Diwali: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Diwali: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 marks the beginning of Diwali, the five-day festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all over the world. Diwali is the most popular festival in India, equal to Christmas in importance, and celebrates the triumph of...
Annesley Street Synagogue: Hanukkah

Annesley Street Synagogue: Hanukkah

Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is an eight-day religious festival celebrated by those of Jewish faith. This year, Hanukkah will begin at nightfall on November 28th and run through to nightfall on December 6th. The celebration marks the reclamation of the Holy Temple in...
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,...
Belfast Blitz Remembered

Belfast Blitz Remembered

The impact of the Belfast Blitz on Duncairn Gardens 5th/6th May marks the 80th anniversary of the final Luftwaffe raid on Belfast. During the previous four weeks, following the first surprise attack on 7th/8th April, the city had sustained significant damage and loss...