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A HOME FOR LIVE MUSIC, THEATRE,
LITERATURE, COMEDY, FILM, VISUAL
ART, SCIENCE, CIRCUS, CABARET
AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Sep
5
Thu
Exhibition-Moon Bounce- Funded by Grow Wild 2019
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Sep
20
Fri
CULTURE NIGHT feat New Pagans, Careerist & Problem Patterns
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
For Culture Night 2019 and in association with Zero Myth we are delighted to present NEW PAGANs with special guests CAREERIST & PROBLEM PATTERNS.
Problem Patterns 8pm
Careerist 9pm
New Pagans 10.30pm

New Pagans create music that is vivid and engaged. The songs have massive riffs and rare dynamics. The lyrics are ready to start conversations and challenge the given ideas. Every release is a throwdown, a provocation, an education.

The band is based in Belfast but the band members are drawn from across the north. Lyndsey comes from Enniskillen and is mid-way through a PhD course at University of Ulster. Cahir, her partner, was raised in Derry and has a blazing history with acts like Fighting With Wire, Jetplane Landing and Frank Turner. Drummer Conor McAuley is from Belfast and has served with Balkan Alien Sound. Bassist Claire has been active with Girls Names and Cruising while Allan ran with Rupture Dogs.

Their first release for 2019 is an exceptional, loud reckoning. ‘It’s Darker’ refers to a messy party incident. A musician became aggressive and wouldn’t tolerate Lyndsey’s opinions. “That’s where the original anger comes from – a confrontation. It’s happened to me a few times. It’s like, ‘oh you’re a girl, you should just shut up’. A Feminist anger came from that. Yes, I should be able to have an opinion. And it can be different to yours.”

Careerist is a rock band from Belfast (formerly known as Hop Cops)
described as ‘one of the most exciting and idiosyncratic Irish indie-rock bands of a generation’ – The Thin Air

Problem Patterns is Ciara King, Beverley Boal, Bethany Crooks and Alanah Smith. While often lyrically tongue in cheek, no subject is off limits. They use their songwriting cathartically, venting frustrations on everything from political distress to personal conflicts.

https://newpagans.bigcartel.com
https://careerist.bandcamp.com/
https://problempatterns.bandcamp.com

Culture Night- RHINOS
Sep 20 @ 11:30 pm

Local Belfast 2 piece garage rock band RHINOS will be playing heavy tunes in the Green Room this Culture Night 11pm-LATE!

Sep
21
Sat
Culture Day- LILY AND CLAUDE
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm

Come along and meet Lily from Driftwood Bay

Come along and meet Lily from Driftwood Bay at The Black Box. Make Claude badges, take part in a colouring competition with fantastic prizes and watch screenings of both popular TV shows. Both Lily’s Driftwood Bay and the popular new Claude series produced by BAFTA award winning Belfast based Sixteen South Ltd are currently being shown on ITVBe and in countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Culture Day-Little Lullabies: Opera for Babies
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As part of Culture Night, NI Opera are bringing our popular event for children aged 0-24 months, Little Lullabies, to the Black Box.

Babies will join Northern Ireland Opera singers on the The Rainbow Boat for an adventure through the music of some of opera’s best loved stories.

Combining music, amazing live operatic voices, bright colours, textures, bubbles and finger puppets, Little Lullabies is an ideal first musical experience for babies and parents in the fun and relaxed environment of The Black Box as part of Belfast’s Culture Day. The event is suitable for babies and toddlers between the ages of 0-24 months and their parents/guardians.

This event is free but please register at [email protected] stating whether you’d like to attend the 2 p.m, 3 p.m. or 4 p.m session.

Sep
22
Sun
Belfast Vintage+Sportswear Student Sale
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am

Latham Street Vintage is returning to Belfast!

Open to all – not just students!

Our FREE ENTRY Pop-Up’s are only filled with the best 80s/90s/00s, sports, branded +ReWoRkEd fashion +accessories. We’re no Kilo Sale, so no rummaging for hours on end required! Every single premium piece has been handpicked just for you to wear+love. Prices start at just £5!

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

Sep
25
Wed
Tenx9
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Tenx9 is a storytelling night where 9 people have up to 10 minutes each to tell a real story from their lives.

 

Sep
26
Thu
Paddy Godfrey
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Paddy Godfrey is solo country, folk and blues musician from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Drawing inspiration from people like Johnny Cash, Waylon and more.

Oct
3
Thu
Real Sketchy
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
8
Tue
The Time is Now // Life After University
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm

The Time is Now’ is turning into a platform where we gather together to encourage men and women to challenge themselves, be vulnerable in a space by sharing experiences within their industries and give an insight into the beginning stages of their career.

It is an ongoing project that focuses on creative people that are at the beginning and middle stages of their career, and creating a community of people that can share their stories and connect to other people that are going through the same thing.

Often we see people in the media that have “made it” but never show the process of how they got there. We aim to create a platform where people can share authentic stories, speak on their process and encourage people that they are not alone.

In this panel talk, we are focusing on the experience of people that have recently left university or will shortly leave university. Breaking down what that looks like, sharing the trials and tribulations of how hard it can be and showing different cases of how people take on unpredicted routes from their chosen discipline.

This is open to everyone because we know that everyone can relate to the unpredicted opportunities that may take us away from the plan in our head. We will be asking about the process of how people got to where they are now in the starting & middle part of their journey.

If you feel that you need encouragement, or just to hear someone else saying that they don’t know what they are doing, or life has taken them down a different planned path, this is the event for you.

We never come at an event saying that we know the answers, we simply step back and listen to people’s stories and hope that it inspires someone to make a start to go for their dreams.

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 Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need