Film review: Photo City

Film review: Photo City

Film review: Photo City by Allan LEONARD 13 April 2018 Photo City is a documentary film by John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú, about the story of Rochester, New York, becoming the Silicon Valley of photography, with the clustering of image-based companies such as Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, and Kodak. And how this industry has […]

Rewrite our future! Washington Ireland Program Thanksgiving Ball 2017

Rewrite our future! Washington Ireland Program Thanksgiving Ball 2017

Rewrite our future! Washington Ireland Program Thanksgiving Ball 2017 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 25 November 2017 The Thanksgiving Ball has become an annual tradition of the Washington Ireland Program, held at this time of year in recognition of the generosity of families in America who host visiting participants. Tonight’s event, with several […]

Review – Jacques LOWE: My Kennedy Years (Proud Gallery)

Review – Jacques LOWE: My Kennedy Years (Proud Gallery)

Thanks to an article published in British Airways’ in-flight magazine, High Life, I learned of a photo exhibition of the work of Jacques Lowe, who was a personal and professional photographer for John F. Kennedy. On display at the Proud Gallery, King James’s Street (Sloan Square), are a series of prints of JFK and other […]

Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary

Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary

Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 28 August 2013 Sponsored by the US Consulate Belfast, the Washington-Ireland Programme and Politics Plus, Chris Lyttle MLA hosted a remembrance event at Parliament Buildings for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, […]

The fate of peace – President Obama in Northern Ireland

The fate of peace – President Obama in Northern Ireland

The fate of peace: President Obama in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 17 June 2013 My marriage is a transatlantic union between a Midwesterner and a Belfast-born Northern Irishwoman. Fittingly, my wife and I were delighted to receive tickets to hear another Midwesterner, President Barack Obama, at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall.

Looking for Aunt Susans in Northern Ireland

Dear Editor, As an American living and working in Northern Ireland, I read Lexington’s article, “One nation, with Aunt Susan”, with particular interest. The US Constitution protects free speech and freedom of religion, but too often people misconstrue this as a secular project. Instead, its heritage comes from religious non-conformists who felt compelled to leave […]