Find details below on each artist who contributed to the Cultural Programme at Congress 2022 in Belfast. This programming, in collaboration with Kwa Daniels of Bounce Culture, was an important way of celebrating our host city in the context of Belfast’s UNESCO City of Music and 2024 Year of Culture.

City Hall – Wednesday 8 June

Padraig Regan
The Sensual City (poetry reading)

Petra Wells and Tristan Russcher, NI Opera
My Lagan Love and I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls (musical performance)

The MAC – Thursday 9 June

This Ship Argo
Caught Out and Hum (musical performance)

Israh Castro and Yamara Ione, Utropiks
Esperança (musical performance)

Ulster Museum – Thursday 9 June

Kwa Daniels
Mix the City (video)

James Ashe
Bank of Ireland, Belfast City Hospital, and Transport House (illustration prints)

Aisling Agnew and David McCann, Hard Rain Ensemble
The Jet Whistle (musical performance)

Crumlin Road Gaol – Friday 10 June

Kate Gilbertson and Katie McGowan
A River Flows (musical performance)

Benji Wallis x Kaidi Tatham
Resilience (poetry reading with musical accompaniment)

Secrets (musical performance)

Alessia Cargnelli, Array Collective
Belfast Overcoming Challenges (presentation)

Titanic Belfast – Friday 10 June

Gráinne Meyer

Neil Martin with Brian Connor
Cello and Uilleann Pipes

Blackjack Franco feat. Jai Sian
Closing band