Events - Guide

High Rise | Low Rise: Gross Net & Blue Whale @ Rosemary Masonic Hall, Belfast


On Saturday, February 1st, Belfast Film Festival will host a one-off event exploring utopian and dystopian urban visions of Northern Ireland.

Taking place at the former Masonic Hall on Rosemary Street – a three-storey stone building designed by Young & Mackenzie that was officially opened in 1956 – High Rise | Low Rise promises a playful, in-depth look at how modernist architecture and urban design was presented in media through the 1950s to the 1980s in Northern Ireland.

Bringing that to life are two of Belfast’s best musical propositions: Blue Whale (above) and Philip Quinn aka Gross Net, who will be providing live soundtracks to Utopian (High Rise) and Dystopian (Low Rise) archive films.

71959557_2704498922895510_6018651454158405632_oGross Net

This promises to be a richly-rewarding (not to mention perfectly unrepeatable) event, revealing the light and shade of contemporary architecture and urban design in the North.

Some tickets will be available at the door. The bar is open from 7.15pm and Blue Whale are on at 8.00pm sharp, so endeavour to get down early.