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Joe O Donnell

Short Strand community development

Reflecting on the housing conditions of his youth, Joe O Donnell explains, “Conditions were all very similar in that they were terrible. Most of the small two bedroom terraced houses in all of the working class areas ...

Alan Houston

The Healthy Living Centre

Alan recalls growing up in Portstewart as an “active childhood, but you were very aware of the dangers of the environment that we were living in. There were very few opportunities if I’m honest. You worried about wher...

Mark Ervine

Talking to the mural artist

Mark’s childhood was spent growing up in the Woodstock and Ravenhill areas of east Belfast, a socially deprived area of the city, a loyalist community and one where as Mark explains  ‘There was a great sense of commun...

Billy Dunlop

WW2 & the trade union movement

After a pleasant childhood spent in Delaware Street on the Ravenhill Road in east Belfast, Billy entered the world of work in the post office as a telegraph messenger at a tender age, “I started at the age of 14 years...

1981 Loyalist Recollections

Former prisons offer their views.

Former Loyalist prisoners David Ervine, Billy McQuiston, and Sam Courtney offer their views on the prison protests of 1976-1981 which led to the deaths of 10 men on hunger strike.

Augusto Boal in Belfast

Brazilian director, writer and activist.

This film was supported by Fernhill House Museum, Ballymacarrett Arts & Cultural Society, Prisoners Aid in East Belfast, An Cultúrlann and Phoenix Drama Society. An extraordinary day in the life of the Brazilia...

The Arts Revisited: Community Arts in Northern Ireland

The growth of community arts.

This film documents the phenomenal growth of community arts, a movement, which continues to be a real success story for Belfast. The film captures the enthusiasm of the thousands of people who take part and demonstrat...

Sweet Memories

Reminiscence therapy in E. Belfast.

Mullan Mews and Sydenham Court are bespoke supported housing schemes developed in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust by Clanmil Housing. The design and ethos of these supported housing sch...

Interfaces 4

The interfaces of Belfast. Pt. 4.

Part four in a four part series on Interfaces in Belfast. This final episode examines the issues of investment and regeneration in Interface areas. With the Assembly established, politicians and community worker...

East Belfast: Past, Present and Future – Part Three

The industrial past of E. Belfast. Pt.3.

The last of the trilogy on east Belfast explore the future regeneration project for east Belfast and the potential benefits for the local community.

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...

East Belfast: Past, Present and Future – Part One

The industrial past of E. Belfast. Pt.1.

First in a trilogy which examines the historic industrial past of east Belfast. Historian, Charles Ludlow discusses the beginnings of the area, former shipyard workers, Inglis Biscuit and Ropeworks employees, discu...

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