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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...

Market Memories

Belfast's St George’s Market.

St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been voted for numerous local and national titles and aw...

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 3

The interfaces of Belfast. Pt. 3.

Part three of a four part series looking at Interfaces in Belfast. This episode examines the role of ex-combatants in helping to build and maintain peace, particularly at interfaces. Interaction Belfast, Inner E...

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...

Joe Baker

Memories of New Lodge

Joe grew up on the New Lodge estate in north Belfast. “When we moved into it, it was a construction site, everything was brand new and spic and span. It was a lot of adventure and a lot of fun playing on the buildi...

May Blood

Talking with Baroness Blood

May was born during World War Two and grew up in Roden Street, a mixed area of Belfast with her mother and sister. He family was separated due to the evacuations during the war. “For the first six years of my life I t...

Annie Armstrong

Tales from lower Springfield

Annie grew up in the lower Springfield area of west Belfast, a working class area of factories and mills, one of which was James Mackie & Sons or Mackies as they were known locally, a textile machinery and enginee...


Remembering Sailortown.

Belfast environmentalist and R&B singer Del Halligan is passionate about the dockland area of Sailortown, currently being redeveloped to the point of extinction. In this poignant exclusive, Halligan mourn...

Sandy Row: The Village within the City

Sandy Row history.

Sandy Row was once a thriving community, best known and loved for its vibrant shops. As long-time resident Anna McAvoy remembers, 'You could have got anything in Sandy Row.. people came from far and wide.' Nowadays...

Helen Bell

Tales from the lower Shankill

Born in 1947 in Hopewell Street at the bottom of the Shankill Road, Helen remembers the late 1960s and the first time that real “trouble” started on the Shankill Road, with rioting and flares being shot into the air. ...

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