St Anne’s Cathedral will be taking part in Culture Night which will resound around the city’s Cathedral Quarter on Friday September 23.
Inside the cathedral from 6pm to 8 pm there will be short organ recitals by cathedral organist Ian Barber and tours of the cathedral will be led by the guide, Norman Weatherall. At 8pm the Queen’s Island Male Voice Choir will sing for an hour before the cathedral closes after 9pm.
In the car park outside St Anne’s two trailers will be moved into position during the day to be used as stages for children’s activities, namely a drama workshop and an arts and crafts workshop, although the cathedral has no direct involvement with these projects.
More visually dramatic will be a huge metal sculpture of a bird to be set up near the north door of the cathedral with the backdrop of the cathedral railings acting as the bars of a cage. This is part of an avian display that will be a theme along Donegall Street for the evening. Again the cathedral is facilitating the work of artists rather than having any direct involvement.
Earlier on the 23rd, the Dean of Belfast, the Rev Canon John Mann, will be reading in the Good Book Shop at 4pm as part of the ongoing KJV@4:00, the shop’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
Meanwhile Dean Mann has introduced a number of new weekday services, which will allow people to begin their day in the Cathedral, or to take a break during shopping or before they head home. All are welcome. Services, Monday to Friday, are as follows:
8am – Morning Prayer
10.30am – Holy Communion
1pm – Lunchtime Prayer
3.30pm – Evening Prayer.
For more information on Culture Night visit the website.