“Where was all the street art over lockdown????” TMN [The Most Nasty] krew take to North Street with a long piece celebrating comic-book characters The Bash Street Kids, who have appeared in The Beano since 1954; the comic itself has been published weekly since 1938 (WP). They are (above) Danny and Plug, (below) Toots, Wilfrid, Sidney, Spotty, Teacher, Fatty/Freddy, Smiffy, Cuthbert.
Monkeys (perhaps Mizaru and Iwazaru – most recently referenced in the George Floyd mural) wearing masks to avoid evil thought and spreading coronavirus. Street art by Glen Molloy (ig | Fb) in North Street. The remains of Andy Council’s Belfast Phoenix is to the left.
Demolition of the Movie House on Dublin Road has begun (John Campbell/BBC) in order to make way for the Kainos Software headquarters (BelTel). The image above was taken on April 26th, 2020, the day of the cinema’s last showings (BelTel).
Above, a memorial to Biggie Smalls is added over Glen Molloy’s “Only love can save us ….” ; below, KRS-One sports a ‘Malcolm X College’ hoodie. The two pieces – both painted by Track One (ig) face each other in Kent Street, Belfast.
On Dublin Road, on the shutters of what was The Teapot: “No ISB [Irish Sea Border] – SRYL [Sandy Row Young Loyalists, presumably, though there is no trace of this group on-line]” with the target symbol, threatening violence.
Rapper MF Doom rarely appeared in public without his trademark mask, shown in this McKibben’s Walk mural. The rapper and producer died at the end of October, 2020, at age 49 (Rolling Stone) – “Rest easi”.
Two more images connected to the ongoing search for answers in the death of Noah Donohoe. Above, a large tarp in Corporation Street; below, an additional banner in Carrick Hill, alongside Carrick Hill Supports Fiona.
Broken bodies are stacked in the window of Moss Bros. in Castle Lane, which closed after four years in operation. The Tele reports that the company’s voluntary restructuring was accepted by its creditors in December (BelTel), precipitated by coronavirus closures, the cancellation of weddings and formal events, and reduced demand for office clothing (BelTel).