Freedom For The Basque Country

“Freedom for t[he] Basque country! Fucking bastards from Iruña.” Iruña is the Basque name for Pamplona, capital of Navarre, the district neighbouring the Basque Country and part of the greater Basque region but which has a majority pro-Spanish government.
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Future Belfast

Planning permission has been granted for a 16-storey residential building at the junction of Academy Street and Exchange Street, currently the site of street art by Dan Kitchener (The Dream), Friz (Thy Fearful Symmetry), Visual Waste (Harley Quinn), and Marca Mix (Keyboard Wizard). Work begins in “early 2019”.
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100% Less Hate

With 100% less hate (and no artificial ingredients), there’s nothing to spread but love. Belfast paste-up by Francois Got Buffed (web | tw).
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A Neat Little Town

Dubliner Cormac “Mack” Dillon (ig) was in Belfast for CNBX/HTN18 last September and painted a sign for the city itself.
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Eden Vale

Esther O’Kelly’s (tw | web) work for CNBX/HTN18 is perhaps a large-scale version of her painting Eden Vale, “the story of a family picnic that ended up with a soaking in a waterfall”.
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Xenomorph

What strange forms flow from the minds of artists. The alien xenomorph is the creation of Swiss surrealist HR Giger (WP); the wild-style writing – with spray-can in hand – is local.
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Run-DMC

Run-DMC took hip hop into the mainstream in 1984 and were eventually declared the greatest hip hop artist/group by both MTV and VH1. The trio are Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darrell “DMC” McDaniels and “Jam Master Jay” Mizell (who was shot and killed in 2002). Street art by Glen Molloy (previous work including Beastie Boys) in Pattersons Place.
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Their Only Colour Was Khaki

This is a close-up of the painting in the window of My Old Toy Box (Fb) in Smithfield Market (BelfastCity). It includes the 36th (Ulster) Division, and 10th and 16th (Irish) Divisions. It is not clear why the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division (WP) is included as it does not appear to have any connection to Ireland. Please leave a comment if you can explain the connection.
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What’s Da Craic?

New art for 2019 from Belfast’s taggers in McKibben’s Court. With wild-style writing by ?CASP? – please correct us if you think otherwise.
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The Poet & The Guitarists

In 2003 Seamus Heaney recorded a CD of poems accompanied by the uilleann piping of Liam O’Flynn (Claddagh). He now finds himself (post mortem) in the company of three Irish/Northern Irish guitarists: Bap Kennedy from Belfast (featured previously in Half Bap Bap), Gary Moore also from Belfast, and Rory Gallagher from Ballyshannon and Cork.
“Walk on air against your better judgement” is from the poem ‘The Gravel Walks’ and is inscribed on Heaney’s tombstone. “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out” is not from any song but attributed to Moore. “Born on the wrong side of time” is a Gallagher-penned Taste song (youtube).
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