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Angela Ifonlaja

Bridging communities in Belfast

Born in Nigeria, Angela’s family moved to London when she was a child. She remembers many differences between London and her homeland, most notably the British education system. “In Nigeria you move through the school...

Alfred Abolarin

Race relations in NI

Born in northern Nigeria, in Zaria, where he grew up, Alfred has lived in Northern Ireland for twenty years. It was the offer of a job, which brought Alfred to Belfast in the early 1990s. “I was offered a job in Ph...

Tura Arutura

Talking with the founder of Artfrique

Tura grew up in Chitungwiza in Zimbabwe during the pre-war period. He recalls it as being a “very colourful beautiful country. Very warm, very hot, it also reflects the nature of the people as well. They wear their he...

Joseph Ricketts

To Belfast from Jamaica

Born and raised in Jamaica, Joseph’s father was a contractor who believed his sons should be responsible for their own land and be able to manage work on a farm. When they came of age, Joseph and his three brothers ha...

Sharing Space in South Belfast – Communities Coming Together

South Belfast communities. Pt. 5.

Final part of the Shared Space series with invited guests from previous programmes for a panel discussion in front of a live studio audience. Jo Smit (Windsor Women's Centre), Elaine Mansfield (Donegall Pass Commun...

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...

Sharing Space in South Belfast – Regeneration in Shared Spaces

South Belfast communities. Pt. 4.

The fourth programme in the Sharing Space series explores the issue of redeveloping areas to ensure an inclusive community. It considers how difficult the process of sharing and the renegotiation of public sp...

Sharing Space in South Belfast – A Story of Three Working Class Communities

South Belfast communities. Pt. 1.

The first in Northern Visions' Shared Space series explores the experiences of three working class communities in South Belfast and how they are working with the many ethnic minorities coming to live in Belfast from e...

Getting to Know You: Don Letts

"I'm as old as rock and roll"

Born and raised in London (1956), first generation Black British, Don Letts. "I'm as old as rock and roll" says the Grammy award winning film director, musician, writer and DJ. His film "The Punk Rock Movie" ...

Getting to Know You: K’Naan

"The Dusty Foot Philosopher"

K'Naan the artist popularly known as "The Dusty Foot Philosopher". K'naan was born Keinan Abdi Warsame in 1978. He is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence w...

Shpresa’s Birthday Party

This is a story about coming home to a place where you have never been before. Shpresa made a long journey from Kosovo to Belfast to find a home. Here she met friends, some of whom travelled to Belfast from othe...

Getting to Know You: Natty Wailer

In a very special edition of this programme series, Julius interviews Rasta Natty Wailer, Reggae Ambassador to Northern Ireland, Ireland and the whole wide world. Member of the Legendary Bob Marley and the Wai...

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