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Calendar

May
2
Thu
Exhibition- Ray Duncan
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm

Ray Duncan Series Nine.

The production of abstract painting has been a thread running through out my work since the 1960s. I use painting as an evolutionary process, mixing colours directly onto the canvas, incorporating chance and accident, taking a series of calculated risks. Through out the process there is an emotional reaction to the painting, it’s nothing more and nothing less. I carry elements of the real world into the work through observations of colours and shapes that I see in the environment but I am not bound by the need to make representational images.
Ray Duncan attended night classes at The Art College studying under John Luke and Terry Flanagan in the 1960’s and went onto teach Art and Design in Belfast for over forty years. He has exhibited his own work locally regularly since the early 70’s. In the 1980’s, with a group of artists, in a response to a lack of local venues he ran a series of ‘House Shows’ in artists’ houses. He was one of the founders of Creative Exchange Studio Group in East Belfast in 1996. Recent solo exhibitions include, Small Works Linenhall Library 2018, Series Seven Alley Arts Centre Strabane and the Engine Room Gallery Belfast 2015. His work is held in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Collection and the Northern Ireland Libraries collections. Further information: www.rayduncan.net

Image caption Ray Duncan Creative Exchange Studios 2019.

May
22
Wed
Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert
May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert!

Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Arts and Older People’ fund.

Moon Music EP Launch

Live performance! Tea/Coffee and Snacks!

6pm – 8pm

All Welcome!

Wonder Frog. Comedy Improv Night
May 22 @ 8:00 pm

“Belfast’s best improv comedy group serves up an hour of hot, fresh, off-the-cuff comedy. Using only audience suggestions, Wonder Frog come up with comic scenes that have never been seen before and will never be seen again.
Our show is completely made up on the spot, on the night – and we can’t do it without you!

Comments from previous Wonder Frog shows:

“It was very good, I was very impressed at what they came up with and how fast. I loved ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and I loved this even more.”

“I think the show was great! It was very entertaining, spontaneous, interactive and witty. I enjoyed it very much!”

“Very creative improvising and very funny performances. I will definitely be coming to see this again!”

Doors: 8pm/Show: 8:30pm

Show duration roughly one hour (enough time after the show for a drink and the bus home!)”

May
24
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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 musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

CORMAC NEESON & Guests
May 24 @ 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 front man, Cormac Neeson has announced his album release show at The Black Box on Friday 24th May 2019. Currently promoting the release of his new single, Broken Wing, the poignant new single from the forthcoming 2019 debut album, White Feather – released on April 26th 2019. Tickets on sale Tuesday February 12th at 10am from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.shine.net & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55.

Broken Wing is the poignant new single from the forthcoming 2019 debut album, White Feather by singer-songwriter and The Answer front man, Cormac Neeson.

May
25
Sat
Mini Moon
May 25 @ 1:00 pm

 

All the fun and craic of Black Moon but this time for the wee ones!

If you have a young child with any kind of disability why not join us for an afternoon boogie?

The music will be low, there are coloured lights & moving visuals, soft cushions, sensory toys, bubble machines, and lots of dancing and enjoying ourselves.

The Green Room will be open to grab tea, coffee or juice or if you just need a chill out from all the dancing!

Mini Moon is a free, monthly event and supported by Children In Need. 

 

Kill Your Darlings
May 25 @ 3:00 pm

Kill-Your-Darlings-e1502886009272KILL YOUR DARLINGS
£3 adm (pay on door)

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” – William Faulkner

A Saturday afternoon comedy show that forces the very best in local comedy to craft sets of entirely brand new material, thus killing their darlings in the most brutal fashion possible. Your hosts will be Ronan Linskey and Alan Irwin, who will also be trying to kill their darlings without killing each other.

Doors: 3.00pm / Show: 3.30pm

TOUCH SENSITIVE DJS
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

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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 from new-age drifting to rudimentary post-punk electronics to dayglo odd-house boppers and loads more.

Music for supping, head-nodding, and maybe even gently cutting a rug too.

touchsensitiverecords.com

Queertopia’s Birthday
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

ITS OUR BIRTHDAY! Its the return of D*ck & C*nt …. and this time it’s critical.

Featuring: Soup du Jour, Little Edie, Ellen DeGenerate …PLUS very special guest Avoca Reaction with more TBC, this birthday bash is sure to go with a shablam!
Can our acts save D*ck & C*nt from a fatally enlarged dispairatory gland?
Will laughter and applause be enough to save them?
Get your tickets to find out whatever happened to D*ck & C*nt ….

May
26
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?

Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint.

Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this 2 hours long, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter.

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp