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Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
Exhibition- Faces of Jazz-Marcin Wilkowski @ The Green Room
6:00 pm
Faces of jazz’ is a series of black and white portraits by Marcin Wilkowski, a graphic designer and photographer based in Belfast. Taken during live performances they came from the author’s aim to capture emotions... Read more »
NEO NEO SOUND & VISION @ The Green Room
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm
NEO NEO SOUND & VISION @ The Green Room
11:00 am
*******THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL************ NEO NEO Sound & Vision Short course taking place 24-26th April. Please sign up in advance. If you are interested in the course, all dates should be attended. Location: The... Read more »
The Queertopia: The Lab @ The Green Room
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Queertopia: The Lab @ The Green Room
9:00 pm
We’re BACK! Queertopia’s experimental evening of fresh new queer art returns to the Green Room of Black Box on 25th April 2019! Expect music, comedy, drag, poetry, and some shit games and even shitter prizes!... Read more »
Luka Bloom @ The Black Box
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
Luka Bloom @ The Black Box
7:00 pm
With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries... Read more »
CQAF-Neu! Reekie! @ The Black Box
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-Neu! Reekie! @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Neu! Reekie! are a prize-winning literary production house based in Scotland with anchors in poetry, music, animation & film, performance and the weird realms in between. Neu! Reekie! curated The Curfew Tower, Cushendall in 2018.... Read more »
CQAF- Lisa O’Neill @ The Black Box
May 3 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF- Lisa O’Neill @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
With support from Kú Kilian. Lisa O’Neill from Cavan is an Irish songwriter like no other. Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any... Read more »
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT-CQAF- Mary Coughlan @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers a true artist who has carved out a highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as Ireland’s Billie Holiday,... Read more »
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Barb Jungr’s reputation as “one of the world’s great cabaret singers” (Time Out) may have gone to her head, as she will now only sing songs by writers whose names start with the letter B.... Read more »
CQAF- Hannah Peel & Will Burns – Chalk Blue Hill @ The Black Box
3:30 pm
… a damp wood and the madness, really, of a dawn chorus being taped. Our field recordings made so we might never lose a thing.’ A new album of poetry and electronic music: A dislocated,... Read more »
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT-CQAF- Patty Griffin @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Tuesday 7 May, 8.00pm Tickets £20.00 Grammy Award winner Patty Griffin has just released her 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN on her own PGM Recordings label. PATTY GRIFFIN represents an extraordinary... Read more »
CQAF-Nubya Garcia @ The Black Box
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-Nubya Garcia @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
In Association with Moving on Music Wednesday 8 May, 8.00PM Tickets £14.00/£10.00 (concession) London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Raised... Read more »
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF - DADDY LONG LEGS @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Brooklyn-based trio DADDY LONG LEGS make their Yep Roc Records debut this May with Lowdown Ways, their third studio album. Lowdown Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun, and... Read more »
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF- My Darling Clementine @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
My Darling Clementine return to CQAF with a full band following the release success of their critically acclaimed third album Still Testifying. Uncut magazine described it as ‘where gospel, country and southern soul happily collide…... Read more »
CQAF-A Certain Ratio @ The Black Box
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-A Certain Ratio @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Saturday 11 May, 8.00PM Tickets £20.00 English post-punk purveyors A Certain Ratio are set to deliver the perfect balance of funk and dance-oriented industrial realness on the Black Box. The show coincides with the release... Read more »
May 12 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF- YOLA- MOVED VENUE @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
Sunday 12 May, 2.00PM Moved to Festival Marquee, Custom House Square
CQAF-Folsom Prison Blues: A Tribute to Johnny Cash by the Junior Johnson Band @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
On January 13th 1968 Johnny Cash performed two of the most important gigs of his life. Much against everyone’s advice at Columbia records, Cash, June Carter, Carl Perkins, the Statler Brothers and the Tennessee Three... Read more »
CQAF- DANI @ The Green Room
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF- DANI @ The Green Room
8:00 pm
Sunday 12th May, 8.00pm Tickets are free but booking required Singer-songwriter DANI has been wowing audiences for the past few years with her virtuoso guitar playing and highly individualistic self-penned songs. In 2017 DANI travelled... Read more »
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Robocobra / Meltybrains? @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Meltybrains? have garnered a reputation for their unabashed creativity, picking up a loyal following helping them sell out shows across Ireland, the UK and the US. The chemistry between each member on stage is infectious.... Read more »
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Light-Remembering the pound club @ The Black Box
7:30 pm
Light return to the Black BOX FOR THEIR 4TH Pound Remembered gig Saturday 18th May 2019. The band will be playing all the pound favourites, and more. Support will be Mr Blues man Ronnie Greer... Read more »
CORMAC NEESON & Guests @ The Black Box
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
CORMAC NEESON & Guests @ The Black Box
7:30 pm
Shine Presents: CORMAC NEESON & Guests The Black Box, Belfast Friday 24th May 2019 Doors 730pm Tickets £12.50 + Booking Fee 18+ Only Following his SOLD OUT Belfast shows last year singer-songwriter and The Answer... Read more »
TOUCH SENSITIVE DJS @ The Green Room
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
TOUCH SENSITIVE DJS @ The Green Room
7:30 pm
    Touch Sensitive is a Belfast-based record label that has beaten an ad-hoc, pan-genre path with it’s new and archival releases. With that in mind, Touch Sensitive’s Green Room residency will take in anything... Read more »
Rory & the island @ The Black Box
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
Rory & the island @ The Black Box
7:30 pm
Another lively night in store as rory and sean take to the stage in Belfast, irish indie trad punk folk ! Last gig was a sell out
MOVED VENUE- Strange Victory Presents- The Twilight Sad @ the black box
8:00 pm
MOVED TO BELFAST EMPIRE!
WW19 ~ MU Workshop: Fine Tuning your Live Experience @ The Black Box
12:00 pm
The best performers are always looking for ways to develop and improve their live shows. The more engaging your live show, the more opportunity for you to grow your audience and increase the likelihood of... Read more »
WW19 ~ Neo Neo @ The Black Box
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
WW19 ~ Neo Neo @ The Black Box
7:00 pm
This immersive showcase event will feature audio works created by participants from the NEO NEO Sound & Vision course, alongside guest performers. During the course participants have worked in audio recording, DJing and beat-making to... Read more »
WW19 ~ Beauty Queens, Music & Activism: A Conversation @ The Black Box
7:00 pm
Presented by Escuelas de Paz & Beyond Skin. Genesis is a Colombian musician, children’s champion, peace activist, and the founder of Genesis Stars Foundation, a school meeting the needs of girls using music in education.... Read more »
WW19 ~ 'The Mother Within' Single Launch DANI + Guests @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
This year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Artist in Residence, DANI, will launch her new single ‘The Mother Within’ with a full band as part of the Women’s Work Festival. DANI recorded ‘The Mother Within’ during... Read more »
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
Sam Wickens 'All I've Seen' Album Launch @ The Black Box
7:00 pm
Celebrating the launch of the stunning debut album ‘All I’ve Seen’ by Sam Wickens. Sam is a mesmerising live performer, gifted with the talent to arouse the soul with haunting melodies laced with poignant lyrics... Read more »
Back Track Soul Night @ The Black Box
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm
Back Track Soul Night @ The Black Box
9:00 pm
Back Track events feature a dance floor friendly spectrum of records from classic ’60’s Detroit Motown sounds through to the Northern Soul vibes of the infamous Wigan Casino era right up to the smooth Philly... Read more »
Baby Daddy @ The Black Box
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am
Baby Daddy @ The Black Box
11:00 am
Tickets £10. Concession available £6. Capacity 8 per show. (1 ticket for a parent and child) 11am, 1pm + 3pm shows !   With three beardy men, powerful live instruments, lots of rumbling songs, and a... Read more »

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