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Calendar

Nov
5
Mon
Rebranded: Refugees Welcome t-shirt challenge
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm
Rebranded: Refugees Welcome t-shirt challenge

Rebranded: Refugees Welcome t-shirt challenge

A year ago, Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland joined forces with Belfast Design Week for the Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge.

The brief for up-and-coming designers – to design t-shirts that communicated messages of welcome and inclusion.

See the results at BDW18 – with those chosen for print displayed in the Black Box’s Green Room from November 5-30th 2018.

About Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland

Refugees Welcome is a grassroots, volunteer-led organisation that aims to make refugees and aslyum seekers welcome in N. Ireland. We organise educational events that build awareness about the challenges facing refugees and introduces hosts with spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers who need somewhere to live.

To find out more about what we do visit: http://refugees-welcomeni.co.uk/, email: [email protected], Facebook: refugeeswelcomeni

Nov
8
Thu
Outburst Festival- Exhibition: Outlaws
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

OUTLAWS
Launch Nov. 8th 6pm
Black Box Green Room
FREE Throughout festival

We are thrilled to mark the launch of OUTLAWS – a new, ongoing collaborative illustration and storytelling project between Outburst Arts and illustrators Mel Carroll (founder and director of UsFolk illustration agency in Belfast) and Jamie Beard. Both artists are Outburst alumni, having previously been behind Outburst Queer Arts Festival projects like Outburst: Illustrated (2017, collective project as UsFolk) and Drawing Home (2016, Jamie Beard).

OUTLAWS is in development as a visual queer history of the gay male experience in Northern Ireland throughout the mid to late 20th century.
Honing in on the themes and issues at the heart of this lived experience, and focusing closely on the 1970’s where one might say such narratives find their epicentre, Mel and Jamie are inviting anyone with a story to tell to come and be a part of this unique new project as they aim to illustrate what is often a hidden history in Northern Ireland, amplifying voices visually with raw honesty and heart.

Join us as we launch OUTLAWS with a taster illustration exhibition that offers a glimpse of what you can expect from this project, as well as a chance to get involved.

Nov
15
Thu
Skull
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Escape the relentless agora in a night of recorded music and live drawing. DJs Jeff Doherty and Stuart Watson develop an aural envelope each evening, whilst illustrator Duncan Ross strives to capture the consciousness of the moment through the inky medium of illustration. Adventurous clientèle may submit suggestions to Ross for realisation on the eve or, if feeling particularly exploratory, can contribute with the fruits of their own ductus (materials provided).

Nov
18
Sun
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
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

 

Dec
1
Sat
CATHEDRAL QUARTER CULTURE TOUR
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm

CATHEDRAL QUARTER CULTURE TOUR

Tour starts from Cotton Court, Waring Street (opposite Merchant Hotel)

Ever since Belfast became a bustling port in the 1600s the area we know as the Cathedral Quarter has been the beating heart of our cultural life.

On this walking tour you’ll discover the richness of the area’s culture from Sculpture and Religion to Punk and Graffiti as well as the People and Rebellion that conspired to make Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter one of the top destinations in the world.

Led by a professional guide.

To book tickets select the ‘Tickets’ button at the top of the event or click on the link below;

https://blackboxbelfast.ticketsolve.com/shows/873585421?_ga=2.37847333.70461194.1520847132-919721331.1449747406

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Dec
2
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Dec 2 @ 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

 

Dec
6
Thu
Exhibition- Janet Morris
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Janet Morris examines the transient nature and ambiguity of memories and motherhood within the domestic environment through painting, drawing and collaging. By featuring the home she deals with the notions of place as a source of belonging, protection as well as imprisonment. Morris intends to raise the ghosts of memory and bring to light the hidden and repressed within a poignant survival.

Real Sketchy
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Since November 2012 Seedhead Arts has been running and developing Real Sketchy, a open live sketching event taking place in a bar environment. Over the years it’s developed from something that was largely populated by artists to being somewhere that anyone can have a wee sketch and a laugh over a few pints.

Although inspired by the spirit of Street Art, we’re really interested in the cross-pollenisation of different disciplines like comic, illustration, design, etc and how this plays out in a live environment, in a crowd of people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Plus beer. And music.

Thanks to sponsorship from Ink Monkey in North Street we are now able to provide pens, pencils and paper for everyone.

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