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

Calendar

Jul
4
Thu
Exhibition- Zipporah Reynolds- “Plant Boom”
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

“Plant Boom’ is a playful series of bold, graphic etchings and cuttings in perspex by Belfast based artist Zipporah Reynolds.
This series pulls into focus and accentuates patterns combined with colour splayed across plants and their foliage.

Houseplants have been in the spotlight of popular culture boasting as an escapism and sanctuary from the haze of busy day to day life.
This exhibition celebrations the joy brought to us by the boom in plant culture.

Jul
24
Wed
Comedy Lab: Harmony Saves The World
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

Are you down & troubled? Do you need some love & care? Is nothing going right?

There are far too many of you crying & far too many of you dying. War is not the answer for only love can conquer hate.

Spend some time with Harmony & bathe in a ocean of love, whilst soothing your soul in a sea of self-care. Harmony is the real deal & will ensure that you leave her presence with the ability to love everyone, even those who you really hate.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

Jul
25
Thu
Skull
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Skull @ The Green Room

Escape the relentless agora in a night of recorded music and live drawing. DJs Jeff Doherty and Stuart Watson develop an aural envelope each evening, whilst illustrator Duncan Ross strives to capture the consciousness of the moment through the inky medium of illustration. Adventurous clientèle may submit suggestions to Ross for realisation on the eve or, if feeling particularly exploratory, can contribute with the fruits of their own ductus (materials provided).

Jul
26
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
Jul 26 @ 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.

SOLD OUT-Harvest
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

Harvest (a tribute to Neil Young) are an 8 piece band who have been thrilling audiences of Neil Young fans for the last 10 years.

Formed in 2009, the band have played sell-out shows all over Ireland, recently performing arguably Young’s greatest album ”Harvest” in full at Vicar Street in Dublin. The band have also played at the Electric Picnic arts festival and appeared on national TV and radio.
Back
by popular demand, Harvest will perform the greatest hits of Neil Young @ The Black Box in Belfast on Fri 26th July 2019.
Fans can expect to hear the band perform fan favourites from albums such “Harvest”, “After The Gold Rush”, “Harvest Moon” and “Freedom”, to name but a few.

Don’t miss this chance to see Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute deliver beautiful renditions of timeless classics such as “Heart of gold”, “The needle and the damage done”, “Old man”, “Helpless” and many others…

If you like Neil Young, you will love Harvest.

Jul
27
Sat
Kill Your Darlings
Jul 27 @ 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

13 for 13 The Joe Green Edition
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Green Room

From 7.30pm

Free with suggested donation to the Black Box 13 for 13 fundraiser 🙂

Dare to venture down the corridors of Joe Green’s mind as him and his pals stumble through a different 80’s teenage enlightenment to celebrate the Black Box and the wonderful things we do. Dancing encouraged.

Think you might get peckish? Presenting the Cheesus and Mary Chain toastie special (parmesan, cheddar, tomato, celery and Tabasco and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Kinda like a Bloody Mary but with cheese.. mmmm delicious!)

Comedy Lab: Iain Lee & Katherine Boyle
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Iain Lee (I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) and Katherine Boyle (BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) return to Belfast for another 2 hours of silliness, stupidity and probably 1 or 2 Cher and Neil Diamond songs. The Rabbit Hole is a phone-in show recorded live in front of a baying audience who are welcome to join in at any time (if they want, no pressure here!). Which Beatle could you beat in a fight? Does anyone fancy an arm wrestle? And we will be giving away free animals (not actual animals, just the concept of animals). People can call in live on 0203 286 6370 or Skype HeyRabbitHoleShow.
This show is entirely unscripted, unplanned and unrehearsed. What happens will be very funny and partly guided by you. Are you coming down The Rabbit Hole with us?

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

 

Tickets also available to buy in person:

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9 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB

T: +44 (0) 28 9024 6609

E: [email protected]

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Opening hours: October – May Mon-Sat: 9am – 5.30pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

June – September Mon-Sat: 9am – 7pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

Jul
28
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jul 28 @ 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

 

Comedy Lab: Ross Mitchell + Mustafa Saed
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

As part of this year’s Comedy Lab season, we are proud to present a series of showcases featuring some of our favourite new and emerging acts.

Ross Mitchell has been performing stand-up around Ireland for 6 years, telling audiences what it’s like to have Autism. He’s found it much easier to communicate with people when he’s holding a microphone. In this half hour he’ll cover topics from heartbreak to hedonism, religion to Yuri Gegarin.

Mustafa Saed is Northern Ireland’s best middle aged Muslim comedian. He has performed all over the world in his efforts to put the Ha in Jihad show me the funny 2019 runner up. Tedfest finalist. “One to watch” Steve Bennett, Chortle.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

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