Generation Edd Balls

No idea about either the original or the modification – possibly to do with Ed Balls Day, April 28th? Please comment/e-mail if you know more.
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Like The Souk In An Hibernian Casablanca

Here are two more images (in addition to yesterday’s) of the new mural of the old Smithfield Market in Gresham Street by KVLR and JMK. According to the Glenravel booklet on the market, its creation goes back to about 1770. The title of the post is how the market was described in when a cover was added in the late 1800s (CultureNI); the booklet contains a directory from 1880 that includes tinsmiths, a basket maker, a cooper, and a hackler (a flax-comber).
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Old Smithfield

Here are two images – one close-up, one wide shot – of the new mural in Gresham Street by KVLR and JMK of the old Smithfield Market. The market was fire-bombed in 1974 (gallery of 10 images at the Tele), quickly rebuilt with wood, and replaced permanently in 1986.
There’ll be two more images tomorrow. For images of the existing market, and paintings inside it of the old market, see Smithfield Market and My Old Toy Box.
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The Spirit Of The Age

The Hill Street Bar Band, originally painted by Glen Molloy (Fb) on the hoarding around a the construction at the Harp bar, has relocated to the courtyard of the Dark Horse. Shown above are Nathan Connolly, Una Healy, (and Gary Lightbody); below are Van Morrison, Bap Kennedy, Brian Kennedy, Fatboy Slim.
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Flush Your Toilet Down The Phone!

Life advice in Lower North Street in the city centre.
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My Lord Who Calms The Sea

Käpt’n Kalle (Fb) is a paste-up character from Germany. Pottinger’s Entry, Belfast.
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The Art Department

The Art Department (Fb) is not an academic unit but a night club in Little Donegall Street, Belfast.
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SHUK

Work by graffiti artist SHUK (Fb | inst) for Hit The North 2017.
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Shaftesbury Fringe

The Accidental Theatre Company (web | Fbtw) is an experimental theatre company that has taken over 12-13 Shaftesbury Square for the time being. Before Christmas they put on a Michelle & Arlene Holiday Special, with the two political leaders on the run from their self-imposed isolation (review by Alan In Belfast) but still trying to do a deal. The mural above is in the style of another holiday odd-couple road tale, the 1987 film Planes, Trains And Automobiles. Along with theatre duo Amadan, they are “keeping Belfast weird” – artwork by Verz (Fb), below.
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She Is My Spy As I Am Hers

In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the handmaids have shopping partners, so that they are always under observation: “She is my spy as I am hers”. Artist Leo Boyd adds to the dystopian air of the book by combining the handmaid (from the new TV adaptation of the book – currently available only in the US) with an outdated computer monitor. Here is some of Leo’s previous work.
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