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AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Jan
2
Thu
Exhibition- Jude Bailey-O’Hare
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm

Jude Bailey-O’Hare

The deterioration of a mind.
A visual response on the descent of a transient relationship through representational processes.

I decontextualize, then I reconstruct. Dissecting and looking past the obvious, close observation of the subject. I work on small scale because I believe it allows a more intimate, delicate connection with the piece while still allowing the viewer a broad exploration into the individual reality of each work.

I attempted to give up everything I loved that did not love me back. But now, I analyse and I make. Using first and second-hand experiences of toxic behaviour within a relationship as the subject matter while extracting the essence and feeling involved in those experiences through a trail and error process of stitching techniques to create an atmosphere within each piece that will push the audience to hopefully question and explore the meaning behind every action taken within their own relationship. Any relationship.

Within the range of small works, I have a variety of muted, pared-down pieces as well as over-worked, heavily-stitched pieces. The range of stitch techniques and styles are relevant to the depth and complexity of relationships.

Jan
29
Wed
Film Devour
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Film Devour Short Film Festival is committed to showing the best in local raw talent and creating a platform through which filmmakers can show off their stuff, meet other filmmakers and co-ordinate ideas. The festival caters to all kinds of filmmakers and genres. Showing first time shorts by filmmakers as well as films with a budget. The whole ethos of the festival is to showcase everything to everyone. It`s also a great opportunity to network with other filmmakers, writers and actors.

Films are under 15 minutes in length and Ireland based in theme or production. Film entries are in with the chance to win the Audience Choice Award or Directors Choice Award.

“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.” – Alfred Hitchcock

film devour

 

 

Jan
31
Fri
Sharon Shannon
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

In June 1989 Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album, when she was whisked away to Glastonbury festival with The Waterboys.
In the 30 years that has elapsed since then, Sharon has recorded 10 studio albums; 5 Live albums , 4 Best of compilations and 3 live Concert DVDs.
She has received many awards including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009
She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willy Nelson,Bono,Johnny Depp, Shane Mc Gowan and John Prine to Nigel Kennedy and the RTE Concert Orchestra and had many hit records including The Galway Girl with Steve Earle, Its Christmastime Again with Wallis Bird and Go Tell the Devil with Imelda May.

Sharons Irish theatre tour Jan/Feb 2020 will showcase music from her back catalogue beginning in 1989 right through to the present day.

 

Doors 7:30PM Start 8PM

Feb
1
Sat
Latham Street Vintage
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Latham Street Vintage is returning to Belfast!

Our FREE ENTRY Pop-Up’s are only filled with the best 80s/90s/00s, sports, branded +ReWoRkEd fashion +accessories. We’re no Kilo Sale, so no rummaging for hours on end required! Every single premium piece has been handpicked just for you to wear+love. Prices start at just £5!

You’ll find brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Adidas, Nike, Puma +Loads More!!

***C O M P E T I T I O N***
For your chance to win £25 to spend at this sale, just do this;
– Invite x5 pals!
Winner announced 11am the morning of the sale.

We operate a no plastic bag policy, so make sure you bring your own reusable one!

Sign up here for 10% OFF
www.lathamstreetvintage.com

FREE ENTRY>OPEN TO ALL

Saturday 1st Feburary>>11am-4pm

The Black Box
18-22 Hill Street
Belfast
BT1 2LA

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Anna’s Number
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

“Anna’s Number – the Soul, Jazz, Funk kings of N Ireland are thrilled to be playing the Black Box in Belfast on Saturday 1st February 2020 at 8:30pm.

Born as a Busking Band in February 2017, these young men bely their years and have matured to produce some seriously sophisticated street soul, jazz, funk arrangements which demands interaction with their audiences

Anna’s Number are :-

“Matty on guitar and vocals. The real deal. Great singer and phenomenal guitarist. Effortless solos played to perfection.”

”Peter on Bass – what can you say? Amazing! Groove factor turned up to infinity – and beyond. You get breathless watching him.”

“Zacc on Sax and Vocals – Dynamic, energetic, confident, talented, versatile! This young man has energy to burn. Either he’s singing, playing Sax, using Tambourine or down in the crowd whipping up a fever!”

“Zac on keys. So refreshing to see a good keyboard player in a band. Zac, like his band mates, plays with an ease and confidence that belies his young age.”

“Jamie on drums – a simple kit straight out of the 60’s, but he knows how to use it, dynamic, great clock, and full of inventiveness and obviously loves his role in the band.”

 

Feb
2
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Feb 2 @ 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 a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Experiments In Energy Album Launch
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

So after resurrecting Freddie Mercury, what do you do next? After the worldwide success of ‘Little Freddie Goes to School’ in 2015, local duo Stuart Leathem and Esther Trousdale have been feverishly crafting a new album. Combining dream pop with microtonality, music concrete with dancehall, and more killer riffs than the average music festival, it is finally time to unleash ‘Experiments In Energy’. The Black Box hosted the only live playing of the Freddie track, and we are thrilled to bring the world premiere of the new album to the same venue.

 

A magician in his art, Stuart is a voice crying in the wilderness, behold the new work!” – WD McCrum

Rare Freddie Mercury Vocals Anchor Hypnotizing New Charity Single

 

Show contains spoken word, interviews and loud music.

Sizeable Bear Presents: Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

Sizeable Bear Presents:
Hazey Haze
Citrus Fresh
+ Support TBA
The Black Box
Tickets £8 via SizeableBear.com

HAZEY HAZE // “IS MISE” TOUR

Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh are rappers out of the PX Music collective in Limerick, a city with one the most exciting music scenes on the island of Ireland. Check out the video below for “This Is My City”, a track off Hazey’s new LP “Is Mise”, shot by Niall Coley and released to wide acclaim. Hazey’s upcoming “IS MISE” LP is the much anticipated follow-up to his previous projects, the “Spillin Beans” EP, “The Drug EP”, and the Somewhere in Ireland series. Citrus Fresh is just after releasing the gorgeous, moody, and boundary-pushing “Smile” EP, one of our favourite releases of 2019. Come catch two of the best Irish hip hop acts in the game because this is one you’re not gonna want to miss. Hazey says “If ye don’t get to see a show of the Is Mise tour, you’re missing out on Irish history. Facts”.

Feb
3
Mon
WOMEN CARERS MUSIC PROJECT
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Women Carers Music Project

The Black Box has been invited as a partner organisation by the Oh Yeah Music Centre to deliver a relaxed and interactive music-based project for female-identifying carers, in a caring role with people with learning disabilities.

The project is free to attend, no music experience is necessary just an interest in meeting new people and exploring ways of connecting through music.

The project will be lead by you as members of the group supported by experienced musicians and facilitators.

Date; The project will begin Monday 27th January 2-4pm and take place once a week for twelve weeks.

Location; The sessions will take place at the Black Box venue, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA.

Session structure; Each session will be structured like this: First half-hour: Tea/Coffee and an opportunity to chat with the rest of the group, then a one hour relaxed Music Workshop which will take on a number of themes/topics/styles determined by the group’s interests and then another half hour for tea/coffee and more opportunity for chat at the end.

Session One: ‘Introduction to Music and Music Making’ with Seonaid Murray.

We will discuss our favourite types of Music – feel free to bring any of your favourite albums with you for a ‘Desert Island Discs’ style session!

Session Two: ‘Dance and Movement’ with Charmaine McMeekin.

Charmaine is one of our most popular facilitators. She always brings a lot of fun, great tunes and creative freedom to her sessions!

Session Three: Tessa Ann from The Sound Healing Spa.

Tessa will bring along ‘singing bowls’ and relaxation techniques to this calming and soothing ‘sound bath’

Sessions Four – Twelve will be developed from the interests of the group

If you want to bring the person you care for with you, there will be a multi-sensory workshop with adults 18+ with learning disabilities taking place alongside the session in the room next door.

If you are interested in finding out more, registering for the project, or want to ask any questions, please email Seonaid at [email protected] or give us a call! 02890244400

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour again after his incredible 2018 World Tour. The new show reflects on tales from the front line of social change and uncomfortable home truths. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (More4), Dara O’Brien’s Go 8-Bit (Dave). ‘Something to offend everyone’★★★★(Sunday Times).★★★★Chortle ★★★★Fest
18+ Age restriction

Doors 7:30PM – START 20:00

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 Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need