Tagged: Northern Ireland

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A Belfast Blog meets: Peggy Hughes

A Belfast Blog recently asked to speak to Peggy Hughes. Peggy is currently Manager of Literary Dundee, an initiative that celebrates the creative talent within the University of Dundee and brings together writers and readers...

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A visit to Hillsborough Castle

I didn’t expect the Northern Irish residence of the British Royal Family and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to be a family-friendly attraction. But two adults (one pretty sceptical about my fascination...

Ulster Bank, Ballyhackamore, Belfast (demolished) © Aptalops 0

What does Ulster mean to you?

At a friend’s house recently we caught the end of an Ulster Rugby match. The friend is a big Ulster fan. Not entirely absorbed by the game, I started reflecting on the term ‘Ulster’...

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‘I am Belfast’ by Mark Cousins

The latest work from director and film citric Mark Cousins (“I am Belfast“) is a genre-defying cinematic journey, a poetic and passionate tribute to his home city. I have huge respect for the commitment...

A Belfast Blog Meets: Dawn Richardson (Framewerk) © Aptalops 2

A Belfast Blog meets: Dawn Richardson, Framewerk

A Belfast Blog had a chat with Dawn Richardson who owns and runs independent gallery space and framing service Framewerk. As well as offering a highly skilled creative frame making service and curating a busy...

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A Belfast Blog meets: Emma Jane Grey

A Belfast Blog asked to speak to Emma Jane Grey who is in the process of completing a PhD at the University of Aberdeen entitled ‘Archival Amnesia: Memory and Culture in Post-Ceasefire Northern Ireland’. Emma’s research focusses...

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A Belfast Blog meets: Simon Maccabe

A Belfast Blog caught up with Simon Maccabe, founder and owner of ‘Cafe Smart’ on Belmont Road in East Belfast. Alongside the excellent coffee, and hard-to-beat smoked salmon bagels, our initial interest in Cafe...

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Park Love

When the highlight of your week becomes the supermarket shop, you know it’s time to find something else. My children are 2 years old and 7 months old. Constructive, outside-the-house activities are fairly limited. By...

Merchandise in the Museum of Orange Heritage shop © Jonathan Brennan 0

Orange is the new black

Every week on my way to the supermarket I pass a brown sign pointing towards ‘Orange Heritage’. You can’t be in Belfast for long and not be aware of Orangemen – from mural depictions...