Tag Archives: City of Culture

Rio De Janeiro….And Belfast

At first sight, there is little in common between Riode Janeiro and Belfast. I mean Mardi Gras is hardly the GLorious Twelfth. And the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 is hardly the World Police and … Continue reading

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Belfast Mystery Tour

¬†Yesterday photographs started appearing on Facebook. Posted by folks who were in Belfast and saw one ofthose open top buses used for tours of the City. Seemingly taken over by flegs protestors. So welcome to Belfast then. So last night … Continue reading

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Roll On 2014!

Its 31st December 2012 and I am bored with 2013 already. Considering taking bets on how many times Dimbleby gets to say “UK City of Culture” and Sheldon gets to say “Londonderry” in the next twelve months.

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G8 Summit…Another Circus

So all the hotels in County Fermanagh are booked up for two weeks next year. “Security Reasons”. Which means that next year’s G8 Summit will be held in County Fermanagh. Thus Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness will be given yet … Continue reading

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“Derry-Londonderry”

Big day in Derry City tomorrow. Look out for a post on Slugger from Mr BBC or Data about the “UK” City of Culture. The programme will be announced tomorrow. Although I have a lot of friends up there, I … Continue reading

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A Fleadh In Their Ear? Culture In “Stroke City”.

Here is some good news. In July 2010, Derry was selected to be the City of Culture in 2013. Now here is some bad news. In July 2010, Londonderry was selected to be the UK City of Culture in 2013. … Continue reading

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