Friday, 10 October 2014
Northern Irish events face problems after funding pulled
AAA reports that tourism chiefs have pulled funding for some of Northern Ireland's most high-profile events. The Tourism Events Fund, which provides hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding for events such as the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and Culture Night Belfast, has been pulled for 2015/16. The announcement leaves dozens of festivals facing shortfalls running to tens of thousands of pounds. Organisers of Culture Night Belfast told Access All Areas that the annual event, which draws thousands of visitors to the city every September, would face serious difficulties if the funding does not go ahead.