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The Arts in Quarantine

Over the past twelve months in his role as filmmaker to the Art for Reconciliation research project, Peter Young has met many fellow artists, performers, writers, arts producers and also many people who have experienced pain and loss. This short film reflects on his personal experience of the lockdown, the value of artists' work and why art matters.


This event has been postponed until further notice, due to current restrictions on assembly and movement.

Funders, artists, arts managers, community support professionals, academic researchers and the public meet for an afternoon of discussions and artistic presentations to explore the specific methods, strategies, and developmental capacities that the arts facilitate for reconciliation and the importance of artist, audience, and participant voices in building this understanding.

For more information or an invitation email Pauline Hadaway


The 'Sounding Conflict' research team is delighted to invite you to the two-day Symposium at Queen's University Belfast on 28th and 29th November 2019. This is the third annual event in the PaCCS (AHRC) funded interdisciplinary research programme ‘Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation’ (2017-2021).

This free event brings together scholars from sonic arts, anthropology, political science, English and theatre studies. To book tickets separately for each day, please visit the registration pages. This event runs on Thursday 28th November 2019 and Friday 29th November 2019.


Agreement: The People’s Process

A contemporary art exhibition reflecting on 20 years of peace in Northern Ireland.

Sat 7 December 2019 – Sat 18 January 2020

  • Tuesday - Friday: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Saturday: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Golden Thread gallery 84-94 Great Patrick Street Belfast BT1 2LU


Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the Irish border during the height of conflict. Written by Laurence McKeown, directed by Paula McFetridge and performed by James Doran and Vincent Higgins, the play is based on an oral archive of police officers. Thoughtful, challenging and entertaining. This production looks at the person behind the uniform and what it’s like to be hunted when you’re protecting a man-made line on the ground. A drama of substantial insight and revelation and a life-affirming celebration of the end of the dark days.