We are delighted to present the programme for this year’s festival which takes on the theme of ‘The Art of Listening’.

THURSDAY JANUARY 28TH at 7.15pm

FROM SYRIA… WITH GRACE – Belfast City Hall

How can the Belfast Churches respond to the Refugee Crisis? We join Embrace NI for an evening of information and inspiration.

FRIDAY JANUARY 29th at 8am

4 CORNERS FESTIVAL PRAYER BREAKFAST – Agape Centre, Lisburn Road

A breakfast to listen and pray for the business community of Belfast. Key business people will be sharing their experiences on the theme of trust. Invitation only.

FRIDAY JANUARY 29th at 7.30pm

NUA – Clonard Monastery

A night of creative prayer and story-telling in a prophetic flow of worship. This will be the launch event of 100 Days of Prayer for 100 years of History.

SATURDAY JANUARY 30th at 2.30 – 5.00pm

4 CORNERS FESTIVAL CHURCHES WALK (starting at St Georges)

We will walk between four churches of four different denominations in Belfast City Centre.

SUNDAY JANUARY 31st at 10.15am

THE ART OF LISTENING; BBC MORNING SERVICE – Fitzroy Church, University St

4 Corners Festival hosts the BBC Morning service. Speaker will be Rev Heather Morris.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 1st at 7.30pm

CAPTURED BY A VISION – St Patrick’s Church, Donegal Street

Rev Dr Ken Newell shares some of his, soon to published, Memoir and his journey from sectarian to peacemaker. Stories will reveal how appropriate a venue St. Patrick’s is.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2nd at 7.30

VOICES OF A NEW BELFAST – Youth Initiatives West Belfast Youthwork Centre, 50 Colin Road, Poleglass,

A showing of the the award-winning Belfast film charity, ESC’s documentary film that has captured the real stories of various people who have come to live in Belfast over the past number of years.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3rd at 6.45pm

TALKING ABOUT… RELIGION: IS ANYBODY LISTENING – Ulster Museum

We will be exploring how religion is reflected in the BBC’s output. Hosted by William Crawleyin conversation with Caroline Wyatt, the BBC’s Religious Affairs Correspondent, Roger Bolton, of BBC Radio 4’s Feedback programme, Bert Tosh, formerly Head of Religion with BBC Northern Ireland and Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s Head of Religion and Ethics.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4th at 6.30

4 CORNERS FESTIVAL BANQUET – City Hall

The now annual Banquet in City Hall. This year it is for those living in the City’s interfaces. Invitation only.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4th at 7.30

STORMONT HOUSE RULES – Duncairn Centre For Culture and Arts, Antrim Road

A heated dialogue about 1916 written by Philip Orr. This is a dramatised reading that is a perfect companion piece to Philip’s other play about 1916, Half Way House.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5th at 11am

LET THEM SPEAK – LISTENING TO OUR YOUNG LEADERS – Ulster University

A gathering of students from Belfast schools tell us what they think of the city and its future. Invitation only.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5th at 7.30pm

MORE THAN A FLAG – The Long Room, Stormont

A showing of the BBC True North Documentary about loyalist bandsmen from East Belfast. We will also hear from playwright Dan Gordon and some of the bandsmen who feature in the programme.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th at 2.30pm

LISTENING TO THE CITY – Girdwood Community Hub

Belfast is a fascinating city to walk, and its streets have much to tell us. We hear how artists have listened to and been inspired by the psycho geography of Belfast.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th at 7.30pm

SONGS OF THE CITY – Venue TBC

A stunning night of songs by some of Belfast current crop of talented songwriters and covers of songs about the city. Jamie Neish, Aaron Boyd, Hannah McPhillimy, Katharine Philippa, Chris Wilson and more to be announced…

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7th at 7pm

DREAMERS AND VISIONARIES SHARE DREAMS AND VISIONS – St Nicholas’ Church, Lisburn Road 

We end the festival with some of our visionaries sharing their dreams about how we move into the future. Expect poetry and songs and the winner of our School’s Art Competition.

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