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BRT Update

28th October 2016

BELFAST RAPID TRANSIT   Andersonstown Road / Stewartstown Road between Finaghy Road North and Michael Ferguson Roundabout   The work on the section of the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) route on the Andersonstown Road / Stewartstown Road between Finaghy Road North and Michael Ferguson Roundabout began in January this year.… Read More »

Decade of Centenaries Programme 2016

24th October 2016

We have received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs which allows us to run an 8 week Decade of Centenaries Programme. This project is a series of facilitated workshops hosted by Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group and facilitated by Dr Eamon Phoenix, Dr Johnston McMaster, Mr Philip Orr and Mr… Read More »

TBUC Summer Camp 2016

24th October 2016

SLIG Summer Camp 2016   40 young people from Suffolk and Lenadoon recently enjoyed a fun-packed and adrenaline- filled summer camp.   Thanks to funding provided by OFMDFM and administered by the Education Authority, the young people aged 8-16 spent a few days in SLIG prior to the camp, examining… Read More »

Peace Walls Programme Visits and Tours

24th October 2016

Lately we have given residents the opportunity to participate in a range of programmes and tours to historical sites and other Peace Walls Programme areas to learn about the history of their own and other cultures in addition to meeting other people and discussing common interests. These tours have also… Read More »

Active Communities

16th December 2014

  Our resident coach James Wright has been busy coaching various sports and physical activities throughout our community in 2014. From First Steps playgroup to Older & Active, James delivers an array of sessions to cater for all ages and abilities. Local groups availing of this free resource include Kids… 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 »

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 »