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Calendar

Jan
3
Thu
Exhibition-Alana Barton
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm

Dreamed of Places is a series of paintings by Alana Barton. The works feature both figurative and abstract elements that explore the use of colour to convey ideas of dream like states and alternative realities.
Taking inspiration from cults, alternative cultures and consciousness; sourcing from old photographic material, primarily based on young people integrated with organic forms.

alanabarton.com

Jan
22
Tue
OTL-Raymond Watson – Unlocking: Yard side/Garden side – Launch of Sonic Art
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

Raymond Watson – Unlocking: Yard side/Garden side – Launch of Sonic Art

The Black Box (Green Room)

Tuesday 22 January, 7.30PM

Free Event

The artist said, ‘The sound recorded on this LP was created with items from The Crumlin Road Prison Belfast and memories that still echo loud and clear.  ‘The Crum’ as it is known, was a Belfast prison where prisoners involved in the political conflict were held on remand.  I was one of those prisoners.  From the closed confines of a small prison cell, external sounds – keys, grills, locks, footsteps, voices, silence and noises often provided a visual picture of what was happening beyond the locked door – the origin of this ‘sound sculpture’ – hopefully the vision that you will have as a listener will be generated by you, your own confined space and your interaction with this sonic experience.

‘This sonic art grew from an immersive audio visual installation that I created in 2016 and that I first exhibited in February 2017.  The exhibition displayed hundreds of the keys for ‘the Crum’ and an audio track created with those same keys.

‘Items used to sculpt the sonic image are hundreds of the actual Crumlin Road Prison keys and their brass and aluminium ID (identification) tags, a steel prison food tray, an original ‘prison made’ grappling hook (surreptitiously constructed by prisoners intending to escape), locks, grills, echoing memories and my own words.  Additional instrumental music was created by my daughters Toraigh and Dara, on flute and harp, and the nature that blooms in the Glens.’

Jan
27
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jan 27 @ 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 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 £10 pp

 

Feb
3
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Feb 3 @ 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 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 £10 pp

 

Feb
7
Thu
Exhibition-MUAMUA
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm

MUAMUA ::: A Musical Score

This is a series of graphic works by Una Lee which are created based on her sound performance piece called MUAMUA. The work is a graphic notation in itself, but at the same time a performance on pages and documentation of a past event. Texts that were used in the performance piece now form parts of the illustrations alongside abstract shapes that symbolise the performer, musical motifs, narratives and stage props. It is an attempt to approach the medium ‘book’ as a base to explore passing of time as well as an enquiry into retrospective translation and abstraction of visual elements from a live sound performance.
Experimental choir ‘HIVE’ will perform on the opening night.
www.unalee.org

Real Sketchy
Feb 7 @ 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.

Feb
10
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Feb 10 @ 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 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 £10 pp

 

Feb
16
Sat
NI SCIENCE FESTIVAL-Nico & Martin present SPACE
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am

Nico & Martin present SPACE
Saturday 16 February
11.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00 – 2.00pm
Suitability: 4-12 Yrs
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
£5. Booking essential.
Nico & Martin invite you to take part in an imaginative musical voyage into space. Orbiting instruments, original songs, galactic games and stories with a chance for all to contribute, and to top that, an encounter with…aliens? Nico & Martin are renowned for their work with children and families and specialise in creating the atmosphere for imaginative musical journeys. They are experienced multi-instrumentalist musicians, active composers and performers. Unusual sounds on unfamiliar instruments, along with the opportunity for all to experiment…wit, gentle energy and a little bit of chaos … these are the classic components of their renowned sessions, which have entertained audiences for more than twenty years.

Feb
17
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Feb 17 @ 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 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 £10 pp

 

Feb
18
Mon
NI SCIENCE FESTIVAL- DINO DNA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am

Dino DNA
Monday 18 February, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Suitability: 6 – 10 Yrs
£5. Booking essential.
Millions of years ago Dinosaurs roamed the Earth, imagine if you could see what that looked like!
Design your very own ‘Dinoland’ from scratch by creating your vision in 3-D using coloured clay. From making Dippy the Diplodocus, a ferocious velociraptor or even a Terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, your imagination is the limit at this family friendly, dino-themed event.

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