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The end of Catholic Ireland?

The end of Catholic Ireland?

8 Nov 2018

The end of Catholic Ireland?  by Allan LEONARD 6 November 2018 In what Alan Meban described the event as a symposium (“but don’t say it was in a bar” [The Dark Horse Inn]), Dr Gladys Ganiel, a sociologist of religion from Queen’s University Belfast, laid out quantitative and qualitative findings about the apparent secularisation process […]

SEVERE: Interview with Martin SEEDS

SEVERE: Interview with Martin SEEDS

6 Nov 2018

SEVERE: Interview with Martin SEEDS by Allan LEONARD 5 November 2018 A new body of work by Belfast-born artist, Martin Seeds, has just been shown as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe. The works are an extension of Seeds’ application of landscape and allegory. Or put another way, our political landscape — literally and figuratively.

Book review: Bobby Sands by Yan MORVAN

Book review: Bobby Sands by Yan MORVAN

11 Oct 2018

Book review: Bobby Sands by Yan MORVAN by Allan LEONARD 11 October 2018 Sorj Chalandon ends his foreword with a question from Bobby Sands’ memorial card: “Will tomorrow be remembered?” He is with Bobby Sands, a photobook by Yan Morvan.

Earning trust “story by story”

Earning trust “story by story”

9 Oct 2018

Earning trust “story by story”: Can we believe the media? The role of journalism in the digital age by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI 4 October 2018 Ulster University — along with the UK press regulatory body, Impress, and the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) — jointly hosted a symposium event at its Belfast […]

The Lost Moment exhibition: The provocation of 1968

The Lost Moment exhibition: The provocation of 1968

2 Oct 2018

The Lost Moment exhibition: The provocation of 1968 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 27 September 2018 In the year 1968, there were street protests and marches in Belfast, Berlin, Derry-Londonderry, Paris, Prague, Selma and beyond. Some of the most powerful captured images and video clips are on display at The Lost Moment exhibition […]

Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18

Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18

25 Sep 2018

Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 21 September 2018 In support for International Peace Day and in conjunction with Good Relations Week and Culture Night Belfast, Belfast City Council hosted an event that featured a keynote speech by Rev. Trevor Williams, addresses by Councillor Tim Attwood, Susan Picken, […]