20 September 2008
MOST of Belfast's murals are famous for depicting Ulster's political divisions, both past and present, but one unveiled in the city yesterday represented something quite different.
A mobile mural revealed at Nubia Youth Club on the Donegall Road has been designed and painted by community groups from two different parts of Ireland.
It depicts the various aspects of life in Belfast and Cork from a cultural, sporting, musical and geographical view and is now going to be used in local schools as a tool through which people can discuss cultural identity, history and diversity.
The Northern Ireland football team, including Belfast-born soccer hero George Best, is depicted alongside images highlighting the southern city’s passion for Gaelic football and hurling.
One of the groups involved in the project is based on Belfast’s Donegall Road at the Southcity Resource and Development Centre.
The project sought to break down barriers and promote understanding and respect for difference.