Brilliant Northern Ireland - Episode 1
02 April 2014, 01:07
This week, Katie Andrews and Ryan Flynn give us a tour of Northern Ireland.
We'll be seeing the results of some amazing community projects, voluntary efforts and creative endeavours, from doing something tasty in St George's Market to doing something creative with artist Kevin Miller, discover what makes Northern Ireland brilliant!
St George's Market
Built between 1890 and 1896, the market is one of Belfast's oldest attractions, and considered one of the best in the UK and Ireland. We talk to stall holders in the market to find out what makes this market stand out from the rest! To find out more visit: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tourism-venues/stgeorgesmarket/stgeorgesmarket.aspx
Chiasma is an experimental short film about the life and work of Michelle Gallen. After collapsing at work one day, Michelle Gallen learnt that she had contracted encephalitis — a rare brain disease with an 80% survival rate. After spending five years rebuilding her life and career, Michelle went on to form numerous companies including TalkIrish and Shhmooze.
Kaleidoscope's Acting Up project is a performing arts project exclusively for older people. We'll be meeting some of the people taking part, and finding out how it's given them the opportunity to make new friends, have fun and get involved in the performing arts. If you'd like to learn more about the project, you can visit http://www.kaleidoscopeni.com/outreach.php
Age No Barrier
Age No Barrier is Disability Action's new project, working throughout Northern Ireland to provide information and support about everything from benefits to IT equipment to people over 60. We'll be talking to the people behind the project, as well as some of the people benefiting to see how Age No Barrier is really making a difference in Northern Ireland. To find out more visit http://www.disabilityaction.org/services-and-projects/age-no-barrier/
Kevin Miller is an artist living and working in Belfast. You can find out more about Kevin and his work here http://kevinmillerpainting.wordpress.com