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BRT Update

28th October 2016

BELFAST RAPID TRANSIT   Andersonstown Road / Stewartstown Road between Finaghy Road North and Michael Ferguson Roundabout   BRT represents a £90m investment in public transport by the Department for Infrastructure, with this section representing a £3.5m investment in the local area. BRT aims to benefit the increasingly large number… Read More »

The Peace Walls Partnership gives young people a stronger voice on interface barriers

24th October 2016

A unique partnership between two Peace Walls Projects was today hailed for giving young people a stronger say on potential alterations to physical community divisions. The 16-week scheme, developed by Suffolk and Lenadoon Interface Group and Lower Oldpark Community Association, brought together almost 30 young people in west and north… Read More »

International and Local Visitors

24th October 2016

SLIG continues to host a range of external groups and individuals. We regularly receive requests from local and foreign universities to contribute to their research programmes and students on topics such as spatial segregation, conflict transformation and grassroots peace-building. Read More »

SLIG Older and Active Group

24th October 2016

We are currently delivering a programme for over 50’s in Horn Drive Community Centre every Monday morning from 10:30am to 12:30pm. We have recently received funding to deliver a programme of activities which include Arts and Crafts, Complementary Therapies, Walking Excursions and a Reminiscences Project. We would really welcome new… Read More »

Placement Students talk about their experience at SLIG.

24th October 2016

Joshua McCrum and Michaela Spyrou have been on work experience with us at SLIG. Here is what they made of their experience at SLIG. “My name is Joshua McCrum. I have been working here for a week and it has been a great experience for me. I have learned a… Read More »

IT Course Community Graduation at Ulster University, Jordanstown

16th December 2014

In Autumn 2014, twenty-nine adults from across both Suffolk and Lenadoon completed an IT course delivered by Ulster University’s lifelong learning department. This course was completed in SLIG’s premises but was accredited by University of Ulster. On 12th November several of the learners attended a community celebration event at University… Read More »

Community Youth Work in an Interface Context module

16th December 2014

SLIG has recently delivered our own pioneering module as part of the ‘Youth Work Studies Certificate Course’ at Ulster University. The module entitled ‘Community Youth Work in an Interface Context’ is now an integral part of the options provided by the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, and we… Read More »

Young People and Policing Group

16th December 2014

SLIG has facilitated a course of interaction between local young people and the PSNI, aimed at improving relations between the two. The course was designed to challenge both young people and the neighbourhood policing team by placing them in the shoes of the other, and helping them develop empathy for… Read More »

Queens University Youth Research

20th May 2014

As part of a young adult learner programme, participants from across the interface surveyed 34 local young people to find out their attitudes to so-called peace walls and their experience of living near an interface. The findings of the ‘Young People's Views of Living Near an Interface’ research was published in… Read More »

Training Courses, January - March 2014

14th May 2014

SLIG continues with its focus on training up local adults and young people, around both contentious and non-contentious themes. Here’s an overview of recent training courses delivered:   Contentious Issues:     In partnership with Tides Training and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, a large cross community group of 33… Read More »

Events Coming Up, Spring/Summer 2014!

12th May 2014

We have a number of events coming up in the near future:     Talking to Your Enemies We are hoping to arrange a ‘Talking to Your Enemies’ evening with Jo Berry and Pat Magee. Jo and Pat have been on an fascinating journey of reconciliation, following the death of… Read More »

Community Relations Chief Peter Osborne VisIts SLIG

8th May 2014

At the end of February we were delighted to welcome Peter Osborne to SLIG, following his recent appointment as new Chief Executive of Community Relations Council (CRC). Peter expressed a very strong interest in our work and stated that he holds SLIG as a ‘role model of best practice in… Read More »

Recent Visits to SLIG

8th May 2014

We continue to host local, national and international groups to share our award-winning grassroots approach to peace-building. We delivered a ‘Peace-building and Conflict Resolution’ workshop and walking tour for 28 students from the School of Geography, University of London, accompanied by Professor Catherine Nash and Dr Philippa Williams. Professor Nash commented: Thank… Read More »

Peace Walls Art Programme

8th May 2014

The next sites to be progressed through the Peace Walls Programme focuses on are the Colin Glen River Path in Suffolk, and the Lenadoon side of the Stewartstown Road interface. We are pleased to have successfully secured funding for an artist to come in and deliver an art programme around… Read More »

Peace Walls Programme Update

8th May 2014

Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project site update After months of community consultation, we are delighted that capital work has finally begun! The Suffolk entrance to the Stewartstown Road (SRRP) building is first, with work underway to make the entrance more accessible and welcoming, including disabled access for the first time. At… Read More »