I usually walk this way a couple of times a week, but somehow I managed to miss this until I stumbled upon it by fluke.
As I headed home from work on Friday, I was halfway up the Dublin Road before I realised I had forgotten to head into The Limelight to get a ticket for Cast.
So, I did an about turn, and took a short cut along Bankmore Square, and spotted some Street Art on some boarding at a building site, running along Bankmore Square, opposite The Marcus Ward.
I made a note of it in my head, planning to return on Sunday morning to get some snaps.
It was a weekend for accidental discoveries.
On Saturday, I went to see David Hepworth at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival on Saturday teatime. As a side note, Hepworth has blogged about his visit to belfast. You can find it here.
On my way home, I walked through the tunnel at Exchange Place and noticed something was missing, the mural of John Peel. It has now been painted over, though somebody has painted “John Peel Was Here”.
I don’t usually venture to that part of Belfast City Centre, so I can’t give any info as to why it was removed or when it was removed.
The original mural, picture taken in 2011, can be found here.
An image of what the wall looks like now can be found here.
If you’re enjoying this Bank Holiday Weekend, you’ll be glad that another one is only three weeks away. On the Monday of that weekend (28th May) has been confirmed as the date of Wardrobe Jam, a Street Art event at CS Lewis Square.
That was originally scheduled for early March but had to be postponed due to snow. Hopefully, we will avoid that fate in late May, but you never know.
Not a Street Art even, but an event that features Street Art, the date of Culture Night 2018 has been confirmed for Friday 21st September.
A half day of Annual Leave has already been booked.