Little Ones Day Nursery – Voice of the Child

Early years settings with a diverse range of practitioners, children and family backgrounds, were invited and encouraged to consider what ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ means to them. We have captured their creative interpretation of this through the voice of the child and those who care for them, based on the Good Relations Week theme. 

Cultural Tea Boxes – Radius Housing

Radius Housing is providing tenants in the Shared Developments in Rockmount Close and Ardmore Meadows & Surrounding Radius developments with Cultural Tea Boxes to celebrate Good Relations Week!

The Emigrant Woman’s Tale – A Film by Alistair Livingstone

The Light Theatre Company will screen the ‘Emigrant Woman’s Tale’ film for a cross-community audience with a discussion about emigration/immigration, memories of the Troubles and the Cold War.

The film of Fil Campbell and Csilla Toldy’s stage show was directed by Alistair Livingstone and made during the lock down with a small professional film crew from Slack Press Studio in Newry.

The film will be held at the Rostrevor Inn.

Tickets are £9.50 including wine and finger food.

To purchase tickets, please click ‘GO TO EVENT’. 

The Community Relations Council presents “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.

The song references the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is part of a wider SDG’s Youth4Peace project enabling a legacy from Good Relations Week with the Brighter Days theme echoing through intercultural arts activities running until March 2022.

Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum

Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum Good Relations week event will bring together Forum members with special guest speakers from the Community Relations Council including Chairperson Martin McDonald and Board Member John McCallister. The Intercultural Forum meeting on Thursday 23rd September will also see the launch of the new Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum Blog that will offer advice and information to all communities.

The Intercultural Forum is already contributing to ensure the dissemination of vital information and support to BME communities across the district. The aim of the forum is to adopt a strategic approach to identify the real needs of BME communities living in the district.

For more information, please contact nmdiforum@gmail.com 

Irish Storytime

Libraries NI has partnered with Glor Uachta Tire to deliver a storytime in Irish for children age 5-8 read by Mary McMurragh to promote Irish language in the community.

This will be held in Castelwellan Library at 5pm

Booking essential, limited to 6 adults, one adult per family.

Contact: Tel: 028 4377 8433 or Email: castlewellan.library@librariesni.org.uk

Peace Building

Kingdom Youth Club are hosting a ‘Hunger for Peace Games’ event at Dunavil.

The Boundary Commission and South Armagh & South Down – Lecture

The lecture titled “The Boundary Commission and South Armagh & South Down: Were the Wishes of the Inhabitants Compatible with Economic and Geographic Considerations?” will be delivered by Dr. Cormac Moore, Historian-in-Residence, Dublin City Council.

The Museum will host a talk on the setting up of Northern Ireland, specifically the work of the Boundary Commission.

This lecture will highlight the debates in south Armagh & south Down areas surrounding the economic and geographic considerations to changes to the border.

The talk is free and will take place online, via Microsoft Teams.

Event Registration: Please contact Declan.Carroll@nmandd.org with the email address you wish to use.

A Shared History of Border Areas – Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, this event will provide an opportunity to bring women from different communities together to take part in a presentation and a brief discussion about living in border areas. Participants will have an opportunity to share their own stories about living in border counties, the challenges they faced, the contributions made, as well as reflect on ways they can continue to build positive and sustainable relationships with other communities.

The event will promote good relations by bringing women from different backgrounds together to share experiences and celebrate positive changes their contributions have made, and encourage ways to continue to build positive and sustainable relationships with other communities.

This event is in person, however can also be joined virtually.

Flags, Identity and History

Newry, Mourne & Down District Council presents a facilitated workshop for a group of young people in partnership with the Education Authority. The workshop will focus on flags, identity and shared history, encouraging respect and understanding among our young people.