By Kirsten Elder
Thousands are expected to attend Friday's annual Culture Night.
Around 80,000 are expected to descend on the city for what is billed as the biggest cultural celebration in the city’s calendar.
Over 250 free family friendly events are taking place during the day and on into the evening at over 100 different locations.
It all kicks off with a free curry feast for all.
Belfast Harbour and the Belfast Food Network are setting the biggest dinner table ever along Donegall Street, transforming it into a unique, outdoor dining venue to help “Feed the 5,000” with a completely environmentally sustainable curry.
This will be prepared by Buddhist specialist food chef “Para”, and made from local surplus produce donated from by local farmers using compostable plates and cutlery.
Feed the 5000 is the grand finale of Culture Night’s Breaking Bread project, aimed at promoting the building of friendships and communities over the simple act of sharing a meal.