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Art, peace and reconciliation: In conversation with Rita DUFFY

Art, peace and reconciliation: In conversation with Rita DUFFY
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
11 May 2017

At the last lecture in the spring series of events hosted by the Mitchell Institute of Peace at Queen’s University Belfast, artist Rita Duffy conversed with Professor Fiona Magowan, on how she has applied her creativity to help better understand the world around her.

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Reflections on Women and Peacebuilding: President Tarja HALONEN

Reflections on Women and Peacebuilding: President Tarja HALONEN
by Julia FLANAGAN for Northern Ireland Foundation
9 May 2017

The presence of Finland’s former President, Tarja Halonen, at the 5th Harri Holkeri Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast, served as a timely reminder of the progress that Northern Ireland has made with peace and reconciliation since the Good Friday Agreement was signed almost 20 years ago.

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Together in Pieces: Murals not for pretty colours but conflict transformation @ImagineBelfast

Together in Pieces: Murals not for pretty colours but conflict transformation
By Eilish BOSCHERT for Northern Ireland Foundation
25 March 2017

Filmmakers Eileen Walsh and David Dryden showcased their short, documentary film Together in Pieces at the historic Sunflower Pub on 25th March as part of the third annual Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics.

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Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)

Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)
2 March 2017

Lorenzo AMUSO reported from Belfast for Swiss Radio RSI, on the impending 2017 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He interviewed Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation), Alan MEBAN (@alaninbelfast), John McCORRY (North Belfast Partnership), and Brian FEENEY (St Mary’s College).

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Using art to fill in gaps of our reconciliation @DFATIrl

LEONARD Allan NIFUsing art to fill in gaps of our reconciliation: DFAT Reconciliation Networking Forum
by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
14 December 2016

At the eleventh annual convening of a reconciliation network organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ireland), an afternoon panel discussion explored the role of the arts in Northern Ireland’s reconciliation process.

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Without fear or favour: 30 years of Troubled Images @TheLinenHall

LEONARD Allan NIFWithout fear or favour: 30 years of Troubled Images
by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation
28 November 2016

The latest incarnation of the Troubled Images project — the launch of a free downloadable iBook  — was cause for a reunion of sorts at the Linen Hall Library for the original team that compiled and published its original CD-ROM 15 years ago.