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Becoming Irish – Stories of an Indian Community

Stories of an Indian Community

Connections between India and Ireland have been evolving since at least the 18th century but it wasn’t until after World War Two, that people from India came to Northern Ireland in significant numbers, many of them af...

Mo McDevitt

A life in art

Mo was born on the Donegall Road in Matilda Street and moved to Ashley Avenue on the Lisburn Road in south Belfast when she was 5 years old. “It was not the Golden Mile, but it was an area of warm people, again the...

Lynda Walker

Chair of the Communist Party of Irl

Lynda Walker grew up in Sheffield, England and came from a working class background. “It was a fairly run down area, we lived in a couple of rooms in the back of a shop, but we moved onto one of the bigger estates ...

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...

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...

Multi-Cultural Food & Arts Festival

Looking back at 1997's festival.

A look back to 1997 and the Food and Art Festival held to celebrate European Year Against Racism which offered 25,000 portions of home cooked food cuisine from more than 30 different cultures living in Belfast. (Ch...

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...

Journeys & Destinations

Documentary exploring the lived experience of mothers and daughters in three minority ethnic communities and how families interact between the generations in a multicultural society. Thirty six women from the Chine...

Suitcase Stories

Arts project by ArtsEkta which invited members of the local Indian community to tell their story in the form of unique suitcases, which they designed though a series of workshops. "The climate was different, the fo...

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