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New 'Gig-sitter' allows parents to enjoy live music kid-free at Belfast's Cathedral Quarter

Parents who are stuck for a babysitter can still relax and enjoy live music this weekend thanks to the Black Box's new ‘Gig-sitter’.

On Saturday, August 18 at Black Box in Cathedral Quarter, adults can attend a 90-minute live session in the main space by local band, The Skallions, while their kids get involved in an interactive music workshop led by top Bounce Culture DJ, Kwame Daniels.

Bounce Culture is a team of creatives passionate about empowering people to connect with their “inner rhythm,” which they define as activities that encourage happiness daily, increasing productivity.

Black Box Director Rachel Campbell Palmer explains that Gig-sitter is the first of its kind to be hosted in the Black Box: "Gig-sitter is an opportunity for parents to go and enjoy a gig guilt-free, while their kids enjoy a music workshop just next door."

The event comes as part of the Belfast Music ‘Summer Season’ programme, which aims to showcase the city’s musical offering.

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey is encouraging families to take part.

She said: "It’s not often that parents get a chance to chill out and enjoy themselves while someone else looks after the kids, so come on down and make the most of it.

"Our Belfast Music ‘Summer Seasons’ programme is all about celebrating our musical diversity and bringing our city to life. This unique, affordable event in the Black Box will bring families together to share in the joy of a live music gig."

The session will run on Saturday from 1pm-3pm. Children must be between the ages of seven and 12 to take part in the workshop run by Kwame Daniels.

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