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Jonathan Bardon

Bernard Conlon interviews

Bernard Conlon talks to retired lecturer, historian and writer Jonathan Bardon. Jonathan Bardon was born in December 1941 in south Dublin into a middle class Protestant family. He recalls memories of austerity, ...

The Fallen Arches

The Newtownards Road.

The Newtownards Road has been well-known in the past, for such icons as Inglis's Bakery, the Sirocco Works and Irvine's shoe shop. Norman Kennedy and Jim Patton, of the East Belfast Historical Society, recall the s...

Saving Caroline

Campaign to save the last surviving battleship from the First World War, HMS Caroline, now resting in Belfast docks. Ex crew members talk about their memories and experiences working on this historic ship. ...

A Century Later: Ronnie Appleton

Reflections on a dying community which gave much to the development of Belfast. “I think the Belfast Jewish community has made a contribution to Northern Ireland much in excess to its numbers”

Pensioners Parliament

"Well you see the trouble about growing older is you don't think you are any older. A friend of mine said you don't think you're old until you look in the mirror. The answer is not to look in the mirror!" Patric...

Bel Canto, School of Singing

The Bel Canto School of Singing is one of the first specialist singing school of its kind in Northern Ireland. Aimed at young, emerging singers who wish to formalise their learning through graded singing exams, the...

A Century Later: John Campbell

A day on Belfast docks, a place filled with lively characters, back breaking work and casual violence, described in vivid detail by a docker turned author. “Although life was hard on the docks I wouldn’t have chang...

The School Trip

An inventive and quirky exploration of what the future might hold for a young person leaving school with a disability, in terms of employment, finding a home, maintaining friendships, relationships and a social life w...

(Another) Beat Lantern Parade

Will the Beat Initiative be able to bring a large number of people in the community together to perform artistically on a cold winter's evening on the streets of Belfast? Northern Visions went along to the Beat Ini...

(The First) East Belfast Lantern Parade

On 5th December 2003 the BEAT Initiative created the First East Belfast "Making Light" Lantern Parade. It was the result of months of various arts workshops carried out in various community centres and with differe...

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