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Mar
24
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Mar 24 @ 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

 

SOLD OUT:Reimagining the Islandmagee Witches – A Faculty Lecture
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

Reimagining the Islandmagee Witches – A Faculty Lecture

A Perpetual Rediscovery from the 18th to the 21st Century
7pm £6

In the last few years, Ireland’s last trial for witchcraft, that of the ‘Islandmagee Witches’, has captured the public imagination. However, the influence of this trial, at a both a local and national level, is generations old. In this lecture Dr Andrew Sneddon will use folklore, images, objects, prose, poems, plays, newspapers and books to show how our knowledge of the events of the 1711 trial has been shaped over three centuries by the work of authors, journalists and creative writers. He will also trace what happened to belief in witchcraft in Islandmagee itself (and Ulster more generally) in this period to show that the trial had an immense effect on how people in Ulster viewed supernatural world right up to the present day.

Mar
25
Mon
Imagine Festival: does political violence work?
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm
Imagine Festival: does political violence work? @ The Green Room

A talk by Professor Richard English.

Richard English is Professor of Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, where he is also Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement.

Between 2011 and 2016 he was Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews.

He is the author of eight books, including the award-winning studies Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (2003) and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006). His most recent book, Does Terrorism Work? A History, was published by Oxford University Press. He is a frequent media commentator on terrorism and political violence, and on Irish politics and history.

Age 14+. Includes Q+A.

Mar
27
Wed
Imagine Festival: the living book library
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm
Imagine Festival: the living book library @ The Black Box

The living library allows you to borrow a person instead of reading a book, you sit with a person / living book for a one-to-one 20 minute conversation.

We have 13 living books /people for you to choose from, giving you the chance to have a one-to-one conversation with someone you might never have had the opportunity to speak to. Select the book / books you are interested in on the city council website, then contact them who will give you a timeslot between 1 and 4pm and provide you will more details on the event.

This is what past participants have said about the event:

“I was blown away by the living library, I borrowed two human books and the experience totally opened my eyes about people who have come here as asylum seekers and people who are from a very different community background to me… It was incredible to hear their stories and have my own perceptions questioned.”

“Being able to sit down with someone from a different background and community and listen to their story was something special. I sat with a person I would normally have no contact with and very limited understanding of their point of view. It gave me something to think about.”

Age 18+.

IMAGINE FESTIVAL: Ideas into movement
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm

Green Room, The Black Box, Hill Street
27th March: 6.00pm – 9.00pm (doors 5.30pm)
Presented by The Transnational Institute.

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute based in Amsterdam. For more than 40 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.

TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry.

Showcasing the importance of working between social movements engaged scholars, policy makers, artists and activists. TNI is proud to host a few hours of short presentations, friendly discussion, meet and greets with short videos, music and informal conversation at the Imagine! Festival.

Come along and meet some of the leaders of our programmes and check out examples of Transformative cities, alternative security, remunicipalisation of public alternatives, social inclusion and rethinking shrinking space and more.

Copies of our books and publications with also be available or you can check out our work at www.tni.org

Music by Chris Kelly.

Mar
29
Fri
Imagine Festival:the irish language is not a weapon but an invaluable tool for unity
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm
Imagine Festival:the irish language is not a weapon but an invaluable tool for unity @ The Green Room

The Black Box Green Room, Hill Street
29th March: 3.00pm – 4.00pm (doors 2.30pm)
Never more popular, there are more children in Irish medium education and more Irish language organisations than at any other time in recent history. The Irish language has also, never been more contentious.

Presented by Bríd Ó Gallchoir, who is artistic director of the Irish language theatre company, Aisling Ghéar, and Linda Ervine, founder and director of Turas, where she runs over 15 Irish language and cultural classes. Turas is based at the East Belfast Mission on the Newtownards Road. They believe that the Irish language can be a force for unity in our society and will put this case at the event. They will also be presenting a short sketch, performed by professional actors, which will help to illustrate and enliven their case. They are both looking forward to a lively Q&A after their presentation.

Age 18+.

Mar
30
Sat
Imagine Festival:dare to imagine change
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm
Imagine Festival:dare to imagine change @ The Green Room

We invite you to a unique afternoon of fun, art, culture and conversation.

You will join with others from different cultures to imagine a Future Belfast that is peaceful, inclusive and thriving. All we ask is that you bring something that symbolises this kind of future Belfast, what that is, is up to you.

Together with the help of community artists, we will contribute to making a creative expression that DARE’s to imagine Belfast as a new more vibrant city. We guarantee this will be lively afternoon with entertainers that will inspire and enthuse us and of course this being Belfast there will be a bit of craic.

The DARE to Lead Change project (DARE) is led by Bryson Intercultural, in partnership with TIDES Training and Consultancy, funded by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Mar
31
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Mar 31 @ 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

 

SOLD OUT: Reimagining the Islandmagee Witches – A Faculty Lecture
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm
This date is exactly 308 years to the day after the Islandmagee trial – It was held on 31st march 1711.

A Perpetual Rediscovery from the 18th to the 21st Century
3pm £6

In the last few years, Ireland’s last trial for witchcraft, that of the ‘Islandmagee Witches’, has captured the public imagination. However, the influence of this trial, at a both a local and national level, is generations old. In this lecture Dr Andrew Sneddon will use folklore, images, objects, prose, poems, plays, newspapers and books to show how our knowledge of the events of the 1711 trial has been shaped over three centuries by the work of authors, journalists and creative writers. He will also trace what happened to belief in witchcraft in Islandmagee itself (and Ulster more generally) in this period to show that the trial had an immense effect on how people in Ulster viewed supernatural world right up to the present day.

Apr
4
Thu
Blogging, Vlogging & Building an Online Business
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

Honest Mum is one of the world’s most popular parenting and lifestyle blogs, set up by Vicki Psaris in 2010 when on Maternity leave with her first child.

Vicki is a regular commentator on parenting issues, appearing on Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, BBC Breakfast and writing in Vogue, Grazia and The Guardian. Her debut book, Mumboss was listed by The Independent as one of the Top 10 books written by women

She is an award winning film-maker and TV Director, writes for a wide range of publications and creates content for global brands.

Her blog won the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Award in the “Best of the Best” category in 2016 and also in the social media category. Her work was awarded the Channel 4 4Talent award for Best Director. She was also a finalist in the Creative Entrepreneur category at the Nat West Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Vicki will be presenting in Belfast for the first time and will share her experiences of setting up and running a global lifestyle brand, which now boasts over 170 followers across her social media channels

She has spoken at Marie Claire’s Future Shapers Live and the Advertising Internet Bureau and she is the co founder of a workshop entitled “Turning your passions into pounds” which she launched in collaboration with Stylist Magazine and The Royal Library

Book your tickets now before they sell out!

no refunds are available but you can change the name on your tickets if you wish to pass them on

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

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

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