Exhibition on Craigavon

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As part of this year’s Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, one exhibition examines Northern Ireland’s most ambitious planning project.

The exhibition, Craigavon New Town: 50 Years of Modernity, runs at the Golden Thread Gallery from this Friday, October 24, and will feature new and archival photography by Victor Sloan alongside selected historical materials documenting the founding of Craigavon.

It aims to tell the often-strange story of the modernist city that rose out of the Northern Irish countryside.

Craigavon was Northern Ireland’s most ambitious experiments in central planning and never was able to quite reach its full potential.

Craigavon New Town: 50 Years of Modernity runs at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast until Saturday (November 1).

There will also a bus tour of Craigavon on Saturday, November 1, departing The Golden Thread Gallery at 12 noon.