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Episode 2: Author, Jan Carson, Part 1 From Ballymena to Belfast and Portland, Oregon

Episode Release Date 31st October 2020:

Winner of the EU Prize for Literature in 2019, Ballymena born author, Jan Carson, delves into her own imagination as well as a number of places that have had an important impact on her creativity. Be transported by Jan’s gentle voice as she considers the formative effects of her hometown Ballymena, how it contrasted with the Belfast of her university days and learn how she desperately needed to leave an environment that these days she loves

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Episode 3: Author, Jan Carson, Part 2 East Belfast, The Republic of Ireland

Episode Release Date 6th November 2020: Jan Carson has made East Belfast her base for a number of years now. Discover how these terraced streets play muse to this award-winning author. Listen to Jan

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Episode 4: Glass Artist, Andrea Spencer: Ballintoy and the Causeway Coast

Episode Release Date 13th November 2020: Andrea Spencer is a Glass Artist who makes beautiful works of art from glass. Originally from England, Andrea has been based in a Games of Thrones location

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Episode 5: Author, Malachi O’Doherty: From Muff to Ballycastle and Belfast

Episode Release Date 20th November 2020: Author, journalist and broadcaster, Malachi O’Doherty was born in the village of Muff, Co. Donegal in March 1951. One of twins, it was suspected that he and his brother may not survive.

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Episode 6: Author, Malachi O’Doherty: From Donegal to Belfast and India

Episode Release Date 27th November 2020: The second part of the interview with author, journalist and broadcaster, Malachi O’Doherty, takes us from Belfast to India via England, Geneva and a few other places.

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Episode 7: Author, Malachi O’Doherty: Back to Belfast

Episode Release Date 4th December 2020: In Part 3 we discuss destiny, karma & baloney! Along with writing and photography and Malachi’s book Terry Brankin Has A Gun.

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Episode 8: Artist, Helen Sharkey: Strangford Lough and Belfast

Episode Release Date 11th December 2020: For much of her week. visual artist, Helen Sharkey, lives and works on one of 70 small islands dotted along the coast of stunning Strangford Lough. She is based beside a monastic site called Nendrum, which is 5th century, and about four metres from the water up a slight hill on the hill of Nendrum.

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Episode 9: Jewellery Artist, Emma Thorpe: Portstewart and the Causeway Coast

Episode Release Date 18th December 2020: Originally an archaeologist, Emma Thorpe, now makes stunning silver jewellery that is very much inspired

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Episode 10: Glass Artist, Ann Smyth: Strangford Lough

Episode Release Date 25th December 2020: Stained glass artist, Ann Smyth, has been commissioned by a number of establishments including the BBC. Her stunning stained glass works

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in…

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