Belfast set for first ever BABY DAY

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Belfast Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon with baby Emily

It’s nine months to go until the world’s first BabyDay is delivered to Belfast.

BabyDay offers an opportunity to see what Belfast can look like – though the eyes of its tiniest citizens.

The event has been organised by Replay Theatre Company which has been making theatre for younger audiences, including children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, since 1988.

Little Emily Bagnall, who is just 10 weeks of age, will take part in BabyDay.  She achieved high office when she launched the event from the Lord Mayor’s chair at Belfast City Council.

Replay Theatre Artistic Director Anna Newell said: “Belfast will be taken over by buggies and the streets will be full of families on BabyDay.  There will also be events during the nine months leading up to the big day.

“BabyDay is more than a fun day out.  It’s about hope.  It’s about the future.  It’s about the family that Belfast could be”, she added.

BabyDay takes place on Sunday, September 27, and there will be lots of events popping up all over the city with the grand finale being a performance of the ‘Belfast Lullaby’ by composer Neil Martin at Belfast City Hall.

BabyDay is part of Creative Belfast, a fund set-up by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council to support a series of large-scale city-wide creative projects.

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