With Matching Barbs

2015-06-22 YouthCentre+
The New Lodge youth centre has received a make-over, with kids’ drawings of purple pencils, yellow flowers, pink buses, and red circles. Even the security wire at the top has been included in the gaiety.
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Seasons Greetings

2015-06-26 OurWoodGoes+
“Our wood goes, your windows go” – a message from the Bawnmore Zuluz at Longlands Court/Arthur Road bridge in anticipation of August “festivities”.
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text: bmz nnd newtownabbey nationalist defenders

Now Open For Business

2015-03-14 StrathedenSt+
“We have the gear” on a blocked-up door on Stratheden Street.
See previously: Delivery Instructions
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Onwards

2015-06-18 CliveDutton+
Englishman Clive Dutton was an urban planner who was best known for work in Birmingham, London (Newham), and Belfast. He produced “The Dutton Report” in 2004 and “The Big Plan” (the cover of which is pictured in the mural) in 2013. In them, he proposed and then updated a plan to tackle economic deprivation in west Belfast by the creation of a ‘Gaeltacht Quarter’ or ‘Ceathrú Gaeltachta’.  He died on June 8th at the age of 62 and the mural above has been painted by Danny Devenny in remembrance. The mural is based on this photo.
The (2004) Dutton Report is available from Forbairt Feirste and the (2013) Big Plan from the department of Culture, Arts, And Leisure. The Big Plan was celebrated with a mural featured previously.
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text: na ceathrún gaeltachta as aghaidh linn onwards chamption 1952-2015

Gitmo Beach & Spa

2015-06-15 GitmoPhotos1+
13 years after the military prison opened, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is home to various detainees from around the Middle East as well as US service-men and women who (unlike the prisoners) can avail themselves of the fine beaches and the McDonalds, Taco Bell, Subway and other fast-food restaurants. Their living conditions are documented by Debi Cornwall in an exhibition at the Belfast Photo Festival; the images are housed in a shipping container in front of St. Anne’s cathedral. A piece from Alma Haser‘s Cosmic Surgery series can be seen in the centre of the wide shot, below.
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2015-06-15 GitmoPhotos2+
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2015-06-15 GitmoPhotos3+
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text: alleged enemy combatants war on terror held without charge trial conviction counting every normal american convenience is now available to personnel “best-kept secret in the military” images already emblazoned on our collective consciousness the orange jumpsuits the barbed wire and explores the fun amidst the tedium in the residential and leisure spaces of prisoners and guards