative journey through the Universe with Professor Lucie Green and Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt which will be chaired by TV presenter Mark Langtry.

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Play Ball at City Hall

Bring your desire to try something that is both so simple and hilariously difficult with artists Mac Premo and Adrianna Dufay, as they create a unique piece of participatory art around Belfast City Hall.

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Space is the Place | An Evening with David Holmes & Friends (SOLD OUT)

Acclaimed Producer and DJ David Holmes returns to his native city of Belfast for Space is the Place, an evening of music and performance at Banana Block with some of the most exciting names in electronic music.

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3 July:

Sci-fi poster making workshop with Jacky Sheridan

Ahead of our evening of curated sci-fi films, let your imagination run wild and get cosmically creative with illustrator Jacky Sheridan.

During this free workshop, you will be guided and inspired to make your very own sci-fi movie poster.

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Sci-Fi Cinema at The Black Box

Settle in to The Green Room at The Black Box, Belfast for some space-themed classics; Hidden Figures, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Moon.

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