8th Mar 2020 in Arts

So many things to do in Belfast this week it was hard to pick just five favourites!

But we managed it! If you want even more, just check out the full What’s On event listings.

Making Queer and Class Connections

Monday 9th March, 7pm @ The Black Box

We’re excited to announce that over the coming months, Outburst Arts will be starting a brand new programme of screenings, talks, workshops and happenings exploring some of the queer ideas that underpin queer arts, film, pop culture and theory. First up…

U.S. writer and educator Matt Brim is doing some vital work at the moment around queer learning and how our class backgrounds impact on that. His new book “Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the Universities” (Duke University Press) is out in April, and we’re delighted that Matt will join us in Belfast to share some of his ideas. “Poor Queer Studies” shows how some of the most exciting new ideas in queer theory are happening outside of elite schools and universities, in places where queer theory and working class knowledge meet.

“The stories of our queer + class lives are important to tell, but they’re often hard to piece together. In this talk and discussion, we will explore queerness in relation to the material conditions and class structures of our lives—at work and school, in our communities, as raced and gendered bodies. What cross-class queer politics and theories can we build from the ground up when we share our queer + class narratives?”

Matt’s talk will be introduced by Jamie Hagen, who is on strike from Queen’s University Centre for Gender in Politics. Outburst supports the striking workers and students impacted by the struggle for fairer conditions in Universities.

This is a free event but booking is essential, as there is limited space. Please follow the ticketing link to book your place.

Image credit: Eoin Dara

Image description: Graffiti on a brick wall (in Belfast) reading REJECT CAPITALISM, KISS YOUR MATES; Queers will inherit this earth

Coppi at The Academy – Tuesday 10th of March

Tuesday 10th March, Academy Restaurant

Ulster University’s Academy Restaurant offers food from the hospitality professionals of tomorrow. On Tuesday they will be working with one of the CQ’s most popular dining spots, Coppi. The bespoke menu which includes some amazing Italian cuisine can be accompanied by some of their Italian wines supplied by JN Wine.

A special evening not to be missed, so make your reservation now on 02895367332 or email us on academyrestaurant@ulster.ac.uk.

Lunchtime Learning

Wednesday 11th March, 12.30pm @ The Black Box

This session will provide an introduction to Google Analytics for those business owners or marketers who have Google Analytics installed on their site but aren’t sure how to read the numbers or use the data.

We will also cover the top 5 things to ensure your account is set-up correctly and look at the top products that connect into Google Analytics to facilitate better reaping of customer insights.

***This event is free for businesses and organisations who are Cathedral Quarter BID members.Paid tickets are available for non CQ BID members. If you’re not sure or have any questions, drop a line to info@destinationcq.com

Tickets are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.***

Belfast Children’s Festival

Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th March

The last two days of another hugely successful Belfast Children’s Festival, and some of the best really has been saved for last! Virtually ThereThe Colour of Sound and Songs and The Soil exhibitions continue at The MAC and are free to view. The
Physical Performance and Modern Mime Workshop and The Right Twig Showcase have sold out but at time of writing, there are still tickets available for Babaithe Cultúir, Creating Work for Young Audiences, Hermit and Family Comedy Club on Tuesday, and Mini Midweek Magic and Tetris on Wednesday.

First World War Collections

Thursday 12th March, 7pm @ NI War Memorial

Alan Freeburn (Collections Officer) from the Northern Ireland War Memorial will talk about the museums First World War collections.

This talk will be proceeded by the Annual General Meeting of the Antrim and Down Branch of the Western Front Association.

This is a FREE event, however booking is required. 


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