Exhibition-Alana Barton
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm

Dreamed of Places is a series of paintings by Alana Barton. The works feature both figurative and abstract elements that explore the use of colour to convey ideas of dream like states and alternative realities.
Taking inspiration from cults, alternative cultures and consciousness; sourcing from old photographic material, primarily based on young people integrated with organic forms.


OTL-Raymond Watson – Unlocking: Yard side/Garden side – Launch of Sonic Art
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

Raymond Watson – Unlocking: Yard side/Garden side – Launch of Sonic Art

The Black Box (Green Room)

Tuesday 22 January, 7.30PM

Free Event

The artist said, ‘The sound recorded on this LP was created with items from The Crumlin Road Prison Belfast and memories that still echo loud and clear.  ‘The Crum’ as it is known, was a Belfast prison where prisoners involved in the political conflict were held on remand.  I was one of those prisoners.  From the closed confines of a small prison cell, external sounds – keys, grills, locks, footsteps, voices, silence and noises often provided a visual picture of what was happening beyond the locked door – the origin of this ‘sound sculpture’ – hopefully the vision that you will have as a listener will be generated by you, your own confined space and your interaction with this sonic experience.

‘This sonic art grew from an immersive audio visual installation that I created in 2016 and that I first exhibited in February 2017.  The exhibition displayed hundreds of the keys for ‘the Crum’ and an audio track created with those same keys.

‘Items used to sculpt the sonic image are hundreds of the actual Crumlin Road Prison keys and their brass and aluminium ID (identification) tags, a steel prison food tray, an original ‘prison made’ grappling hook (surreptitiously constructed by prisoners intending to escape), locks, grills, echoing memories and my own words.  Additional instrumental music was created by my daughters Toraigh and Dara, on flute and harp, and the nature that blooms in the Glens.’

Your City, Your Say
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm

We want you to help change this city, starting with putting creativity at the centre. Your voice is valued, and needed in order to make this change happen. To begin this process we are running a series of conversations across the city and we want you to join us.

There are a range of times and locations available for you to choose from, we are only asking for an hour of your time and we will be providing food and refreshments at each session to help the conversation flow!

Please drop us an email to let us know any dietary requirements we should be aware of. You can reach us on [email protected]

Vintage+Sportswear Sale
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am

Latham Street Vintage is coming to Belfast!

Our Pop-Up’s are only filled with premium 80s/90s/00s, sports, branded +ReWoRkEd fashion +accessories. No need to rummage for hours on end, every single piece has been carefully selected just for you to wear+love. Prices start from just £5!

You’ll find brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Adidas, Nike, Puma +Loads More!!

Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm

MUAMUA ::: A Musical Score

This is a series of graphic works by Una Lee which are created based on her sound performance piece called MUAMUA. The work is a graphic notation in itself, but at the same time a performance on pages and documentation of a past event. Texts that were used in the performance piece now form parts of the illustrations alongside abstract shapes that symbolise the performer, musical motifs, narratives and stage props. It is an attempt to approach the medium ‘book’ as a base to explore passing of time as well as an enquiry into retrospective translation and abstraction of visual elements from a live sound performance.
Experimental choir ‘HIVE’ will perform on the opening night.

Real Sketchy
Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm

Pitch 200
Wednesday 20 February, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Suitability: 18+
Civil engineers make modern life possible. A bold statement you may say, but after this event, we think you’ll agree! Pitch 200 is a quickfire event designed to transform your thinking in 200 seconds or less! Civil engineers will compete to give the best demonstration of what they do in just 200 seconds (or less), with talks ranging from transport systems, the creation of spaces for human habitation, energy, water supply and much more! Join in the fun, grab some free grub and learn how civil engineers build our quality of life.

Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Skull @ The Green Room

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).

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