Welcome To The 4 Corners Festival

The 4 Corners Festival seeks to inspire people from across Belfast to transform it for the peace and wellbeing of all. It consists of innovative events designed to entice people out of their own ‘corners’ of the city and into new places where they will encounter new perspectives, new ideas, and new friends. We celebrate our city through music, prayer, storytelling, discussion and more.

21,260+

People Have Attended Our Festival Since 2016

10 Years

Of Bringing The Community Together

330+

Events ran as part of the festival since founding

2024 Festival

This year’s theme OUR STORIES…Towards A Culture Of Hope is about inviting everyone to contribute their narratives, weaving a tapestry that reflects the essence of belonging and unity within the city’s diverse community. There is a correlation between the stories we tell and the culture we live in. Stories can highlight common ground, increase understanding and create connections. They hold the power to have a positive impact on our community and promote hope for the future.

General News

Write Purpose, Write Hope: Rebecca Hamill’s Short Story

My name is Aoibh and I’m 18 years old; but as I like to remind people, I’ll be 20 next year. I’m here because we have to say goodbye, before he leaves me alone here, still stuck in school, while he goes out to begin his life. Begin his career.

General News

Write Purpose, Write Hope: Sam Gough’s Short Story

“My name is.” I repeated over and over, preparing for the trial to come. The job interview leaning over me like my impending doom. I am how many years old now? 25? 26? 27? I can’t recall. I am here because it’s all I have left. Empty body, empty cart,

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Write Purpose, Write Hope: Patrick Maguire’s Short Story

My name’s Alexis. I’m 17 years old, and I am here because one day, a group of inanely mundane people got together, collectively ignored basic logic, created a paid prison for young people and called it a school. It’s almost twenty to nine- that means there’s twenty odd more minutes

Bringing People Together Since 2013

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Testimonials

"A breath of fresh air presented positively without rancour and condemnation – commands a way of peace and reconciliation which is attractive and engages men and women and people of different ages … lots of variety and imagination."

"Its an inspiring initiative. The faith…hope and love …in the tone of everything presented is a precious light for those of us who want to live the gospel out in this wounded and wonderful city."

"It was just so refreshing to attend your event and see people coming together in peace with an eye on the future…not both on the past. It truly gave me hope for NI."

"The festival is awesome… inspirational, educational and shows how much we have improved in NI but we must continue to get together. This is a great week every year."

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