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News and Events - Ulster Scots Broadcast Fund

28
Jul

New Ulster-Scots 360° video series explores the Ards Peninsula

28/07/22

A new online series explores the Ulster-Scots Heartland of the Ards Peninsula, tracing the footprint and legacy of the first Ulster-Scots settlers as they arrived and moved through the area. Produced by Virtual […]

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18
Jul

Mahon’s Way returns to UTV with a beautiful new USBF series

18/07/22

Joe Mahon returns to our screens with Mahon’s Way. Travelling the length and breadth of Northern Ireland (and sometimes a bit further), he explores the rich veins of heritage, history and culture which makes […]

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29
Jun

New online series explores the influence of Ulster-Scots words and phrases

29/06/22

A new online series, A Word in Yer Lug, explores Ulster-Scots words and phrases and their influence on modern day language. Produced by Macmillan Media in partnership with the Ulster-Scots Agency and with […]

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20
Jun

Nerve Centre launches Ulster-Scots web resource Making Northern Ireland

20/06/22

An exciting new web resource, Making Northern Ireland, is being launched this week. The project has been produced by the Nerve Centre and funded by Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. Making Northern […]

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19
May

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund opens its application call for digital projects

19/05/22

We are pleased to announce the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is accepting funding applications for digital content projects. The projects should be aimed at supporting learning about aspects of Ulster-Scots such as language, culture and […]

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13
May

Writer Ewen returns to ‘The Toon’ in a USBF film on BBC Two NI

13/05/22

Home is everything to writer Ewen Glass – he’s from Ballymoney and is Ulster-Scots born and bred. How can he preserve his language and Ulster-Scots cultural identity when he’s living in England? And […]

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25
Apr

USBF documentary explores Glentoran FC’s 1914 victory in Vienna

25/04/22

In a new Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary, Belfast’s Victory in Vienna: A Footballing Odyssey, presenter Holly Hamilton and author – and lifelong Glentoran Football Club fan – Sam Robinson explore the fascinating story of […]

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28
Feb

This Oul Fermin Life selected for two international film festivals

28/02/22

This Oul Fermin Life, a short film from Bangor based Sub-Culture Production has been selected to feature in two international film festivals; Standing Rock International Shorts Festival in Ohio on Saturday 5th March and Uninhabited International Film […]

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14
Feb

Stephen Nolan explores his family tree in new USBF documentary

14/02/22

In a new documentary, Ulster-Scots, My Family And Me, Stephen Nolan takes a revealing look at his family tree. He finds out where his relatives came from, how they lived and some of […]

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04
Feb

New Ulster-Scots series of Hame returns to BBC Two NI

04/02/22

The popular Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund magazine series Hame returns and this time presenters Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson are travelling across the ‘Narrow Sea’ to Scotland. The three-part series, beginning on BBC Two […]

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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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