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March 2020

The Role of Journalism in Northern Ireland – CANCELLED

24 March @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Queen's University
Belfast, BT7 1NN
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This panel discussion will explore the role that journalism has played in Northern Ireland, hearing from iconic voices of TV, radio and print.

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Midnight Traveller – screening at QFT – CANCELLED

24 March @ 6:20 pm - 8:10 pm
Queen’s Film Theatre, 20 University Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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We are currently in the midst of Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II — one million refugees in 2015 alone. Filmmakers Hassan Fazili, his wife Fatima Hossaini, and their two daughters, Nargis and Zahra, became four of those one million. When the Taliban put a bounty on Fazili’s head, the family were forced to flee their home country and seek asylum; Midnight Traveller is an incredibly moving, unusual and highly personal take on a refugee story — the entire feature-length…

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Responding to out Planetary Emergency: The Crucial Decade Ahead – ONLINE CHECK OUT IMAGINEBELFAST.COM

24 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PFC 02/025, Queen's University
Belfast,
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What does the Church of England, the Davos annual meeting of those who ‘run the world’, climate scientists and activists from Greta Thunberg and the school strike for climate movement and Extinction Rebellion all have in common? When such disparate organisations are all in agreement that there is an urgent need to recognise and respond to our planetary emergency, you know something unusual is happening. Calling for ‘rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure and industrial systems’,…

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Ulster’s Lesser Spotted Queer Protestant – CANCELLED

25 March @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Old Staff Common Room, Queen's University Belfast, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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In this performance lecture, let Richard O’Leary take you in search of Ulster’s Lesser Spotted Queer Protestant. The existence of the LSQP has long been denied by many historians and Christians, but Dr. O’Leary will present evidence to challenge the orthodox view. Drawing on newly accessed archival material, Dr. O’Leary presents both an objective and subjective view. Expect shy historians, fairies, an arse bishop, quack doctors, lesbian divas, erasure, puppets. This performance lecture will be followed by a panel discussion…

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What do NI Businesses Need to Drive Growth in our Economy? – CANCELLED

26 March @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast, Co Antrim BT9 5EE United Kingdom
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As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, it is timely to reflect on how best our local Northern Irish businesses might be supported to grow and thereby contribute to the Northern Ireland economy. The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s has brought together a panel that includes leaders of business representative groups, to discuss a range of key issues affecting business. Those taking part on the panel will be: Dr. Graham Brownlow, Senior Lecture of Economics, Queen’s Management School…

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Abomination – screening at QFT – CANCELLED

26 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Queen’s Film Theatre, 20 University Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics presents the world première of Nicky Larkin’s (Cherrie, Me & HIV) documentary exploring the creation of The Belfast Ensemble’s provocative and powerful Abomination: A DUP Opera. At midnight on 22nd October 2019, marriage equality rights were finally extended to Northern Ireland. With no sitting government in Stormont for three years, the law was passed through Westminster, much to the horror of the evangelical Christian right and the DUP. Meanwhile, in a quiet corner of Loyalist…

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Brexit, Health and Me – documentary screening – CANCELLED

26 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Moot Court Room, School of Law, Tower Building
Belfast, Antrim BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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A documentary screening: discussing our future post-Brexit.

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Negotiating Brexit: What can we expect? – CANCELLED

27 March @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
PFC 02/026, Peter Froggatt Centre
Belfast, Antrim BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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As the clock ticks towards the deadline of 31 December 2020, join us for the latest updates on the post-Brexit negotiations.

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The Quiet Shuffling of Feet – CANCELLED

28 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Queen’s Film Theatre, 20 University Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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David Bolton, as we discover in The Quiet Shuffling of Feet, was no stranger to conflict trauma. He was involved, both personally and professionally, in the Enniskillen bombing and responded to the Omagh bombing. “This is no ordinary story. As a second responder, David was at the heart of a number of major trauma incidents. For the first time David tells his personal story, revealing earlier childhood encounters with trauma.” Fergus Cooper, Director In 2001 David left the main health service to…

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April 2020

Attitudes to migrant workers in Northern Ireland: an improving landscape?

3 April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
NICVA Offices, 61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast, Antrim BT15 2GB United Kingdom
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In this seminar, Lucy Michael will explore data from the 2018 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey on attitudes to migrant workers. Given the recent release of post-Brexit immigration plans by the UK government, it is timely to consider the level of public acceptance and recognition of the role of migrant workers in the economic and cultural life of Northern Ireland. The seminar will run from 11am to 12.30, followed by a light lunch. The event is free, but places…

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