POTD- Look across

The Albertbridge Road Moochin PhotomanPhotographer 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 …

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McGimpsey’s Health Service

When Michael McGimpsey announced that the new radiotherapy centre in Altnagelvin would not be built for the meantime there was the predictable outcry from patients’ groups, the Western Trust etc. Martina Anderson denounced the decision as political: that much is to be expected; Anderson’s role has often seemed to be to play the republican representative for the the hardline Derry segment of Foyle’s republicans. To have the Deputy First minister, Martin McGuinness denounce the decision as sectarian was possibly somewhat …

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Photograph of the Day – Remember the fallen

If anyone can point me in the direction of a similar sectarian scrawl in a Nationalist area i’d be very happy to show that too. Moochin PhotomanPhotographer 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 …

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Art? There was free wine!

Being a blogger on Slugger isn’t something that comes with many perks, indeed I’ve been close to bottom of the list for the infrequent opportunities to have free drinks coming from Fealty Towers.  But, occasionally Slugger gives you the opportunity to experience things you just wouldn’t normally do Tonight, was the launch of Moochin Photoman’s ‘Through the Viewfinder’ exhibition at the Waterfront. It was some craic watching people trawl through a thousand photos, giving a critique but the whole time …

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A smashed in face – blame the parents?

The brutal assault of 13 year old Shannon Smyth with a brick (at least) in Moyard is currenty being investigated by the PSNI and is considered a possible sectarian attack – she required 14 stitches to her face, lost teeth and suffered numerous cuts. Almost as disturbing as the actual incident is the response from some to it here on Slugger and elsewhere. Since outlets such as the BBC, Belfast Telegraph, Newsletter and even PSNI stated the assault took place …

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