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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

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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03
Jun

Groundbreakers: A Woman Called Nesca, Sunday 5th June, 10pm BBC2NI

03/06/16

Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund documentary A Woman Called Nesca follows writer and journalist Lesley Riddoch as she explores the forgotten story of Nesca Robb, the 20th century Ulster poet, writer and historian who played a […]

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25
May

Groundbreakers: Belfast’s Richest Radical

25/05/16

Discover the life of William Tennent in Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary Belfast’s Richest Radical. Tennent was “nothing if not extraordinary,” according to Belfast-born historian Dr John Bew. Rising from humble Presbyterian roots in […]

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19
May

Groundbreakers: Rebel Heart – The Life of Mary Ann McCracken

19/05/16

New Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary presented by Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley, Groundbreakers: Rebel Heart – The Life of Mary Ann McCracken, shines a spotlight on the remarkable life and work of […]

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10
May

Groundbreakers: In the Shadow of the Shipyard on BBC NI

10/05/16

Often cited as the founding father of modern Northern Ireland drama, Ballymacarret-born St John Greer Ervine (1883 – 1971) gave a voice to early 20th century urban and rural Ulster with his groundbreaking […]

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11
Apr

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund first call for 2016/17

11/04/16

The Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund has announced its first call for 2016/17 The aim of the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is to ensure that the heritage, culture and language of Ulster-Scots are expressed through moving […]

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29
Feb

Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip, 4th March at 10pm on UTV

29/02/16

Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund series Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip returns for a second series, Friday 4th March at 8pm on UTV. Once again top chefs and great friends Paul Rankin […]

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30
Oct

Minding Our Language, Sunday 8th November, BBC 2 NI, 9pm

30/10/15

In a new two-part Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund programme, comedian Tim McGarry goes on his own unique “journey” to learn more about Ulster-Scots. Minding Our Language, starting on BBC Two Northern Ireland on […]

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08
Oct

Brave New World Canada airs BBC 1 NI, Sunday 18th October, 10pm

08/10/15

Having explored Ulster’s relationship with New Zealand, presenter William Crawley sets off on a new journey, to reveal the lives of men and women who also departed these shores but travelled in the […]

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23
Apr

Five Fables App wins a Torc Award

23/04/15

The Seamus Heaney: Five Fables app made by Flickerpix has won a Torc award at the Celtic Media Festival for best app. The Celtic Media Festival is an annual 3 day event that […]

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26
Feb

Imagining Ulster, airs Sunday 1st March at 9:45pm on BBC2NI

26/02/15

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund three-part series, Imagining Ulster, airs Sunday 1st March at 9:45pm on BBC2NI. Presenter William Crawley explores some of the social, cultural and political influences that have shaped […]

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23
Feb

Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip, Friday 27 February at 8pm

23/02/15

Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund series Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip launches on Friday 27 February at 8pm on UTV. Paul and Nick’s Big American Food Trip sees the duo […]

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