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 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.

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.

 

Cathedral Community Association Street Party

Video footage of the residents of the Cathedral Community street party.

The Cathedral Community Street party aims to bring the community residents together by working together to achieve a shared vision – a street party!

Working together towards a common goal improves relations between all residents – young and old and people of different beliefs and backgrounds and promotes an inclusive community.

The street party cultivates a sense of pride in community whilst empowering residents to take responsibility and ownership of their community. It also provides them with a sense of leadership and educational opportunities and promotes emotional health and well-being.

 

Learning African Culture through art & music

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, primary school children will have the opportunity to experience African culture within a different environment through art.

Participants will take part in a music class and learn the skills of African drumming. They will also learn about African heritage and the importance of African masks, participants will finish the class by designing their own masks.

For more info, please contact katrina.hynds@nmandd.org

or call 07803832512

 

Chinese Cultural Awareness Day

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, Chinese Cultural Awareness Day will provide young primary school children with opportunity to experience the culture within a different environment through the art.  Participants will take part in a music class and learn the skills of Chinese Dancing. They will also learn about Chinese culture & heritage and the importance of dance to their culture. Following which they will design their own masks