Veni, Vidi, Vici

2014-08-09 DonPassFluteBand2+
The South Belfast Young Conquerors Flute Band commemorates the service of the 36th Ulster Division in WWI in a new board in Pine Street (off Donegall Pass). A wide shot of the area is included below. For video of the launch on July 11th, click here.
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text: est. 1976 2014 somme ypres beaumont-hamel messines thiepval st. quentin grandcourt fricourt beaucourt albert rosieres cambrai langmark bailleul courtrai flanders schwaben-redoubt passchendaele

To The People Of Scotland

2014-08-26 RockScotland+
Scots and other residents of Scotland go to the polls on September 18th to vote on independence (WP). The Rock Bar uses the image of Mel Gibson in Braveheart to encourage them to vote “Yes'; recent polls show a slight but persistent preference for a “no” response.  In the background of the wide shot (below), the Viva Palestine lettering can still (2014-08-26) be seen on Sliabh Dubh/Black Mountain.
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text: supports you

The Men Who Stare At Bikes

2014-06-23 SunflowerBike+
Sunflower faces – opposite the Sunflower pub in Union Street – along with a gardener and a (human) passerby keep an eye on the bicycle locked to the pole on the footpath. Painted by KVLR in June.
Previously by KVLR: Locked In The Attic | Skull
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Justice

2014-06-14 JFTC2Chains+
The Craigavon Two – John-Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville – were convicted of the 2009 murder of PSNI Constable Steven Carroll; ‘JTFC2′ or ‘Justice For The Craigavon Two‘ is the group campaigning for their release. The mural above shows two pairs of arms in chains, surrounded by a border of chains.
Replaces the right-hand side of Think Independently. See previously: JFTC2
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text: injustice

Men In Black

2014-08-25 SEAntrimUFF+
Two masked men with AK-47s flank the red fist and white star emblem of the Ulster Freedom Fighters. The figure on the left is shown in detail below. The South East Antrim UDA’s tumultuous history is substantial enough to warrant its own WP page.
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text: South East Antrim uff ballyduff

Stad An Slad/Stop The Slaughter

2014-08-07 StadAnSlad+
This is a new board at the Crumlin end of Brompton Park – launched on August 6th by Gerry Kelly and members of the Cliftonville football team – in support of Palestine and Gaza, and in particular protesting the deaths of four boys on the beach at the port of Gaza on July 16th. The image of the man carrying the boy is from Reuters. The wide shot, below, shows the “peace” line and union jacks flying at the camp at the Crumlin-Woodvale-Twaddell roundabout.
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A Bird In The Hand

2014-06-15 NStreetArcGirl+
Here are two panels of Matt Sewell’s large-scale mural at the Donegall Street end of the North Street Arcade: above is an owl (held by a girl) and below is a jay (?). (For another owl, see Only When The Dusk Starts To Fall and for all the birds you’ll need, see his three volumes of bird illustrations.)
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#Gaza

2014-08-21 #GazaDetail+
A young woman dressed in the red, black, and green of Palestine secures her keffiyeh, preparing for defiance rather than expressing her modesty – a detail from a new mural in Balfour Avenue (shown below) with a graffitist in a red-and-white keffiyeh (the colours of the PFLP – see previously: The Popular Front) writing “Free Palestine”. An ‘anti-fascist action’ flag flies in the background.
Previously: Leila Khaled wearing a keffiyeh – traditionally a male garment – in the style of a hijab – a woman’s garment (WP).
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2014-08-21 #Gaza+
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text: antifaschistische aktion