The ‘State’ of Northern Ireland

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presents  a six-week shared history training programme aimed at exploring key historical events in Northern Ireland from the Home Rule crisis to Partition and the Civil Right Movements. This free programme, delivered on-line by Martin Snoddon, Northern Spring, aims to raise awareness with local people of events and experiences throughout this key period in our history.  

The sessions will begin on Thursday 17 September 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

To register for this programme please email: pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com / goodrelations@fermanaghomagh.com

Places are limited and participants will be expected to commit to all six sessions.

The Process of Peace-Making through the eyes of an Artist: ‘Ireland’s Totem, Crown of Conciliation – Circle of Hope’

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council in association with Fermanagh and Omagh Interfaith group presents an online workshop that will focus on encouraging people to speak about their feelings and the sensitive subject of the Troubles and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. The workshop will focus on a piece of Driftwood Construction with words, made by a local artist, Mavis Thomson, entitled ‘Ireland’s Totem, Crown of Conciliation – Circle of Hope’ that reflects on the reforming of the Stormont power-sharing Assembly.

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From “the Muddy Byways of Fermanagh and Tyrone” to Partition and Two Irish States 1918-22

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in association with Rural Community Network and NI Screen present an online talk by renowned historian Dr Eamon Phoenix that will examine the key historical events in Ireland in the years 1918 – 1922.  The talk will include unseen footage of key events including the treaty negotiations and will have particular emphasis on the local angle and personalities in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area. The talk will be followed with a question and answer session.

This event will help promote good relations because it examines the differing perspectives on the legacy of the past. It will help participants to have a better understanding of the past and help them to move on to a shared future based on mutual respect.

Good Relations and Knowing Racial History: Embracing a More Just Future’

Irish School of Ecumenics in association with Fermanagh Churches Forum and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presents ‘Good Relations and Knowing Racial History; Embracing a More Just Future’ – an online talk by Dr. Johnston McMaster who is an expert in political and public theology. He will explore lessons from history and the principles and values which will be the foundation of a more just future.

Attendees from different backgrounds will have an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the subject matter in small groups. In a plenary sessions Dr. McMaster will respond to questions and comments and provide clarifications.

 

 

 

Hope beyond Covid: Where to now for Church Communities?’

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Omagh Churches’ Forum will host an online talk ‘Hope beyond Covid: Where to now for Church Communities,’ with two eminent church leaders – The Most Rev Eamon Martin, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland and the Right Rev John McDowell, Church of Ireland Archbishop-elect of Armagh.

The online discussion will demonstrate how churches have been working together during this pandemic for the greater good. It will show that different Christian traditions have much more in common than separating them.

 

 

Aspects of Chinese Culture

Chinese culture is one of the world’s oldest cultures.  Chinese language, ceramics, architecture, musucla, dance, sport, cuisine and history have global influence, while Chinese traditions and festivals are celebrated and practiced by people around the world.

This video event aims to showcase the Chinese communities in Northern Ireland, how diverse they are and the value they bring to their local cities, towns and villages and that they are not just involved in catering.

Diversity Boxes Project: Sion Mills

A short film documenting the Rural Housing Association’s Diversity Boxes Project in partnership with ArtsEkta. The Diversity boxes project delivered educational boxes full of cultural fact sheets, arts and crafts and recipes inspired by cultures from around the world to over 70 families in Sion Mills, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project and aimed to promote respect for diversity and provides families with the opportunity to explore cultures from around the world whilst at home. The finale was a series of cultural performances in several locations across Sion Mills (all socially distanced) in August.

 

Celebrating Our Journey, Embracing our Future through Good Relations

Celebrating Our Journey, Embracing our Future’ through Good Relations is  a video presentation of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Good Relations Programme 2019/2020.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council launches a ‘Celebrating Our Journey, Embracing our Future’ video to showcase its Good Relations events and programmes organised in the Council area in the past year.

For more information contact: rumena.kostadinova-mccabe@fermanaghomagh.com

‘From Around the World’ Dance Programme

‘From Around the World’ Dance Programme is a video compilation from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presenting 9 different dances and showcasing cultural diversity

Grab your dancing shoes and celebrate cultural diversity with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s series of unique video dance tutorials. You can experience and learn a variety of dances from countries like Bulgaria, China, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland and Scotland.

For more information contact: rumena.kostadinova-mccabe@fermanaghomagh.com