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Calendar

Nov
15
Thu
Skull
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Escape the relentless agora in a night of recorded music and live drawing. DJs Jeff Doherty and Stuart Watson develop an aural envelope each evening, whilst illustrator Duncan Ross strives to capture the consciousness of the moment through the inky medium of illustration. Adventurous clientèle may submit suggestions to Ross for realisation on the eve or, if feeling particularly exploratory, can contribute with the fruits of their own ductus (materials provided).

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
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
24
Sat
HORSLIPS CON 2018- SOLD OUT
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm

IMG_0969 (1)HORSLIPS CON 2018

 

Saturday 24 November 2018

 

Featuring HORSLIPS

plus The Teraways  and  The Poxmen

and Q & A with Horslips compered by Nuala McKeever

 

Black Box Belfast Doors open 6.30

 

Tickets £24.20 (inc. booking fee)

 

This unique event features Irish Rock Legends Horslips – Johnny Fean, Barry Devlin, Jim Lockhart and Ray Fean supported by The Teraways and The Poxmen. There will be a Q & A with Horslips hosted by Northern Ireland comedy legend Nuala McKeever. Other guests to be confirmed. Nuala and both support bands are longstanding Horslips fans and really looking forward to the event.

 

Horslips are one of the most important and influential bands from Ireland, responsible for pioneering Celtic rock and admired by many bands who were inspired by them including U2. In their original career they released an amazing 12 albums in 10 years, all of which have stood the test of time. Their comeback after 29 years saw over 10,000 fans ecstatically greet their live return in the Odyssey, Belfast. Their last full gig in Belfast was in the Ulster Hall in 2016.

 

Nuala McKeever is a well known Northern Ireland actress, writer and comedienne. From her part as Emer in Give My Head Peace, she has gone on to write and appear on radio, TV and in a number of shows, plays and panto.

 

The Teraways are a family based band from Inishowen who can play any genre of music, including pop, rock, country, blues and punk. Members of Horslips have turned up and played on their renditions of Horslips songs and there can be no better testament than that ! Expect a couple of “guests” joining the band onstage.

 

The Poxmen are an amazing band from Donegal and hard to describe. Some have said they sound like The Wolfe Tones and The Sex Pistols, or Horslips teamed with Captain Beefheart. They say “We fire out rowdy, thunderous, Celtic power anthems, with a dark mystical element, straight from the boglands of old Ireland.”

 

This is a great opportunity for The Horslips Family to gather in one of Belfast’s best live venues .The Black Box is an excellent setting with full facilities and a great reputation for live gigs. Come and meet the bands, old friends and make new ones!

Nov
25
Sun
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

Idris Ackamoor, a veteran of Cecil Taylor’s Black Music Ensemble, is one of those cosmic jazz warriors who, like Pharoah Sanders and Marshall Allen, simply never stopped.

In 2016, the inspirational Ackamoor reformed his ‘70s Afro-jazz outfit The Pyramids to release the acclaimed album We Be All Africans on Strut. In the time of Kamasi Washington, Shabaka Hutchings and Esperanza Spalding et al, Ackamoor’s music once again feels very vital.

The Pyramids’ signature sound combines spiritual jazz with a heavy dose of Frafra music from Northern Ghana, a result of an extended 1972 tour on the continent that included a visit to the Ghanaian town of Bolgatanga. Some 45 years after that initial connection, the Pyramids collaborated with Kologo star Guy One for a uniquely Afrofuturist single “Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba.”

Between these new black Atlantic collaborations and the buzz around We Be All Africans, it’s arguable that Ackamoor’s star has never shone brighter than right now.

“a post-be-bop Prince” NEW YORK TIMES

“This follow – up is nothing less than extraordinary…pure astral tripping.” MOJO

“Expansive, danceable body and soul music that simultaneously channels Tony Allen and Sun Ra while retaining their unique signature sound.” THE CRACK MAGAZINE

Nov
26
Mon
#HONEST 35
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm

#HONEST 35

Written by Julie Dutkiewicz

Directed by Carol Moore

Cast   – Bernadette Brown, Laura Hughes and Brenda Winter Palmer

26th post show singer Kat Regan

27th post show singer Gemma Bradley

Bar opens 6.30 performance starts 7.30

 

Link for the event on the 26th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

Link for the event on the 27th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543233198

 

“Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.”

Cora is stuck, Cora is stuck in the worst way.

Be honest is it that easy to escape when the odds are stacked against you?

Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.

But is now the right time?

Is Cora brave enough and who will help her survive?

In conjunction with Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland a new and hard hitting performance with a startling insight into

Domestic Violence.

Contains strong language suitable for over 18s only.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

Nov
27
Tue
#HONEST 35
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

#HONEST 35

Written by Julie Dutkiewicz

Directed by Carol Moore

Cast   – Bernadette Brown, Laura Hughes and Brenda Winter Palmer

26th post show singer Kat Regan

27th post show singer Gemma Bradley

Bar opens 6.30 performance starts 7.30

 

Link for the event on the 26th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

Link for the event on the 27th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543233198

 

“Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.”

Cora is stuck, Cora is stuck in the worst way.

Be honest is it that easy to escape when the odds are stacked against you?

Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.

But is now the right time?

Is Cora brave enough and who will help her survive?

In conjunction with Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland a new and hard hitting performance with a startling insight into

Domestic Violence.

Contains strong language suitable for over 18s only.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

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.

Dec
1
Sat
Los Dramáticos
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm

Hub 12Los 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 !

Manukahunney Soul night
Dec 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Manukahunney Soul night out is back!!. Its been a while since we have had the foot stomping music this band brings, so its time to put on your dancing shoes because you are in for a soul filled treat as the band brings their sassy interpretations of soul musics finest moments to get everyone funky shuffling on the dance floor. Capturing the essence of what soul music is all about, this cracking soul band plays upbeat soul funk and Motown, renowned for lifting the spirits the way soul music should. This is the only Manukahunney soul night out this year so it is one not to be missed. A great way to kick off the December party season. Early booking recommended.

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