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Invisible Belfast

When a visitor to Belfast discovers a mysterious note in a copy of Ciaran Carson's novel The Star Factory, she finds herself on a labyrinthine journey through the city and prose.

We all like to get lost in a book - but when Danielle, an American visitor to Belfast, stumbles upon a mysterious handwritten note in a 2nd hand copy of Ciaran Carson's novel The Star Factory - she finds herself on a labyrinthine journey through his prose and through the hidden side-roads and alleyways of the city.

As she searches for the elusive Irish author and poet, it soon becomes clear that there's much more to Belfast than meets the eye. This is a city that regenerates itself through layers of history and memory where the main protagonists are want to disappear at any time.

Between the adjuncts and intervening avenues of Belfast and Carson's narrative, Danielle realises she can't read the city like a book as it will always exceed the confines of the pages...

Producer: Conor Garrett.

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30 minutes

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Thu 4 Feb 2016 11:30

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A mysterious note sends a visitor to Belfast on a labyrinthine journey through the city.