November 21st, 2012

@ Black Lion, Chapel Street, Salford, 18th – 21st dec Featuring brand new sketches such as ‘Hansel & Gretel Vs The Evil Crack Demon’… and ‘Mime Wars 2: Mime Harder!’

With stand-up by our favourite comedy sponge, PICO!


November 7th, 2012

WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists takes us inside the complex culture and roots of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater and then moves to Anonymous’ raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan. Through interviews with current members, some recently returned from prison, others currently awaiting trial, writers, academics and major players in various “raids,” WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists traces the collective’s evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach, the most transformative civil disobedience in decades.

I’m Frank Morgan (The Play) 15th to 17th November 2012 @ Black Lion

November 7th, 2012

rank’s a hard man in a dirty old town. Loan shark and poker player, owner of the infamous Ace of Spades Night Club in Paradise Heights. He’s taken on some of the hardest of adversaries, they’ve all ended up broken…or buried. But tonight, he’s taking on his toughest opponent of all…himself.

Regional Premiere : CALL ME KUCHU : Friday Nov 2nd : Future Artists Film and Media Festival

October 16th, 2012

Future Artists Film and Media festival is a collaborative project bringing together a selection of both emerging and established entrepreneurs in the industries. We aim to explore the new ways of storytelling through film and media with those that are pushing the boundaries

Regional Premiere ‘Call Me Kuchu’
FRIDAY 3RD NOV – 7.30PM £6

In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But David’s formidable task just became much more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. Inspired by American evangelicals who have christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” the Bill awaits debate in Uganda’s Parliament. Meanwhile, local newspapers have begun outing kuchus with vicious fervor under headlines such as: “HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City.”

David, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists, “if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.”

Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st – Nov 4th

October 10th, 2012

Throughout the festival we will look at how technology has changed the story telling relationship with the audience. Future Artists have curated two days of workshops and screenings focused on giving you the tools, the knowledge and the confidence to become a successful indie film-maker.

Future Artists Film and Media Festival Nov 1st to Nov 4th : Power to You!

September 12th, 2012

festival focus will be on creative skills in digital cinema and new media, and aims to give over 300: 16 to 25 year olds access to industry professionals who are breaking new ground in their respective fields.

Jay and Silent Bob are ready to hang out at pop up cinema in a Salford Pub!

September 10th, 2012

The 90s Classic ‘Clerks’ directed by indie favourite Kevin Smith, will be screening at counter culture pub, the Black Lion on Chapel Street, Salford this Autumn as part of the ‘Masters of cinema’ series curated by Future Artists, the creative collective who run the arts venue at the pub.

Future Artists entrepreneur’s breakfast : Indie Networking for the ‘Lost Generation’

August 20th, 2012

Pop in for Breakfast and Network with intent!

@ Black Lion, GQ Magazine ‘Best Of the North’

‘Lets change the way we do business –

screw business as usual’

(Richard Branson)


August 1st, 2012

This year’s Oscar winning American Football film, UNDEFEATED will a enjoy one-off screening at The Black Lion in association with Dogwoof on Tuesday 7 August; and on Wednesday 8 August for a one-off beanbag, VIP event! UNDEFEATED chronicles a season with the Manassas Tigers and their inspirational coach. Underfunded and underprivileged, the Tigers are in dire straits, even hired… Read the Rest

UnderWire Networking Night for Female Filmmakers

July 16th, 2012

Calling all ladies of the creative industries! UnderWire will be gearing up to host the north’s networking night for female filmmakers. Tickets are £6 from the eventbrite site, or are available on the door at The Black Lion. (Salford, M3 5BZ)  UnderWire is all about giving a strong platform, a safe space and a community to female… Read the Rest