Buzz Logan Documentary

Buzz Logan spent part of his life capturing the remarkable everyday lives of the Shankill people.  You can learn more about Buzz’s life and work from those who knew him, in this documentary centred around the recent exhibition of Buzz’s work in the Red Barn Gallery.

Watch the video here: Collapse the Box: Buzz Logan from Northern Visions NvTv on Vimeo


Shankill Population on the Rise

DSD Minister Mervyn Storey announced another 22 social & affordable homes for the Lawnbrook area at the Greater Shankill Housing Convention yesterday.

Speaking at the Convention, Minister Storey committed his Department to ensuring that the bad days of redevelopment are behind the Shankill. He made a personal commitment to the area, which he has now visited four times since his appointment last September. The Minister also stated that he is in contact with Minister John O'Dowd to see what can be done jointly to save Malvern Primary School.

Opening the Convention on behalf of the Agreed Agenda Group, Jackie Redpath called for a new Housing Strategy for Greater Shankill to build a sustainable community and address the issue of vacant sites. It was noted that for the first time in four decades, the Greater Shankill population has consistently risen over the last four years.

The Convention also noted achievements on the housing front since it last met as a Housing Convention in 2011: in Battenberg St (54 homes & 22 announced by Minister); Lower Shankill (33 & further 21 in pipeline); Woodvale (89); Ainsworth ( 5/6 to be built); Lower Oldpark ( 26 derelicts refurbished & 10/12 planned) and the Somervale development, after 12 years of struggle.


Eat yourself healthy with nutritionist Jane McLenaghan

Are you sick of eating greasy bags of chips or microwave meals from a plastic tray?  Maybe you're trying to make a healthy change in your life and need some info on how to start eating better?

Whatever you need, nutritionist Jane McLenaghan wants to help you maintain an optimal balance of health and wellness - no fad diets, crazy quick fixes or extreme diet makeovers - instead, you'll make practical, positive changes to help you eat well and feel better.

The event is 100% free and completely open, with no need to book a spot - just turn up!  We'll see you on December 12th at 10:00AM in the Hammer Community Centre.