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Dec
5
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 5 @ 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

 

Dec
6
Mon
I’m Grand Mam Presents Glory Holy
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

This event will be full theatre seating. All ticket holders will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.

Ticketholders will need to provide ONE of the following;-

Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

Covid Status Check conditions of entry full details- https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/

18+ show

I’m Grand Mam Presents Glory Holy
‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…am I right girlies?’
Romans 3:23

 

After two years of being confined to recording content at their kitchen table, Kevin and PJ are finally going back on tour with a live version of their iconic podcast I’m Grand Mam.
Join the boys as they recount their fall from grace in the pursuit of glamour and question whether they should part ways with piety in order to have a scream.
It’s going to be one HELL of a show….

 

Door 7:30PM. Show 8PM

“PJ and Kevin are responsible for one of the funniest podcasts in the charts at the moment.” – Her.ie

“Five seasons in, the duo have become bonafide stars both at home in Cork, London and beyond.” – Irish Examiner

 

https://www.instagram.com/imgrandmam/

https://twitter.com/imgrandmam

Dec
12
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 12 @ 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

 

Dec
17
Fri
Slugger OToole Review of 2021
Dec 17 @ 6:45 pm

This event will be unreserved cabaret seating. All ticket holders will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.

Ticketholders will need to provide ONE of the following;-

Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

Covid Status Check conditions of entry full details- https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/

18+ show

 

DOORS 18:45 START 19:15

Join political commentators Alex Kane and Allison Morris as we review the last year in politics. Comedian Tim McGarry will open the event.

Dec
19
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 19 @ 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

 

Dec
22
Wed
Tenx9
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm

 

Tenx9 is returning to its home venue. Enjoy nine true stories on a theme told by the people who have lived them. Created in 2011 by Pádraig Ó Tuama & Paul Doran, tenx9 weathered the Covid storm on Zoom but is now ready for live events. Get in touch at tenx9.com.

Doors open 7:15PM Event start 7:30PM

Dec
30
Thu
I’m Grand Mam Presents Glory Holy
Dec 30 @ 7:30 pm

This event will be full theatre seating. All ticket holders will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.

Ticketholders will need to provide ONE of the following;-

Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

Covid Status Check conditions of entry full details- https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/

18+ show

I’m Grand Mam Presents Glory Holy
‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…am I right girlies?’
Romans 3:23

 

After two years of being confined to recording content at their kitchen table, Kevin and PJ are finally going back on tour with a live version of their iconic podcast I’m Grand Mam.
Join the boys as they recount their fall from grace in the pursuit of glamour and question whether they should part ways with piety in order to have a scream.
It’s going to be one HELL of a show….

 

Door 7:30PM. Show 8PM

“PJ and Kevin are responsible for one of the funniest podcasts in the charts at the moment.” – Her.ie

“Five seasons in, the duo have become bonafide stars both at home in Cork, London and beyond.” – Irish Examiner

 

https://www.instagram.com/imgrandmam/

https://twitter.com/imgrandmam

Jan
15
Sat
CQAF-Hollie McNish: Slug Tour
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

Hollie McNish: Slug Tour

The Black Box

£10.00

BUY TICKETS

Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are not to be missed. Expect strong language and adult content ribbon wrapped in poetry and chat as Hollie reads from her new collection: Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate.

Hollie is a writer based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She has published four poetry collections Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum, Slug, one play Offside and one poetic memoir Nobody Told Me, of which the Scotsman suggested “The world needs this book”. She was the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios.

Her poems have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Japanese and she has performed them worldwide alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers. Her new title – Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate – is published in May 2021 with Fleet, Hachette, available now to pre-order.

As well as live readings, Hollie is a big fan of online accessibility – her poetry videos have attracted millions of viewings worldwide.

About Slug…

From Finnish mermaids and soppy otters to Kellogg’s anti-masturbation pants, Slug is a book that holds a mirror up to the world, past and present, through Hollie’s driving, funny and beautiful words. A blend of poetry, memoir and short story, Slug is an absolutely joyful read about the human condition: from birth to death and her attempt to manage the tangle in-between.

‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we’ve grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’
Kae Tempest

Doors 1.45pm | Unreserved Seating

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

Feb
13
Sun
Story Party – True Dating stories
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm

Story Party is the live storytelling show about the one topic we all struggle with — DATING.
Story Party features professional storytellers sharing true dating stories about the time they got played, made, or just tangled up in that love stuff. Did he look nothing like his pictures? Did she talk about her ex too much? Were you so nervous that you spilled your drink in your lap? At our show, you’ll hear the good, bad, ugly but always relatable dating stories.
The Story Party world tour, an award winning “”Online Dating Alternative”, has played to sold out audiences in Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Tokyo, Beirut, Warsaw, Berlin, Helsinki, Istanbul and more. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets now. You’ve been on enough awkward dates to master the art of fake laughing. Now come to our show and laugh for real!

Mar
24
Thu
BIAF-Simon Armitage
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

Simon Armitage

  • Tuesday 19 October
  • Black Box
  • 7.00pm
  • £7 / £6

The UK’s Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is one of Britain’s most well-established and well-loved literary talents, and has been bringing us his unique blend of wit, empathy and caustic insight for more than three decades, since the publication of his debut collection of poems Zoom! in 1989. This year sees two new publications: The Owl and the Nightingale is a new rendition of a Middle English narrative poem, bringing the verse to life with energy and humour; and A Vertical Art is a collection of Armitage’s spirited public lectures as Oxford University Professor of Poetry, bringing together subjects as diverse as Bob Dylan and Elizabeth Bishop.

 

Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire in 1963. In 2020 he published Magnetic Field, a collection bringing together all the poems has written throughout his career about his home village.

 

Introduced by Hilary Copeland

 

Contact us

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Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

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Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need