Just two days before the Assembly election, six candidates from the East Belfast constituency hold a hustings event about Northern Ireland’s shared future in Belfast’s Knock Presbyterian Church. Mark Simpson as a host and an active audience quiz them during two hours about their views on cross-community and some bread and butter issues.
On Saturday 16th April in the Ulster Hall’s Group Space, young people from North Belfast involved in a Public Achievement cross-community youth programme launched a series of short films they have made to highlight the lived experiences of young people in interface communities. Northern Ireland Foundation intern, Jordi Gabarro Llop, interviewed Deborah Erwin, Youth Work Manager of Public Achievement, about the project.
A documentary journey in response to the Belfast Sarajevo Initiative was held at the Queen’s Film Theatre. Called ‘We Are Not Afraid’ and organised by Healing Through Remembering (HTR), both filmmakers Declan Keeney and Cahal McLaughlin discussed about telling stories from the conflict and how to people deal with the past.
Ronan Kerr, a 25 Catholic police officer, only graduated from police training college three weeks ago, is killed in a car-bomb explosion. He is the second policeman to have been killed since the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) was formed in 2001.