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LITERATURE, COMEDY, FILM, VISUAL
ART, SCIENCE, CIRCUS, CABARET
AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Nov
17
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Nov 17 @ 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

 

Nov
19
Tue
Let’s talk about Digital Death!
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm

At this relaxed event, we’ll hear from Steph Nimmo on what it means to be prepared for death and digital death as she shares her story.

Join us for this interesting, informative and emotive discussion on how we can prepare ourselves for death and digital death led by Steph Nimmo and hosted by Will to Give.

Taking out life insurance and home insurance is the norm here in Northern Ireland. We’re also pretty good at preparing for our own funerals with pre-paid funeral plans.

Which makes it very surprising that so few of us prepare our Wills or plan for what we would like to happen to our money, our homes and our keepsakes after we die.

We also now have to consider our digital assets, which are a key part of our legacy. Who will control these after we die?

By sharing her own experiences, Steph will open up a discussion on the things we need to think about in preparing for death and digital death.

We are delighted that Steph, a London-based writer and freelance journalist is joining us for this unique event, a first for Northern Ireland.

She is an “expert by lived experience”. Steph’s youngest daughter Daisy was born prematurely and soon after diagnosed with a rare genetic disease and intestinal failure.

She has written an award-winning blog, Was this in the plan?, documenting her journey and life for 11 years and is the author of two best-selling books around the subject of palliative care, end of life planning and grief.

She has written for many mainstream publications as well as the BMJ and is regularly called to comment in the media.

Steph was widowed in 2016 and lives in Wimbledon with her three children

Steph tweets at @stephnimmo and more details about her work and can be found at www.stephnimmo.com

Will to Give represents over 65 of our best loved charities and works with the legal profession in Northern Ireland to encourage you to consider leaving a charitable gift in your Will.

You can find out more about us here www.willtogive.org.

The event will begin at 7pm with pizza and refreshments as well as an opportunity to chat to your fellow attendees.

Steph will then share her story, followed by an opportunity to ask Steph, Will to Give Representative and a legal professional some questions.

Nov
24
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Nov 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 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

 

John Higgs: “William Blake Now – Why He Matters More Than Ever”
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm

Doors 7PM. Start 7:30PM

An exclusive opportunity to spend an evening with author John Higgs as he discusses his new book “William Blake Now – Why He Matters More Than Ever”. Grab a drink at the bar, sit back and enjoy Higgs’ insightful wit and illuminating insight into the world and works of William Blake.

The visionary poet and painter William Blake is a constant presence throughout contemporary culture – from videogames to novels, from sporting events to political rallies and from horror films to designer fashion. Although he died nearly 200 years ago, something about his work continues to haunt the twenty-first century. What is it about Blake that has so endured? In this illuminating essay, John Higgs takes us on a whirlwind tour to prove that far from being the mere New Age counterculture figure that many assume him to be, Blake is now more relevant than ever.

Author John Higgs has spoken at events and festivals including Wilderness, The Secret Garden Party, the Brighton Festival, Women In Art, the Port Eliot Literary Festival, Festival No.6, Latitude, Amsterdam Dance Event, Belfast Arts Festival, Bath Literary Festival, the Byeline Festival, The Odditorium and LonCon3 (the World Science Fiction Convention).

There will be an opportunity to chat with the author, ask questions about this novel and previous works, as well as purchase a signed copy of his book.

“Alan Moore of John Higgs’ Work – ‘An illuminating work of massive insight’
Rufus Hound ‘heartily recommends’ John Higgs’ writing.”

Nov
25
Mon
Rebel Meetups by Yena
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

“Thinking of starting a business? Growing your start-up and looking for peer support? Or maybe you just want to find out where the opportunities are in your city? Join us!

Yena’s is a global community for rebels. Our Rebel Meetups bring together ambitious individuals to help you start and grow remarkable businesses. Come along, meet like-minded people and grow your network to give your and your business the best start possible!”

Dec
1
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 1 @ 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
4
Wed
Slugger O’Toole End of Year Review
Dec 4 @ 6:45 pm

Now firmly established as a Christmas Tradition, join Slugger O’Toole as we look back on the year in politics with the Cinderella and widow Twankey of local commentators Allison Morris and Alex Kane. Also, special guest Sam McBride – journalist and author of Burned. Event sponsored by MCE Public Relations.

 

 

Dec
8
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 8 @ 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
9
Mon
NIHRF- Harry Potter and the Convention of the Rights of the Child
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

From theories of racism, slavery, discrimination and casual disregard for the safety and ‘best interests’ of children, does J.K Rowling’s world of witchcraft and wizardry present some difficult questions when it comes to the protection of rights? Join an evening of discussion and debate about the human rights linkages within the world of Harry Potter. Perfect for hardcore Potterheads and muggles alike. Fancy dress welcome.

Dec
15
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 15 @ 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

 

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