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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

08
Jun

Applications open for our USBF New Entrant Training Scheme

08/06/18

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is seeking applications for its New Entrant Training Scheme. The scheme will provide an 18-month training programme for two new entrants to develop skills in all aspects […]

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20
Apr

USBF series Made in Ulster to broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster

20/04/18

Made In Ulster is a new four-part discussion series for BBC Radio Ulster, in which presenter William Crawley and guests explore a diverse range of topics drawn from Ulster-Scots history and culture. The […]

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16
Apr

New destination for Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip

16/04/18

Top chefs and great friends Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn return to UTV tonight (Monday 16 April) at 8pm with a new eight-part series.  Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip New Zealand sees the dynamic duo embarking on a […]

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14
Mar

New series explores the spirit of Ulster-Scots communities

14/03/18

Hame, a brand-new series from Below the Radar productions, is set to showcase the people and places at the heart of Ulster-Scots communities across Ulster. Beginning on Sunday 18 March, on BBC Two Northern Ireland […]

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15
Feb

USBF programme explores man from Tyrone who helped win American West

15/02/18

Robert Campbell, Mountain Man, a new programme for BBC Two Northern Ireland, tells the story of a penniless teenager from Tyrone who would become one of the richest men in America. The programme, […]

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07
Feb

USBF series chronicles life of US Founding Father Charles Thomson

07/02/18

BBC Northern Ireland presents The Man Who Told the Truth, a landmark documentary detailing the life and times of United States Founding Father, Charles Thomson, a remarkable Ulster-Scot from the townland of Gorteade […]

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19
Jan

Burns Night celebrated through USBF content

19/01/18

A number of projects funded by Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) will broadcast across TV and radio next week to mark Burns Night in celebration of the life, poetry and music […]

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20
Nov

USBF programme True North: Raphoe to Red Square   

20/11/17

True North: Raphoe to Red Square follows three young women from the border regions of counties Tyrone and Donegal as they travel to Moscow to take part in the Russian Tattoo. The programme, […]

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06
Nov

Languages of Ulster on BBC Two Northern Ireland

06/11/17

Languages of Ulster, a new three-part series for BBC Northern Ireland, focuses on the Concise Ulster Dictionary, which has been described as “the most comprehensive record of Ulster vernacular speech”. It explores Northern […]

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23
Oct

Irish language and Ulster-Scots programmes get a big, new showcase on BBC iPlayer

23/10/17

BBC Northern Ireland’s Ulster-Scots and Irish Language television programmes are to be made more widely available to audiences around the UK on BBC iPlayer from today (Monday 23 October). A wide collection of […]

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19
Oct

Brave New World: Back Home

19/10/17

Over four years and across seven hours of television, William Crawley has travelled to America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to tell the stories of some remarkable Ulster-Scots men and women who made […]

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26
Sep

William Crawley returns for Brave New World: Australia

26/09/17

In a new three-part series presenter William Crawley travels ‘down under’ to explore the stories of men and women from Ulster who left their imprint on the political, economic and cultural life of […]

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18
Jul

Our Artists e-learning tool launched

18/07/17

A unique educational platform that focuses on the lives and creations of artists with Ulster-Scots connections has been developed for schools by communications company, Morrow Communications. ‘Our Artists: An Ulster-Scots Legacy’ is a […]

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04
Apr

Wayfaring Stranger With Phil Cunningham, Thursday 6 April, BBC Two Northern Ireland at 7pm

04/04/17

Wayfaring Stranger With Phil Cunningham combines music and history in a new series, presented by acclaimed Scottish musician, composer and broadcaster, Phil Cunningham.  The three-part series is a Below the Radar production for BBC […]

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03
Apr

Ulster-Scots programming receives boost with new trainees

03/04/17

  Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce the selection of two new trainees which will help strengthen Ulster-Scots programming in Northern Ireland. Ulster-Scots content production has seen a boom in recent years […]

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26
Jan

A Special Relationship, Sunday 5th February, BBC Two Northern Ireland at 10pm

26/01/17

Scottish journalist Lesley Riddoch explores the connection between Northern Ireland and Scotland in A Special Relationship, which starts on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Sunday 5th February at 10pm. The new three-part series, which […]

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20
Jan

Burns Night At The Waterfront, Wednesday 25th January, BBC Two Northern Ireland, 7pm

20/01/17

The life and poetry of Robert Burns is celebrated in a special concert of song, dance and music on BBC Two Northern Ireland. Recorded at the Belfast Waterfront Hall, Burns Night at the […]

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16
Jan

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant Training Scheme

16/01/17

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is seeking applications for its New Entrant Training Scheme. The scheme will provide a twelve month training programme for two new entrants to develop skills in all […]

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06
Jan

Music Night At Brownlow, Sunday 8 January, BBC Two NI at 10pm

06/01/17

Music Night At Brownlow, a new three-part series on BBC Two Northern Ireland, captures the variety and scope of the music that is Ulster-Scots. The series, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s […]

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16
Nov

USBF Committee Recruitment

16/11/16

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking to appoint up to three independent representatives for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) Investment Committee. We particularly welcome applications from women as they have been underrepresented on the […]

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24
Oct

Brave New World – USA, BBC Two Northern Ireland, Sunday 30 October, 10pm

24/10/16

In a major new four-part series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, William Crawley travels across America as he uncovers the remarkable stories of men and women from Ulster who helped to shape the […]

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03
Oct

Shaping the Coast, Sunday 9 October, 10pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland.

03/10/16

Shaping the Coast, an Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund series, tells the largely unknown story of the creation of the Antrim Coast Road as well as stories about its history and its people. The […]

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26
Sep

Our Innovators website launched

26/09/16

A unique learning resource that stars pupils from schools across Northern Ireland was launched at Stormont today. Entitled Our Innovators: An Ulster-Scots Legacy, the comprehensive educational tool examines the legacy of local visionaries […]

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12
Sep

The Call of the Pipes, Saturday 17 September, BBC Two Northern Ireland, 10pm

12/09/16

The bagpipes may be the national instrument of Scotland, but during the past 50 years Ulster has become the bedrock of the pipe band world. The Call of The Pipes is an observational […]

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05
Sep

USBF Committee Recruitment

05/09/16

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking to appoint up to three independent representatives for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) Investment Committee. The USBF was set up to provide finance for the production of quality […]

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