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Helen Holland

Ballysillan community development

Helen’s interest in getting involved in her local community came soon after she married. “Betty Rice was organising these meetings about new houses, so, I was quite interested in that. My husband used to say ‘why do y...

Jim Deery

Community development in North Belfast

Jim’s childhood was spent growing up on the Cregagh estate in east Belfast. His family moved to north Belfast when he was ten. “My fond memories of north Belfast are the Cavehill, I think it’s an underused tourist ...

Kate O Hanlon

Nursing at the RVH

The eldest of five children, Kate O Hanlon was born in the Markets area of Belfast in 1930. Her father worked in the Market, “That was a fruit market, where the Waterfront is today, that was all fish markets and the b...

Kathleen Kelly

Teaching and community development

The ten years, Kathleen spent as a teacher in the primary school in North Queen Street, brought home to her the poverty in which the children she taught, lived. Originally from east Belfast, where her father was a ...

Martine Madden

Living with amputation

Marie Breen-Smyth the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Martine Madden about the injury she suffered, how her family responded to it and how her life has been affected. Martine was ...

Nelson McCausland

Talking to the DUP MLA

Born in 1951 in north Belfast Nelson grew up on the Ballysillan Road. He remembers attending the Belfast Royal Academy. “I did find it somewhat strange, because most of the children going to the Academy were from a mo...

Mike Maloney

From Australia to Belfast

Mike was brought up in Australia. His family, which is of Irish extraction, moved many times and he recalls going to nine different schools and living in seven different houses. His father’s love of writing and journa...

The Fuse of Peace

Crumlin Road riot 2010.

2010, sectarian disturbance erupted when the Orange Order marched past the Crumlin Road interface during the Twelfth of July march (actually taking place on the 13th). The Fuse of Peace is a short documentary th...

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...

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...

Interfaces 1

The interfaces of Belfast. Pt. 1.

Part one in a four part series looking at the interfaces of Belfast. This first episode is made with people living in the shadows of the peace walls. Residents talk about their personal experiences and the is...

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...

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