The BASW Belfast Fringe
Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm to late
The Belfast Fringe is a fantastic opportunity to join together in a relaxed, social space to enjoy some good Northern Ireland culture and craic.
You can look forward to live music by Trad-Band - Mark, Jim and Gary, plus music by Andy McClenaghan, stand-up comedy by Debbie Greaves and a conversation with Tim Brannigan, author of ‘Where are you really from?.
Tim Brannigan is a journalist, and author of Where are you really from? His book tells the incredible story of his life growing up in overwhelming white West Belfast believing himself to be adopted. He was an adult when he learned that he had in fact been living with his birth mother all his life, she had had an affair with a black Doctor from Ghana and devised an elaborate plan to enable her to keep her son without her family and community finding out about the affair.
A black Irish Republican Tim served seven years in the Crumlin Road Jail and the H-Blocks for possession of IRA weapons; his reflections on identity and belonging offer a unique perspective on the Northern Ireland conflict.
Debbie Greaves is a social worker with 22 years experience and tried stand-up for the first time in 2013. Since then, Debbie met and collaborated with fellow social worker and comedian Jim McGrath and together they toured for four years across the UK performing their 'Stand Up for Social Workers!' show in over 25 cities and towns.
They have raised funds and awareness of the Social Workers' Benevolent Trust and are committed to putting the 'social' back into 'social work' without compromising their registration! Debbie continues to work full time as a social worker
The Black Box has a licenced bar. Food cannot be purchased, however nibbles will be provided.
Housed in a Grade 2 listed building in Hill Street within the Historical Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, the building was converted into an arts venue in 2006.
The Black Box has established itself as one of the principal arts and entertainment venues in the City and described as a home for live music, theatre, literature, comedy, film, visual art, live art, circus, cabaret and all points in between.
Come along and experience some warm Ulster hospitality and entertainment.