New digital trail to take visitors on an interactive journey at this year’s Culture Night

  • This year’s Culture Night will feature a new digital trail that will guide visitors on an interactive journey around Cathedral quarter.

    In addition to The Ogham Grove, the main installation at this year's culture night in writers square, visitors will be able to take part in an accompanying interactive experience that will lead them through the Cathedral Quarter. The creators of the trail also say it will take visitors on a journey of personal discovery.

    According to Gawain, this year's creative lead, the immersive nature inspired trail and competition will mean visitors can take something special away from the experience.

    Explaining the new digital trail, Gawain said: “For somebody who will be coming to this, the several points of access means it is going to be a very experiential and sensory experience. I hope that as visitors walk around whether it’s in the day or night, that they will take something away from it.”

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    Across the Cathedral Quarter area, there will be five zones each representing one of the five families of the Ogham alphabet. In order to be eligible to win a prize, participants must find and scan a QR code found on one of the trail’s bespoke wooden plaques and take note of the lines of poetry displayed.

    Prizes to be won include vouchers for restaurants, gift tokens to purchase your own pieces of art and tickets to shows coming up in the Cathedral Quarter and will be announced at the end of the Culture Night weekend.

    This year’s Ogham Grove installation will be replacing the previous city centre based programme of street based activity and pop-up events. Although the plans for this year are monumental in size, Culture Night Belfast and CQ Trust director Susan Picken says visitors should not expect the same on-street celebration as years gone by.

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    Commenting on the changes Ms. Picket said: “Culture Night 2021 will be much smaller in scale and scope and will take the form of an on-site installation that people can drop into and enjoy over the course of the weekend – this different format will allow us to focus on safety as well as making sure everyone has a great time.”

    The 2021 edition of Culture Night will have a completely new format and a new approach designed for a COVID-safe, post-pandemic environment. 

    The Ogham Grove installation will run from Friday September 17 to Sunday September 19.

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