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I’ve long been a fan of writer and journalist Robert Fisk and his writing in the Independent. He and Eammon McCann shared the stage and answered questions at Flatlake Literary Festival

I might have upset him when i asked the last question at the event.

"Are you the last of a dying breed?"

That perhaps explains why he was brisk with me when i asked to do a portrait. I only managed 5 or 6 photos.

Taken in Marigot Market nr Jacmel southern Haiti.

And what a city NY is. Sad to have left, glad to have been and looking forward to my next exploration of the city. I might even go up the Empire State or the Chrysler building or the Rockerfeller tower. Or even make it to the Guggenhein or MoMa, visit ground zero and see the Statue of Liberty but i had such a good time on the street that i just enjoyed that.

It was liberating to be able to go moochin and do what i wanted after only being able to move around Haiti with a bodyguard and driver and having to plan things for the near 3 weeks i was there.

I’m looking forward to a return to Haiti to fill some obvious gaps in my coverage of the issues facing the country and pursue other not so apparent threads of interest that the next few weeks of editing will inevitably reveal.

So much to see and do, it will keep…..

Deepa Man-Kler artist


What a way to finish the Out to Lunch Festival.

Fantastic gig 

Fantastic musician and story teller.

Fantastic festival…roll on the Cathedral Quarter Arts festival in may.

Ian Saville the Marxist Magician.

Ian’s performance combines socialist ideology with magic and ventriloquism.

As odd sounding as it is, it’s a bloody great show which is informative and very funny.

Once again the Out to Lunch festival came up with a winner

Chris, Johnny,Tony and Rory aka And So I Watch You From Afar

Third time i’ve seen them live and i was not disappointed.

Yesterday the lads did three secret gigs in Belfast, including the one i got to on the Barge behind the Waterfront Hall. A message was posted on facebook saying that the quickest 100 people would get to the gig. So i chanced my arm and hey presto go me a ticket. I even managed to wangle one for maah boy. Unfortunately he was ill so couldn’t go though the lads dedicated the last song ‘City’ to him in his absence, which was well cool.

They blew the place apart.

It’s all about the music with ASIWYFA, so much so that they don’t bother singing just playing.

It’s refreshing to hear a band that do not give two figs for trends and are doing their own thing.

Long may it continue