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Bonfire in King George V Playing Fields in East Belfast

Beacons and the hornet’s nest of bonfires

Driving into work every morning I pass a number of bonfire sites. The stacks of pallets strewn across the sites on the Donegall Road have been gradually sculpted into tall towers. It’s good to see an absence of tyres at Monarch Street. (Their bonfire suffered from being lit prematurely in 2011 and was given a more…

twelfth parade belfast 4

BBC NI’s “The Twelfth” live coverage in 2012 complied with impartiality guidelines, but questions must remain about how the Twelfth is covered

The BBC’s live coverage of The Twelfth of July parade through Belfast city centre becomes more anachronistic with every passing year. Last year, a complaint was made to the BBC and later in the post I’ll refer to the finding. While the capital city’s parade remains the longest across Northern Ireland (Armagh is the largest), more…

Tweeting the twelfth

Since Mark and company will be in the field (in all senses), I’ll try and keep a feed running here on CoverItLive which will automatically update from twitter. At the moment it includes the most common hashtags (#twelfth, obviously, and #orangefest, #niparades and #glorious12th) but I can include others if people feel they are trending more…

Orangefest leaflet....processions shopping

Photograph of the Day – Education through celebration!

Flyer that was brought to my attention yesterday on the inside it says “If you’re visiting Northern Ireland in July make time to enjoy an old tradition with a beautiful new look OrangeFest. Edit to add photograph of the interior of leaflet There’s a brief history section a little bit about culture from which my more…