Category Archives: ARTICLES

20160206 Four Corners

Listening to the pschogeography of Belfast

One of the final events of the Four Corners Festival was a discussion on what was described as the psychogeography of the city of Belfast.

20160206 Four Corners

Listening to the pschogeography of Belfast

One of the final events of the Four Corners Festival was a discussion on what was described as the psychogeography of the city of Belfast.

NIF 20160121 Be the Change - CDPB

#MyAngle

#MyAngle Be the Change: A creative workshop by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 21 January 2016 At a creative workshop entitled “Be the Change”, hosted by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (CDPB), in partnership with Twitter, over

NIF 20160121 Be the Change - CDPB

#MyAngle

#MyAngle Be the Change: A creative workshop by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 21 January 2016 At a creative workshop entitled “Be the Change”, hosted by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (CDPB), in partnership with Twitter, over

FARREN Sean - John Hume

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss.

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss. by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 15 December 2015 Sean Farren and Denis Haughey have edited a new book, John Hume: Irish Peacemaker, published by Four Courts Press. As part of this book launch,

FARREN Sean - John Hume

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss.

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss. by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 15 December 2015 Sean Farren and Denis Haughey have edited a new book, John Hume: Irish Peacemaker, published by Four Courts Press. As part of this book launch,

Professor Padraig O'MALLEY, The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. @ISCTSJ @MoakleyChairUMB

Hope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine

Hope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine: Professor Padraig O’Malley talk at Queen’s University Belfast by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 21 October 2015 Professor Padraig O’Malley gave a bleak prognosis of the Israel/Palestine peace negotiations, calling the

Professor Padraig O'MALLEY, The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. @ISCTSJ @MoakleyChairUMB

Hope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine

Hope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine: Professor Padraig O’Malley talk at Queen’s University Belfast by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 21 October 2015 Professor Padraig O’Malley gave a bleak prognosis of the Israel/Palestine peace negotiations, calling the

Conor HOUSTON (Young Influencers). Civil Society Network launch, Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. #CivilSocietyNetwork

Launch of #CivilSocietyNetwork

Launch of #CivilSocietyNetwork by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 2 October 2015 Just a few days before the event, an email was sent to people across the voluntary, community and business sectors, inviting all to the launch of the

Conor HOUSTON (Young Influencers). Civil Society Network launch, Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. #CivilSocietyNetwork

Launch of #CivilSocietyNetwork

Launch of #CivilSocietyNetwork by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 2 October 2015 Just a few days before the event, an email was sent to people across the voluntary, community and business sectors, inviting all to the launch of the

Paul SEAWRIGHT; source: Belfast Royal Academy

A lexicon of conflict: Paul Seawright exhibition “Things Left Unsaid”

A lexicon of conflict: Paul Seawright exhibition “Things Left Unsaid” by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 1 October 2015 On the surface, the images shown in Paul Seawright’s work, “Things Left Unsaid”, are just a series of American television

Paul SEAWRIGHT; source: Belfast Royal Academy

A lexicon of conflict: Paul Seawright exhibition “Things Left Unsaid”

A lexicon of conflict: Paul Seawright exhibition “Things Left Unsaid” by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 1 October 2015 On the surface, the images shown in Paul Seawright’s work, “Things Left Unsaid”, are just a series of American television

David Stevens Memorial Lecture and Presentation of CRC Award for Exceptional Achievement, Parliament Buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland. @NI_CRC #CRWeek15

Freeing up peace impasse with WD-40

Freeing up peace impasse with WD-40: The David Stevens Memorial Lecture by Rev. Harold Good by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 1 October 2015 At the third annual David Stevens Memorial Lecture, the Rev. Harold Good used a physical

David Stevens Memorial Lecture and Presentation of CRC Award for Exceptional Achievement, Parliament Buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland. @NI_CRC #CRWeek15

Freeing up peace impasse with WD-40

Freeing up peace impasse with WD-40: The David Stevens Memorial Lecture by Rev. Harold Good by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 1 October 2015 At the third annual David Stevens Memorial Lecture, the Rev. Harold Good used a physical

Duncan MORROW lecture, "Forgive for the sake of the future?", Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.

Forgive for the sake of the future?

Forgive for the sake of the future? A lecture by Duncan Morrow by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 29 September 2015 As part of the Community Relations Week programme, a former Chief Executive of the Community Relations Council, Dr

Duncan MORROW lecture, "Forgive for the sake of the future?", Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.

Forgive for the sake of the future?

Forgive for the sake of the future? A lecture by Duncan Morrow by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 29 September 2015 As part of the Community Relations Week programme, a former Chief Executive of the Community Relations Council, Dr

20150928 CRC

Knitting together: CRC annual conference

Knitting together: CRC annual conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 28 September 2015 As Chair of the Community Relations Council, Peter Osborne, welcomed delegates to their annual policy and practice conference at Stormont Hotel, Belfast, he explained the event

20150928 CRC

Knitting together: CRC annual conference

Knitting together: CRC annual conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 28 September 2015 As Chair of the Community Relations Council, Peter Osborne, welcomed delegates to their annual policy and practice conference at Stormont Hotel, Belfast, he explained the event

20150617 Tenx9 - Life Objects

Life objects: Tenx9 Belfast

I told a story at the Tenx9 event at Belfast’s Black Box venue. Tenx9 is a series of monthly events, where nine individuals tell a true, personal story, for up to ten minutes (hence the title). There are six Tenx9 city

20150617 Tenx9 - Life Objects

Life objects: Tenx9 Belfast

I told a story at the Tenx9 event at Belfast’s Black Box venue. Tenx9 is a series of monthly events, where nine individuals tell a true, personal story, for up to ten minutes (hence the title). There are six Tenx9 city

Logo Tenx9

A letter from Corinthians to Paul: Tenx9 at Belfast Photo Festival

Tenx9 is a storytelling event where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Storytellers and listeners meet up at the Black Box in Belfast, with a new theme each month. This

Logo Tenx9

A letter from Corinthians to Paul: Tenx9 at Belfast Photo Festival

Tenx9 is a storytelling event where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Storytellers and listeners meet up at the Black Box in Belfast, with a new theme each month. This

20150606 Belfast Photo Festival

Convergence can hold photography back: Belfast Photo Festival panel discussion

The theme of this year’s Belfast Photo Festival is convergence – the act of artists mixing other forms of art, such as performance and sculpture, with photographic image making. A panel discussion, hosted at Belfast Exposed, explored these boundaries and

20150606 Belfast Photo Festival

Convergence can hold photography back: Belfast Photo Festival panel discussion

The theme of this year’s Belfast Photo Festival is convergence – the act of artists mixing other forms of art, such as performance and sculpture, with photographic image making. A panel discussion, hosted at Belfast Exposed, explored these boundaries and

20150403 Passion Walk

The Passion Walk: Belfast 2015

On BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence programme, I learned of a Passion Walk event that would take place on Good Friday. Passion Walk seeks to recreate the experience of Jesus of Nazareth’s final days in a contemporary environment, using local

20150403 Passion Walk

The Passion Walk: Belfast 2015

On BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence programme, I learned of a Passion Walk event that would take place on Good Friday. Passion Walk seeks to recreate the experience of Jesus of Nazareth’s final days in a contemporary environment, using local

National Geographic Society - Women of Vision

Review: Women of Vision (National Geographic)

Women of Vision accompanies a travelling exhibition of the same title, curated by National Geographic. Both celebrate the work of eleven inspiring female photojournalists, featuring nearly 100 images, ranging from social issues, effects of war, and changes in our natural

National Geographic Society - Women of Vision

Review: Women of Vision (National Geographic)

Women of Vision accompanies a travelling exhibition of the same title, curated by National Geographic. Both celebrate the work of eleven inspiring female photojournalists, featuring nearly 100 images, ranging from social issues, effects of war, and changes in our natural

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

Art opens up community imagination Peace Building and the Arts: An Imagine Belfast Festival discussion by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 11 March 2015 As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities

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

Art opens up community imagination

Art opens up community imagination Peace Building and the Arts: An Imagine Belfast Festival discussion by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 11 March 2015 As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities