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October 21, 2019

Ultra violet lit public toilets, designed to prevent drug users clearly seeing the veins in their arms to inject into, don't work.

Last Friday I went to a blinding and dazzling public 'comfort station' to find it locked.

I left. I was worried that someone might need help...

October 11, 2019

No Deal Doesn’t Mean a Clean Break

Last Saturday, Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), brought a stark message  about Brexit to the crowded Factory Room in Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre – the MAC.

‘No deal doesn’t mean a clean break...

September 12, 2019

Sometimes life smacks you in the face.

Yesterday I went to public toilets in Belfast and saw what I thought was a bundle of rags in a cubicle.

Until I realised I could see an elbow.

And the plastic plunger of a syringe.

I’m not going to go into all the details.  It is enou...

September 10, 2019

Where you are tender, you speak your plural.

Roland Barthes

Last month I went to an early afternoon debate at Duncairn Arts Centre. 

The panel were Danny Morrison, Conall Parr, Rosemary Jenkinson, Laurence McKeown, chaired by BBC journalist Tori Watson.

The Arts of War was...

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