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Calendar

May
22
Wed
Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert
May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert!

Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Arts and Older People’ fund.

Moon Music EP Launch

Live performance! Tea/Coffee and Snacks!

6pm – 8pm

All Welcome!

May
25
Sat
Queertopia’s Birthday
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

ITS OUR BIRTHDAY! Its the return of D*ck & C*nt …. and this time it’s critical.

Featuring: Soup du Jour, Little Edie, Ellen DeGenerate …PLUS very special guest Avoca Reaction with more TBC, this birthday bash is sure to go with a shablam!
Can our acts save D*ck & C*nt from a fatally enlarged dispairatory gland?
Will laughter and applause be enough to save them?
Get your tickets to find out whatever happened to D*ck & C*nt ….

May
26
Sun
Gender Chores
May 26 @ 8:00 pm

Doors are at 8pm and the first act is on at 8:30pm! Come down to hear some political and punk-infused tunes from Bangor’s Baddest Bitches!
About this Event
WE’RE LAUNCHING OUR ‘WOMANSPLAIN’ EP ON MAY 26th !

WE WILL HAVE MUSIC FROM THE WONDERFUL CIARA ANDREWS AND PROBLEM PATTERNS TO HELP CELEBRATE IT’S BIRTH AND PROVIDE SOME CLASSIC BANTA

TIX ARE A FIVER, IT’S A BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND IT’LL BE PRETTY MUCH SUMMER SO COME PARTY WITH US !

May
29
Wed
Randall Stephen Hall and Brendan T. Monaghan
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

Randall Stephen Hall and Brendan T. Monaghan

bring a certain something to the stage.

A broad fusion of styles and musical genres.

From Irish Trad, Folk, Scots humour to Blues and Gospel.

All mainly new, original material that draws up from the well

of the Folk Tradition. “FOLK and FUSION.”

Stephen was discovered by Gerry Anderson as far back as 2010

playing many of his tracks from his first CD “Songs from the MoonShed”

which introduced such tracks as “The Wee Wee man “, “Biscuits”, ‘Get Yer Pig On”

“The Langstaine”, “The Reiver and the Gael” and “Dancing on the red Road”.

He has now produced three CDs with another due out in the Summer of 2019.

As a “go to” musician Brendan Monaghan has shared many a stage with some very well known

musicians over the years. Doc Watson, Kris Kristofferson, Nancy Griffith and Emmy Lou Harris.

A multi-instrumentalist Brendan plays the whistles, Irish Low Flute, Bodhrán and Uilleann Pipes, to name but a few.

All in all Stephen and Brendan can kick up the dust, entertaining any listening audience.

www.randallstephenhall.com

Plus Sound Cloud, You Tube and Facebook.

LINKS:

Link: Gerry Anderson Interview from 24.9.10. From a number of these radio sessions.

Link: “BONNIE CHILD”. Recorded live at the Black Box, Belfast 2016.

Link: “DANCING ON THE RED ROAD”.

STORYTELLING example:

THE DUCK. Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfy1H0Dapyg

From a re-telling. Illustrated by Randall Stephen Hall ©

Recorded in front of a live adult audience. Black Box, Belfast.

www.ruftyroohah.com

Jun
8
Sat
WW19 ~ Neo Neo
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

This immersive showcase event will feature audio works created by participants from the NEO NEO Sound & Vision course, alongside guest performers. During the course participants have worked in audio recording, DJing and beat-making to create original soundscapes in response to a visual brief from artist Helena Hamilton.

NEO NEO showcases high-quality contemporary music and visual art through live events with a focus on experimental electronic performance and collaborative practices.

Jun
9
Sun
WW19 ~ ‘The Mother Within’ Single Launch DANI + Guests
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm

This year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Artist in Residence, DANI, will launch her new single ‘The Mother Within’ with a full band as part of the Women’s Work Festival. DANI recorded ‘The Mother Within’ during the ‘Our Future Roots’ residency programme with Indonesian percussionists KunoKini in August 2018 at Half Bap Studios. Expect special guests and tales from her experiences in Palestine and Indonesia rooted firmly in the context of Irish folk music.

Jun
12
Wed
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

A one man magic show by Neil Gore – based on the novel by Robert Tressell

Neil Gore brings this whitty. humerous and absorbing classic book to life in is one-man Magic Lantern show. Featuring political counjouring, music and songs echoing the lives of painters and decorators struggling to maintain themselves in times of Edwardian austerity.

Jun
23
Sun
Baby Daddy
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am

Tickets £10. Concession available £6.
Capacity 8 per show. (1 ticket for a parent and child) 11am, 1pm + 3pm shows !

 

With three beardy men, powerful live instruments, lots of rumbling songs, and a bit of rough and tumble, this show is the daddy of them all.

Baby Daddy is a show for babies aged 6-18 months with an all-male cast. It features 3 male performers, each playing a live instrument, and takes place in a specially-designed tourable theatre space, playing to 6-8 babies at a time (and their grown-ups). It utilises Replay’s knowledge of sensory theatre, music and play, and expertise in working with babies to create a unique, safe and fun-filled show full of making friends and laughter.

Children aged between 6-18 months and their grown-ups, whether that’s Dads, Mums, Grannies, Grandas, nursery staff or carers across NI. Every child deserves the right to feel special, to be the centre of attention and to feel secure in the presence of, and valued by people of both genders. Baby Daddy exists to do just that. It also provides carers, staff and parents with the opportunity to share the experience with the child, allowing them to learn new ideas and methods to help develop relationships, build bonds and encourage creativity in a day care setting or at home.

 

“So lovely to see a Daddy show” Audience Member

“Amazing! Loved the gentle playfulness. Loved that the cast are 3 guys. Loved that it wasn’t all gentle (i.e. bit of volume from the guitars) All great!!” Audience Member

“Just to let you know that our parents attending the Baby Daddy Tour absolutely loved the performances, all remarked how the babies’ reactions were amazing to watch. Some described it as like being in your own children’s television show. Some of the parents even remarked how they were going to try and replicate it at home by dimming down their lights at home and using simpler music to stimulate their babies. I thought it was fantastic myself and would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the performers and crew on the Baby Daddy Tour and Replay Theatre for providing our parents and babies with such a memorable experience.” Family Support Worker – Sure Start

“Absolutely brilliant, so much the babies to see touch and hear. Would definitely recommend.” Audience Member

Jun
24
Mon
The Professor & The Factory
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm

Marble Productions
The Professor & The Factory
Date of Event: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June.
Start/End time of event: Doors open at 19:30. Event begins at 20:00. Short interval 21:00 – 21:15. Show ends approx. 22:00.
Ticket Price: £12/£10 concession

From national award-winning local playwright, Michael Ievers, and featuring the legendary Ivan Little, comes the true story of a Belfast shirt factory, so transformed by a university professor, that the factory women repeatedly breached the barricades of 1974 to keep the factory going; this is the story of these women.

Belfast in the 1970s – remember the colours, the music, the flares…. the Troubles. This June, the latest play from national award-winning local playwright, Michael Ievers, ‘The Professor and The Factory,’ transports you back to Belfast in the 1970s, and to a moment in time when the ‘weemin’ had their say. Based upon a true story about the fortunes of a failing shirt factory so transformed by the arrival of a professor from Queen’s University that during the Ulster Workers’ Council strike of 1974, that the women of the shirt factory repeatedly breached the barricades to keep the factory going…this is the story of these women.‘The Professor and The Factory’ features Ivan Little, and is then followed by an interview with him about his new book, ‘Reporting The Troubles.’

“For anyone looking for a truly engaging and new experience at the theatre it can’t come recommended enough” / “Marble Productions has put together a cross-disciplinary cavalcade that offers a brand new take on Northern Ireland’s creative scene” (Iain Gary, Country Down Spectator.) About the playwright’s previous work: “It’s a critic’s cliche to say you’ll laugh and you’ll cry, but the cliche’s true for ‘Bobby Savage’s Secret War.” / “The play packs everything from breezy comedy to swing dancing to a suffocatingly intense night time bombing raid deep in enemy territory into its brief runtime.” (Iain Gray, County Down Spectator.) “Combining Northern-Irish colloquialisms and humour, with emotionally-driven moments verging on difficult to watch through their candour, ‘Bobby Savage’s Secret War’ is an extremely moving and memorable short play.”

Age Restrictions: 18+

Jun
25
Tue
The Professor & The Factory
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

Marble Productions
The Professor & The Factory
Date of Event: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June.
Start/End time of event: Doors open at 19:30. Event begins at 20:00. Short interval 21:00 – 21:15. Show ends approx. 22:00.
Ticket Price: £12/£10 concession

From national award-winning local playwright, Michael Ievers, and featuring the legendary Ivan Little, comes the true story of a Belfast shirt factory, so transformed by a university professor, that the factory women repeatedly breached the barricades of 1974 to keep the factory going; this is the story of these women.

Belfast in the 1970s – remember the colours, the music, the flares…. the Troubles. This June, the latest play from national award-winning local playwright, Michael Ievers, ‘The Professor and The Factory,’ transports you back to Belfast in the 1970s, and to a moment in time when the ‘weemin’ had their say. Based upon a true story about the fortunes of a failing shirt factory so transformed by the arrival of a professor from Queen’s University that during the Ulster Workers’ Council strike of 1974, that the women of the shirt factory repeatedly breached the barricades to keep the factory going…this is the story of these women.‘The Professor and The Factory’ features Ivan Little, and is then followed by an interview with him about his new book, ‘Reporting The Troubles.’

“For anyone looking for a truly engaging and new experience at the theatre it can’t come recommended enough” / “Marble Productions has put together a cross-disciplinary cavalcade that offers a brand new take on Northern Ireland’s creative scene” (Iain Gary, Country Down Spectator.) About the playwright’s previous work: “It’s a critic’s cliche to say you’ll laugh and you’ll cry, but the cliche’s true for ‘Bobby Savage’s Secret War.” / “The play packs everything from breezy comedy to swing dancing to a suffocatingly intense night time bombing raid deep in enemy territory into its brief runtime.” (Iain Gray, County Down Spectator.) “Combining Northern-Irish colloquialisms and humour, with emotionally-driven moments verging on difficult to watch through their candour, ‘Bobby Savage’s Secret War’ is an extremely moving and memorable short play.”

Age Restrictions: 18+

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