“Art can tread where words and politics often can’t”: The Art of Conflict Transformation @The_JHS

“Art can tread where words and politics often can’t”: The Art of Conflict Transformation @The_JHS by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 25 July 2017 As part of the 30th anniversary of the John Hewitt Society international summer school, the Institute for Conflict Research (ICR) sponsored a panel discussion, “The Art of Conflict Transformation”, which... Continue Reading →

Conflicting Images @UlsterMuseum

Conflicting Images @UlsterMuseum by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 26 July 2017 As part of its Collecting the Troubles and Beyond initiative, the Ulster Museum currently has an exhibition called Conflicting Images: Photography during the Northern Irish Troubles. In a loose chronology there are 140 images from a variety of photographers. International photojournalists arrived with... Continue Reading →

Softening images of Partition

Softening images of Partition by Allan LEONARD for Northern Slant 24 May 2017 Although John Irvine left Northern Ireland over 15 years ago, having grown up about East Antrim, he retains “strong links” and comes home frequently. Irvine explained how one morning drive accidentally led him to his book, Partition. Irvine picked up photography in... Continue Reading →

Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)

Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)2 March 2017 Lorenzo AMUSO reported from Belfast for Swiss Radio RSI, on the impending 2017 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He interviewed Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation), Alan MEBAN (@alaninbelfast), John McCORRY (North Belfast Partnership), and Brian FEENEY (St Mary’s College). Leonard said: “Although we’ve had... Continue Reading →

The primacy of dialogue: Michael DOHERTY

The primacy of dialogue: Michael Doherty by Allan LEONARD for Forum for Cities in Transition 2 September 2016 The refurbished premise of the Holywell Trust was the venue for a lunchtime conversation about the Maiden City’s involvement with the Forum for Cities in Transition. Attending were two dozen local citizens, from all walks of life... Continue Reading →

Art opens up community imagination

Art opens up community imagination Peace Building and the Arts: An Imagine Belfast Festival discussion by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 11 March 2015 As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities in Transition hosted a discussion event, “Peacebuilding and the Arts”, which explored how art has... Continue Reading →

History Channel – Soldiers’ Stories (Northern Ireland)

  http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/22268539001?isVid=1&publisherID=22204771001 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2B81EF8B6C228372 The History Channel (sometimes facetiously nicknamed "the WWII Channel") this week launched a programme on the experiences of British Army soldiers who served in Northern Ireland from 1969-2007.   A dedicated website page provides links to video interviews, a potted history of the conflict, timeline, photo gallery, links for support/help, and details... Continue Reading →

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