So next Wednesday we are going to the Braid Arts Centre in Bridge Street Ballymena to host a discussion of the issue facing the voters of North Antrim. We’re hoping to draw in opinion from across the constituency, from Ballycastle down through Ballymoney and Ballymena not to mention the vast rural hinterland.
As you can see from my interview with Marc Mallett earlier in the week, it will be held in an open format, and the point is to initiate an open and eclectic discussion.
The @UTVElection team will be there tweeting live. I’d recommend you follow them now, if you are not already.
Other hashtags to look out for on the day (if you cannot make it but want to stay in touch online) are: North Antrim election (#nan11) which pulls out all constituency related material between now and the election; the overall election tag itself (#ae11) and the UTV roadtrip tag (#UTVTrip).
If you want to come along you are most welcome. ‘Tickets’ are free but you must book in advance so we can control numbers. More than 20 and it becomes less likely everyone who wants to can get their ‘spake’ in.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty