Wandering Star

This is a smaller piece by Bristol street artist CHEBA (web | ig | tw), done when he was over for CNB17 (see Hit The Northern Lights).
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We Will Remember Them

Dozens of boards to local soldiers from the 36th (Ulster) Division (by the 2016 Committee) have been added to the Mount Vernon memorial garden to the soldiers of the Great War (the mural) and contemporary UVF volunteers (the garden). For the mural, memorial stones, and outside plaque, see At Home And On The Mainland.
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Almanac Response

This is one of a number of small pieces done by emic (TwFb) a couple of years ago (2015?) still hanging on in the city centre. This face appeared again in his 420 but adds dive-bombing pigeons.
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Pride Of Ballymacash

The Pride Of Ballymacash flute band, formed in 2011 from the Pride Of Prince William (bottom left) and Ballymacash Young Conquerors (bottom right), uses the emblem of the 36th (Ulster) Division, in the centre of the mural. In the background on the left is the Thiepval Memorial and, on the right, the UDR memorial statue in Market Square, Lisburn. To the left (in the second image) is a UDA plaque “In memory of fallen comrades Ballymacash B coy D battaltion, South Belfast Brigade. Quis separabit.” For a close-up of the memorial on the ground, see Death & Life.
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KAT 1690

Loyalist graffiti in Boyne Court (Sandy Row): a (reverse) swastika but instead of Jews, the edict is to “KAT [Kill All Taigs]”, drawing inspiration from William’s victory at the Boyne in 1690.
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Briogáid Dhoire

The Linsfort Drive (Creggan) memorial garden (see M02663 and M02775) is featured in the centre of this board of IRA volunteers from the 2nd battalion of the Derry Brigade. There are two similarly designed boards to the 1st battalion in Westland Street and in Lecky Road.
Below is a fresh “IRA” nail-up in Central Drive.
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Ain’t Nothin But A Gee Thang

“Ain’t Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang” (youtube) was the most successful single from Dr Dre’s 1992 debut solo album The Chronic. The song featured Snoop Dogg – who quickly went on to have his own solo career – on vocals. Below is the adjacent writing by CLUES in McKibben’s Court.
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2nd Batt B Coy

The Young Citizen Volunteers (YCV) is the youth division of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and its emblem, shared with the YCV of 1912, is the red hand on green shamrock, as shown in black-and-white (above and below) in a new side-wall added to the recently repainted UVF mural in Tavanagh Street, for which see the wide shot (third image) and Taking Aim.
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Taking Aim

The UVF mural in the Village area of south Belfast has been freshened up. The design of the mural remains the same as before, with hooded gunmen on either side of the UVF emblem aiming directly at the viewer (see the second image). For the previous version, see 2013’s The Village People. There is a new side-wall to the left, which will be the subject of tomorrow’s post.
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Death & Life

The skull-and-crossbones is the emblem of the Ballymacash Young Conquerors, which merged with the Pride Of Prince William in 2011 to form the Pride Of Ballymacash. (Fb)  The symbol is a potent one, however, and still used by the new band in addition to its own. In the mural in its memorial garden, it is surrounded by poppies, thistles, and orange lilies. If you know the name of the young man in the memorial display (second image), please comment/get in touch.
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