Author: Jonathan Brennan

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Culture Night Belfast: A night of two halves?

Culture Night Belfast, part of the wider island of Ireland-wide celebration taking place annually on 21 September, is an event that I always make sure to attend, with my family,  regardless of the weather. Parking...

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A Belfast Blog meets Adam Frew

Adam Frew is a talented potter and ceramic artist based on Ireland’s north coast. His work ranges from exhibition pieces and large pots to functional items intended for everyday use. Since speaking with Adam...

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The Forbidden Zone

In Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker, three men journey through the ‘Forbidden Zone’ – a damp, overgrown wasteland where the rules of nature no longer apply. Their goal is to reach a place within the ‘Zone’...

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Ben Weir – ‘Everything Gets Treated The Same’

I’ve just returned from Ben Weir’s book launch of ‘Everything Gets Treated The Same’ at Framewerk gallery in Belfast. Artist/architect Ben Weir describes it as ‘A book about the death of buildings’, a rumination rather...

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A Belfast Blog – can you name the places?

A Belfast Blog ‘mystery locations’ – send your answers… This week we have decided to share a preview of something A Belfast Blog is currently working on… In its essence, it involves maps and illustrations. Possibly said too...

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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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Sinclair Seamen’s Church

The Rough Guide to Ireland‘s section on Belfast has an entry for a curious church in the docklands area, situated more or less on the quay opposite the Odyssey arena. The entry invites readers...

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The Linenhall Library

The Linenhall Library was one of the first places I discovered in Belfast. However, I’ve been reluctant to write about it until now, for fear of not doing it justice, because it really is...