23rd Jun 2019 in Arts

Welcome to another packed and varied week in Cathedral Quarter Belfast!

We’ve whittled it all down to our top five below, but this is your final warning that the final week of the 2019 Belfast Photo Festival approaches and shouldn’t be missed. All of the CQ Belfast events are listed on our What’s On guide.


Monday 24th June, 3pm @ Ulster University

Following on from Cathedral Quarter BIDs Lunchtime Learning sessions we take a deep dive into Facebook ads with expert Gil David including crafting a strategy, designing winning ad campaigns, and measuring your success. The session will cover advertising on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.

This will be a hands-on session walking you through the steps needed to create a great campaign with tutors Gil David and Andi Jarvis on hand to provide guidance and advice. This session is suitable for anyone that’s new to Facebook Ads and for those that already have a campaign up and running, it will help you understand best practice and give you the skills to improve your existing work.

We expect this one to sell out pretty quickly and tickets are limited but keep an eye on the website for more learning opportunities soon!

Raise Ventures’ Work Hard: Play Hard – Board Game Fun Night

Wednesday 26th June, 5.30pm @ Raise Ventures

As summer approaches we would like to challenge startups to join RAISE your board Game!
Spread the word and bring your friends.

Beer and pizza sponsored by Football Fortunes Board and Video Game.

Symposium: Thinking the Future for Radical Social Change

Thursday 27th June, 6pm @ The MAC

You are invited to ‘Thinking the Future for Radical Social Change: Dialogues on Theory and Practice’, a symposium organised by the interdisciplinary ‘Time/Temporality/Futurity’ Reading Group from Queens University Belfast, in partnership with the MAC.

Launching the public programme for the MAC’s upcoming exhibition, ‘On Refusal: Representation and Resistance in Contemporary American Art’, this symposium draws upon the exhibition’s core themes of resistance, social change and the collective conception of radical futures.

In the present political moment questions about the present, the future and their link to radical social change are pressing worldwide. What will the future look like? How can we navigate to a better future in troubling presents? What are the possibilities for radical social change in the present? What possibilities does collective action for radical social change hold for the present and future?

Goin’ Online-Fourth Episode- Bob Ross Appreciation Night

Thursday 27th June, 7pm @ The Black Box (Green Room)

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

Join us for our FOURTH episode celebrating the Internet’s favourite art teacher Bob Ross.

Robert Norman Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States that brought joy and inspiration to everyone.
The accessibility of Ross’s teaching method was just one facet of his appeal, though. Many lapped up his words of encouragement, his permed mop of hair, soothing voice and laid-back get-up.

So come along, raise a drink and paint brush to the legend Bob Ross

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.”


Thursday 27th June, 7.30pm @ The Black Box

If swing is your thing or you’re a rockabilly baby, this evening is sure to be your can of spam.

As the trio’s voices blend in close harmony, you’ll be transported back in time with the sounds of the gramophone and the jukebox years.
A dance floor is available to lindy hop till you drop with swing classics such as Benny Goodman’s ‘Sing, Sing Sing!’ and the Andrews Sisters’ ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’.

You can jump and jive along to ‘Stupid Cupid’, or sit back and enjoy classics like ‘We’ll Meet Again’ and ‘Mister Sandman’.
So if you’re ‘In The Mood’ for a rare vintage experience, this show will be just the ticket.


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