General Collections highlights

A Century Later: Clara Reilly

How the tragic death of a child from a plastic bullet outside her front door in Turf Lodge during the height of the Troubles was the beginning of a campaign to put a stop to further bloodshed. “Plastic Bullets were...

East Belfast: Past, Present and Future – Part Two

The industrial past of E. Belfast. Pt.2.

Second programme in the trilogy examines present day east Belfast and the lack of opportunities for young people, which leads some to recreational rioting, drugs, drink, referral through the youth justice system or in...

David Hughes

David Hughes is a writer/ artist. In 2007, he was given an award from Arts & Disability Awards Ireland to experiment with work which would combine text, photography, painting, assemblage, print, video, sound and m...

Art and Conflict

The Arts Council Conference.

The Arts Council Conference. The Grand Opera House was the venue for the Arts Council Conference, which focused on the issues surrounding conflict and the place of art in resolving conflict. The programme shows ...

Heritage Collections highlights

The Shankill Blitz Memorial

Remembers the Belfast Blitz.

The Shankill remembers the victims of the Belfast Blitz which took place on the 15th-16th April 1941. Sam Coulter and Bobby Foster decided to erect a permanent memorial to the victims, with support  from the local com...

Peter Heathwood

Talks about rebuilding his life

Marie Breen-Smyth, the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey, talks to Peter Heathwood. At home in Cliftonville in north Belfast, Peter was sitting with his wife and three young children after f...

Eileen Bell

Politics, community work and peace activism

Eileen has worked extensively in Northern Ireland politics, community work and peace activism. “I was brought up to believe that everybody was the same, that there were no differences…”    Born in Dromara at the en...

Our Generation: Colonel Robin Charley

Colonel Robin Charley talks about his experiences fighting in the Korean War. “The freedom of the whole world might have been changed if we hadn’t stood up against the communists” Colonel Robin Charley