POTD – Thumbs up from the Lord Mayor Niall O Donnghaile

pictured yesterday in the grounds of City Hall after his parade which was organised for the first time by the award winning Ethnic Arts organisation ‘Arts Ecta’. The decision by the Council to award the running of the parade was a surprise to the rest of the arts community (and dare i say it, a slap on the wrist) to the Beat Initiative who have been the incumbent organisers for a number of years. Judging by yesterdays parade and party in the grounds, i would not be surprised to see the Beat Initiative back at the helm for next year’s parade.

Photographer and visual artist based in Belfast.
I have facilitated community based workshops with groups as diverse as visually impaired individuals in Dungannn, Travellers across Northern Ireland, Young Offenders and many community groups across Belfast.
My work has exhibited extensively here in Northern Ireland in group and individual shows and has been shown in North America and i had my first solo international exhibition in New Zealand. I have been the recipient of a number of grants from the Arts Council Northern Ireland.
I’ll be blogging about Arts and Culture, primarily in Belfast
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