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Calendar

Mar
4
Thu
Online Exhibition- Ethan Smyth
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Ethan Smyth is an illustrator and motion graphic artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With over 10 years experience as a practising artist, his work has been exhibited across the world in Croatia, America, Canada, UK and Ireland. Bringing his illustrations to life through subtle animation, his playful, bold and contemporary style captivates his audience.

He has worked with clients including Queen’s University Belfast, as well as production companies for BBC, Channel 4 and Film 4.

You can follow his work on instagram @ethansmythni and view his portfolio on ethansmyth.com

Mar
8
Mon
Téip meascán Gealach, Moon Mixtape!
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Black Box presents, Téip meascán Gealach, Moon Mixtape! Featuring the Women of Moon Base as part of International Women’s Day on the 8th March! Recorded in various locations across Belfast with a mix of contributions from singing to poetry, storytelling,and visual Art!

Check it out here- http://feilebelfast.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Feile-an-Earraigh-2021-c2s-p.pdf

Mar
10
Wed
Slipped Disco- ONLINE
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
Mar
27
Sat
Mini Moon online
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm

Mini Moon is a sensory disco for young children with any type of disability and their families and friends in The Black Box Belfast

The Music is low, there are mats to lie on, bright lights and lots of dancing

Mini Moon is a free monthly event thanks to BBC Children in Need

2021 dates:
Jan – 23rd
Feb – 20th
March – 20th
April – 17th
May – 22nd
June – 19th
July – 24th
Aug – 21st
Sept – 25th
Oct – 23rd
Nov – 27th
Dec – 11th

Due to Covid-19 Mini Moon will be online until further notice

 

 

Apr
6
Tue
Black Moon Online!
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are bringing Black Moon to your living room (or wherever you want to dance and listen to tunes!)

Join us on Vimeo  7-9pm for our at home Black Moon disco.
https://vimeo.com/blackboxbelfast

2nd Feb, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 2nd June, 6th July, 3rd Aug, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec

We will also have some themed nights in-between these events to keep the party going at home

Black Moon is a night for and by adults with learning disabilities – giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Usually held in the Black Box and is £3 entry or £1 for carers or support workers

Apr
17
Sat
Saffyre
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co. Down Band Saffyre return to Belfast for their first Headline Show at the Black Box. This promises to be an evening of stunning vocal harmonies and finely crafted original songs.

Saffyre is made up of sisters Shauneen and Maria and cousin Emma. The girls grew up in a large family where music and singing was a huge part of their lives. Singing together since they were children the girls were influenced by artists such as U2, The Corrs, ColdPlay Oasis, Norah Jones and Shania Twain. The melodies and harmonies which are signature to the Saffyre sound have been honed and perfected over years of recording and live performance. In May 2017 the band released the track ‘Run For Your Life’ produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Jonsin in Florida USA, who along with his team of writers, wrote the song with the girls. Their follow up releases are continuing to establish the group on the commercial scene alongside some of the best and most credible up and coming writers and performers in the Country.

 

Apr
24
Sat
Mini Moon online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

Mini Moon is a sensory disco for young children with any type of disability and their families and friends in The Black Box Belfast

The Music is low, there are mats to lie on, bright lights and lots of dancing

Mini Moon is a free monthly event thanks to BBC Children in Need

2021 dates:
Jan – 23rd
Feb – 20th
March – 20th
April – 17th
May – 22nd
June – 19th
July – 24th
Aug – 21st
Sept – 25th
Oct – 23rd
Nov – 27th
Dec – 11th

Due to Covid-19 Mini Moon will be online until further notice

 

 

Apr
29
Thu
CQAF-MOM-SOLD-OUT- GoGo Penguin / European Tour 2020
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm

In association with Moving on Music

Tickets £17.00

GoGo Penguin have been hailed as hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music.

Their 2014 album v2.0 (Gondwana Records) was named a Mercury Prize album of the year alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle.

In 2015 they signed to Blue Note Records and released the albums Man Made Object in 2016 and A Humdrum Star in 2018. Their EP, Ocean in a Drop (Music for Film) was released in October 2019 and they are currently mixing a new album for release in 2020.

GoGo Penguin are: Chris Illingworth – piano, Nick Blacka – bass, Rob Turner – drums, Joe Reiser – sound.

‘Powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff.’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘Glistens with niggling bass and stabbing piano chords …..contemporary British jazz’s great experimenters’ -BEARDED

Doors 7.30pm | Unreserved seating

May
2
Sun
CQAF-Grace Petrie
May 2 @ 8:00 pm

Grace Petrie

The Black Box

Sunday 3 May, 8.00pm

£10.00

Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.

She’s toured to arenas with Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince, Josie Long and Hannah Gadsby, and has collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger as well as touring with the hugely successful Guilty Feminist shows.

She has done a prestigious live session on the BBC Radio 2 Jo Whiley Show and her frequent festival appearances have included Vancouver Folk Festival, Latitude and Cambridge Folk Festival. In 2019 she played The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

Her current album, Queer As Folk, was released in Sept ’18 and was a Mojo magazine top 10 Folk Album of the Year.

‘She’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs.’ THE OBSERVER

‘She writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and everyone else who might read them what is important and true’ BUZZ MAGAZINE

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

May
3
Mon
CQAF-BC Camplight
May 3 @ 8:00 pm

BC Camplight

The Black Box

Monday 3 May, 2021. 8.00pm

£15.00

BOOK TICKETS

“This is an examination of madness and loss,” says Brian Christinzio, the inimitable force behind BC Camplight. “I hope it starts a long overdue conversation.”

Fired by his ongoing battle with mental illness, Shortly After Takeoff is the final, and finest, chapter of what Christinzio calls his “Manchester Trilogy”, following 2015’s How To Die In The North and 2018’s Deportation Blues.

All three albums were created after the native Philadelphian had moved to Manchester. Like Deportation BluesShortly After Takeoff spans singer-songwriter classicism, gnarly synth-pop and ‘50s rock’n’roll, with Christinzio’s similarly distinctive, flexible vocal carrying a fearless approach to lyrical introspection, but the new album is a major leap forward in songwriting sophistication and lyrical communication.

The album has alreadfy been revered by critics, become a stalwart on the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist, and put BC Camplight back on the stage where he belongs. With a slew of tours and festivals on the horizon Christinzio, a remarkably relentless entertainer, will bring his immense new live show to the UK and Europe.

“It’s no fun giving an audience a standard show that they can get elsewhere” explains Christinzio. “Sometimes it’s intense, sometimes it’s emotional, sometimes it’s basically a fucking stand-up routine. I always like to involve the audience and make it memorable for everyone involved. I think we are one of the best live bands in the world and it’s an odd feeling finally getting an opportunity to get in front of loads of ears and eyes. In a perfect world I’d be able to organise a concert on the roof of the Home Office one day”.

Doors 7:30pm | Standing/Seated

Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
9 Donegall Square North – Open 7 days a Week

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