Mr Ulster

Working for a cohesive Northern Ireland society



Political Drama: What Drama?

As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, Stratagem hosted a political drama film and discussion event at The MAC. Stratagem Director, Quintin Oliver, explained how he was motivated by a gift request from his son for a box set of... Continue Reading →

Breadboy book launch

Breadboy is Tony Macaulay's sequel to Paperboy, growing up as a young teenager in Shankill, West Belfast. I was delighted to be invited to the book launch, having also been to the one for Paperboy, three years ago. Like then,... Continue Reading →

Protected: An Independent People

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Acting on shared experiences: FCT 2011 report launch

At Parliament Buildings, where the Northern Ireland Assembly sits, I was responsible for organising an event for our Forum for Cities in Transition project, which is an international network of mayors, councillors, municipal officials, business people, and representatives of the... Continue Reading →

Radar presents Silhouette

Silhouette has particularly shot up to fame since the Northern Ireland Tourist Board selected Can't Keep Up as the soundtrack for one of the NI2012: Our Time, Our Place video advertisements. Immediately after that video was aired, in early March,... Continue Reading →

Silhouette – Can’t Keep Up featured

Silhouette's song "Can't Keep Up" is featured in @DiscoverNI 2012 campaign advert -- looking forward to her 24/2 live performance at Belfast Nashville series

Titanic for sale $189 million

The entire salvaged collection of over 5,000 artefacts from RMS Titanic are going up for auction in New York this April, just before the 100th anniversary of its sinking. Court rulings stipulate that all must be sold as a single... Continue Reading →

Electric Six rock Belfast

Madame Oui and I played with the youngsters going to see Electric Six perform at Spring & Airbrake. At first we thought we were clever by arriving after the first warmup act, not realising there was a second, 45-minute act.... Continue Reading →

Graphic portrayals: Northern Ireland, graphic novels and the peace process

Dr Gordon Gillespie, who is a researcher at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast, gave a presentation on "Graphic Portrayals: Northern Ireland, Graphic Novels and the Peace Process", at the Linen Hall Library. Gordon started with a... Continue Reading →

Protected: Journal 20111105: Thomas in Ballygowan Park

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Protected: Journal 20111104: Bev’s 40th birthday

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Victoria Square Mall lights

After a particularly long week for both of us, Madame Oui and I enjoyed an evening meal at Victoria Square Mall. Leaving, we enjoyed the sky lights. We weren't the only ones filming:

Lord Eames on Moving Forward from a Divided Past

The North Down Association of the Alliance Party hosted an evening talk by Lord (Robin) Eames, former Anglican Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, and who served as a Co-Chairman of the Consultative Group on the Past in... Continue Reading →

Protected: WAVE Unheard Voices

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10th Anniversary 9/11 Belfast ceremony

Madame Oui and I were invited guests to a ceremony held at Belfast City Hall to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA.From inside city hall we guests walked together to the northwest corner of... Continue Reading →

Review: Daft Eddy’s Restaurant

Daft Eddy's Sunday Lunch Menu Went to Daft Eddy's Restaurant with in-laws and ate from Sunday set lunch menu, relatively good value 3 courses for £17.95.For starters, hers was a courgette and Parmesan soup (which was good) and mine was... Continue Reading →

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