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LITERATURE, COMEDY, FILM, VISUAL
ART, SCIENCE, CIRCUS, CABARET
AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Nov
19
Tue
Let’s talk about Digital Death!
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm

At this relaxed event, we’ll hear from Steph Nimmo on what it means to be prepared for death and digital death as she shares her story.

Join us for this interesting, informative and emotive discussion on how we can prepare ourselves for death and digital death led by Steph Nimmo and hosted by Will to Give.

Taking out life insurance and home insurance is the norm here in Northern Ireland. We’re also pretty good at preparing for our own funerals with pre-paid funeral plans.

Which makes it very surprising that so few of us prepare our Wills or plan for what we would like to happen to our money, our homes and our keepsakes after we die.

We also now have to consider our digital assets, which are a key part of our legacy. Who will control these after we die?

By sharing her own experiences, Steph will open up a discussion on the things we need to think about in preparing for death and digital death.

We are delighted that Steph, a London-based writer and freelance journalist is joining us for this unique event, a first for Northern Ireland.

She is an “expert by lived experience”. Steph’s youngest daughter Daisy was born prematurely and soon after diagnosed with a rare genetic disease and intestinal failure.

She has written an award-winning blog, Was this in the plan?, documenting her journey and life for 11 years and is the author of two best-selling books around the subject of palliative care, end of life planning and grief.

She has written for many mainstream publications as well as the BMJ and is regularly called to comment in the media.

Steph was widowed in 2016 and lives in Wimbledon with her three children

Steph tweets at @stephnimmo and more details about her work and can be found at www.stephnimmo.com

Will to Give represents over 65 of our best loved charities and works with the legal profession in Northern Ireland to encourage you to consider leaving a charitable gift in your Will.

You can find out more about us here www.willtogive.org.

The event will begin at 7pm with pizza and refreshments as well as an opportunity to chat to your fellow attendees.

Steph will then share her story, followed by an opportunity to ask Steph, Will to Give Representative and a legal professional some questions.

Nov
20
Wed
Wonder Frog Improv Comedy
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm

Doors open 20:00. Show starts at 20:30. Show ends 21:30

 

Belfast’s longest running improv comedy group serves up an hour of hot, fresh, off-the-cuff comedy. Using only audience suggestions, Wonder Frog come up with comic scenes that have never been seen before and will never be seen again.
Our show is completely made up on the spot, on the night – and we can’t do it without you!

Comments from previous Wonder Frog shows:

“It was very good, I was very impressed at what they came up with and how fast. I loved ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and I loved this even more.”

“I think the show was great! It was very entertaining, spontaneous, interactive and witty. I enjoyed it very much!”

“Very creative improvising and very funny performances. I will definitely be coming to see this again!”

Doors: 8pm/Show: 8:30pm

Show duration roughly one hour (enough time after the show for a drink and the bus home!)

Nov
21
Thu
Los Dramáticos
Nov 21 @ 9:00 pm

Los Dramáticos invite you on a musical voyage around the Spanish-speaking world. Our sound is a mix of flamenco guitar, the charango – a 10-string from the high Andes – and vocal harmonies with which we interpret well-known songs and melodies from both sides of the Atlantic. If you like joyful melodies, hot beats and tragic lyrics join us in the Green Room on Saturday for some passionate Latin grooves. Dancers welcome!

Nov
22
Fri
Steve McCann
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm

Steve McCann performs stripped back acoustic versions of classics from the likes of The Cure, Dinsaur Jr, Lemonheads, Nick Cave, Velvet Underground, Pulp, Big Star and others!

Nov
23
Sat
TOUCH SENSITIVE DJS
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

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Touch Sensitive is a Belfast-based record label that has beaten an ad-hoc, pan-genre path with it’s new and archival releases.

With that in mind, Touch Sensitive’s Green Room residency will take in anything from new-age drifting to rudimentary post-punk electronics to dayglo odd-house boppers and loads more.

Music for supping, head-nodding, and maybe even gently cutting a rug too.

touchsensitiverecords.com

Nov
24
Sun
Button Mash
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am

GET READY FOR THE NEXT BATTLE! Button Mash @ Belfast brings together local scenes from across the island of Ireland to compete in the thrilling offline arena. Come test your strength, strategy and reflexes in the most exciting fighting game of this generation!

Thanks to the introduction of the Tekken World Tour’s Dojo events, local scenes are now able to host tournaments in a new official capacity – so why shouldn’t Belfast?!

Northern Ireland boasts a strong and dedicated Tekken community, but currently has no weekly or monthly events to help our talent grow in an offline atmosphere. Button Mash seeks to bring together a wide variety of talented players and beginners out from behind their screens and into the offline arena so we can all learn and compete with each other.

Button Mash is a non-profit event, made entirely by and for the local Tekken community to inspire past, present and future players to pull up a chair and lay down the law! All entry fees are pooled together to create prize money for 1st – 3rd place and to pay for any costs of running the tournament.

 

“VizardTheWizard: “”Want to give a huge shoutout to Button Mash’s amazing event! Can’t wait to attend more, you guys did really well to organise it. Tekken is strong in NI!””

Vitolic: “”Have to say Button Mash was the best Irish Tekken event I have ever been to such a solid group of people and the bracket and schedule was flawless””

Jax00101: “”Really was a fantastic event with fantastic people”””

Nov
25
Mon
Rebel Meetups by Yena
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

“Thinking of starting a business? Growing your start-up and looking for peer support? Or maybe you just want to find out where the opportunities are in your city? Join us!

Yena’s is a global community for rebels. Our Rebel Meetups bring together ambitious individuals to help you start and grow remarkable businesses. Come along, meet like-minded people and grow your network to give your and your business the best start possible!”

Nov
28
Thu
Paddy Godfrey
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm

Paddy Godfrey is solo country, folk and blues musician from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Drawing inspiration from people like Johnny Cash, Waylon and more.

Nov
29
Fri
13 for 13- DJ REQUEST NIGHT
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

Ever dreamed walked into a bar and thought- god I wish they would play this tune? Your dreams are coming true!

DJs Be-loved Destroyer and Pesty Assassin take over and wrecks the decks and take ALL requests..yepp you heard it… ALL requests the whole night. Song requests are £1 a go and will help with our lovely 13 for 13 campaign to keep us partying through our teenage years

OMG it’s our 13th birthday this year you guys! To celebrate this life-defining mo we are launching a ’13 for 13′ campaign where we have an ambitious plan to raise £13k for this
To donate click here- https://blackboxbelfast.ticketsolve.com/products/donation

Nov
30
Sat
Kill Your Darlings
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Kill Your Darlings @ The Green Room

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” – William Faulkner

A Saturday afternoon comedy show that forces the very best in local comedy to craft sets of entirely brand new material, thus killing their darlings in the most brutal fashion possible.

Doors: 3.00pm / Show: 3.30pm

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