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Calendar

May
2
Thu
Exhibition- Ray Duncan
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm

Ray Duncan Series Nine.

The production of abstract painting has been a thread running through out my work since the 1960s. I use painting as an evolutionary process, mixing colours directly onto the canvas, incorporating chance and accident, taking a series of calculated risks. Through out the process there is an emotional reaction to the painting, it’s nothing more and nothing less. I carry elements of the real world into the work through observations of colours and shapes that I see in the environment but I am not bound by the need to make representational images.
Ray Duncan attended night classes at The Art College studying under John Luke and Terry Flanagan in the 1960’s and went onto teach Art and Design in Belfast for over forty years. He has exhibited his own work locally regularly since the early 70’s. In the 1980’s, with a group of artists, in a response to a lack of local venues he ran a series of ‘House Shows’ in artists’ houses. He was one of the founders of Creative Exchange Studio Group in East Belfast in 1996. Recent solo exhibitions include, Small Works Linenhall Library 2018, Series Seven Alley Arts Centre Strabane and the Engine Room Gallery Belfast 2015. His work is held in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Collection and the Northern Ireland Libraries collections. Further information: www.rayduncan.net

Image caption Ray Duncan Creative Exchange Studios 2019.

May
22
Wed
Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert
May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Here’s Me!’ Music and Storytelling project final Concert!

Funded by The Arts Council, ‘Arts and Older People’ fund.

Moon Music EP Launch

Live performance! Tea/Coffee and Snacks!

6pm – 8pm

All Welcome!

May
24
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Sat
TOUCH SENSITIVE DJS
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

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Touch Sensitive is a Belfast-based record label that has beaten an ad-hoc, pan-genre path with it’s new and archival releases.

With that in mind, Touch Sensitive’s Green Room residency will take in anything from new-age drifting to rudimentary post-punk electronics to dayglo odd-house boppers and loads more.

Music for supping, head-nodding, and maybe even gently cutting a rug too.

touchsensitiverecords.com

May
30
Thu
Goin’ Online-THIRD EPISODE- DOGGOS AND PUPPERS
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

A new monthly night in the Green Room celebrating the weird and wonderful things about the internet.

Join us for our THIRD episode showcasing the internets favourite Doggos and Puppers

Some dogs are doggos, some are puppers, and others may even be pupperinos. There are corgos and clouds, fluffers and floofs, woofers and boofers. The chunky ones are thicc, and the thin ones are long bois. When they stick out their tongues, they’re doing a mlem, a blep, a blop. They bork.

Free entry

May
31
Fri
The Green Room Sessions
May 31 @ 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.

Jun
1
Sat
Latham Street Vintage
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am

Latham Street Vintage is returning 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!!

***C O M P E T I T I O N***
For your chance to win £25 to spend at this sale, just do this;
– Invite x5 pals!
Winner announced 11am the morning of the sale.

We operate a no plastic bag policy, so make sure you bring your own reusable one!

Sign up here for 10% OFF
www.lathamstreetvintage.com

FREE ENTRY>OPEN TO ALL

The Black Box
18-22 Hill Street
Belfast
BT1 2LA

FANCY A JOB?
We’re always looking for fun, strong, vintage loving event staff, so if you’d like to join the LSV Team, DM us, along with the name of your uni & we’ll be in touch with the deets.

Photographers / Videographers / Bloggers – DM us with your uni name & some info about about yourself.

Jun
6
Thu
Exhibition- Mary Morgan- Forgotten for now
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Forgotten For Now’ is a series of photographs taken across New York City.

Exploring the ephemeral qualities of the every day, these images aim to act as a deconstructed narrative of human presence.

Intrigued by the aftermath and remnants of people and experiences gone by, I wanted to create a place within these images where the temporal can exist.

Life’s bits and pieces linger within these photographs and we wonder about these brief encounters, that have been forgotten for now.

Real Sketchy
Jun 6 @ 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.

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