‘Chill out’ on Sundays at the Crescent

A new way to ‘chill out’ on a Sunday afternoon begins this coming weekend, with a unique crèche for adults.

Belfast City Council’s new ‘Electronic Crèche’ is opening in the newly refurbished Crescent Arts Centre from 1pm – 4pm every Sunday, from 25 April.

Part of the ‘Sunday in the City’ programme, organised by the council in partnership with trans, the ‘Electronic Crèche’ will offer the chance to relax to the sounds of the best Belfast DJs, with a chance to catch up with friends old and new, browse the Sunday papers – and even take advantage of the wi-fi and Nintendo Wii on offer – all for free.

‘Sunday In The City’ has been proving a huge hit with shoppers, culture vultures and those just looking for a weekend ‘chillout’, with a mix of  old favourites and new experiences designed to appeal to all ages and tastes, from music and circus, to theatre and tours, and markets to art exhibitions.

Kerrie Sweeney, Belfast City Council’s Tourism, Culture and Arts Manager, said:
“We’re delighted to be introducing yet another exciting new regular event to the ‘Sunday In The City’ programme – and what better place to come and relax and hear the latest sounds from Belfast DJs than the newly refurbished Crescent Arts Centre?

“These events, from weekly tours of our galleries, to the monthly Fashion Souk at the Ulster Hall, the monthly Céilí at An Chultúrlann and family events at the Black Box, are energising our city like never before”.

Kathryn Thomson, Chief Operating Officer with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, added:

“NITB is delighted to be supporting ‘Sunday in the City’ through the Tourism Innovation Fund.  The ‘Electronic Creche’ will be offering a cultural alternative for visitors to Belfast on a Sunday through music and innovation.  We welcome this exciting approach to tourism which seeks to improve the visitor experience.”
The ‘Sunday In The City’ programme is presented by Belfast City Council in partnership with trans and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland, administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

For full details visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/sunday or contact the Belfast Welcome Centre on +44 (0)28 9024 6609.

The Crescent Arts Centre itself re-opened just this week, following its £7.2 million refurbishment and restoration project that has doubled its capacity and injected new, cutting-edge facilities into the historic 135 year-old landmark city building.