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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
16
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Green Room Sessions

Fridays 7-11pm

Free

Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music.

In sounds from around the globe, representing what is musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

Nov
17
Sat
Outburst Festival-BOOKS V CIGARETTES
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm

BOOKS V CIGARETTES
Black Box Green Room
Saturday 17th Nov 12pm
FREE 80 mins 18+

Outburst and CCA are delighted to partner up again for another instalment of the welcoming and accessible reading group, booksvscigarettes. This time, we are reading Andrea Long Chu’s sharp and moving essay on trans lesbian experience, On Liking Women. Taking in ideas about exclusion, desire, and gender identity as a political concept – On Liking Women shifts between the personal and the political with nuance and wit.

This event is free and open to everyone and there’s no preparation required. We just sit around, have some tea and take turns reading out loud from the text. Or you can just listen.
Please email to let us know you’re coming at [email protected]

booksvscigarettes is CCA’s intermittent reading group. It takes its name from George Orwell’s essay which assessed the price and value of reading against other pursuits.

Nov
20
Tue
Boozy Bingo-SOLD OUT
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at Black Box in the Cathedral Quarter for a night of music, drinking and drag!

Boozy Bingo, hosted by Scarlet Mugler and Miz Tasty, followed by an out of this world drag show. Tickets are being sold at £15 per person, including a drink on arrival and 5 game sheets for bingo!

All in aid of Action MS to help raise money for this wonderful charity, donations are greatly appreciated! Fancy a bigger chance of winning some brilliant prizes? Additional bingo sheets are available at £1 per sheet!

Hope to see you there!!

Nov
21
Wed
Wonder Frog. Comedy Improv Night
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

“Belfast’s best 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
23
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Green Room Sessions

Fridays 7-11pm

Free

Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music.

In sounds from around the globe, representing what is musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

Nov
27
Tue
The Power Of The Heart film night and optional discussion
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm

“From the director of The Secret, this is a life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring stunning science interwoven with powerful real-life stories from some of the most inspiring icons of our age, this timeless documentary will lead you to uncover… and rediscover… the treasure in your chest.”
**Watch a preview here: https://youtu.be/waYxHfGG8XE

To be screened in the Black Box cafe, which will be open from 6.45 pm (please arrive only from this time. The movie will begin at 7 pm).

Contribution which includes snacks and optional discussion is £5 pp. You can reserve your spot via Black Box box office or on our website via the tickets link. Pre-book to guarantee your spot as only remaining spaces available at the door.

https://www.belfastpersonaldevelopmentgroup.com/movie-night

Following the movie there will be an optional discussion (if enough are interested).

If you’d like to volunteer any practical help on the night please let us know via [email protected]

Nov
29
Thu
How it’s made Marathon
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm
Expand your mind and knowledge on how everyday items are made with a very special screening event of the iconic ‘How It’s Made’
We will be showing some of our favourite episodes back to back in The Green Room and even have some of the magical items in person!
Toasties and Food boards available (unfortunately we won’t be showing how they are made behind the bar)
FREE ENTRY! ‘
FREE ENTRY! ‘
Nov
30
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Green Room Sessions

Fridays 7-11pm

Free

Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music.

In sounds from around the globe, representing what is musically innovative and intriguing be it; Afrobeat, New Wave, Bosa Nova, Ambient House, Hip-Hop, Spiritual Jazz, Disco, Post Punk, Electronica, Soul, Kosmische Music.

The Green Room Sessions are an opportunity to catch one-off performances from guest artists as well as regular slots from an esteemed cast of local selectors.

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