Featured Submission from Hugh Odling-Smee

Featured Submission from Hugh Odling-Smee

For The Map Project, Hugh Odling-Smee tells why Botanic Avenue will always remain a place of importance to him. The place I’ve chosen is Botanic Avenue, and particularly the area around the old Arts Theatre, just next to the railway bridge. From about the age of 14-22, this area was the centre of my universe. I … Continue reading

Featured Submission from Jo Boylan

Featured Submission from Jo Boylan

To celebrate the Belfast Hills Heritage Festival, Jo Boylan has shared her favourite place with us  for  The Map Project. “One of my favorite places in the world is Colin Glen Forest, a beautiful wooded river glen situated in the heart of West Belfast. The woodland follows the line of the Colin River, which begins … Continue reading

Featured Submission from Tony Macaulay

Featured Submission from Tony Macaulay

Shankill Road Library To coincide with this year’s Belfast Book Festival, author Tony Macaulay has shared his favourite place with us for The Map Project. Built in 1928 under the instruction of architect Thomas W. Henry, brother of local artist Paul Henry, the building is an architectural gem with a doric portico domed entrance and a beautiful mosaic … Continue reading

Featured Submission from Graham Watson

Featured Submission from Graham Watson

John Peel Tribute Graffiti painted by TDS Crew Hi Graham, thanks for being our first featured submission for The Map Project. You’ve picked a pretty iconic piece of Belfast street art, can you tell us more about it and why you’ve picked it? “This wall represents a lot more for me than a legendary radio DJ. … Continue reading

This Must Be The Place

This Must Be The Place

Places can provoke a wide range of feelings and responses. They can be important on a personal level or they can represent a shared sense of meaning. In anthropology and the social sciences many theorists have explored the importance of place to society. In many indigenous societies the importance of place is central to all … Continue reading

We Love Maps.

We Love Maps.

Here at TakeBack we just love maps. Maps have played a crucial role in all of our adventures, from guiding us around the piazzas of Rome to navigating our way round the New York subway. We always rely on maps to find out more about our surrounding environment. Maps can provide us with a world … Continue reading

TakeBack Belfast Festival

TakeBack Belfast Festival

With over 80 free events at 50th Belfast Festival there’s plenty to do to keep you busy as the winter nights close in; from talks, film screenings and gigs to exhibitions, public installations, and performance art. With so much on offer over the festival fortnight why not let TakeBack guide you through some of the best free events … Continue reading

Take part in TakeBack Culture Night

Take part in TakeBack Culture Night

Culture Night Belfast 2012 is nearly upon us, and TakeBack are working with some amazing events for our Culture Night Challenge! The challenge will involve answering questions, taking photos and interacting with events such as Ursula Burn’s Stilt Harp, RSPB’s Creatures of the Night, Love Banners at PS2, the Meditation Flash Mob and more! We have some … Continue reading