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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

17
Jan

Paula McIntyre returns to BBC Two NI for a Burns Night banquet

17/01/22

In Paula McIntyre’s Burns Night Banquet, the chef celebrates the supper a little different this year in a new Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund programme. Produced by Clean Slate Television, the show airs on Sunday […]

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13
Jan

Phil Cunningham journeys across the Narrow Sea in new USBF series

13/01/22

In a new Ulster-Scot Broadcast Fund series, The Narrow Sea, The Farther Shore With Phil Cunningham, the broadcaster returns to Northern Ireland on a coastal odyssey that will culminate in the creation of […]

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21
Dec

USBF series The Band returns to BBC One NI

21/12/21

A new Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund series, The Band, returns on Wednesday 5th January at 10:35pm on BBC One Northern Ireland. Produced by DoubleBand Films, the three-part series follows the highs and lows of […]

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20
Dec

Northern Ireland Screen 2021 year in review

20/12/21

2021 proved to be another great year for Northern Ireland Screen with many successes across film, TV, animation, games and interactive content. Despite the challenges brought about by the ongoing pandemic we were […]

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17
Dec

USBF documentary Nature’s Haven airs on NVTV this Christmas

17/12/21

A new Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary, Nature’s Haven, airs on NVTV on Christmas Day at 5pm. Produced by Northern Visions, this is the first in a series of films being planned which brings […]

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29
Oct

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund application calls

29/10/21

We are pleased to announce applications are now open for a number of Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) calls. Digital Content Language Production The USBF wishes to receive a wider range of applications that […]

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04
Oct

Vacancy: Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund Executive

04/10/21

Are you passionate about your Ulster-Scots heritage, language and cultural traditions? Would you like to help shape Ulster-Scots TV, radio and digital content? Could you work with broadcasters and production companies to identify […]

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29
Sep

New Ulster-Scots Broadcast Series A Stitch Through Time To Air On BBC One

29/09/21

A passion for fashion combined with inspiration from Ulster’s rich textiles history is the theme for the new Ulster-Scots Broadcast series, A Stitch Through Time. Made by DoubleBand Films, the four-part series begins […]

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31
Aug

Paula McIntyre shares a selection of mouth-watering recipes in new USBF series

31/08/21

In Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Kitchen, a new Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund three-part series, Paula shares a mouth-watering selection of recipes, which she hopes viewers will serve up to their own family and friends. The […]

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27
Aug

BBC NI announce new programmes for Autumn

27/08/21

BBC Northern Ireland has announced an array of new programmes for Autumn 2021 offering up entertainment and intrigue in the run up to Christmas. As the longer evenings draw in, audiences can sit […]

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14
Jul

New video series explores Ulster-Scots music traditions

14/07/21

Often described as the ‘Heartbeat of Ulster’, the Lambeg Drum is a unique instrument. With its distinctive sound and unmistakable presence, it plays an important role within the musical and Ulster-Scots community in […]

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02
Jul

Ulster-Scots Virtual Visits now online

02/07/21

The first phase of Ulster-Scots Virtual Visits is now online. The series of visits offers users a 360-degree virtual tour experience, immersing them in the heritage, culture and history of places in Ulster […]

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22
Jun

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund Investment Committee Member vacancy

22/06/21

The Ulster Scots Investment Committee (the ‘Committee’) chaired by a Northern Ireland Screen Board Member makes funding decisions on a quarterly basis and is seeking to recruit an Investment Committee Member. We are […]

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04
Jun

USBF New Entrant Production Training Scheme is open for applications

04/06/21

Our Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) is seeking applications for its Ulster-Scots New Entrant Production Training Scheme. The scheme will provide a training opportunity for one person working on USBF projects from July 2021 – December […]

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02
Jun

UK Government announces £2 million for Irish Language and Ulster-Scots Broadcast Funds

02/06/21

Northern Ireland Screen welcomes the announcement by The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, of £2 million in funding to its Irish Language and Ulster-Scots Broadcast Funds. The […]

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02
Jun

USBF documentary about Andrew Bonar Law airs on BBC One NI

02/06/21

Writer and adventurer Leon McCarron traces the life of his relative, Andrew Bonar Law, the shortest-serving British Prime Minister of the Twentieth Century and one of the most influential figures in Ulster resistance […]

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21
May

USBF film discovers the fascinating story about the greatest whiskey industry in the world

21/05/21

In Whiskey Talkin’ broadcaster Mark Thompson teams up with historian Dr Fionnan O’Connor to discover the fascinating, and almost forgotten story of what was once the greatest whiskey industry in the world. Produced […]

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20
May

True North: From Tractors To Actors on BBC NI

20/05/21

True North: From Tractors To Actors follows Moycraig Young Farmers as they trade the field for the stage and tour a Three Act-Play around Northern Ireland before returning to Mosside in County Antrim […]

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06
May

Applications open to the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund application call

06/05/21

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce our applications are now open for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) call. The USBF is seeking digital content projects. The projects should be aimed at supporting learning […]

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19
Apr

USBF documentary to feature harpist Lesley Magee and deserted Balnamore Mill

19/04/21

Lesley Magee: The Balnamore Harpist, an Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund 30-minute documentary, will premiere on NVTV on Wednesday 21st April at 9.00pm. Presented by the author and broadcaster, Liam Logan, the documentary features music […]

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16
Apr

New collection of short films celebrate the music and dance of Ulster-Scots

16/04/21

A series of short films about Ulster Lambeg drumming and fifing traditions, The Music and Dance of Ulster-Scots, is in production. The first video is available online at ‘Dirigo’ – The Maine Lambeg […]

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12
Feb

Hame returns to explore Ulster-Scots stories across Northern Ireland

12/02/21

Hame, the Ulster-Scots magazine series returns as Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson continue on their journey, exploring stories the length and breadth of Ulster. The new six-part series, beginning on BBC Two Northern […]

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03
Feb

Applications open to the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund Language Development call

03/02/21

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce our applications are now open for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) Development call. The USBF is open to receiving applications that seek to develop traditional television […]

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27
Jan

Ulster-Scots series, Afeared, investigates true events about ghosts on BBC Two NI

27/01/21

In a new Ulster-Scots series entitled Afeared, historian David Hume and writer Darren Gibson investigate the true events behind the ghost stories associated with one of Ulster’s most haunted houses, Sharon Rectory in […]

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21
Dec

Northern Ireland Screen 2020 year in review

21/12/20

2020 proved to be a very different year for Northern Ireland Screen. Production got underway at the start of the year as usual and continued to boost the local economy and provide employment […]

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