Latest Stories/
Re-imagining Community

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

“When it started we knew there would have to be a rethink to support LGBT people, who are already much more likely to feel isolated and removed from parts of wider society.” This is how Fergal McFerran, from Stonewall, recalls his instant reaction to lockdown....

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Battling for Connection

Friday, July 10, 2020

When lockdown began, a group of young men contacted north Belfast youth worker Sean Madden. Anxieties were heightened, they were feeling uncertainty, cut off from friends & some of them had been furloughed. They were reaching out, looking for connection… Sean, who works for Youth...

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Space to call home

Sunday, July 5, 2020

“I feel I haven’t been able to be myself since this began.” This is the hard to hear lockdown experience of one young person, who’s part of the Rainbow Project’s ‘Out North West’ programme. And it is truth like this that galvanizes those who head...

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Restoring Lost Connections

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

“People have been in tears on their doorsteps; they were asking – how did you think of me?” Wendy Kerr, who manages Impact Network NI, talks with passion as she articulates how many of the connections they forged during the coronavirus period had a depth...

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Seeing the Gaps

Saturday, June 6, 2020

“When you answered the phone you just didn’t know what you were going to be asked…” That’s how the last few months have been for Mandy Kearns, who’s manager of east Belfast Alternatives. Whether it was cries of help for food, someone to talk to,...

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Home by Home

Monday, May 4, 2020

“We’ve all come through so much in Belfast; there’s so much more to these communities than ever gets out; the number of people who are just so quick to switch on & help.” Seamus Corr, from Blackmountain Shared Space Initiative, reflects on the last few...

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Latest Film/
No sides & new starts in east Belfast

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Four women's groups have come together in east Belfast to try and overcome divides in this part of the city. The women were from Short Strand Women's Group, the Diamond, East Belfast Independent Women's Group and the Lagan Athletic Ladies' Football Club. The challenge was the patchwork nature of community work in east Belfast & their aim was to blur those lines and build new working relationships. This is their story...

Four women’s groups have come together in east Belfast to try and overcome divides in this part of the city. The women were from Short Strand Women’s Group, the Diamond, East Belfast Independent Women’s Group and the Lagan Athletic Ladies’ Football Club. The challenge was...

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Hope

Friday, July 6, 2012

By CMC photos – a series of images to capture the hope that can be all too easy to miss in spaces right across our city… If you’re passionate about photography – N.I – and hope – then you might like to submit some of...

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