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Calendar

Aug
2
Fri
The Wojnarowicz Project
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm

“My eyes have always been advertisements for an early death” ~ David Wojnarowicz

The premiere of ‘The Wojnarowicz Project’ is inspired by The Waterfront Journals from the intuitive and resourceful American artist, David Wojnarowicz. The Waterfront Journals gives voice to the colourful characters Wojnarowicz met hitchhiking across America during the late ’70’s and early 80’s. The Wojnarowicz Project brings recognition to an everlasting chaos rooted from a violent and neglectful childhood that led Wojnarowicz hustling the streets of New York to survive.

Age 18+ , contains explicit content (minimal strong language, reference to sexual violence)

 

Aug
4
Sun
The Wojnarowicz Project
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm

“My eyes have always been advertisements for an early death” ~ David Wojnarowicz

The premiere of ‘The Wojnarowicz Project’ is inspired by The Waterfront Journals from the intuitive and resourceful American artist, David Wojnarowicz. The Waterfront Journals gives voice to the colourful characters Wojnarowicz met hitchhiking across America during the late ’70’s and early 80’s. The Wojnarowicz Project brings recognition to an everlasting chaos rooted from a violent and neglectful childhood that led Wojnarowicz hustling the streets of New York to survive.

Age 18+ , contains explicit content (minimal strong language, reference to sexual violence)

 

Aug
8
Thu
NI Opera: Jacques Offenbach
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm

Join the NI Opera Studio in celebrating the bicentenary of Jacques Offenbach, the father of operetta. Expect two lighthearted and subversive musical farces with frivolity, cross-dressing, and ear worms aplenty. In typical NI Opera Studio fashion, both pieces will be performed in an informal setting, sung in French, with English dialogues and translations.

TULIPATAN
AN ISLAND JUST LIKE THIS

Him or her, he or she: how can you tell, and does it matter when you are in love? To find out, travel with us to Tulipatan, an island where nothing quite is as it seems.

DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
OR HOW TO MAKE A MOVE

What to do when you fancy each other but don’t quite know how to handle the more intimate details? Rest assured, help from above is at hand with Pan; a divinity with robust worldly expertise and the street credit to match it. Sharpen up your love techniques in this naughty musical farce.

£15 for both shows. £10 Concession.

BB Members- 2 tickets for £20

 

Aug
11
Sun
Emma Reynolds
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

Join Emma Reynolds as she performs a lovely selection of contemporary and jazz songs in the Green Room of the BlackBox Belfast. Enjoy classics such as ‘Summertime’, ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ and ‘At Last’. Great classic songs will be performed alongside contemporary favourites such as ‘Stop This World’, ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

Price: £8.00

Aug
17
Sat
Local Artists Collective, Art Fair
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm

This art fair is not like most… In attendance will be poets, musicians, dancers, painters, sculptors, animators, sketchers, textile-makers, writers, carpenters, among many other crafts.
The event is free to the public.
It’s about helping to promote art of all kinds in our little part of the world, and encouraging the public to invest in local skills and talents, rather than purchasing online.
There are people making the most amazing creations in their garden sheds and makeshift studios all over this country!
Let’s support one another.

Aug
21
Wed
Wonder Frog Improv Comedy
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Doors open 20:00. Show starts at 20:30. Show ends 21:30

 

Belfast’s longest running improv comedy group serves up an hour of hot, fresh, off-the-cuff comedy. Using only audience suggestions, Wonder Frog come up with comic scenes that have never been seen before and will never be seen again.
Our show is completely made up on the spot, on the night – and we can’t do it without you!

Comments from previous Wonder Frog shows:

“It was very good, I was very impressed at what they came up with and how fast. I loved ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and I loved this even more.”

“I think the show was great! It was very entertaining, spontaneous, interactive and witty. I enjoyed it very much!”

“Very creative improvising and very funny performances. I will definitely be coming to see this again!”

Doors: 8pm/Show: 8:30pm

Show duration roughly one hour (enough time after the show for a drink and the bus home!)

Aug
23
Fri
Slam Filíochta Liú Lúnasa / Liú Lúnasa’s Poetry Slam
Aug 23 @ 8:30 pm

Slam Filíochta Liú Lúnasa / Liú Lúnasa’s Poetry Slam

£15 le páirt a ghlacadh ann | £15 to participate

Cláraigh ar Eventbrite | Register on Eventbrite

Bean an Tí / MC : Sinéad Ní Uallacháin

Moltóirí / Judges : Séamus Barra, Réaltán Ní Leannáin, Seán Ó Muireagáin

Tá Slam Filíochta Liú Lúnasa ar ais den tríú bliain as a chéile, ach an uair seo beidh nuashaothar na nGael le cloisteáil i gcroílár na cathrach. Chun páirt a ghlacadh sa chomórtas, ní mór duit dán úrchumtha a bheith agat de ghlanmheabhair agus é a rá i lár an tslua ar an oíche. Tá líon na spásanna d’iomaitheoirí teoranta, mar sin cuir d’áit in áirithe go luath.

Liú Lúnasa’s poetry slam is back for the third year in a row, but this time we’re taking it to the heart of Belfast city. To take part in the competition, you must have a newly composed poem off by heart and recite it from amongst the crowd on the night. A limited number of spaces is available for contestants, so book your place early!

Buaiteoir / Winner : Electric Picnic ticket & £500

2na hÁit / 2nd Place : £300

3ú hÁit / 3rd Place : £100

Aug
25
Sun
Cryptic presents Kathryn Joseph-From When I Wake
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

An intimate and provocative live performance that “evolves into a hypnotic whirlwind of warring emotions,” (The Herald) Cryptic’s critically acclaimed, poignant staging of award-winning singer, Kathryn Joseph’s second album returns by popular demand.

Renowned for her spellbinding vocal style and strong lyrical aesthetic, which showcases both vulnerability and strength, Joseph moves and engages in equal measure. Complemented by Cryptic’s “intense, intimate, immaculately stylised presentation,” (The Scotsman) From When I Wake will ‘ravish the senses’ and reach right to the soul with a performance where “hearts are broken and stolen in equal measure.” (The List)

Commissioned and produced by Cryptic, and developed with support from Paisley Arts Centre & Tramway. Tour supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders.

Age 18+Contains strong language

Aug
30
Fri
Leisure Audio with Guests Dionys Ensemble.In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm

Leisure Audio. Live at the Black Box. Launching their new, second album, ‘POST’, the follow up to their acclaimed first album ‘TV Soul Music’.
With special guests, Dionys Ensemble who have just released their acclaimed EP ‘Orchard’.
Proceeds of this concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

“Sublime, clever post-modern pop” – BBC Radio Ulster ‘Across The Line’.

This is a charity concert with proceeds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sep
6
Fri
Bounce Festival with Belfast Music-Lady Vendredi
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm


Imagine an experience – turbulent yet seductive, surrounded by sound
and bathed in love. Cult music icon Lady Vendredi is a mythopoetic
super heroine and vodou priestess popstar from another dimension.
Enter the space of Neon Dream – an imagined alternate reality of pulsating sensuality. A constellation of Afro-futuristic sound, light and
movement. Drawing from sources as wide as Haitian Vodou, Bauhaus
costume, and 70s synth pioneers, Lady Vendredi creates and recreates
a new world in this mythic ritual gig

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