The Issue
You told us that you value Cathedral Quarter’s cultural assets and identity as important to your business and your city. Cathedral Quarter’s venues, galleries, museums, artists and creative organisations are central to its identity as Belfast’s cultural quarter and drive the creative and cultural economy of the area. The knock-on effect for hospitality, tourism education and other business is significant. However, as we know, our cultural core is particularly vulnerable to budget cuts and rising costs. We want to ensure Cathedral Quarter’s cultural offering is as robust as it is distinctive.

The Solution
• Enhance and support the cultural offering
• Build on existing well-established events and cultural activities
• Identify gaps and opportunities for further provision
• Facilitate coordination, planning and communication of cultural activities to raise public awareness
• Support further creative clustering by attracting new and complementary creative businesses that will enhance the cultural quarter.

Current Celebrate Activities:

Cathedral Quarter Choir

The Cathedral Quarter is already alive with creative activity and we are delighted to add to it with a partnership with Ten Minutes More to offer employees in the Destination CQ BID area a discounted rate to join the Cathedral Quarter's new BE MORE CHOIR NETWORK.  This is a new initiative within the BID area to encourage staff to spend their lunchtime investing in their health and well-being by belting out some tunes!

The health benefits of singing in a choir are well established but the best test is to check it out for yourself and come along.

Contact Heather to register your interest in this great new way to network, have fun and stay healthy.

Belfast Community Circus Team building workshops

During BID planning, you told us that employee wellness, quality staff recruitment and retention is important to you. The Destination CQ BID Plan will deliver practical actions to add value to your efforts to attract, care for and retain your staff in a competitive market.

Destination CQ BID is delighted to partner with Belfast Community Circus School to offer a free taster 2hr corporate workshop exclusive to businesses in the BID area.

Join in fun warm-up games; learn how to juggle; take part in simple acrobalance; or have a go at stiltwalking with the experts in Belfast Community Circus School.

To avail of the offer contact Sarah on 028 9023 6007 or email