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Picture this: Bangor artist's bright idea to send public unique postcards during coronavirus lockdown


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Co Down artist Leslie Nicholl

Co Down artist Leslie Nicholl

Co Down artist Leslie Nicholl

A local artist is beating lockdown blues by brightening up the day for random strangers through an unusual picture postcard lottery.

Co Down artist Leslie Nicholl should have been putting the finishing touches to an exhibition of his work for the Open House Festival in his home town of Bangor this August to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

Instead, he has decided to work on a new "travelling exhibition" creating a series of postcard-size drawings which he plans to post free to a list of random addresses taken from an old phone book.