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Calendar

Dec
2
Thu
Exhibition- James Ashe
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

James Ashe is a visual artist based in Belfast. His work uses the mediums of illustration, typography, risograph and screenprinting. Predominate themes in his work include politics, LGBT rights, architecture and built heritage. He has exhibited locally as part of groups and within collections in the Ulster Museum, and has had recent solo exhibitions with The Black Box and Framewerk Gallery.

Dec
4
Sat
Queertopia!
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm

This event will be unreserved seating..All ticket holders will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.

Ticketholders will need to provide ONE of the following;-

Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

Covid Status Check conditions of entry full details- https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/

 

 

 

Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
£12 normal price
£8 student/discount price.

Queertopia are back back back again!

 

Queertopia are back back back again!
Same fab Queer filth …New acts, tricks, costumes,  craic and tunes to fill your boots with!
Featuring some of our faves like Greedy Mx Edie, Anthony Ferguson, Vicky Allen and new to our stage acts to be revealed…
And ofcourse a long hard overdue dose of your mum and daddy…Dick & Cunt.
Bring your mates and leave melters at home. This is gonna be an old skool Queer fest.
Dec
5
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 5 @ 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
Thu
Green Room Xmas Market
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm

SUPPORT LOCAL!
Shop handmade crafts, class art, sumptuous food, and expect lots of craic

 

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

The Black Box will be selling tickets, vouchers and other cool Black Box stuff for alternative gifts!

 

James Ashe is a visual artist based in Belfast. His work uses the mediums of illustration, typography, risograph and screenprinting. Predominate themes in his work include politics, LGBT rights, architecture and built heritage.

 

Kerrie Hanna will have a selection of prints, paintings and hand-painted brooches for sale at the market, alongside a range of new work – upcycled leather, pleather and suede handbags, bumbags, and belts customised with her signature graphic illustrations.

If you have any leather items that you would like customised, bring them along with you – it’s time to make them ICONIC.

http://www.kerriehanna.com
@kerriehanna Instagram

 

‘Kerrie Illustrates’ . I run an online shop selling art prints, hand-painted goods, stationery, greeting cards and lots of other colourful things! For this market I will be selling some of my newest art prints, hand-painted plant pots and christmas baubles and christmas cards!

PIE QUEEN IS SERIOUSLY DEDICATED TO PIE. AND MAKING EVERYTHING GORGEOUS AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. SO IF YOU’RE INTO THAT KINDA THING YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

PIE QUEEN PACKED OUT PIES AND ADORABLE TREATS BRIGHTEN UP ANY OCCASION (AND SITTING ON THE SOFA IN FRONT OF THE TELLY IN YOUR PJS COUNTS AS AN OCCASION IN PIE QUEEN WORLD!)

We are a non profit group of volunteers, raising money for domestic violence charities in NI.
We use donated work from artists to make a range of different items and 100% of the profit goes to victims of domestic abuse.

 

 

Alliance for Choice- Come and find us at the Black Box Christmas market on Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th December, we have brand new merch designed by the amazing Nichola Irvine, get it hot off the press and save yourself some postage for Christmas

 

Dec
12
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 12 @ 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
16
Thu
Green Room Xmas Market
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm

SUPPORT LOCAL!
Shop handmade crafts, class art, sumptuous food, and expect lots of craic

 

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

 

The Black Box will be selling tickets, vouchers and other cool Black Box stuff for alternative gifts!

 

James Ashe is a visual artist based in Belfast. His work uses the mediums of illustration, typography, risograph and screenprinting. Predominate themes in his work include politics, LGBT rights, architecture and built heritage.

 

Kerrie Hanna will have a selection of prints, paintings and hand-painted brooches for sale at the market, alongside a range of new work – upcycled leather, pleather and suede handbags, bumbags, and belts customised with her signature graphic illustrations.

If you have any leather items that you would like customised, bring them along with you – it’s time to make them ICONIC.

http://www.kerriehanna.com
@kerriehanna Instagram

 

‘Kerrie Illustrates’ . I run an online shop selling art prints, hand-painted goods, stationery, greeting cards and lots of other colourful things! For this market I will be selling some of my newest art prints, hand-painted plant pots and christmas baubles and christmas cards!

PIE QUEEN IS SERIOUSLY DEDICATED TO PIE. AND MAKING EVERYTHING GORGEOUS AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. SO IF YOU’RE INTO THAT KINDA THING YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

PIE QUEEN PACKED OUT PIES AND ADORABLE TREATS BRIGHTEN UP ANY OCCASION (AND SITTING ON THE SOFA IN FRONT OF THE TELLY IN YOUR PJS COUNTS AS AN OCCASION IN PIE QUEEN WORLD!)

We are a non profit group of volunteers, raising money for domestic violence charities in NI.
We use donated work from artists to make a range of different items and 100% of the profit goes to victims of domestic abuse.

 

 

Alliance for Choice- Come and find us at the Black Box Christmas market on Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th December, we have brand new merch designed by the amazing Nichola Irvine, get it hot off the press and save yourself some postage for Christmas

 

Dec
19
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 19 @ 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

 

Jan
6
Thu
Exhibition- Herald Black
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm

A series of new collages and prints developed from the (de)construct exhibition at the Blackbox Belfast online in May 2020. The work takes reference from the 1970’s Brutalist architecture of the Ulster Museum in Belfast, designed by architect Francis Pym.

The bold collages look at various views of the concrete cubist structure. The multiple planes are broken down in to separate shapes, each piece is treated as an individual component before being reassembled. The sequence of collages explore positive and negative spaces in architecture.

Details of the making process can be seen on Instagram @heraldblack

About heraldblack

Stephen is an artist and printmaker based in East London, graduating from the Belfast School of Art in 1997 having studied textiles. He worked for John Rocha in Dublin later that year, printing fabrics for men’s and womenswear collections. His work background also includes over 10 years home accessories merchandising for Habitat & The Conran Shop before establishing his creative business heraldblack in 2014.

Now printing on paper instead of textiles, he produces a range of hand printed & original monoprints as well as card and poster ranges that are stocked by retailers in the UK, EU & USA. Stephen’s work is also licensed through Bridgeman Studios and East End Prints and has been used by Habitat, Anthropologie, Columbia University Press, LittleBrown Book Group and Pringle of Scotland.

Online Exhibition- Clare Lyons
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm

Clare Lyons (b.1993) is a visual artist and photographer working between Dublin and Belfast, currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at Belfast School of Art in Ulster University. Clare’s practice finds its concern in the tactile nature of the photographic image. Emphasising the materiality of the photograph, she often explores themes of memory, trauma and her personal struggles with mental illness. Her research includes topics such as emotional trauma and the resulting repression and suppression of memory, and more recently the significance in revisiting the family archive in establishing one’s sense of self in the face of such experiences. Visually, she typically takes the photographic image away from its original form in an attempt to tease out these difficult topics. Clare is a 2019-2020 recipient of the Universities Ireland North/South Postgraduate Scholarship, and since 2021 has been a studio artist at the Emerging Artist Hub in Flax Art Studios, Belfast.

Feb
3
Thu
Online Exhibition-Hattie Godfrey
Feb 3 @ 3:40 pm – Feb 27 @ 4:40 pm

Hattie Godfrey is a Belfast based performance artist, writer and researcher whose work
primarily considers her own and societies increasingly complicated relationship with
concepts of ‘care’. Methodologically, Hattie uses performance, interactive installation,
writing and film in the restaging and ‘unpacking’ of personal &/collective episodes of
psychological and physical suffering until they are either fully understood or fully exhausted.

 

What emerges is a surreal yet detailed catalogue of human experience and emotion.
Hattie’s key focus is the development of alternative languages for describing episodes of
suffering; believing that by actively engaging in dialogue surrounding our own experiences
of suffering, we can begin to understand, reclaim and make aesthetically significant, what
was previously painful.

Hattie graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in BA (hons) Fine Art in 2018,
receiving first class honours and Queens University Belfast in Msc Psychological Science in
2020, receiving distinction. She was recently selected as the Bbeyond New Commission
Artist, is a studio holder at Flax Art Studios and is the creative director and co-founder of
Figure This Life Drawing, a Belfast based life drawing company promoting body positivity,
inclusiveness and explorative drawing for all experience levels.

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