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ART, SCIENCE, CIRCUS, CABARET
AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Full Bap Cabaret @ Black Box
Full Bap Cabaret Wednesday 26th April 8pm (Doors 7.30) £7.50 2017 is pretty messed up so far right. What the world needs now is art. Not, pretty distraction but angry, challenging dangerous art. A voice for... Read more »
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – May 28 @ 12:00 pm
CQAF- School of Thought  Jane Butler. EXHIBITION @ Green Room
Butler attempts to recreate elusive encounters through ephemeral installations, architectural interventions, and drawings. Constantly experimenting with the ungraspable and imperceptible, Butler likes to give things attention that would usually go unnoticed. Often containing references to... Read more »
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
HEAR NO EVIL Music Quiz @ The Green Room
The first in our forthcoming ‘Three Monkeys’ Quiz Trilogy is the HEAR NO EVIL Music Quiz. Do you know your Allegro from your Tessitura? Your Television from your Eurovision? Your James Bond themes all the... Read more »
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF- Eimear McBride @ Black Box
Eimear McBride grew up in the west of Ireland and studied acting at Drama Centre London. Her debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing took nine years to publish and subsequently received the Bailey’s... Read more »
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Green Room Sessions @ The Green Room
The Green Room Sessions Fridays 7-11pm Free Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music. In sounds from around the globe, representing what is... Read more »
CQAF- William McCarthy of AUGUSTINES - Music for the People Tour 2017 @ Black Box
William McCarthy (from AUGUSTINES) The Black Box Friday 28 April, 8.00pm Tickets £10.00 Music for the People Tour. William McCarthy, charismatic frontman of Brooklyn’s recently dissolved  Augustines, has been touring around the world over the... Read more »
International Tabletop Day @ The Green Room
Warm up those dice and dust off your meeples, International Tabletop Day 2017 is set for April 29th. All Aboard are hosting a special day of free tabletop gaming in the Black Box from 12.00... Read more »
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF - Wreckless Eric @ Black Box
Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realised he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open... Read more »
CQAF - Woody Woodmansey @ Black Box
In January 2016, the unexpected death of David Bowie rocked the globe. For millions of people, he was an icon celebrated for his music, his film and theatrical roles, and his trendsetting influence on fashion... Read more »
cqaf - Kevin Rowland (Dexys) DJ Set @ Black Box
Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys after their successful comeback in 2012, Kevin Rowland’s musical genius has made him a highly respected and in-demand DJ. Playing for adoring audiences at clubs and... Read more »
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour @ The Dark Horse
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour Starts from: Outside the Dark Horse, Commercial Court, Belfast Start Time: 12 noon, (90m), finishing at Black Box Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of... Read more »
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF - Heidi Talbot @ Black Box
Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland, became a folk star in the USA as a member of Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland with her husband the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker.... Read more »
The History of the Mixed Drink - A Faculty Lecture @ The Green Room
A Faculty Lecture with Conor Brady A casual meander through the foggy history of mixed drinks down the centuries, from the earliest forms of Punch and Wassail to the arcane and esoteric techniques that go... Read more »
CQAF- The Man from Moogaga @ Green Room
Award winning music/comedy/storytelling show about football, mayhem and magic! Throughout the performance, Aindrias de Staic uses his exquisite fiddle playing to adorn and embellish the narrative. The Man From Moogaga is an hilarious, fantastical tale... Read more »
CQAF-Tony Law – A Law Undo His-Elf What Welcome @ Black Box
In association with Fireworks and Mash Tony Law – A Law Undo His-Elf What Welcome The Black Box Sunday 30 April, 8.00pm Tickets £10.00 Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law comes to CQAF with a brand new show... Read more »
CQAF - Kíla for Kids @ Black Box
Outstanding Irish band Kíla play a gig especially for families as they bring their hip-shaking, smile-making, groovy brand of trad to the Black Box. With their roots in traditional Irish music, expect gorgeous melodies and... Read more »
May 1 @ 7:15 pm
CQAF-Amy Liptrot @ Green Room
Amy Liptrot The Green Room Monday 1 May, 7.30pm Tickets £6.00   Multi-award winning memoir The Outrun is about homecoming to Orkney, about addiction and recovery, and about the arrival of a crystal-clear new voice in... Read more »
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
cqaf - Kíla @ Black Box
Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The eight members of Kíla come from different musical backgrounds and share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from... Read more »
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
cqaf- BANG! @ Green Room
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard... Read more »
May 2 @ 7:45 pm
CQAF-Jeremy Hardy @ Black Box
Jeremy Hardy The Black Box Tuesday 2 May, 8.00pm Tickets £14.00. Special £5.00 concession price for unwaged. Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of... Read more »
CQAF - Anton: Saviour of Belfast @ Green Room
Notorious performance artist Anton flies into Belfast to deliver his sermon; to save the city from itself. Sacred cows will be slaughtered, nerves twinged and stances altered. Expect music, storytelling, and a bit with a... Read more »
CQAF - The Comet is Coming @ Black Box
In association with Moving on Music The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse. In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound... Read more »
CQAF- Kieran Hodgson ‘Maestro’ @ Black Box
In association with Fireworks and Mash Kieran Hodgson ‘Maestro’ The Black Box Thursday 4 May, 8.00pm Tickets £10.00 / £8.00   Kieran Hodgson’s smash hit comedy Maestro comes to Belfast after triumphant Edinburgh and London... Read more »
May 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Real Sketchy @ The Green Room
Since November 2012 Seedhead Arts has been running and developing Real Sketchy, a open live sketching event taking place in a bar environment. Over the years it’s developed from something that was largely populated by... Read more »
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Green Room Sessions @ The Green Room
The Green Room Sessions Fridays 7-11pm Free Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music. In sounds from around the globe, representing what is... Read more »
cqaf - William Basinski @ Black Box
Musical pioneer, composer and all-round innovator William Basinski makes his Belfast debut at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in what is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the festival. Employing obsolete technology and... Read more »
May 6 @ 2:00 pm
cqaf - Emily Barker @ Black Box
Emily Barker has always been aware that she stands on the shoulders of giants. A female artist in a male-dominated industry, she makes use of space broken down by trailblazers of the past. New album... Read more »
cqaf - Brix and the Extricated @ Black Box
Brix and the Extricated is the work of Brix Smith-Start, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Steve Trafford and Jason Brown, four out of five of who are former members of The Fall. Their debut album, described... Read more »
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour @ The Dark Horse
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour Starts from: Outside the Dark Horse, Commercial Court, Belfast Start Time: 12 noon, (90m), finishing at Black Box Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of... Read more »
May 7 @ 1:45 pm
CQAF-Madison Violet @ Black Box
Madison Violet The Black Box Sunday 7 May, 2.00pm Tickets £10.00 / £8.00   Canadian roots duo Madison Violet have racked up an impressive array of credits over the last decade and beyond, including Canadian... Read more »

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