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International and Local Visitors

24th October 2016

SLIG continues to host a range of external groups and individuals. We’ve been inundated recently with requests from local and foreign university students to contribute to their research on topics such as spatial segregation, conflict transformation and grassroots peace-building. Our most recent group was young A Level Students participating in… 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 »

AMBIT15 - Peace Walls Worker Suzanne Shares Her Thoughts

12th March 2015

SLIG's Peace Walls Programme Officer Suzanne is currently in America, as part of the AMBIT15 programme. Here are her thoughts on her first few days:    "So far the AMBIT15 programme has been amazing, and we have been to the most deprived areas of Massachusetts. On Day 1, we spent… Read More »

Christmas Lights!

16th December 2014

Over 200 people enjoyed our Christmas event in early December. The cold weather didn’t deter locals from getting into the festive spirit. Arts & crafts workshops, where young people made lanterns and Christmas cards, and Christmas themed face paintings warmed the young people up before the elves welcomed them through… Read More »

Peace Walls Programme Update, December 14

16th December 2014

Work on SRRP Now Complete We have been busy over the last few months and are pleased to announce we have now completed capital works at the SRRP site! The new fencing and street lighting at the rear of the building has created a welcoming and safer environment from the… Read More »

History Group

16th December 2014

In Autumn 2014 SLIG facilitated an extremely popular course on local history, tracing the birth and evolution of Belfast, and the role that local families played in the industrial development of the new city. We were overwhelmed with the number of people seeking to do the course - over 80… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »