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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
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.

Outburst Festival-SMASHING TIMES
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm

SMASHING TIMES
Saturday 17th Nov
Black Box 2pm 20mins
Free
Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and settle in for hidden history storytime.
It’s a hundred years since women were first able to vote in Parliamentary elections in Britain and Ireland. In this centenary year, little has been said of the key role that lesbians and bi women played in the suffragette movement. In this fascinating informal talk, writer and historical novelist Hilary McCollum highlights some of the leading lesbian suffragettes, including writers and artists, and the tactics they used to win the vote (from window smashing to arson), also revealing how anti-lesbian sentiments – both within and outside the movement – impacted on the campaign.

Nov
22
Thu
Pixel Pioneers presents: An Evening With Shopify
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

Pixel Pioneers presents: An Evening With Shopify

November 22, 2018 @ 7pm
The Black Box
Free

Doors @ 6.30pm

Join the Shopify Partners team for an informal evening of web design-focused talks, the perfect warmup for the Pixel Pioneers conference, which will take place at the Waterfront on 23 November (workshops at the MAC on 22 November). Whether you are a seasoned designer, considering getting started, or just keen to meet other web professionals, you are most welcome to join us.

An Evening with Shopify will feature talks by SEO consultant Barry Adams and Lauren Helstab from Shopify as well as a fireside chat with Jordan Moore and Cameron Stewart from local agency Dawson Andrews. You can find the full session descriptions in the schedule.

The event is free, and drinks will be provided, but as space is limited, please take a moment to register.

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
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.

Dec
6
Thu
Exhibition- Janet Morris
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Janet Morris examines the transient nature and ambiguity of memories and motherhood within the domestic environment through painting, drawing and collaging. By featuring the home she deals with the notions of place as a source of belonging, protection as well as imprisonment. Morris intends to raise the ghosts of memory and bring to light the hidden and repressed within a poignant survival.

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