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A Belfast Welcome

Friday, September 4, 2015
A Belfast Welcome

My name is Bethany, I’m 9 years old & this is part of my Belfast story… Before I was fully aware of hate crime and racism – I did stuff with charities at home and at school. We did things like give away un-wanted toys,...

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3 weeks in Carrick

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
3 weeks in Carrick

It’s a project that aimed to bring young people from Carrick together with young Zimbabwean guys who are seeking asylum here.  But the reaction to the idea when Tell It In Colour pitched it to the teenagers on our first night in their community centre...

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Seeking Hope & Asylum

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Seeking Hope & Asylum

Stanley Phiri wants Belfast to be home.  He’s a young Zimbabwean seeking asylum here, after having to leave his home country two years ago. Life in Belfast for him has been a patchwork experience.  There’s been kindness & ugliness – chances to enjoy community &...

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Fear to Friendship

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Fear to Friendship

This is the story of a group of Belfast teenagers & Zimbabwean asylum seekers & their journey from fear to friendship. It’s the story of suspicious questions, tentative first conversations, light-bulb moments & searingly honest stories.  This is the story of Intercultural Diaries… “When I...

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Nettle Patch

Friday, July 4, 2014
Nettle Patch

When I was 6 years old my Granda – Fred as I called him always – took me potato picking, writes Luke Williams. My great grandfather had a potato patch and I had the privilege of picking them; possibly for the last time ever but...

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Here’s to 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Here’s to 2014

2013 started off in a cell for me. A cell I wasn’t sure how I got into, and one I did not know how to get out of, writes Emma Wood. One I had put myself in, but never intended to. This cell was dark....

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Back in Belfast

Monday, January 27, 2014
Back in Belfast

I remember the first time I cast an eye down on Belfast from the ‘other side.’ It was a disorientating moment, writes Jonny Campbell. The landmarks occupied their proper place in a landscape snapshot that is deeply embedded in my every childhood memory and yet now...

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Hope in the middle

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Hope in the middle

Conclusions. Life is full of them, writes Emma Wood. Things ending to allow for other things to begin. My history teacher always taught us, hammered into us, that a good essay always finishes strong. Her tip: Always think long and hard about the point you want...

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Homeless Hopes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Homeless Hopes

He says his perceptions of the homeless community totally altered after a stint of volunteering with Belfast’s Welcome Organisation – now student Paul Loughran wants as many people as possible to see beyond the stereotypes. It’s why he’s set up an initiative called Regenerate NI. ...

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Interface Hope

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Interface Hope

They came from interfaces across the city to tell their stories.  For most of them it was the first time they’d held a microphone & faced an audience.  And yet here they were sharing their experiences of a cross-community project which had taken them to...

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