Belfast Noir is the innovative walking tour that explores both Belfast’s influence, and its rich history in Film, TV and Literature. The tour guide Simon Maltman, is a local Crime Fiction writer and will introduce you to the bizarre and ‘noir’ side of Belfast. Featured on UTV Life and Good Morning Ulster, Belfast Noir will give you a tour like no other.
We are pleased that a bespoke version of the tour is being put on for the Out To Lunch Festival. You will visit locations from Film and T.V featuring amongst others Line of Duty, Odd Man Out and The Fall.
The tour also features locations from our rich literature heritage. As an Ulster Noir author himself, Simon will discuss the boom in the genre with the beginnings from the likes of Colin Bateman, leading onto the international success from many local writers such as Adrian McKinty, Steve Cavanagh and Stuart Neville.
After various stops in the centre of Belfast, Simon will guide you to one of our most picturesque and historic parts of Belfast; Queens University and Botanic Gardens, as you explore the quirky and strange that our city has to offer. As Lee Child has said, “Belfast is the most noir place on earth.”
This tour begins at the Visit Belfast centre (opposite City Hall) and finishes at the legendary No Alibis Bookstore.
All walking tours will take on current and relevant Covid-19 regulations and guidelines.
Covid protocol – CQAF small venues*
CQAF is committed to facilitating the return of live entertainment and the gradual reopening of events. We are making every effort to provide a safe environment for our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff.
Current conditions of entry are:
·Temperature check on arrival at the venue.
·Please wear a mask while queuing for indoor events and if you have to leave your seat to move around the venue. No masks necessary when seated.
·Visitors to the venues will be allocated seats as per their booking. (Please email us if there’s someone you’d like to sit with.
·1m physical distancing in line with government guideline.
·Please do not come to the event if you’re displaying any of the symptoms of Covid 19. Email us at email@example.com and we’ll happily refund your tickets.
We hope you enjoy the festival. We will review these conditions of entry if COVID-19 guidelines are updated prior to the event.
* This applies to The Black Box, Oh Yeah Music Centre, The Sunflower, Deer’s Head Music Hall, The American Bar, Ulster Sports Club, 1st Presbyterian Church, The Dark Horse