Preparations underway for JLF Belfast
Barbara Wickham, British Council Director for India, is pictured with Noirin McKinney, Director of Arts Development, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, at the Lyric Theatre, where preparations are underway for the JLF Belfast.
JLF Belfast will recreate the magnificent spirit, colour, energy and atmosphere of the original Jaipur Literature Festival in India, with a packed weekend of events celebrating books, creativity, ideas and culture.
Hosted in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the British Council Northern Ireland and the Festival's producers Teamwork Arts, events will take place on Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd, at the Lyric Theatre Belfast and Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy.
Among those already confirmed for the two day line-up are: Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, who has devoted her work to continuing the work of her grandfather Mahatma Gandhi; esteemed writers William Dalrymple and Patrick Gale; award-winning poet Ruth Padel; transgender rights activist, actor and dancer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Asma Khan, one of the UK’s most prominent female chefs and star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table.
Visit www.jlflitfest.org/belfast for details.