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Belfast Trust staff receive Freedom of the City

23rd September 2022

ICU Nurse Lyndsey Adamson receiving the Freedom of the CIty on behalf of Belfast Trust staff and all frontline workers in Belfast

If you missed it, why not catch up on BBC iPlayer here or search Belfast Mixtape on iPlayer

The Belfast Mixtape: Songs from Lockdown

Tune in to BBC 1 this Sunday to see Belfast Trust staff and frontline workers receive the Freedom of the City 

Join BBC’s Connor Philips, and an audience of frontline workers, for The Belfast Mixtape – Songs from Lockdown this Sunday 25th September at 7pm on BBC One Northern Ireland and iPlayer. A recording of the concert is already available on BBC Sounds here

This special concert was recorded earlier this year to celebrate that Belfast City Council has awarded the Freedom of the City – the highest civic honour – to Belfast Trust staff and other frontline workers who worked have worked tirelessly to support the people of Belfast since the pandemic began.

Previous recipients of the award the poet Michael Longley, athlete Dame Mary Peters, Bill Clinton and George Mitchell, with the most recent being Sir Kenneth Branagh.

The Belfast Mixtape – Songs from Lockdown features performances by Ryan McMullan, Foy Vance, Brooke Scullion, Saint Sister, the Open Arts Community Choir, the Belfast Trust Here4U staff choir and the Ulster Orchestra. Many of the songs performed were selected by Belfast Trust staff who helped to create a mixtape of sounds, both upbeat and reflective.

ICU nurse Lyndsey Adamson, who served as Lead Nurse for the former Nightingale Hospital, is also presented with the Freedom of the City on behalf of all frontline workers.