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ART, SCIENCE, CIRCUS, CABARET
AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Jan
31
Fri
Sharon Shannon
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

In June 1989 Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album, when she was whisked away to Glastonbury festival with The Waterboys.
In the 30 years that has elapsed since then, Sharon has recorded 10 studio albums; 5 Live albums , 4 Best of compilations and 3 live Concert DVDs.
She has received many awards including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009
She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willy Nelson,Bono,Johnny Depp, Shane Mc Gowan and John Prine to Nigel Kennedy and the RTE Concert Orchestra and had many hit records including The Galway Girl with Steve Earle, Its Christmastime Again with Wallis Bird and Go Tell the Devil with Imelda May.

Sharons Irish theatre tour Jan/Feb 2020 will showcase music from her back catalogue beginning in 1989 right through to the present day.

 

Doors 7:30PM Start 8PM

Feb
1
Sat
Anna’s Number
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

“Anna’s Number – the Soul, Jazz, Funk kings of N Ireland are thrilled to be playing the Black Box in Belfast on Saturday 1st February 2020 at 8:30pm.

Born as a Busking Band in February 2017, these young men bely their years and have matured to produce some seriously sophisticated street soul, jazz, funk arrangements which demands interaction with their audiences

Anna’s Number are :-

“Matty on guitar and vocals. The real deal. Great singer and phenomenal guitarist. Effortless solos played to perfection.”

”Peter on Bass – what can you say? Amazing! Groove factor turned up to infinity – and beyond. You get breathless watching him.”

“Zacc on Sax and Vocals – Dynamic, energetic, confident, talented, versatile! This young man has energy to burn. Either he’s singing, playing Sax, using Tambourine or down in the crowd whipping up a fever!”

“Zac on keys. So refreshing to see a good keyboard player in a band. Zac, like his band mates, plays with an ease and confidence that belies his young age.”

“Jamie on drums – a simple kit straight out of the 60’s, but he knows how to use it, dynamic, great clock, and full of inventiveness and obviously loves his role in the band.”

 

Feb
2
Sun
Experiments In Energy Album Launch
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

So after resurrecting Freddie Mercury, what do you do next? After the worldwide success of ‘Little Freddie Goes to School’ in 2015, local duo Stuart Leathem and Esther Trousdale have been feverishly crafting a new album. Combining dream pop with microtonality, music concrete with dancehall, and more killer riffs than the average music festival, it is finally time to unleash ‘Experiments In Energy’. The Black Box hosted the only live playing of the Freddie track, and we are thrilled to bring the world premiere of the new album to the same venue.

 

A magician in his art, Stuart is a voice crying in the wilderness, behold the new work!” – WD McCrum

Rare Freddie Mercury Vocals Anchor Hypnotizing New Charity Single

 

Show contains spoken word, interviews and loud music.

Sizeable Bear Presents: Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

Sizeable Bear Presents:
Hazey Haze
Citrus Fresh
+ Support TBA
The Black Box
Tickets £8 via SizeableBear.com

HAZEY HAZE // “IS MISE” TOUR

Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh are rappers out of the PX Music collective in Limerick, a city with one the most exciting music scenes on the island of Ireland. Check out the video below for “This Is My City”, a track off Hazey’s new LP “Is Mise”, shot by Niall Coley and released to wide acclaim. Hazey’s upcoming “IS MISE” LP is the much anticipated follow-up to his previous projects, the “Spillin Beans” EP, “The Drug EP”, and the Somewhere in Ireland series. Citrus Fresh is just after releasing the gorgeous, moody, and boundary-pushing “Smile” EP, one of our favourite releases of 2019. Come catch two of the best Irish hip hop acts in the game because this is one you’re not gonna want to miss. Hazey says “If ye don’t get to see a show of the Is Mise tour, you’re missing out on Irish history. Facts”.

Feb
3
Mon
WOMEN CARERS MUSIC PROJECT
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Women Carers Music Project

The Black Box has been invited as a partner organisation by the Oh Yeah Music Centre to deliver a relaxed and interactive music-based project for women and female-identifying carers.

The project is free to attend, no music experience is necessary just an interest in meeting new people and exploring ways of connecting through music!

The project will be led by you as members of the group supported by experienced musicians and facilitators.

Date; The project will begin Monday 27th January 2-4pm and take place once a week for twelve weeks. You do not have to attend all sessions so don’t worry if you have missed one you can still join in!

Location; The sessions will take place at the Black Box venue, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA.

Session structure; Each session will be structured like this: First half-hour: Tea/Coffee and an opportunity to chat with the rest of the group, then a one hour relaxed Music Workshop which will take on a number of themes/topics/styles determined by the group’s interests and then another half hour for tea/coffee and more opportunity for chat at the end.

Session One: ‘Introduction to Music and Music Making’ with Seonaid Murray.

We will discuss our favourite types of Music – feel free to bring any of your favourite albums with you for a ‘Desert Island Discs’ style session!

Session Two: ‘Dance and Movement’ with Charmaine McMeekin.

Charmaine is one of our most popular facilitators. She always brings a lot of fun, great tunes and creative freedom to her sessions!

Session Three: Tessa Ann from The Sound Healing Spa.

Tessa will bring along ‘singing bowls’ and relaxation techniques to this calming and soothing ‘sound bath’

Sessions Four – Twelve will be developed from the interests of the group

If you want to bring the person you care for with you, there will be a multi-sensory workshop with adults 18+ with learning disabilities taking place alongside the session in the room next door. If you are unable to attend because of your caring responsibilities please get in contact with us to see what we can arrange to enable you to take part.

If you are interested in finding out more, registering for the project, or want to ask any questions, please email Seonaid at [email protected] or give us a call! 02890244400

Feb
6
Thu
The Crown Remains
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm
Feb
8
Sat
SOLD OUT-THE BELFAST SONGBOOK with KEN HADDOCK
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm

Imagine songs written about Belfast as a soundtrack to the life of the city. Ken Haddock is going to bring us a Belfast Songbook that will lead us into the wonder and wounds of his home city. Ken Haddock is an authentic voice of Belfast city, playing residencies across our corners for thirty years. Ken has a soulful voice that draws emotion and his ability to reinvent a song opens up new perspectives on their meaning. As he sings familiar songs with a Haddock twist, Steve Stockman will chat to him about the songs, the city and Ken’s own story within.

Feb
10
Mon
WOMEN CARERS MUSIC PROJECT
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Women Carers Music Project

The Black Box has been invited as a partner organisation by the Oh Yeah Music Centre to deliver a relaxed and interactive music-based project for women and female-identifying carers.

The project is free to attend, no music experience is necessary just an interest in meeting new people and exploring ways of connecting through music!

The project will be led by you as members of the group supported by experienced musicians and facilitators.

Date; The project will begin Monday 27th January 2-4pm and take place once a week for twelve weeks. You do not have to attend all sessions so don’t worry if you have missed one you can still join in!

Location; The sessions will take place at the Black Box venue, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA.

Session structure; Each session will be structured like this: First half-hour: Tea/Coffee and an opportunity to chat with the rest of the group, then a one hour relaxed Music Workshop which will take on a number of themes/topics/styles determined by the group’s interests and then another half hour for tea/coffee and more opportunity for chat at the end.

Session One: ‘Introduction to Music and Music Making’ with Seonaid Murray.

We will discuss our favourite types of Music – feel free to bring any of your favourite albums with you for a ‘Desert Island Discs’ style session!

Session Two: ‘Dance and Movement’ with Charmaine McMeekin.

Charmaine is one of our most popular facilitators. She always brings a lot of fun, great tunes and creative freedom to her sessions!

Session Three: Tessa Ann from The Sound Healing Spa.

Tessa will bring along ‘singing bowls’ and relaxation techniques to this calming and soothing ‘sound bath’

Sessions Four – Twelve will be developed from the interests of the group

If you want to bring the person you care for with you, there will be a multi-sensory workshop with adults 18+ with learning disabilities taking place alongside the session in the room next door. If you are unable to attend because of your caring responsibilities please get in contact with us to see what we can arrange to enable you to take part.

If you are interested in finding out more, registering for the project, or want to ask any questions, please email Seonaid at [email protected] or give us a call! 02890244400

Feb
15
Sat
Neo Neo #9 Una Monaghan Live feat. CONAN MCIVOR & NOiRIN NIC ALASTAIR
Feb 15 @ 8:30 pm

NEO NEO #9 Una Monaghan
Saturday 15 February, Doors 8:30 pm
Suitability: 18+
£7 / £5 (concession)

Úna Monaghan, a harper, composer, researcher and sound artist from Belfast. Using a Quadraphonic speaker arrangement, this very special improvised performance combines traditional music, sound art, movement sensors, surrounded by the bronze sculptures of Nóirín Nic Alastair and reacting off Conan McIvor’s stunning visual piece “My Hearts a Flutter.” With support from NEO NEO DJ’s.

NEO NEO showcases high quality contemporary music and visual art through live events with a focus on experimental electronic performance, new technology and collaborative practices. Each curated event features music creators and artists commissioned to respond to each others’ practice and present work or works in progress in the format of a unique immersive experience for both performers and audiences.

 

 

Feb
17
Mon
WOMEN CARERS MUSIC PROJECT
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Women Carers Music Project

The Black Box has been invited as a partner organisation by the Oh Yeah Music Centre to deliver a relaxed and interactive music-based project for women and female-identifying carers.

The project is free to attend, no music experience is necessary just an interest in meeting new people and exploring ways of connecting through music!

The project will be led by you as members of the group supported by experienced musicians and facilitators.

Date; The project will begin Monday 27th January 2-4pm and take place once a week for twelve weeks. You do not have to attend all sessions so don’t worry if you have missed one you can still join in!

Location; The sessions will take place at the Black Box venue, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA.

Session structure; Each session will be structured like this: First half-hour: Tea/Coffee and an opportunity to chat with the rest of the group, then a one hour relaxed Music Workshop which will take on a number of themes/topics/styles determined by the group’s interests and then another half hour for tea/coffee and more opportunity for chat at the end.

Session One: ‘Introduction to Music and Music Making’ with Seonaid Murray.

We will discuss our favourite types of Music – feel free to bring any of your favourite albums with you for a ‘Desert Island Discs’ style session!

Session Two: ‘Dance and Movement’ with Charmaine McMeekin.

Charmaine is one of our most popular facilitators. She always brings a lot of fun, great tunes and creative freedom to her sessions!

Session Three: Tessa Ann from The Sound Healing Spa.

Tessa will bring along ‘singing bowls’ and relaxation techniques to this calming and soothing ‘sound bath’

Sessions Four – Twelve will be developed from the interests of the group

If you want to bring the person you care for with you, there will be a multi-sensory workshop with adults 18+ with learning disabilities taking place alongside the session in the room next door. If you are unable to attend because of your caring responsibilities please get in contact with us to see what we can arrange to enable you to take part.

If you are interested in finding out more, registering for the project, or want to ask any questions, please email Seonaid at [email protected] or give us a call! 02890244400

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