Northern Ireland holds snap assembly election (Al Jazeera)

Northern Ireland holds snap assembly election (Al Jazeera)2 March 2017 Laurence LEE reports on 2017 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He interviewed Claire HANNA (SDLP) and Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation). Leonard said: “Younger people are more sophisticated about how they see themselves and the identities that they hold. “And this is starting to […]

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). Leonard said: “Although we’ve had […]

Using art to fill in gaps of our reconciliation @DFATIrl

Using art to fill in gaps of our reconciliation @DFATIrl

Using art to fill in gaps of our reconciliation: DFAT Reconciliation Networking Forum by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 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 […]

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

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

Without fear or favour: 30 years of Troubled Images by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 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 […]

A good afternoon @UlsterMuseum

A good afternoon @UlsterMuseum

At the Ulster Museum, my method is to head straight to the lift and go to the fifth floor, avoiding the history sections; it’s gotta be fine arts for me. My motivation today was the Francisco Goya exhibition, The Disasters of War, which I learned about in an art history module at university. I remember […]

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 11 November 2016 Just past the reception desk is a small, black-and-white photography of the simple and utilitarian building that housed the first enrolment of students at Lagan College in 1981; today, celebrating its 35th birthday, […]