2018 IN PICTURES – NOVEMBER

November 2018 began for me with a trip to Windsor Park to see Linfield scrape a late draw at home to Warrenpoint Town.

From Warrenpoint to Waterford, as the following week I spent a few days in Waterford seeing Waterford Walls, with a brief stop-off in Dublin.

The day after my return to Belfast, it was back to Windsor Park to see Linfield lose to Coleraine.

The following weekend, a new ground for me to visit for the first time, as I headed to The Brandywell to see Linfield take on Institute.

The day after, it was a return to Windsor Park, and another bad home result, as Northern Ireland lost to Austria in the UEFA Nations League.

On the following weekend, I headed to The Limelight to see Cast in concert.

That was then followed by a good home result at Windsor Park, as Linfield beat Cliftonville 4-2.

I then headed to Manchester for a few days, to see United take on BSC Young Boys and get some Street Art photos.

Linfield v Warrenpoint Town

Dublin Street Art

Dublin Street Art Photo Album

Waterford Walls

Waterford Walls Photo Album

Linfield v Coleraine

Institute v Linfield

Northern Ireland v Austria

Northern Ireland v Austria Photo Album

Cast live at The Limelight

Cast live at The Limelight Photo Album

Linfield v Cliftonville

Manchester Street Art

Manchester Street Art Photo Album

Manchester United v BSC Young Boys

Manchester United v BSC Young Boys Photo Album

Salford Quays Street Art

Salford Quays Street Art Photo Album

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MANCHESTER STREET ART – NOVEMBER 2018

I was in Manchester recently, primarily for football, but it would have been rude not to get some Street art photos.

A veteran of Manchester, I knew where to go in terms of finding Street Art.

As soon as I arrived in the City Centre, it was straight to the Northern Quarter, most notably Tibb Street and Stevenson Square.

On Tibb Street, there was a mural of Tony Wilson, which I hadn’t got photos of, so I was glad to see it in person.

It wasn’t the first Tony Wilson related Street Art I have photographed, after capturing a tribute to him which appeared in Belfast after he died in 2007.

The weather when I arrived on Tuesday was wet and dull, so apologies for the picture quality.

It was so wet, I headed to my hotel near Old Trafford and wrote off the rest of Tuesday.

I then used the Wednesday morning to get some more Street Art photos in the City Centre.

Again, the weather was dull, but it wasn’t wet.

I spotted a new piece near Picadilly Station called The Doodle On Ducie Street, on Ducie Street, a collaborative project with Manchester’s homeless community.

That was spotted as I headed towards Ancoats. While heading from Ancoats to Arndale, I spotted a work in progress on Salmon Street of The 1975.

I’ll be back at the end of January for the Burnley match, so i’ll be making sure I get a photo of it.

I’m heading over from Tuesday to Thursday. If the match is a Tuesday, i’ll have Wednesday free, so I might take a day trip somewhere.

York? Sheffield? Liverpool maybe?

If I do go somewhere, i’ll have my camera with me in case I see Street Art.

Photo Album

Manchester Street Art May 2018

Manchester Street Art December 2017

Manchester Street Art May 2017

Manchester Street Art February 2017

Manchester Street Art November 2016#

Manchester Street Art May 2016

Manchester Street Art January 2016

Manchester Street Art November 2015

Manchester Street Art May 2015

Manchester Street Art November 2014

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : Q – FEBRUARY 1992

It’s early 1992, and Q has two big interviews as their cover stars – George Michael and Lou Reed.

As you open the magazine, Tony Wilson (Or, as Q addressed him, Anthony H Wilson) felt Q’s wrath, being the subject of their “Who the hell does …….” column.

In news, Kurt Cobain introduced himself on stage in Newcastle as “I am a homosexual. I am a drug taker, and I fuck pot-bellied pigs” while relations between George Harrison and Eric Clapton were said to be strained, as they toured Japan together.

Recent research has show that the average Radio 1 listener is 29, while the average Radio 2 listener is 61.

Freddie Mercuty of Queen had recently died, and Q does a double page picture of him on stage at Wembley, with accompanying text.

Tori Amos gets a double page spread, before you turn over the page to see a three page spread on the recently reformed Procal Harum

Also getting a three page spread is Marc Cohn, on the back of his success with Walking In Memphis.

Q does a chart of celebs who have treaded the boards in Panto over Christmas/New Year including Rod Hull in Crawley, David Essex in Bradford and Lionel Blair in Stockport.

Cover star George Michael gets featured, as Q joins him in New York, where he is about to perform two concerts at Madison Square Gardens.

Talking of concerts, Q follows up their feature on George Michael with a five page spread on ticket touting.

Lou Reed gets six pages as he prepares to bring out his 25th album, this one focusing on death.

With 1991 having just ended, Q looks back at the year, genre by genre, in a twelve page series, and then follows it with a two page look at the tours and albums coming in 1992.

In gigs, Q reviews Ned’s Atomic Dustbin at McGonagles in Dublin.