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Calendar

Feb
2
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Feb 2 @ 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

 

Experiments In Energy Album Launch
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

So after resurrecting Freddie Mercury, what do you do next? After the worldwide success of ‘Little Freddie Goes to School’ in 2015, local duo Stuart Leathem and Esther Trousdale have been feverishly crafting a new album. Combining dream pop with microtonality, music concrete with dancehall, and more killer riffs than the average music festival, it is finally time to unleash ‘Experiments In Energy’. The Black Box hosted the only live playing of the Freddie track, and we are thrilled to bring the world premiere of the new album to the same venue.

 

A magician in his art, Stuart is a voice crying in the wilderness, behold the new work!” – WD McCrum

Rare Freddie Mercury Vocals Anchor Hypnotizing New Charity Single

 

Show contains spoken word, interviews and loud music.

Feb
5
Wed
Lunchtime Learning: How to write a marketing plan
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm

CQ BID’s Lunchtime Learning workshops are hour long sessions providing practical and easy to implement digital marketing tips.
About this Event
Marketing plans come in all shapes and sizes – from the 300+ pages to the one held in your head. When it comes to marketing plans, length is no indication of quality! They need to answer some specific questions and be focused on helping your business grow.

In this Lunchtime Learning session, Andi will show you a simple structure for a marketing plan and cover the key questions you need to answer. At the end of the session you’ll have a template you can take back to your company and start to complete as well as some handy hints and tips to make sure you stick to the plan over the coming 12 months.

***This event is free for businesses and organisations who are Cathedral Quarter BID members.

Paid tickets are available for non CQ BID members. If you’re not sure or have any questions, drop a line to [email protected]

Tickets are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.***

About Andi

Andi is the Founder and Strategy Director of Eximo Marketing, a Bangor-based marketing strategy consultancy.

Eximo Marketing helps companies find more customers by creating effective marketing strategies, fixing under-performing parts of their campaigns, and providing training to educate and engage their teams

Originally from Bradford (so with the proper pronunciation of “eight” but horribly flat vowels) Andi has worked with a number of global brands and some of Northern Ireland’s biggest businesses to develop and implement marketing campaigns.

He holds an MSc in Marketing from Ulster University, is a regular conference speaker and a guest lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. You should also know that Andi likes to talk, at length, about being a dad, his BBQ, rugby league, cricket, boxing and his fundraising project, Eximo & Friends.

Feb
9
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Feb 9 @ 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

 

Feb
12
Wed
Lunchtime Learning: Facebook Marketing
Feb 12 @ 12:30 pm

CQ BID’s Lunchtime Learning workshops are hour long sessions providing practical and easy to implement digital marketing tips.
About this Event
Facebook has been dominating the social media landscape for years. But Facebook changes all the time and using it effectively means staying on top of what works and evolving what you do on a regular basis.

This session will help you use Facebook as a more powerful marketing tool in 2020 and drive your business forward.

***This event is free for businesses and organisations who are Cathedral Quarter BID members.

Paid tickets are available for non CQ BID members. If you’re not sure or have any questions, drop a line to [email protected]

Tickets are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.***

Feb
14
Fri
NISF-Dr Kate Lister – The Curious History of Sex
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm

Dr Kate Lister – The Curious History of Sex
Friday 14 February, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suitability: 18+
£8
Based on the popular research project Whores of Yore, and written with her distinctive humour and wit, A Curious History of Sex draws upon Dr Kate Lister’s extensive knowledge of sex history. From medieval impotence tests to twentieth-century testicle thefts, from the erotic frescoes of Pompeii, to the modern-day sex doll brothel, Kate unashamedly roots around in the pants of history, debunking myths, challenging stereotypes and generally getting her hands dirty. Join Kate for an alternative Valentines night in with a good book. You will laugh, you will wince and you will wonder just how much has actually changed.

Feb
15
Sat
Periods, Pee and Pregnancy
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am

Periods, Pee and Pregnancy
Saturday 15 February, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Suitability: 16 Yrs+
£2 with proceeds going to the Homeless Period Belfast.
Should we just put on a pad and put up with what we’ve got? Do women in France really get better post-natal care? How the hell do you actually engage your pelvic floor? We’ll look at how taboos and stigma around women’s bodies has impacted societal views, our own views and how we look after ourselves. Join social historian Dr Kate Lister, Katrina McDonnell from the Homeless Period Belfast, a pelvic health professional and chair Liz Nelson to discuss these issues. We’ll be collecting donations of wipes, underwear and sanitary items for Homeless Period Belfast if you’d like to donate.

Feb
16
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Feb 16 @ 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

 

Feb
18
Tue
Spilling the Tea on the Perfect Brew
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

Spilling the Tea on the Perfect Brew
Tuesday 18 February, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Suitability: 18+
£10
Ahhh! There’s nothing quite like a good cuppa. But did you know that there is a whole science behind making the perfect blend? Join SUKI Tea for a tea tasting session where you will learn how to create your own personalised tea blend under the watchful eyes of our experts and also learn about the history of the company and its founder Oscar Woolley.

Feb
19
Wed
Lunchtime Learning: Instagram Marketing
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm

CQ BID’s Lunchtime Learning workshops are hour long sessions providing practical and easy to implement digital marketing tips.
About this Event
Established Coffee is one of Belfast’s best known coffee shops. It’s combination of great coffee and cool interiors has been a hit in the Cathedral Quarter with locals and tourists.

But it’s also a monster on Instagram. Established has organically grown its following beyond the magical 10,000 number of followers and is currently over 24,000.

Hear from Mark Ashbridge how they got there and what impact it has on the business.

***This event is free for businesses and organisations who are Cathedral Quarter BID members.

Paid tickets are available for non CQ BID members. If you’re not sure or have any questions, drop a line to [email protected]

Tickets are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.***

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