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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 »

Volunteer Training Programme

8th May 2014

In February, SLIG recruited volunteers specifically to assist with the Peace Walls Programme. Six local residents have been working with the Peace Walls Development Officer, Suzanne, to develop skills and knowledge in undertaking Community Consultation.  The volunteers took part in a two-day training programme in March and are all now… Read More »

Youth Achievement Awards 2014

8th May 2014

The 4th annual Suffolk Lenadoon Youth Achievement Awards took place on Wednesday 12th March 2014 thanks to funding provided by the Ur City Too fund via Belfast City Council and additional funds provided by SLIG. The event, which includes all youth providers across Suffolk and Lenadoon, is a highlight in… Read More »

Creating Positive Legacies

8th May 2014

Thanks to money secured through NI Community Relations Council, we were able to deliver an extensive community relations programme focussed on building relations between teenagers across the interface. Twelve young people participated in a programme that challenged the mindsets of the young people, provided adrenaline filled activities and an environment… Read More »

Active Communities - free sports training available!

8th May 2014

As a member group of Belfast Community Sport Development Network (BCSDN), SLIG can offer a free resource of sport and physical activity coaching to all groups in Suffolk and Lenadoon. BCSDN have deployed twenty coaches across Belfast in key partner organisations including our very own James Wright, a multi skills… Read More »

Older and Active

8th May 2014

Our thriving Older & Active group is SLIG’s longest running group. The ladies came together 5-6 years ago to build relations across the interface whilst also addressing issues such as social exclusion. Meeting every Monday in Horn Drive Community Centre (10.30am-12.30pm), the ladies partake in various activities from September to… Read More »

External Visits to SLIG

17th December 2013

  We continue to deliver tailored presentations, workshops and walking tours to a range of local, national and international audiences. Learning themes include grassroots peace building approach, promoting shared space, dealing with conflict and division; and economic regeneration. Over the last few months we have hosted groups from Plymouth University,… Read More »

Community Safety Residential

17th December 2013

As part of the Inner East Outer West Programme, 12 residents from Suffolk and Lenadoon  took part in a Community Safety programme, which involved 2 cross-interface residentials (Suffolk and Lenadoon), and one cross-city residential with residents from East Belfast. Residents were taken to hotels outside of their immediate areas to… Read More »

Interface Photography Project

17th December 2013

Ten residents from both Suffolk and Lenadoon took part in a photography programme as part of the Inner East Outer West programme. This took place in SLIG and was facilitated by professional photographer Steven Wilson. Residents took a look at their communities through a lens , photographing both their own… Read More »

Cross Community Visits

17th December 2013

Following completion of the Photography and Community Safety programmes, participants spent a few days visiting each other’s communities. Residents from Short Strand and Inner East visited SLIG and were hosted by local Suffolk and Lenadoon residents. We were able to talk about the history of SLIG and the work we… Read More »

International Student Intern

17th December 2013

    Over the summer of 2013 we arranged an internship placement for an Italian post-graduate student here in SLIG. Ilaria spent 8 very enjoyable weeks; here’s what she had to say: After six weeks of stay in west Belfast, everyday going into the SLIG office, living in a auto-defined… Read More »

Peace Walls Stage 1 Now Underway

17th December 2013

Following extensive community consultation, we are delighted to confirm that Stage 1 of the Peace Walls Programme is now well underway and work will begin on the ground shortly. Stage 1 relates to the Suffolk enttrance of the Stewartstown Road (SRRP) Building. We will be transforming this entrance to make… Read More »

Research Collaboration

17th December 2013

We continue to facilitate research for educational institutions on issues related to the interface. Recently, we recruited 24 young people from both sides of the divide to partake in interviews for a OFMDFM funded study carried out by Queens University Belfast. Read More »