Introduction to Good Relations Week 2021


Good Relations Week 2021 takes place from will run from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th September 2021.

This year we have re-introduced physical events, alongside an expanded virtual offering.

The theme is ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ as we shine a light on the peace building and cultural diversity efforts of young people and the challenges they are facing.

Our programme of inspiring community relations events will celebrate the work of people and communities in creating and sustaining good relations.

Huge thanks to all local groups and organisations who’ve helped us put together a dynamic programme of highly impactful events for you to enjoy

Whatever you do, don’t miss it!


ROE Good Relations Week Ambassador


Derry~Londonderry music artist, ROE, has penned a track that illustrates her interpretation of Good Relation Week’s ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ theme.

Jacqueline Irwin Chief Executive, Community Relations Council


Good Relations Week is the annual celebration of the work that goes on all year round to build peace and good community relationships.  The week’s activities are drawn together by the Community Relations Council with the help of a steering group made up of representatives from The Executive Office, Department for Communities, Department of Justice, Education Authority, Libraries NI, Cathedral Quarter Trust, and the Nerve Centre.  We are grateful to everyone on the steering committee for their help with organising Good Relations Week but most of all we are grateful to you, the organisers of events and participants, for all the imagination, enthusiasm, and commitment you bring to the week.


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Brighter Days Ahead


Community Relations CouncilHighlighted Events


ANNA MCKEE’S GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION OF ‘BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD’

The Community Relations Council presents a video profile of a young graphic illustrator’s interpretation of the ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ theme using watercolours.

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CHALLENGING RACISM, SECTARIANISM AND SEXISM THROUGH FOOTBALL AND AUGMENTED REALITY

The Community Relations Council presents a video profile that will showcase a cutting edge project delivered by Making The Future in collaboration with the Nerve Centre and the Irish FA that brought young people together from mixed backgrounds in South Belfast to learn about racism, sectarianism and sexism through football and augmented reality.

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“BRIGHTER DAYS” MUSIC VIDEO BY BEYOND SKIN

The Community Relations Council presents the release of the musical track “Brighter Days” curated by Beyond Skin and written and performed by one of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians, Rwanda Shaw and Jessica Hammond from Black Studios Dundonald.

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ROE PRESENTS ‘IT GETS BETTER’

Talented singer-songwriter ROE – a Good Relations Week Ambassador – has penned a special song to help young people celebrate “Better Days Ahead” for Good Relations Week 2021.

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VIDEO PROFILE OF LOCAL YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER SARAH LITTLE

The Community Relations Council presents a video profile of a young photographer, Sarah Little, and the creation of her creative photography project that aims to highlight climate change as one of the 21 Artists for the 21st Century by the NI Offic

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