Showcase video: NACN – Creative Diversionary Youth Programme

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council have supported the delivery of a number of Youth Programmes that contribute towards the progression of young people and in creating a more peaceful Borough.

This video showcases the Creative Diversionary Youth Programme delivered by Newtownabbey Arts and Culture Network (NACN).

For more information contact Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Good Relations team via goodrelations@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Showcase video: Summer Outreach Diversionary Programme

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council have supported the delivery of a number of Youth Programmes that contribute towards the progression of young people and in creating a more peaceful Borough.

This video showcases the Summer Outreach Diversionary Programme delivered by Ionad Teaghlaigh Ghleann Darach.

For more information contact Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Good Relations team via goodrelations@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Atlas Women’s Centre – Poem ‘brighter days ahead’

Early Childhood settings reflect Brighter Days Ahead. 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. 

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. 

Celebrating Diversity using storybooks

Early Years Quality Mentor, Aoife Lacey explains the importance of using story books with young children and how these can be used effectively to support diversity in the early years setting.

Bright Sparks Montessori – Rainbow of Resilience

Early Childhood settings reflect Brighter Days Ahead. 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.

Atlas Women’s Centre Creche – Voice of the Child

Early Childhood settings reflect Brighter Days Ahead. 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.

First Screening of Celebration Event Mandarin Speakers Association

This will be the first screening of a video that was recorded of the events which our young people organised during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This included Chinese folk dancing, Chinese New Year celebrations through Zoom, singing and learning Chinese language and art together in classes. The young people will also speak about their experiences and struggles during the Pandemic and the brighter days ahead for everyone.

This event will be held online over Zoom. Please contact Yang to book your slot via email zhouyangbetter@gmail.com

Sing 2 Songs

A collaborative cultural project as part of the Blueprint Programme in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). 

The music project shows the connection between Bulgarian culture and the district’s local music, dance and traditions. The project was directed by musicians Veselka Ivanova and Nikolay Ivanov. Over the period of 2021 participants met over zoom and when restrictions eased they were able to meet face to face to record a music production.

The video will be released 22nd September as part of Community Relations week 2021