Moon Bounce! Funded by Grow Wild 2019!
Come along to The Green Room to view an exhibition of Moon Bounce! Our Moon Base group members took part in a series of environmental workshops, creating Eco-art and grew their own Mushrooms as part of this project! The grand finale was ‘Moon Bounce’ – the group went down to Clandeboye Estate in Bangor and planted wild flower seeds, learnt to make potato bread on a campfire, played music, had a dance workshop with Charmaine McMeekin and got on down to some Moon Beats provided by our Black Moon DJ’s! The wild flowers have now grown into a beautiful wild flower meadow and we will be exhibiting photographs mapping out the project from start to finish.
Local Belfast 2 piece garage rock band RHINOS will be playing heavy tunes in the Green Room this Culture Night 11pm-LATE!
After working in retail for 10 years, Shane Clifford decided, on a whim, to upload some silly videos to the internet. The videos dealt with issues such as mental health and masculinity through an original, absurd and most of all funny lens and after accidentally attracting a small, but devoted following he decided to give stand up a go.
In the 3 years since he nervously stepped on stage in a tiny room in Killarney and told jokes to 4 American tourists, he has risen quickly performing all over Ireland and appearing at major Irish comedy festivals including Castlepalooza, Cork Comedy Festival and the Vodafone Comedy Festival. In 2018 Shane was a finalist at the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? final at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in october he performed his first solo hour, “Shanes Brilliant Stand Up Show”, to a sold out audience in Whelans, Dublin.
Having achieved so much in such a short period it is clear that Shane has become one of the most original and exciting new acts in Irish comedy.
“The best comedian in Ireland, hands down” – Blindboy Boatclub
Paddy Godfrey is solo country, folk and blues musician from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Drawing inspiration from people like Johnny Cash, Waylon and more.
Dave Elliott’s Weird Podcast Live
Sunday 29 September 2019
Comedian Dave Elliott brings his Weird podcast to the Black Box Green Room for a live recording of it’s 100th episode!
The evening will feature live stand-up comedy, guests and video content that will no doubt be very… WEIRD!!
My Art work is heavily based on my personal interests of historical events of the Second World War (1939-1945) and post-world war (1960’s/1970’s). This research into history has allowed me to create art work that reflects the vast differences and similarities between the two pivotal points in history and how many lives around the world were changed forever. These points in time change between the tragic event of the holocaust, including deeds of mass genocide amongst the Jewish religion by the Nazi’s and the new age of economy, technology, technicolour, free love and human rights within the post-World War Two generation.
I am a mixed media artist and I like to create artwork through many different areas including, Painting, Screen Print, collage, Installation/performance, Photography and Video work.
Previously my pieces of art were created aim to look at the meaning and emotion behind those who are depicted, exploring their story and the impact on loved ones who still deal with these horrific memories of times gone by. However, my new body of work has been the complete opposite, creating imagery that holds no narrative or meaning in representation of forgotten memories that were once so important and experienced/ captured through the eye of a lens. My aim throughout my art in any media is to make the viewer look twice. I don’t purposely set out to take each piece of research or photo and make it look very dramatic, emotional, creepy, political or morbid. When I recreate these images, I feel that unknowingly my own underlying emotions or lack of emotion towards the images and background stories from research effects my creativity and mood.
Personally, I believe that when an artist makes a lovely painting, for example (still life or realism), this does not necessarily mean that it is correct, and seen as the only way to approach painting when wanting to become a skilled artist. I believe that there is no right or wrong when it comes to art.
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.
CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
The Green Room
After 10 years of comedy, Frazer Robb has finally decided it’s time he had his own show.
Part stand up show, part podcast, The Frazer Robb Vanity Project will bring you two of the brightest young comic talents each month and a whole lot of one of the oldest. Each month Frazer hosts and headlines, making it all up as he goes along. No matter what happens, it’s all going online.
“Genuinely funny” Culture NI
“The go to guy for confessional rants” Alternative Ulster Magazine
An evening with Texas Country Music Star Jeff Clayborn in the Green Room Café @ The Black Box Theatre. Relax to real country storytelling at its best by JC and his band with special performances by Pete Kennedy and Shannen Carroll. Open Seating… Doors open at 7pm.