Come On, On, In

Music, poems, renewing of old friendships and the development of new ones. Come On, On, In is just that. Why not join us for supper, song and Brighter Days Ahead.

Each year we put on a night to bring the community together, we feature music and singing from people that are our hall users and our drop-in groups. This is an opportunity to renew friendships, make new ones and enjoy the stories and crock.

For more information, please contact

Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs Film Screening

NI Rural Women’s Network partnered with Rural Community Network will be screening – ‘Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs’.

‘Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs’ is the extraordinary story of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, a cross-community party formed in 1996. by local working and middle class women.

Frustrated with the stalemate of local politics, the women ran a door-to-door campaign to win 2 seats at the historic peace talks, which culminated in the Good Friday Agreement.

Timely and inspiring, Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs is a compelling example of how grassroots activism can bring about real change.

Thursday 23rd September from 7pm – 8.30pm (via zoom)

Please register using the link below.

Film Premiere of ‘Integrate Education through the eyes of young people’

The film “Integrated Education … through the eyes of young people” will be premiered at the QFT followed by a panel discussion on the nature of integrated education. The film and discussion will explore the nature of good relations through an integrated schooling system.

The Integrated Education Fund secured a grant from CRC Media Programme to make a film exploring integrated education through the lived experiences of past and current pupils on integrated schools.

Due to social distancing numbers are limited in the QFT.


Bright Sparks School Performance

Rural Housing Association will work with Sion Mills Primary School and St Eugene’s Primary School, Victoria Bridge to deliver a musical/ dance performance within our Housing for All shared neighbourhood in Sion Mills.  The event will bring together local school children from a variety of backgrounds, to unite in a performance celebrating children’s role in bringing their communities together.

The event will also feature a community lunch bringing together the local community at an outdoor shared space (socially distanced), where residents from different backgrounds can integrate and form positive relationships with their neighbours, whilst watching the performance of local school children.

Launch of Crosslinks Project

Youth Initiatives launches a new Crosslinks Youth Arts Program. Crosslinks brings together young people from Catholic, Protestant and BAME communities in Belfast to develop friendships and explore GR issues through the arts in music, drama, dance and art workshops.


Black Box Projects Showcase

Libraries NI has partnered with the Black Box to host live visual and musical performances by young people with learning disabilities, providing the performers with an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a live audience after lockdown.

The event will range from music videos that the group have made to ‘Black Box Overtures’ which feature jokes and comedy shorts created by the group.

Booking for this event is essential.

Tel: :028 9050 9212 or Email:

The Female Eye: Film Launch

The premiere of a series of short films created by women in the northwest during a smartphone filmmaking programme delivered by PRONI as part of the Making the Future project.

Each first-time filmmaker created a one-minute short film on a subject of their choice, including family stories, farming, nature, and domestic violence which will be premiered during this online event featuring a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The films will be made available as a resource for others to engage with and learn from and are an expression of the culture and identity of people from the area. This programme was delivered by PRONI as part of the Making the Future project, funded by the PEACE IV programme.

Border Sounds VR Film Launch

This event will showcase ‘Border Sounds, an immersive new film experience based on the real-life locations and experiences of people who live on or near the border 100 years on from the anniversary of its creation.

Border Sounds was delivered by PRONI and Nerve Centre, in partnership with Rural Community Network, as part of its Making the Future project, a major cultural heritage programme funded by the PEACE IV programme and managed by SEUPB.

Free outdoor concert by DUOZOUK

This is an amazing opportunity for some great live music and to explore the journey of the bouzouki from early 1900’s Greece, across Europe and its entry into Ireland.

This is a free event, no tickets required. Bring your own seat, grab a coffee and dress for outdoor weather. Social distancing restrictions apply.

DUOZOUK will also play on Saturday 18th September with GARY LUTTON playing guitar, influenced by his travels around the world.

For more information contact: Karen Smyth:

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

Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre rolled out a 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.