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Paint for Peace

Two local muralists.

Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine are two muralists from opposite sides of the political divide. Together, they are crossing the sectarian boundaries of Northern Ireland, bringing with them a positive outlook, for the ...

Roisin McGlone

Life as a Falls community worker

“The Troubles began at the time we moved up to Andersonstown from the Falls Road.  My lasting memory is the raids, whenever the army and police came. This would be before Ulsterisation. They closed off streets and sea...

Interfaces 2

The interfaces of Belfast. Pt. 2.

Part two of a four part series looking at the Interfaces of Belfast. This episode examines how the conflict has impacted on the wave of youth violence at interfaces. Community leaders talk about the different...

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...

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...

And then there was Silence…

Experiences of 'The Troubles.'

Documents the experiences, feelings and needs of people who have been closely affected by the violence of the Troubles, based on in-depth interviews and survey work conducted by the pioneering Cost of the Troubles Stu...

McGurk’s Bar Bombing – Loss of Innocence

Discussing the 1971 bombing.

Relatives of those who were killed and injured in the McGurk's Bar bombing talk of that night and its aftermath. On 4 December 1971, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), exploded a bomb at McGurk's Bar in Belfast, Nor...

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. ...

Hazel McCready

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey, talks to Hazel McCready, a former part time police officer who was injured whilst driving to work. Mother of one, Hazel McCready was a teacher ...

The Way I See It: Father Des Wilson

The Way I See It: Father Des Wilson in conversation with Bernadette McAliskey West Belfast community activist Father Des Wilson sits down with veteran civil rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey as part of the lau...

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