British Life Awards - British Life Photography Awards Portfolio 1

Review: British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1 is a catalogue book of the winners and finalists of an inaugural event “to capture and share” the perspectives of photographers from all walks of life. The inspiration for the contest comes from

British Life Awards - British Life Photography Awards Portfolio 1

Review: British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1 is a catalogue book of the winners and finalists of an inaugural event “to capture and share” the perspectives of photographers from all walks of life. The inspiration for the contest comes from

Glenda DAVIES (Sandy Row Community Forum) @TheRowYouKnow (c) Kevin Cooper Photoline

Art opens up community imagination

As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities in Transition hosted a discussion event, “Peace Building and the Arts”, which explored how art has progressed peace in Northern Ireland. The invited practitioners were

Glenda DAVIES (Sandy Row Community Forum) @TheRowYouKnow (c) Kevin Cooper Photoline

Art opens up community imagination

As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities in Transition hosted a discussion event, “Peace Building and the Arts”, which explored how art has progressed peace in Northern Ireland. The invited practitioners were

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A festival photobook

As part of the Ulster Festival of Art & Design at Ulster University, I dropped in on a 30-minute photobook lab. Inside a pop-up style workspace on the ground floor of the Belfast campus were a few tables strewn with

20150310 Photobook 01

A festival photobook

As part of the Ulster Festival of Art & Design at Ulster University, I dropped in on a 30-minute photobook lab. Inside a pop-up style workspace on the ground floor of the Belfast campus were a few tables strewn with

Nasim-Iran/Northern Ireland (c) Laurence Gibson

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us'”: High Sheriff of Belfast

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast At a launch event for a photography exhibition at Belfast City Hall, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Gareth McKee, told the audience not to see the migrant

Nasim-Iran/Northern Ireland (c) Laurence Gibson

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us'”: High Sheriff of Belfast

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast At a launch event for a photography exhibition at Belfast City Hall, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Gareth McKee, told the audience not to see the migrant

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Review: World Atlas of Street Photography (Jackie Higgins)

I have not studied photography formally, but take solace that many of the 100 photographers featured in this thorough volume of the urban landscape and its people have learned their craft from the harsh realities of the street. Nevertheless I

20150525 World Atlas

Review: World Atlas of Street Photography (Jackie Higgins)

I have not studied photography formally, but take solace that many of the 100 photographers featured in this thorough volume of the urban landscape and its people have learned their craft from the harsh realities of the street. Nevertheless I

20150219 National Reconciliation - Two Donkeys

National reconciliation: “Patriotism is not enough”

In the second of a series of seminars organised by Niamh Mental Wellbing, Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a civic engagement in a packed room at Skainos on the Newtownards Road, Belfast. The discussants were Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin), Reverend

20150219 National Reconciliation - Two Donkeys

National reconciliation: “Patriotism is not enough”

In the second of a series of seminars organised by Niamh Mental Wellbing, Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a civic engagement in a packed room at Skainos on the Newtownards Road, Belfast. The discussants were Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin), Reverend

Countryside, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

My favourite photo locations

Recently my brother asked me where were my favourite photo locations. I don’t know if “favourite” is the right word. Photography encompasses many genres, and photojournalists let their curiosity and ambitions take them wherever they’re called, whether on assignments or self-motivated

Countryside, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

My favourite photo locations

Recently my brother asked me where were my favourite photo locations. I don’t know if “favourite” is the right word. Photography encompasses many genres, and photojournalists let their curiosity and ambitions take them wherever they’re called, whether on assignments or self-motivated

20150209 Landscape Institute - Landscape Futures

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design & Delivery of Shared Space”.

20150209 Landscape Institute - Landscape Futures

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design & Delivery of Shared Space”.

DAVISON David - Frank Browne A Life through the Lens

Review: Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin Davison)

God can sanctify photography. With a poem by Pope Leo XIII, Colin Ford explains the basis for how Irish Jesuit Frank Browne acquired a camera from his bishop uncle, at the age of 17, and kept making images throughout his

DAVISON David - Frank Browne A Life through the Lens

Review: Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin Davison)

God can sanctify photography. With a poem by Pope Leo XIII, Colin Ford explains the basis for how Irish Jesuit Frank Browne acquired a camera from his bishop uncle, at the age of 17, and kept making images throughout his

20150127 HMD Keep Memory Alive

Never use memory (or lack thereof) to justify cruelty: Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

For the Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, in cooperation with the Institute of Conflict Research, held a seminar event: “The Ethnics of Memory and Community Recovery”. The speakers were Daniel Greenberg and Lord Alderdice,

20150127 HMD Keep Memory Alive

Never use memory (or lack thereof) to justify cruelty: Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

For the Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, in cooperation with the Institute of Conflict Research, held a seminar event: “The Ethnics of Memory and Community Recovery”. The speakers were Daniel Greenberg and Lord Alderdice,

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Slices of Belfast: A tour of Sandy Row

As part of a work group, I went on a Sandy Row Tour, discovering the history and character of this neighbourhood. We began at the well-known mural site at the entrance to Linfield Gardens — a large example of a

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Slices of Belfast: A tour of Sandy Row

As part of a work group, I went on a Sandy Row Tour, discovering the history and character of this neighbourhood. We began at the well-known mural site at the entrance to Linfield Gardens — a large example of a

Alex Kane

Still arguing over religious texts in Northern Ireland? Sectarianism: A Journey Towards Healing seminar

Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a panel discussion with Jim Gibney (Sinn Féin), Father Gary Donegan and Alex Kane. The title was “Sectarianism”, and is part of a Journey Towards Healing series organised by Niamh Mental Wellbeing. Dr Mason described

Alex Kane

Still arguing over religious texts in Northern Ireland? Sectarianism: A Journey Towards Healing seminar

Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a panel discussion with Jim Gibney (Sinn Féin), Father Gary Donegan and Alex Kane. The title was “Sectarianism”, and is part of a Journey Towards Healing series organised by Niamh Mental Wellbeing. Dr Mason described

20150120 Time to Fly cover

Review: Time to Fly (Neil O’Brien)

I had the pleasure of meeting Neil O’Brien at a NI Biz Camp event in Belfast, April 2013. I immediately liked his sense of humour: “Sending me to a relaxation course is stressing me out!” Yet behind his Irish wit

20150120 Time to Fly cover

Review: Time to Fly (Neil O’Brien)

I had the pleasure of meeting Neil O’Brien at a NI Biz Camp event in Belfast, April 2013. I immediately liked his sense of humour: “Sending me to a relaxation course is stressing me out!” Yet behind his Irish wit

20141203 Gary Hart

USA not immune to flag disputes: Gary Hart

Interesting short speech by Senator (Ret,) Gary Hart at US Consulate tonight. Acknowledged value of listening and how flags issue here relates to that in USA citing confederate flag and South Carolina (as an example). I failed to bend his

20141203 Gary Hart

USA not immune to flag disputes: Gary Hart

Interesting short speech by Senator (Ret,) Gary Hart at US Consulate tonight. Acknowledged value of listening and how flags issue here relates to that in USA citing confederate flag and South Carolina (as an example). I failed to bend his

Young people share their demands for a better future at SDLP conference coffee chat

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools #CoffeeClub at #SDLP14 conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 15 November 2014 Stratagem organised another set of sidebar coffee club conversations at the SDLP annual conference, Ramada Inn, Belfast.

Young people share their demands for a better future at SDLP conference coffee chat

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools #CoffeeClub at #SDLP14 conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 15 November 2014 Stratagem organised another set of sidebar coffee club conversations at the SDLP annual conference, Ramada Inn, Belfast.

20141018 UUP Coffee Club

More channels for civic voices demanded

More channels for civic voices demanded #CoffeeClub at Ulster Unionist Party conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 18 October 2014  At a sidebar coffee club session, organised by lobby firm Stratagem, I asked a room full of Ulster

20141018 UUP Coffee Club

More channels for civic voices demanded

More channels for civic voices demanded #CoffeeClub at Ulster Unionist Party conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 18 October 2014  At a sidebar coffee club session, organised by lobby firm Stratagem, I asked a room full of Ulster