GPNB: Advent

GPNB: Advent

Advent marks the beginning of the lead up to Christmas and lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day. This year Advent began on Sunday 28th November. The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin ‘coming’, which traditionally signifies how it is a time of...
Ronnie Lawrenson on St Anne’s Cathedral

Ronnie Lawrenson on St Anne’s Cathedral

Ronnie Lawrenson first came to St Anne’s as a parishioner in 1958. He is one of the Vergers at the Cathedral, helping to show people around and telling them some of the history. Ronnie Lawrenson Interview (Long edit) Ronnie Lawrenson Interview (Short...
Volunteer Bank Project

Volunteer Bank Project

Strategic Partners: Volunteer Now; Prince’s Trust. Volunteers are vital for all of the Cluster members. Coordinating volunteers, though, takes time and effort, and members of the Cluster have lots of different capacities for doing this. This project aims to...
Urban Design

Urban Design

Strategic Partners: Department of Communities and Department of Infrastructure, Academy of Urbanism, Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Town Planning Institute. The physical...
Philanthropy: Past & Present

Philanthropy: Past & Present

Many (if not all) of the fifteen organisations comprising the North Belfast Heritage Cluster (NBHC) have engaged in philanthropic activity during their lifespan. Acts of philanthropy – defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others – were, and remain,...