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The team behind Shared Future News ask: what is your association with this place and how do you see its future?

A display of textile panels that focus on places, people and things that are loved and how these can be affected by our ways of living and being.

What should happen to all the digitised personal information, recorded audio, photos and video that a person leaves behind?

Political economist Professor Helen Thompson explains the political shocks of the last decade and shows how Covid-19 blew apart fault lines.

Galway’s legendary Over The Edge literary reading series brings poetry and political conflict to Belfast.

In UDR: Declassified, Micheál Smith reveals what the British establishment, the British government and its armed forces knew and had to say about the regiment in recently declassified files.

Historical entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief.

If you rent from a private landlord or letting agent, join this workshop!

A live panel discussion between the leaders of the youth wings of Northern Ireland’s political parties.

Participate in a reflective conversation about ecological and climatic issues.

A new show at The Lyric that asks why the privileges and protections granted to most of society remain out of reach for Northern Ireland’s LGBT+ community.

Take part in a unique soundscape that captures the sounds of those that we have lost in the pandemic and share your own sounds of reflection.

Join us for this free immersive experience where we experience the sounds of the pandemic.

How can we involve everyone in addressing the climate emergency?

In the early 1800s Age of Reform a disparate group of artists, legal theorists, MPs, and others nearly brought about the end to the death penalty for sodomy.

Come along to the opening of this unique exhibition which presents multiple perspectives and interpretations of the Strand Cinema.

How can big business be held to account for harming people and planet everywhere they operate?

Come along to this event to gain an insight into the future of NI-USA relations, including politics, policy and everything in between!

Hear first-hand from overlooked voices as they challenge conventional narratives.

All of everyday life has become transformed by technologies of algorithmic governance. The question is: how should we respond?

Nandi Jola reflects on the history of Black Atlantic, as she looks at the relationship between British Colonial rule and South Africa.

Street performance marking the 50th anniversary of Belfast’s ‘Ring of Steel’.

Join this practical workshop about designing and constructing textile artefacts that communicate how our ways of living can affect places, people and things that we love.

Discussing a plurality of approaches to organising for the challenges faced by the trans community in Ireland.

How can we promote longer-term strategic thinking to meet the changing needs of citizens?

An immersive workshop on possible futures that will challenge, question and develop participants’ notion of what makes a future.

Explore the link between law and art, engaging with artists and activists to see how we can create a sense of justice through art.

Come along to this Oxford-style debate with two teams arguing for and against the motion – Is Type 1 diabetes a disability?

Eight-minute readings linking local writers and powers with international counterparts.

This online event will highlight how it is possible to move beyond racism, sectarianism and capitalism towards a future that is bigger than our past.

A taster session for women of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in running for election and playing an active role in politics.

A seriously convivial conversation about the ‘poetical’ in our civic and cultural living.

A campaigning workshop with Adam McGibbon.

A series of hand painted porcelain panels with found objects inspired by our heritage and landscape.

Following the publication of his well-received memoir, Richard Needham looks back on a life that straddles the worlds of commerce and politics.

A fun Interactive workshop where participants will create Instagram stories about local history using archival material.

Nicholas Whyte examines the likely outcomes of the forthcoming local Assembly elections and a potential unity vote.

A zine-making workshop will be presented by Emma Campbell and Clodagh Lavelle from Array Collective

Hear from QUB researchers exploring how photography has been used to record and shape Belfast from the nineteenth century to the present day.

A light hearted quizzical rummage about this place we call home.

A critical look at how the politics of division has stopped the development of a shared and prosperous society in Northern Ireland.

Three lively panels from the Academy of Ideas covering snowflakes, revolutionaries, free speech, online safety, culture, and culture wars.

Brendan Nellis celebrates his brother’s full and active life, and his activism for justice and equality.

An evening event to showcase Tate Visual’s short film, ‘Emulator’ on the big screen.

The internationally renowned historian of ideas will discuss his new book On Consolation about great figures in history facing tragedies.

Two leading authors who have championed working class writers discuss how to overcome the challenges to get into print.