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APRIL 2013

BELFAST FILM FEST TURNS 13

Words: Louise Convery, Illustration: David McMillan

The Belfast Film Festival turns teenage in April as it returns for its 13th year with a unique series of events that offer the chance to appreciate films outside of the cinema. Talking to Quarter Beat, Festival Programmer Stephen Hackett explains the that the festival specialises in films in unusual locations, and this year doesn’t disappoint with films being shown in venues including a park, a cathedral and even a former prison. It isn’t just for those with a penchant for art house or independent films Quarter Beat April 2013, Issue 3 Published by Cathedral Quarter Trust 3-5 Commercial Court, 2nd Floor Belfast BT1 2NB 028 9031 4011 | info@cqtrust.org Design by Rinky rinky.org Illustration by David J. McMillan davidjmcmillan.co.uk

either, it has something for everyone. As part of bringing movies into unusual settings, the festival utilises some of the Cathedral Quarter’s more eclectic venues. One of the signature venues for this year is the Beanbag Cinema on Donegall Street, an intimate 35-seater venue, described as the festival’s very own cosy cinema. Stephen says the idea is to create an informal, chilled out environment for people to discover new films. Showing at the Beanbag Cinema are films exploring topics such as music, smoking, sibling rivalry and dinosaurthemed mini golf. It seems the adolescent theme continues. Events will also take place at the Black Box, the MAC and one of the biggest events will be in St Anne’s Cathedral. In partnership with Northern Ireland Opera, Verdi’s La Traviata will be screened in the ornate setting complemented by a performance from local opera singers to create a spectacular one-off experience “Events in the Black Box, include Mark Kermode coming over to do Desert Island Flicks. It’s the same sort of format as ‘Desert Island Discs’, a public interview where he

picks his favourite movies,” the festival programmer adds. “We have a Marilyn Monroe night in the Black Box where Katie Richardson (Katie and the Carnival) will be performing Marilyn Monroe songs so we’re putting on some highlight clips of her films as well.

“The Beanbag Cinema creates an informal, chilled out environment for people to discover new films” STEPHEN HACKETT, FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER “For those people who like more mainstream popular films, we cater for that as well,” Stephen says. “We offer films that

celebrate classic cinema. We‘re showing Cool Hand Luke, which is a great 60s movie, starring Paul Newman, showing in Crumlin Road prison. “Even if you’ve seen that film before, you’ll be seeing it in a new light in an actual prison, with more of an atmosphere.” The festival is perhaps hinting at its hormonal age, with not only cult horror flick Evil Dead 2 being shown in Ormeau Park, but teen coming-of-age movie The Breakfast Club also featuring in its listings. “You can come into the woods and watch a scary movie. It’s things like that that allow people to go for a different type of experience, its not just sitting in a cinema, you get to watch a film in the open air or an unusual location,” Stephen continues. He tells me it is a relatively quiet year for local productions, compare this year’s two films featured to last year’s fourteen, but that doesn’t mean this year’s festival isn’t packed full of local talent. Starting with the opening night film, the world premiere of Made in Belfast. “It’s directed by Paul Kennedy, and features Ciarán McMenamin, Continued on page 2


Continued from page 1 Gary Lightbody and Bronagh Gallagher. The full cast and crew will be there on the night,” says Stephen. Forgiveness is the theme of the film, as protagonist Jack Kelly (McMenamin), who is shunned by his family after his first successful book exposes their private lives and tries to make amends on a trip home. “It’s good to have films that are made locally, Good Vibrations last year was one of the first films to be entirely locally made, Made in Belfast this year is the same. It’s local cast, local crew, and all funded by Northern Ireland funding bodies. It’s good to see that happening. “Not just the big companies coming over, because we all know about that, but its good to see people on the ground actually making the work.” BBC events will enhance the local element with retrospective screenings Celluloid City, depicting Belfast over the years as well as an exploration of playwright Stewart Parker’s work. The closing night is one that the programmer is looking forward to and not just because it will bring the relief of concluding another successful season. “There’s a lot of great films on and one of my favourites that I’m most looking forward to is our closing night film, Final Cut” Stephen says. “Basically its a film made out of 150,000 other films, which the director has edited together into one single narrative. “So it’s got all of the most famous films edited together, everything from Blade Runner to Some Like It Hot to The Matrix to The Breakfast Club, to Hitchcock- it’s all mixed in there in one edit. “It’s quite amazing.” Visit www.belfastfilmfestival.com for tickets and full programme information. Clockwise from top left: Ciarán McMenamin in opening premiere Made In Belfast. The Mask, screening at the Beanbag Cinema. Mark Kermode, appearing in conversation at The Black Box.

CQ FOR HIRE One of the most frequently-asked questions of Cathedral Quarter Trust is where and how to host an event within the Quarter. Cathedral Quarter offers a broad range of options including outdoor public spaces, purpose-built arts venues and hospitality businesses. We have started to compile a directory of available space within the Quarter online at thecathedralquarter.com to help you find the ideal spot for every purpose. As Spring approaches, Cathedral Quarter’s outdoor performance spaces will start to come alive for festival season. From the city’s largest outdoor venue at Custom House Square to Cotton Court on Waring Street, the Quarter can host everything from large-scale music events to impromptu street performances. The aforementioned spaces, along with Writer’s Square facing Saint Anne’s Cathedral, are managed by the Department of Social Development (email business. supportunit@dsdni.gov.uk) and have played host to Open House Festival, Belsonic, Culture Night and Festival of Fools amongst many others. To the side of the Cathedral, Buoys Park (or Cathedral Gardens), located between the Cathedral and the University of Ulster, provides further outdoor space and can be hired through Belfast City Council’s Outdoor Leisure Team (028 9050 0529). The Cathedral Quarter’s newest public space, Saint Anne’s Square, has already

St. Anne’s Cathedral and Writer’s Square, two of the many unique spaces available for special events in Cathedral Quarter. Photos: campbellphotography.co.uk

Cathedral plays host to special events such as a screening of La Traviata as part of Belfast Film Festival this month. To find out more contact mary@belfastcathedral.org. The Belfast Film Festival itself manages two unique screening venues at its headquarters on Donegall Street. The BFF Beanbag Cinema is an intimate 35-seater space and perhaps the most comfortable cinema in the city while the BFF Micro Cinema offers a little more space and theatre-style seating. Both venues can be booked (outside the festival dates of 11 – 21 April 2013) by emailing info@belfastfilmfestival.org Musicians and bands are well catered for by Oh Yeah, Belfast’s dedicated music centre with spaces available for performances, exhibitions, video/ photoshoots and other music-related events. Email info@ohyeahbelfast.com for further information. For dancers and dance tutors, Dance Resource Base offers a state-of-the-art studio for

been embraced as a outdoor venue for performing arts. The MAC and some of the Quarter’s newest restaurants open onto the Square. For booking enquiries contact Tracey Moffatt at O’Connor Kennedy Turtle estate agents on 028 9024 8181. Taking things indoors, all spaces at The MAC, including its two theatres, three galleries and five studios, can be hired for a variety of uses from show rehearsals and performances to private dinners set amongst the latest art exhibitions. For full details of facilities see themaclive.com/ hire-the-mac or email hire@themaclive. com. Both The Black Box and The Green Room on Hill Street are ideal for a range of music, theatre, comedy, film or cabaret events. Use of the venue PA and lighting is included with a sound engineer and further equipment available at an additional cost. To book contact Andi Clawson at admin@blackboxbelfast.com or by calling 028 9024 4400. For something a bit different in a spectacular setting, St. Anne’s

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EGILSAY BELL JOINS GALLERY John Hughes, NI War Memorial An original ship’s bell is the latest addition to the collection at the War Memorial Gallery in Talbot Street. The brass bell belonged to HMS Egilsay, one of 118 Islesclass naval trawlers commissioned during the Second World War for minesweeping duties with the Royal Naval Patrol Service. The ships took their names from islands in the Western Isles of Scotland. HMS Egilsay was built at Hull and launched in 1942. The trawler was used for minesweeping duties and harbour defence in the Mediterranean. The vessel was sold to Italy in 1946 and scrapped on being decommissioned. A ship’s bell is a prized possession when a ship is broken up. The bell has been loaned to the gallery by the Black family, whose father, Jim Black, served on the ship during WW2. It is now on permanent display.

rehearsals and classes as well as a meeting room and outdoor equipment hire with members discounts. Contact info@ danceresourcebase.org. Red Barn Gallery on Rosemary Street (02890 231901 info@rbgbelfast.com) is available to artists for private and public exhibitions, meetings and events and also houses darkroom facilities. Artists requiring digital equipment and facilities should contact Digital Arts Studios on Hill Street (028 9031 2900, angela@ digitalartstudios.com) to hire extensive range of audio visual equipment. Also on Hill Street, Blick Shared Studios (028 9020 7832) offers a meeting and events space for up to 30 people during evenings and weekends from £15 per hour including presentation equipment. In the same building, Flow Yoga Studio is also available for hire. Call 02890 231981  or email info@flowstudiobelfast.com. Cathedral Quarter is ideally situated in the city centre for business meetings and conferences, with all resident hotels offering a range of rooms and facilities. Malmaison (02890 220200 / events.belfast@ malmaison.com) offers private dining and a state-of-the-art meeting space at Château Mal. The Merchant Hotel (028 90262717 / events@themerchanthotel.com) on Skipper Street contains 6 dedicated meeting rooms catering for up to 200 individuals along with optional use of a champagne lounge, rooftop garden, private dining room and nightclub space. The Ramada Encore (02890 261800 / conference@encorebelfast.co.uk) on Talbot Street can host up to 140 delegates across its 3 conference rooms and Four Corners Premier Inn (0871 527 8071) contains a range of meeting room options for 10 – 45 people. Midtown Business Centre (0280 330212 / jennie@midtownbusinesscentre.com) can host a broad range of business events with conference facilities, meeting rooms and catering options for up to 60 attendees. A number of the Cathedral Quarter’s bars and restaurants have rooms with bar facilities for hire to both private and public functions and events. 21 Social’s club venue Cigarette Girl (028 9024 1415) is available for private hire Sun - Friday, while The Northern Whig (02890509888 / info@ thenorthernwhig.com) offers a private mezzanine area for up to 80 people. The Deer’s Head (02890 239163), McHughs (028 90 509999 / info@mchughsbar.com), The Dark Horse (0290237 807) and The Duke of York (028 9024 1065) all offer rooms with optional bar facilities and catering for a broad range of event uses. Further details are available at thecathedralquarter.com

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MY CQ: ON LOCATION

Macropolis Flickerpix, 2012 This animated film follows two discarded toys as they lead a chase through the city, taking in North St., Garfield St . and Hill Street amongst many other Belfast locations.

Christopher & His Kind Mammoth Screen, 2011 Donegall St. was transformed into 1930s Nazi Berlin for this BBC drama starring Doctor Who’s Matt Smith.

As the 13th annual Belfast Film Festival approaches, we take a look at Cathedral Quarter on film. From wartime Berlin to 1970s London, the Quarter has been dressed and shot by an increasing number of film and television crews over recent years and has served as a location for award-winning local films Good Vibrations, Macropolis and The Good Man.

Odd Man Out The Northern Irish city setting may remain anonymous in this 1947 film noir but the Albert Clock, Customs House and much of the area that would become Cathedral Quarter are clearly visible in the film’s establishing shot.

Good Vibrations Canderblinks, 2012 Oh Yeah Music Centre served as the recording studio in the Terri Hooley biopic, including a scene in which Terri looks on in wonder as the engineer plays back Teenage Kicks for the first time. “It’s the best thing I ever recorded”.

Mime Stirling Film & TV, 2012 A short film following a mime artist, Marcel who falls for a mysterious passer-by during a performance at Cotton Court.

Killing Bono Generator Entertainment, 2011 Another transformation of Donegall St. This time transported to late 1970s Whitechapel, London.

The Good Man Manifesto Films, 2012 This drama starring Aidan Gillen shot its pivotal car accident scene on Waring St.

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES Ruairí Ó Baoill The area now known as Cathedral Quarter does not appear to have been developed until the seventeenth century and this expansion of the settlement is one of the distinguishing features of Sir Arthur Chichester’s re-establishment of Belfast as a plantation town after 1605. It was the third main phase of nucleated settlement within the city centre. Both the `Manor’ and ‘Borough town’ established by the Anglo-Normans at what is now Belfast in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and the Clandeboye Ó’ Néill Irish settlement of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries here appear to have been restricted to south of High Street, which was then the wide River Farset. If you have ever wondered why High Street is so wide and why its road surface is cambered, it is because the Farset is now constrained by brick culverts under the road. Indeed, it did not disappear from view until 1770, when the whole length of High Street was finally culverted over. On Thomas Phillips’ 1685 map of Belfast, the earliest detailed map of Belfast map we possess, the houses fronting on to what is now modern Waring Street, North Street and Royal Avenue are all shown with

A Dutch bodkin from the 1999 Waring Street excation.

terraces of houses and back gardens. The first professional, licenced, excavation took place in Belfast city centre in 1983 and there have been many more since then. Cathedral Quarter is where many of these archaeological investigations the have taken place, carried out in advance of new developments. Each excavation has the potential to tell us something new about the evolution of Belfast and the people who lived here in the past. Archaeologists literally dig up history! One of the many exciting discoveries made in recent times was on an excavation carried out in 2008 on Skipper Street, before a new extension to the Merchant Hotel was built. The archaeologists uncovered a fragment of a tin-glazed earthenware bowl, possibly imported into Belfast from an English pottery, that the date ‘1676’ painted on it. Would that all finds from excavations had the date of manufacture conveniently marked on them! Other finds from the excavation included several dozen ceramic eggs that would have been used as dummies in chicken coops to try and encourage the hens to lay. Just around the corner, on the northern side of Waring Street, another excavation was carried out in 1999 in front of the now-demolished Benny’s Bar, that uncovered the foundations of

a seventeenth-century red brick terrace with evidence for internal timber flooring. Ceramics inside the building included late seventeenth and early eighteenthcentury Belfast delftware (tin-glazed earthenware), made in the nearby Belfast Potthouse, a pottery that flourished between c.1697-c.1725. A decorated copperalloy bodkin or head-dress pin with the initials ‘M H’ engraved on one side was also discovered on the excavation. Possibly made in Holland in the seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century, this was a highquality piece of personal adornment. Other interesting finds included the remains of a bone knife handle, a lead weight and two pieces of seventeenth-century lead shot. So it is clear that archaeology is extremely important in helping to shed light on the evolution and development of settlement at Belfast. Unless we uncover new maps or written accounts of early Belfast, it is would appear that most of the new information about the story of Belfast, certainly up to the seventeenth century, will come from archaeological finds made on the excavations carried out within the city. Both the archaeological profession and the practice of archaeology are regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, who also issue licences for excavations to be carried out. The Northern Ireland Environment

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Agency Historic Monuments Unit is based in Cathedral Quarter at Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA The Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record (NISMR) holds information on over 16,000 archaeological and historic features. Information on each site can be accessed on-line through the Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record Database. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency also holds records of excavations carried out in Northern Ireland. Other archives that The Northern Ireland Environment Agency maintains are The Industrial Heritage Record (IHR) which lists more than 16,000 features in Northern Ireland, The Defence Heritage Project, the Historic Buildings Database and The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Archive. Ruairí Ó Baoill is an archaeologist with the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF), School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology in Queen’s University Belfast Further Reading: Ruairí Ó Baoill Hidden History Below Our Feet: The Archaeological Story of Belfast. Tandem for the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Belfast City Council. 2011. Marcus Patton Central Belfast: A Historical Gazetteer. Ulster Architectural Heritage Society. 1993.


WHAT’S ON APRIL EXHIBITIONS

MONDAY 1 APRIL

Late Night Art: 4 April Galleries open until 9pm

MUSIC History of House Music Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £10, 9pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Artist in Residence:Ben Craig 4 - 28 April Belfast Print Workshop Gallery Cotton Court BT1 2ED, bpw.org.uk Perspective: Inspiration, Unveiled 4 − 26 April Craft NI Gallery, Cotton Court, 42 Waring Street, BT1 2ED, craftni.org Altered States: Salted Retaste 11 Apr - 1 May Black Box, 18-21 Hill Street BT1 2LA, blackboxbelfast.com Thresholds 15 Mar - 26 Apr Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall Street BT1 2FF, belfastexposed.org Identity & Places 2 Mar - 11 Apr Red Barn Gallery, 43b Rosemary Street BT1 1Q, redbarngallery.co.uk Extracts & Stories from Saturday Evening Post 1949 −50 15 Apr - 23 Apr Red Barn Gallery, 43b Rosemary Street BT1 1QB, redbarngallery.co.uk Imagined Communities 21 Feb - 20 Apr Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street BT1 2LU goldenthreadgallery.co.uk Andy Warhol 8 Feb - 28 Apr The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, themaclive.com

WEEKLY EVENTS MONDAYS Live Jazz @ Bert’s Jazz Bar Free, 9pm, themerchanthotel.com Open Mic at The John Hewitt Free, 9.30pm, thejohnhewitt.com Monopollie @ Ollie’s Nightclub £3, 10pm, olliesclub.com TUESDAYS Brogue at The John Hewitt Free, 8pm, thejohnhewitt.com Live Jazz @ Bert’s Jazz Bar Free, 9pm, themerchanthotel.com WEDNESDAYS Traditional Session @ McHughs Free, 7pm, mchughsbar.com Live Jazz @ Bert’s Jazz Bar Free, 9pm, themerchanthotel.com THURSDAYS Ollie’s Rocks @ Ollie’s Nightclub £5, 9pm, olliesclub.com Live Jazz @ Bert’s Jazz Bar Free, 9pm, themerchanthotel.com Sweet Trev & The Blue Notes @ The John Hewitt Free, 9.30pm, thejohnhewitt.com FRIDAYS Feelgood Fridays @ 21 Social Free, 4pm, 21social.co.uk Traditional Session @ Whites Tavern Free, 7pm, whitestavern.co.uk Panama Jazz Band @ The John Hewitt Free, 8.30pm, thejohnhewitt.com Live Jazz @ Bert’s Jazz Bar Free, 9pm, themerchanthotel.com The Golden Years @ The Duke of York, £5, 9pm Lipstick @ Ollie’s Nightclub £5, 10pm, olliesclub.com Famous Fridays Free/£5, 10pm, myntbelfast.com SATURDAYS The BIG John Hewitt Early Session Free, 5.30pm, thejohnhewitt.com Dana Masters Jazz Sextet @ McHughs Free, 5.30 − 7.30pm, mchughsbar.com Trad Session @ Whites Tavern Free, 8pm, whitestavern.co.uk Bert’s After Hours @ Bert’s Jazz Bar Free, 9pm, themerchanthotel.com Secret Society @ Ollie’s Nightclub £10, 9pm, olliesclub.com Club Eclectic @ The Duke of York £5, 9pm Radio K @ McHughs £5, 10pm, mchughsbar.com Rewind Saturdays Free/£5, 10pm, myntbelfast.com SUNDAYS Social Sundays @ 21 Social Free, 5pm, 21social.co.uk Live Jazz @ Bert’s Jazz Bar Free, 12pm & 9pm themerchanthotel.com Traditional Session @ Whites Tavern Free, 6pm, whitestavern.co.uk

TUESDAY 2 APRIL MUSIC Black Moon Disco Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £3(£1Carers),7pm,blackboxbelfast.com

WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL MUSIC Sean Donnelly Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £10, 7.30pm, blackboxbelfast.com

THURSDAY 4 APRIL VISUAL ART Real Sketchy Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 9pm, blackboxbelfast.com THEATRE David Meade: Mind Reader The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £20, 19.45pm, themaclive.com Lady Windermere’s Fan The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £10, 8pm, themaclive.com MUSIC The Michael Barkley Organ Quartet Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £5, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

FRIDAY 5 APRIL WORDS & IDEAS Airborne Laser Scanning for Cultural Heritage Management NIEA, 5-33 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 1pm, ni-environment.gov.uk MUSIC Das Vibic Acoustic Session Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com 8 to the Bar Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £6, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com Terry Corr Live Jazz Jukebox Canteen at The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ Free, 9pm, themaclive.com THEATRE David Meade: Mind Reader The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £20, 19.45pm, themaclive.com Lady Windermere’s Fan The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £10, 8pm, themaclive.com

MUSIC Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £5, 7pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Brief Encounters BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

MUSIC Das Vibic Acoustic Session Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

THURSDAY 11 APRIL

Brainstorm BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

Cat Barter Canteen at The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ Free, 9pm, themaclive.com

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL La Traviata Saint Anne’s Cathedral £8, 8.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

TUESDAY 16 APRIL

The Mask BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 8pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL The Films of John Samson BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

MUSIC, FILM Stop Making Sense Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 9pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Song of Life Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £6, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

FRIDAY 12 APRIL

Boy Eating The Bird’s Food BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £6, 8pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 8pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

Dead Dad BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £6, 8.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

Desert Island Flicks with Mark Kermode Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £7, 8.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

In Search of Blind Joe Death BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 9pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL

MUSIC Das Vibic Acoustic Session Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL Political Drama - What Drama? The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £6, 6pm £4, 6pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

FOOD & DRINK Jazz Supper Club The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £20, 8pm, themaclive.com

The Films of Suzan Pitt BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £4, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

SATURDAY 13 APRIL

Belfast Film Festival Quiz Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £3, 7.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL Motherhood by Choice BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £3, 2pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

Malformed Men BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 9pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

Human Trafficking BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £3, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

COMEDY Wonderfrog Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £5, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Born of Fire BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

Same Time, Next Year Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £8, 8pm, belfastfilmfestival.org The Outer Limits BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 9pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THURSDAY 18 APRIL BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL Meeting Leila BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

SATURDAY 6 APRIL

COMEDY The Mix Up Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £3, 2.30pm, blackboxbelfast.com

FAMILY, WORKSHOPS Pop Fiction The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £5, 11am, themaclive.com

MUSIC Manouche Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Marilyn Monroe Songbook Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £9, 8.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

COMEDY The Mix Up Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £3, 2.30pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Trio Mediaeval The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ £12, 8pm, themaclive.com

The Do Deca Pentathlon BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £6, 9pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

MUSIC Fiesta Flamenca Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

SUNDAY 14 APRIL

MUSIC Farmer’s Folk Thursdays Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Miami House Party Canteen at The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ Free, 9pm, themaclive.com THEATRE David Meade: Mind Reader The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £20, 19.45pm, themaclive.com Lady Windermere’s Fan The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £10, 8pm, themaclive.com

SUNDAY 7 APRIL FESTIVALS Festival of Colours Custom House Square £3, 1 − 6pm, artsekta.org.uk COMEDY Michael Redmond Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £12, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL MAGIC Midweek Magic Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £4, 7.30pm, blackboxbelfast.com

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL Digital Arts Studios BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £4, 2pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Human Trafficking BFF Micro Cinema Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £3, 3pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Simon Aeppli BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £3, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Buzkashi! BFF Micro Cinema Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £6, 7.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Same Time, Next Year Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £8, 8pm, belfastfilmfestival.org COMEDY Matthew Collins: Puzzled Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £5, 7pm, blackboxbelfast.com

MONDAY 15 APRIL BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL Film Devour Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £4, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

Doctor Who, The Mind of Evil BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF Free, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

FRIDAY 19 APRIL BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL Devices of Detachment BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 6pm, belfastfilmfestival.org The Deflowering of Eva Von End BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £6, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

SATURDAY 20 APRIL BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL The Motherhood Manifesto BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £3, 2pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Design for Today BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 2pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Fashion Film Programme 2 Blick Studios, 52 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 5pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Skin In The Game BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 5pm, belfastfilmfestival.org First Comes Love BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 7pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Off Label BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 7.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org Wrapped in Plastic Twin Peaks Night Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £7, 8.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org FAMILY, WORKSHOPS Make it Pop The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £5, 11am, themaclive.com THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com MUSIC Joyce The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £12, 8pm, themaclive.com

WORDS & IDEAS Tenx9 Storytelling Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 7.30pm, blackboxbelfast.com MUSIC Dick Gaughan Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £14, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

THURSDAY 25 APRIL MUSIC Open House Folk Club with Cahalen Morrison & Eli West Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £5, 7.30pm, blackboxbelfast.com Chicks with Picks Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

FRIDAY 26 APRIL MUSIC Das Vibic Acoustic Session Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com Miami House Party Canteen at The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ Free, 9pm, themaclive.com MUSIC The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

SATURDAY 27 APRIL MUSIC Belfast Record Fair Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15 − 21 Gordon St. , £1, 12 − 5pm, ohyeahbelfast.com Last Rush Album Launch Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £4, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Dimebag DJs Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Belfast American Folk & Roots Club Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Terry Corr Live Jazz Jukebox Canteen at The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ Free, 9pm, themaclive.com

FOOD & DRINK Jazz Supper Club The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £20, 8pm, themaclive.com

SUNDAY 21 APRIL BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL We Are Legion BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 1pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

SUNDAY 28 APRIL

John Alan Simon BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 3pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

FAMILY, WORKSHOPS Famous for 15 Minutes The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £5, 12pm, themaclive.com

My Brooklyn BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 3pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THEATRES The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

COMEDY My Favourite Waste of Time Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £5, 7pm, blackboxbelfast.com

MONDAY 22 APRIL

MONDAY 29 APRIL

WORDS & IDEAS Refresh Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 7pm, blackboxbelfast.com

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

TUESDAY 23 APRIL

We Never Gave Up II The MAC, 10 Exchange St. West BT1 2NJ, £6, 6pm, £5, 7.30pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

MUSIC Spectrum Festival Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £10, 7pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Pictures of the Pope with Dr. William Crawley BFF Micro Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 8pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com

Crave BFF Beanbag Cinema 23 Donegall Street, BT1 2FF £5, 9pm, belfastfilmfestival.org

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL

TUESDAY 30 APRIL MUSIC David Dee Moore Album Launch Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA Free, 7pm, blackboxbelfast.com THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The MAC, £9.50 - £22, 8pm, themaclive.com COMEDY Ronan Linskey’s One Man Show Black Box, 18-22 Hill St. BT1 2LA £TBC, 8pm, blackboxbelfast.com

Quarter Beat | April 2013  

Quarter Beat is the free monthly news and listings paper for Cathedral Quarter Belfast.

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