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July 2018

Michael Hughes

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join Us for this very special Book Launch with Michael Hughes,  a vivid and brutal reimagining of Homer's Iliad, set in the Troubles of the late twentieth-century. That was the start of it. A terrible business altogether. Oh, it was all kept off the news, for the sake of the talks and the ceasefire. But them that were around that part of the country remember every bit. Wait now till you hear the rest. Northern Ireland, 1996. After twenty-five years…

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Birds of Chicago

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street
Belfast, BT1 2LA United Kingdom
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Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion. Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Birds of Chicago was born in…

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