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Charabanc: A Cultural Exchange in Russia

By Carol Moore In this blog Carol Moore, a co-founder of Charabanc Theatre Company, talks about the exciting first years of the company, and what she describes as ‘a journey of female empowerment’. Charabanc at the Winter Palace Square, St. Petersburg, Russia. (Copyright: Louis Edmondson) My memories are based on…...

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Memories of the ‘Word of Mouth Poetry Collective’

By Ruth Carr and Gráinne Toibin In this blog noted members of the Word of Mouth Poetry Collective, namely Gráinne Tobin and Ruth Carr, share experiences of what it was like to be part of the collective. This valued collective  brought together a group of peers who shared a love for…...

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Anna Lo: an election journey

In this blog Anna Lo discusses her election journey, making change for a better future and her debut in politics. A tough campaigning journey proved to be fruitful as she made history by becoming ‘the first non-white elected politician in Northern Ireland and more astonishingly, the first China-born parliamentarian in…...

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Danielle Roberts of Here NI explores the legacy of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition

Danielle Roberts is Policy and Development Officer for Here NI. In this blog, she explores the legacy of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition. She recalls how seeing a poster in the Linen Hall Library’s Vertical Gallery reminded her of the commitment these women had to making Northern Ireland a more…...

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Death and Feminism by Rosemary Jenkinson

New blog post. Death and Feminism blog by Rosemary Jenkinson, award-winning playwright, essayist, and short story specialist allows us to peep behind the doors of a writer’s life through humour’s glasses. The process of ‘becoming’ a writer doesn’t happen overnight, in this blog Jenkinson highlights pathways usually taken and doesn’t…...

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Music Making Change Happen by Lynda Walker

In the first of a series of extraORDINARYwomen blogs, Lynda Walker, women’s rights and civil rights activist, talks about the power of song to inspire, and the impact that the International Women’s Day Concert Belfast, 1981, had on the development of NI women’s centres and campaigns. Music Making Change Happen…...

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