The many faces of North Belfast. A series of talks on Thursday nights At the Duncairn Centre for culture and the arts…

These talks look well worth attending.  The program will run as follows –

28TH April 2016 – Harry Midgely was a maverick in Northern Ireland politics, making a long journey from socialist activist to Minister for Education in the Stormont government. This talk is by the historian, Jim McDermott.

5th May 2016 – Winifred Carney became famous for being James Connolly’s secretary in the Easter Rising but she demonstrated many characteristics of radical women of her era. This talk is by the historian, Myrtle Hill.

12th May 2016 – Sir John Lavery was probably the most celebrated Irish painter of his age, well known for his portraits and wartime depictions. His origins lay in inner city North Belfast. This talk is by art historian, Amanda Croft.

19th May 2016 – Francis Joseph Bigger was an antiquarian and writer who played a huge role in the Gaelic Revival. His house called Ard Righ on the Antrim road was a mecca for young thinkers and artists. This talk is by the artist, Roland Spotiswoode.

26th May 2016 – The Poor Clares are a religious order who played a special role in the life of North Belfast for many years, ever since their arrival on the Cliftonville Road. A presentation on the subject will be led by Father Martin Magill.

2nd June 2016 – John Luke was an accomplished artist with North Belfast origins, some of whose finest work adorns the interior of Belfast City Hall. There will be a talk about Luke by the art historian, Amanda Croft.

9th June 2016 – Amy Carmichael set up the renowned Welcome Mission in the Shankill area and went on to be a dedicated, long-serving missionary in southern India. There will be a presentation by Pastor Jonathan Clarke.

16th June 2016 – Thomas Sinclair was a senior Unionist who composed the Ulster Covenant of 1912. He and his family were deeply connected with the Duncairn Presbyterian Church. There will be a talk on Sinclair by the historian, Gordon Lucy.

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ALL TALKS ARE FREE

All talks take place at 7.30pm.

THE DUNCAIRN CENTRE, AS PART OF THE 174 TRUST, IS TO BE FOUND ON THE ANTRIM ROAD, A SHORT DISTANCE FROM BELFAST CITY CENTRE.

CONTACT DETAILS –

Should you need details with regard to getting there or parking, please contact me, Philip Orr at philipthomasorr@gmail.com or phone Una at the centre at 02890747114

It would be helpful if you can let us know if you plan to attend.

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