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Calendar

Nov
17
Sat
Outburst Festival-BOOKS V CIGARETTES
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm

BOOKS V CIGARETTES
Black Box Green Room
Saturday 17th Nov 12pm
FREE 80 mins 18+

Outburst and CCA are delighted to partner up again for another instalment of the welcoming and accessible reading group, booksvscigarettes. This time, we are reading Andrea Long Chu’s sharp and moving essay on trans lesbian experience, On Liking Women. Taking in ideas about exclusion, desire, and gender identity as a political concept – On Liking Women shifts between the personal and the political with nuance and wit.

This event is free and open to everyone and there’s no preparation required. We just sit around, have some tea and take turns reading out loud from the text. Or you can just listen.
Please email to let us know you’re coming at [email protected]

booksvscigarettes is CCA’s intermittent reading group. It takes its name from George Orwell’s essay which assessed the price and value of reading against other pursuits.

Outburst Festival-SMASHING TIMES
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm

SMASHING TIMES
Saturday 17th Nov
Black Box 2pm 20mins
Free
Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and settle in for hidden history storytime.
It’s a hundred years since women were first able to vote in Parliamentary elections in Britain and Ireland. In this centenary year, little has been said of the key role that lesbians and bi women played in the suffragette movement. In this fascinating informal talk, writer and historical novelist Hilary McCollum highlights some of the leading lesbian suffragettes, including writers and artists, and the tactics they used to win the vote (from window smashing to arson), also revealing how anti-lesbian sentiments – both within and outside the movement – impacted on the campaign.

Nov
18
Sun
Artist:Entrepreneuer Day Belfast
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am

A:E Day comes to Belfast for the first time on Sunday 18 Nov in partnership with Help Musicians NI.

Introducing A:E Day

• Any artist who wants to make a living out of their music today needs to think like a small business. Which means, once you have some songs written and tracks recorded, it’s time to start getting the business side sorted.

•The Artist:Entrepreneur Day from FAC and CMU:DIY is a practical guide to building a long-term career and sustainable business around your music.

•With knowledge shared artist-to-artist, you’ll hear and learn from fellow artist entrepreneurs who will let you inside their careers and their businesses throughout the day, explaining: how they make and monetise their music, how they built and evolved a brand, how they found and engaged a fanbase, and how they decided which suppliers and business partners to work with along the way.

•The Artist:Entrepreneur Day also includes five Artist:Entrepreneur Guides from CMU:DIY. Together they provide all the basic information you need on five different aspects of the music business, including: revenue streams, music rights, gigging, digital channels and business partners.

•PLUS hear from leading experts in the music industry – including labels, publishers, collecting societies, promoters, agents, managers, lawyers and digital experts – find out what they do, what they offer artists, and when and how you might want to get them on board.

Full information on the event can be found here http://cmudiy.com/artistentrepreneurday/

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

Starts from: Outside the Dark Horse, 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 £8 pp

 

Nov
20
Tue
Learning to Fly wedding photography awards 2018
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm

ltf awards2The awards ceremony will take place in The Black Box venue in Belfast, 20th November 2018. This will be the first independent Irish wedding photography awards, it will be run for wedding photographers, by wedding photographers. Our aim is to celebrate the great and the good within our wee industry here in Ireland, to award fine, artistic and creative work, to seek creative genius and originality, to bring to the limelight some of the up and coming photographers, to gather together a tribe of like-souled photographers and immerse ourselves in the positivity and potential.

Nov
21
Wed
Story Party – True Dating stories
Nov 21 @ 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!

Nov
22
Thu
Pixel Pioneers presents: An Evening With Shopify
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

Pixel Pioneers presents: An Evening With Shopify

November 22, 2018 @ 7pm
The Black Box
Free

Doors @ 6.30pm

Join the Shopify Partners team for an informal evening of web design-focused talks, the perfect warmup for the Pixel Pioneers conference, which will take place at the Waterfront on 23 November (workshops at the MAC on 22 November). Whether you are a seasoned designer, considering getting started, or just keen to meet other web professionals, you are most welcome to join us.

An Evening with Shopify will feature talks by SEO consultant Barry Adams and Lauren Helstab from Shopify as well as a fireside chat with Jordan Moore and Cameron Stewart from local agency Dawson Andrews. You can find the full session descriptions in the schedule.

The event is free, and drinks will be provided, but as space is limited, please take a moment to register.

Nov
24
Sat
HORSLIPS CON 2018- SOLD OUT
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm

IMG_0969 (1)HORSLIPS CON 2018

 

Saturday 24 November 2018

 

Featuring HORSLIPS

plus The Teraways  and  The Poxmen

and Q & A with Horslips compered by Nuala McKeever

 

Black Box Belfast Doors open 6.30

 

Tickets £24.20 (inc. booking fee)

 

This unique event features Irish Rock Legends Horslips – Johnny Fean, Barry Devlin, Jim Lockhart and Ray Fean supported by The Teraways and The Poxmen. There will be a Q & A with Horslips hosted by Northern Ireland comedy legend Nuala McKeever. Other guests to be confirmed. Nuala and both support bands are longstanding Horslips fans and really looking forward to the event.

 

Horslips are one of the most important and influential bands from Ireland, responsible for pioneering Celtic rock and admired by many bands who were inspired by them including U2. In their original career they released an amazing 12 albums in 10 years, all of which have stood the test of time. Their comeback after 29 years saw over 10,000 fans ecstatically greet their live return in the Odyssey, Belfast. Their last full gig in Belfast was in the Ulster Hall in 2016.

 

Nuala McKeever is a well known Northern Ireland actress, writer and comedienne. From her part as Emer in Give My Head Peace, she has gone on to write and appear on radio, TV and in a number of shows, plays and panto.

 

The Teraways are a family based band from Inishowen who can play any genre of music, including pop, rock, country, blues and punk. Members of Horslips have turned up and played on their renditions of Horslips songs and there can be no better testament than that ! Expect a couple of “guests” joining the band onstage.

 

The Poxmen are an amazing band from Donegal and hard to describe. Some have said they sound like The Wolfe Tones and The Sex Pistols, or Horslips teamed with Captain Beefheart. They say “We fire out rowdy, thunderous, Celtic power anthems, with a dark mystical element, straight from the boglands of old Ireland.”

 

This is a great opportunity for The Horslips Family to gather in one of Belfast’s best live venues .The Black Box is an excellent setting with full facilities and a great reputation for live gigs. Come and meet the bands, old friends and make new ones!

Nov
25
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

Starts from: Outside the Dark Horse, 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 £8 pp

 

Nov
27
Tue
The Power Of The Heart film night and optional discussion
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm

“From the director of The Secret, this is a life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring stunning science interwoven with powerful real-life stories from some of the most inspiring icons of our age, this timeless documentary will lead you to uncover… and rediscover… the treasure in your chest.”
**Watch a preview here: https://youtu.be/waYxHfGG8XE

To be screened in the Black Box cafe, which will be open from 6.45 pm (please arrive only from this time. The movie will begin at 7 pm).

Contribution which includes snacks and optional discussion is £5 pp. You can reserve your spot via Black Box box office or on our website via the tickets link. Pre-book to guarantee your spot as only remaining spaces available at the door.

https://www.belfastpersonaldevelopmentgroup.com/movie-night

Following the movie there will be an optional discussion (if enough are interested).

If you’d like to volunteer any practical help on the night please let us know via [email protected]

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 Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp