Telling Our Stories

The Cluster is formed around buildings, but they would not exist without people. We know that buildings are only important because people make them important, and the stories of the people connected to our buildings are what brings our buildings to life.

This project tells the personal story of someone who cares about and loves our buildings. We photographed them and recorded them telling their story of why the building they use, or want to see reused, is important to them. Through this collection of stories we’ll be able to make sure that more people know why north Belfast’s heritage matters to people in the area today.

Our aim is make sure these stories help visitors and the local community understand their local history, told through the stories of local people, celebrating the diversity of backgrounds that make up north Belfast.

Explore some of our people’s stories below.