We hope you will enjoy our selection of Northern Ireland's Incredible People, Makers and 'Wee' Stories over the summer months.
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Incredible Wee Story:

by Lucy Caldwell

The first in our Summer Postcards Series is an extract from Lucy Caldwell's 'Here We Are' performed by the author herself. First published in the Belfast-born writer's debut short story collection, Multitudes, 'Here We Are' is one of her most popular stories.
Lucy's second short story collection, Intimacies, was published in May 2021 and her new (4th) novel, These Days, about the Belfast Blitz, will be published by Faber in March 2022. Read more and watch the story here.

Incredible People:

Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody is a singer-songwriter from Bangor and the lead singer of Snow Patrol. Across their 25-year journey, Snow Patrol have sold over 17 million albums, picked up over 1 billion global streams and played on almost every stage known to man.
Gary Lightbody
Their recent Reworked album and tour gave fans all over the world the opportunity to experiences new renditions of some of the band's greatest hits. Also included were some new absolute bangers, and all in all it gave long-time listeners the chance to pause and reflect on just how much has changed over the year. Listen to his interview on the Best of Belfast podcast here.
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Incredible Makers:

Steensons Jewellers

In 1976, Ulster University graduates Bill and Christina Steenson opened their workshop in the historic village of Glenarm in County Antrim.
The two crafted unique, contemporary jewellery which has made its way to shops and galleries across the UK, Ireland and even as far as New York. More recently the jewellers had the opportunity to work on pieces for Game of Thrones. Far removed from their contemporary, clean lined designs, creating costume pieces for the drama was an exciting new challenge. Look through some of the pieces and see if you recognise any of them here. The family firm is now being led into its fifth decade of success by their daughter Brona.