Tune into day two of #ImagineBelfast’s online festival between 1pm and 9pm for democracy, fact-checking, commemoration, abomination, music and more

It’s day two of Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, streaming talks and interviews between 1pm and 9pm.

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The festival should have featured over 90 face-to-face events, but COVID-19 called for a change of plan. Festival director Peter O’Neill pivoted online, creating what is likely to be Northern Ireland’s first fully virtual festival with three days of broadcast programming.

Day Two takes in democracy, a talk by Prof John Barry, an interview with the maker of a behind-the-scenes documentary about Abomination: A DUP Opera, as well as a dip into last year’s festival archive for a session on the ethical commemoration of the Troubles and why fact-checking matters. There are also locally-made short films in the regular Film Devour Showcase slots, and musical entertainment to brighten up the evening from Emer Maguire.

If you missed it yesterday, you can still catch the latest episode of Slugger TV online, along with all the other sessions, on the Imagine! Belfast website.

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