A love letter to libraries…

As lockdown measures ease we are heading into new territories and hoping for a safe future. Aspects of our lives which we may have previously taken for granted are opening up again. Most notable to me is the reopening of our libraries. And hairdressers, obviously. I’m not a complete eejit. One of the upsides of lockdown has been the plethora of homes being shown on tv. I enjoy scanning past the interviewee and looking at whatever part of the house …

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Libraries NI – Free photographic training

    As part of Libraries NI Creativity Month i’m conducting a one day photographic workshop for beginners. Places are limited so I suggest you book now if you want to get some FREE photographic tuition. Working in pairs it’s suggested that you come with a partner (a child 11+) so that you can work together to apply what you learn.   Moochin PhotomanPhotographer and visual artist based in Belfast. I have facilitated community based workshops with groups as diverse …

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10 of 32 Libraries in Belfast to Close

The BBC notes that Libraries NI have announced that, following a strategic review and a public consultation, 10 of their 32 branch libraries in the Greater Belfast area are to close.  From the Libraries NI statement It is with regret that the Libraries NI Board, after scrutinising the findings of the review and the public consultation process, approved closure of the following libraries: Andersonstown, Ballymacarrett, Belvoir Park, Braniel, Dunmurry, Gilnahirk, Ligoniel, Oldpark, Sandy Row and Whitewell. These libraries failed to …

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