25th Nov 2019 in Arts

Just one month until Christmas! If you’re in Belfast doing your Christmas shopping and enjoying the festive sights and sounds, make sure to pop round to the Cathedral Quarter – there’s always something happening!

If you have an event in the Cathedral Quarter to promote, let us know about it here so we can include it in our What’s On Guide. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the #CQBelfast hashtag if you’re posting about the Cathedral Quarter.

See you soon!

Lilla Vargen

Monday 25th November, 8pm @ McHugh’s

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen plays a headline show at McHughs Basement Bar on Monday 25th November 2019.

Lilla shines on stunning new single ‘Why Wait’. Showcasing the stellar vocals and deeply personal songwriting that has seen Lilla Vargen rack up millions of streams online and support from the likes of Wonderland, Notion, The Line Of Best Fit and more, ‘Why Wait’ is the first single taken from upcoming EP ‘We Were Thunder’.

A tender, gossamer-like song about leaving a toxic relationship, the video highlights the ongoing housing crisis in Ireland – a subject close to her heart. Tickets are £10, available online or a limited number on the door om the night.


Wednesday 27th November, 8.30pm @ The Sunflower

Come in out of the cold and enjoy a night of dancing in the Sunflower Bar. Run by Belfast Tango, these regular nights are a chance for people to come together to practise their dance skills in a fun party atmosphere.

Belfast Tango run regular Argentine Tango classes in the Cathedral Quarter, in Clarkes Dance Studio. Find out more here.

UKLTA (UK Legaltech Association) Roundtable

Thursday 28th November, 10am @ Ulster University

As part of their 2019/20 strategy, the UKLTA wants to build a greater understanding of the issues around engagement with legal technology to help us to determine how the UKLTA can help.

In order to achieve this, they are hosting a series of roundtables that are taking place across the UK. The output from our roundtables will be compiled into a series of reports which will help us shape the future direction of the UKLTA.

The roundtables are open to both UKLTA members and non-members, with non-member companies permitted to send one representative to a UKLTA event as a guest, before deciding whether to join. Click here to find out more and book your free spot.

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Thursday 28th November, 7.30pm @ Black Box

In his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well-researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are?

It is a show about money, history, songs, gongs, wigs, unicorns, guns, bungs, sods of soil and rich fuckers.

And how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land.

(In the vein of the Manifesto meets a sweary history channel)

50 Things About Us is also a podcast (coming out in September) and a book published by September Publishing in February 2020 and an art exhibition… in Liverpool January 2020. Find out more and book tickets.

No Oil Paintings

Thursday 28th November, 8pm @ Ulster Sports Club

Join No Oil Paintings as they launch their brand new single ‘Watertown’ at The Ulster Sports Club.
Support on the night from Reevah and Joel Harkin.

No Oil Paintings are a vivacious, dynamic alternative-folk band from Belfast. Using typical folk instrumentation and four-part harmonies they produce music that’s a little wilder than what is often associated with the genre.

The band switch and share vocal leads, each member playing to their own strengths and bringing their own style to the songs they shepherd. Expect to hear everything from swampy blues rock to straight-up country waltzes. Find out more and get your tickets here.


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