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International Women’s Visit to SLIG

16th December 2014

A group of twenty-five women from around the world visited SLIG on 17th September. The women were in Northern Ireland on a research trip investigating the role of women in Peace Building. SLIG’s Jean, Reneé, Maureen, Suzanne and Laura hosted them and talked about the role ordinary women in the… 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 »

Drug and Alcohol Group

16th December 2014

A ‘Natural Highs’ drug and alcohol awareness course commenced in September, aimed at engaging young adults in healthy behaviours and educating them in the dangers of substance abuse. The course was delivered by FASA – Families Against Substance and included 10 sessions covering the legal classification of drugs, and the… Read More »

Older and Active, Winter 14-15

16th December 2014

Our cross community over 50s group continues to meet in Horn Drive Community Centre Monday from 10.30am-12.30pm for activities such as arts & crafts, chair-based games, information days and cultural/recreational trips out. In 2015 we have new trips and activities planned. If you would like to be get more active… Read More »

Interface Soccer Sevens

16th December 2014

Our annual Interface Soccer Sevens event will run at Seaview in February 2015. We are looking to recruit U13s (2002s) and U16s (1999s) from both Suffolk and Lenadoon. Participants can enter their own 7-a-side teams or register individually and we’ll form additional sides. No cost for the event and transport… 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 »

Walking Group, Autumn 2014

16th December 2014

In support of our objective to help encourage healthy lifestyles, SLIG has created a walking club. The Club meets every Tuesday morning, and aims to walk between 3-5 miles every week. It started at the beginning of October and to date we have enjoyed treks in various locations including Black… 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 »

Now Accepting Artist Tenders

10th November 2014

Calling all artists! We are now seeking Expressions of Interest from Artists for the design, production and installation of artwork in the public realm, as part of our Peace Walls Programme.    Please see contact Suzanne for more information. 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 »