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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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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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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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Just Giving

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Just Giving

Four months ago I moved to Belfast from Gap in France, writes Jeff Vachier. Coming to live in Northern Ireland was a chance to meet people from here – and discover more about this place and its way of life…. One of the things that...

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Brighter Belfast

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Brighter Belfast

“I sat glowing”; “It was like watching pure gold melting” – Eddie Spence searches for words to do justice to the moment when his west Belfast community garden project scooped the top accolade at a City Council award ceremony.   The Brighter Belfast Awards celebrate...

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Saying it with Flowers

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Saying it with Flowers

Every day I park my car a few minutes walk from university. I’m pretty sure the walk from my car into class is one of the most enjoyable I will ever get to experience, writes Hannah Stewart, and here is why…  Along part of the...

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Belfast needs more love letters

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Belfast needs more love letters

I believe in the power of words; their ability to speak into someone’s life – to change people’s stories actually – to communicate hope and life, writes Luke Williams. I’d love to see our city become home to new words – new stories – and best...

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Belfast’s Interface Diaries

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Belfast’s Interface Diaries

They stared wide-eyed into a computer screen – facing ‘the other community’ for the first time – asking questions they’d never uttered before – hearing answers that would change their lives. Interface Diaries is a project which brings groups of teenagers from across divides in...

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Park Life

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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To Forgive

Thursday, May 31, 2012
To Forgive

She was a young Austrian Jew sent to Northern Ireland by her parents to escape the hell of the Holocaust… But for Gertrude Warmington a new life could never equal a brand new start… How could a young girl ever find release from the hideous...

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