General Collections highlights

Diwali and Samhain 2009

Northern Visions went along to the Diwali and Samhain festival, which was held at Belfast City Hall. The event, organised by ArtsEkta and McCracken House, was a celebration of the similarities in Irish and Indian c...

Neil Shawcross: A Portrait

The artist Neil Shawcross.

Neil Shawcross (born March 15, 1940) is an artist born in Lancashire, England who has lived in Northern Ireland since 1962. Primarily a portrait painter, his subjects have included novelist Francis Stuart, football...

Sharing Space in South Belfast – South City Youth

South Belfast communities. Pt. 2.

Second in the series of Northern Visions' Shared Space documentaries in which young people from the Village, Lower Ormeau and Donegall Pass reflect on their changing neighbourhoods and on the integration of new commun...

General Fiasco

KOTJ invited Owen and Enda of General Fiasco into the NvTv Studios for an exclusive acoustic session. The guys chat to Jonny Tiernan (AU magazine) about their recent success and perform three songs including ...

Heritage Collections highlights

Michael Paterson

A path to clinical psychology

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey talks to Dr Michael Patterson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist about the injuries he received while on patrol with the Royal Ulster Constabulary. ...

Aodán Mac Poilin

Irish language schooling

Aodán grew up on the Norfolk Road in west Belfast with his two sisters, his mother who was an Irish speaker and his father who worked as a civil servant. His parents were avid followers of hurling and Gaelic footba...

Mark Thompson

Talking Ulster Scots

Mark’s hometown of Ballyhalbert in Co. Down proved to play a significant influence on his life, “everyday whenever we got out of bed you opened the curtains and on a clear day, you could see Scotland”. It was at th...

Padraic Fiacc

The life of a poet

Poet Padraic Fiacc was born Patrick Joseph (Joe) O Connor in Belfast on Elizabeth Street in 1923. The First World War had ended and Padraic remembers that “everybody went half mad when the war was over, and my moth...