Mini Mela Culture Event

Rural Housing Association as part of their Housing for All shared neighbourhood initiative, funded by DfC and the NIHE hosted a socially distanced culture event in Sion Mills.  Residents of Sion Mills, along with Sion Mills Community Association, were treated to on street performances from ArtsEkta, which included; Bollywood dancers, African Drumming and Chinese Lion Dancing, all with the aim of showcasing cultures from around the world and celebrating diversity.

Residents were able to watch the event from their doorsteps, with performers rotating around the village to deliver a cultural event within social distancing guidelines. At a time when social interaction can be limited and with many community activities currently on hold, the event also provided a key opportunity for participants to re-engage with their neighbours whilst participating in an intercultural experience celebrating dance and music from around the globe

Footsteps to Peace – 30 years of Community Relations

Northern Visions delves into recently recorded footage as well as their community archives to highlight community relations practice over the years and bring it to television screens. The documentary “Footsteps to Peace” will mark Good Relations Week 2020, which celebrates 30 years of peace building and cultural diversity.

The documentary  will be screened on NVTV on Wednesday 16 September at 19.50 and repeated during Good Relations Week. NVTV is available on Freeview 7 in the greater Belfast area and on Virgin Media 159 across Northern Ireland. The documentary will also be available to view online at www.nvtv.co.uk

Newry, Mourne & Down Ethnic Minority Centre – Information Sessions

Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre rolls out programme of support through information and awareness sessions across the District to ensure that all migrant families should feel safe and respected and their life choices will not be influenced by uncertainty of their future status.

This video compilation showcases the range of information sessions delivered by the Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre.

Newry, Mourne & Down Ethnic Minority Centre – Evening of Classical Music

Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre rolls out programme of support through information and awareness sessions across the District to ensure that all migrant families should feel safe and respected and their life choices will not be influenced by uncertainty of their future status.

This video compilation showcases an Evening of Classical Music by the Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre.

Marcin Gluch and the pupil of St Colman’s College, Bartosz Tiede played Beethoven, Chopin, and Paderewski to the full house in Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on Sunday the 3rd of February.  Mr Jerome Mullen, Polish Honorary Consul and Mr Michael Curran Director of Services Louth County Council accompanied by his wife were amongst the audience of the show.

Our Lives, Our Journey, Our Culture – Performing Arts/Dance

Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI (MSCNI) presents a video compilation of how the organisation brings young people of various community backgrounds together and uses dance and performing arts as a medium to help unite irrespective of their race, colour, sex or origin.

Good Relations Grant Aid 2020 Showcase – Monkstown Boxing Club

As part of Good Relations Week, we are showcasing the projects that came out of last year’s Good Relations Grant funding from Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Monkstown Boxing Club’s Good Relations project originated from the young members of the club. These young people wanted to get outside of their comfort zone and create a group of individuals who weren’t just from Monkstown. They wanted to meet new people from different backgrounds and cultures and learn from that. Out of this, their Good Relations journey started to take shape.

Find out more about their project in this video.

Good Relations at EastSide Learning

A video of members of the Early Years Network from east Belfast giving an update on their Good Relations work and plans to establish a Good Relations Charter in east Belfast this year.

For more information on the project please contact Rachel Skillen via email: rachelskillen@eastsidepartnership.com