February 7, 2018



This is the third episode of the podcast in search of a name. In the first we talked music with singer song writer Sonja Sleator, Stuart Lunn of Chase the River and Ross Moffett who runs Popup.

Last time, an insight into radio with John Rosborough and Peter McVerry of U105. Both episodes are available and you can get them here at davysims.com.

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In this, the third in this series we have an extended interview with artist Deepa Mann-Kler. I spoke to her in the co-working space at the Ormeau Baths, once municipal bathing house, then after being closed for many years it re-opened as a gallery and now a place where many new and some established tech-businesses share space, facilities and ideas.

Deepa talks about her journey from being a teenage photographer, studying social policy at the LSE in London,  moving to Belfast to work as an equality officer in the city,  becoming an artist and now a creator of virtual reality and immersive experiences.


Deepa Mann-Kler’s web links are:

W: www.discoverneon.com

W: www.deepamannkler.com

W: www.cycleprints.co.uk

W: www.sports-prints.com


Twitter: @deepamann_kler

Facebook: Deepa Mann-Kler

Instagram: @deepamannkler


In the next episode I’ll be talking Creativity, Innovation, Tech, Media, Investment – with whom , yet to be confirmed.

The podcast music is Arizona Moon by Blue Dot Sessions and you can find that and thousands of more rights free music on the Free Music Archive – which is a fantastic resource for podcasters and video makers in search of excellent music.



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Peter McVerry of U105 and John Rosborough talk local radio



John Rosborough and Peter McVerry

With an investment estimated to be over £1million from its new owner the Wireless Group, Belfast radio station U105 has moved from its home in UTV’s Havelock House to new offices and studios in a lough-side development in the city.  


A week after a nervous mid-day hand over from Frank Mitchell who presented the last programme in Havelock House to Carolyn Stewart in the new City Quays HQ, I sat down with station manager Peter McVerry and the first station manager John Rosborough.



Episode 1 Pop Up’s Ross Moffett, Sonja Sleator and Chase the River’s Stuart Lunn

Music and the business of music is the theme of this first episode of the podcast.

Ross Moffett runs a project called Pop Up supporting young musicians in Northern Ireland, among them Sonja Sleator and Stuart Lunn. I met them at a new co-working space in Belfast Loft Space. There are links to Stuart and Sonja’s music and profiles below.

There is more about the three here


There is more about Pop Up, Sonja and Stuart here on the blog