Good Relations Week 2021 Events


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Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels – Dr Éamon Phoenix

Dr Éamon Phoenix in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen: ‘Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels’

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
09
Sep

A Difficult Birth: Northern Ireland 1920-21 – Dr Alan Parkinson

A Difficult Birth: Northern Ireland 1920-21 Dr Alan Parkinson is a political historian and author. Belfast-born, he is a former Senior Lecturer at London Southbank University and has written numerous books on Modern Irish History including his latest work, A Difficult Birth: The Early Years of Northern Ireland 1920-25 (Eastwood-Dublin)

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
16
Sep

Culture Night Presents The Ogham Grove

The Ogham Grove invites the public to explore our relationship with our native woodland and environment through a totally innovative and spectacular artwork. Taking inspiration from the Celtic Ogham Tree Alphabet a monumental, immersive sculpture will be created within Writer’s Square as the centrepiece to a trail of cryptic markers distributed throughout the Cathedral Quarter.

Organiser: Cathedral Quarter Trust

6:00 pm
17
Sep

Culture Night Presents The Ogham Grove

The Ogham Grove invites the public to explore our relationship with our native woodland and environment through a totally innovative and spectacular artwork. Taking inspiration from the Celtic Ogham Tree Alphabet a monumental, immersive sculpture will be created within Writer’s Square as the centrepiece to a trail of cryptic markers distributed throughout the Cathedral Quarter.

Organiser: Cathedral Quarter Trust

10:00 am
18
Sep

Culture Night Presents The Ogham Grove

The Ogham Grove invites the public to explore our relationship with our native woodland and environment through a totally innovative and spectacular artwork. Taking inspiration from the Celtic Ogham Tree Alphabet a monumental, immersive sculpture will be created within Writer’s Square as the centrepiece to a trail of cryptic markers distributed throughout the Cathedral Quarter.

Organiser: Cathedral Quarter Trust

10:00 am
19
Sep

Youth In Action, Short Film – Rio Ferdinand Foundation

The first Youth In Action film is fruit of a collaboration between the NI Hyatt (a local Syrian led community organisation), the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and the UEFA Foundation to train and support young people to take a lead in tackling inequality and racism in their own communities in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Organiser: NI HYATT

11:00 am
20
Sep

Writing Through Lockdown – 20th September

An exhibition of writing and imagery from Libraries NI Virtual Creative Writing Group. It is an exploration of lockdown experiences that conveys how creativity has supported them during their darkest days.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
20
Sep

What is our brighter days ahead?

Guest speakers including women from The Barronettes group looking at their views on our Brighter Days Ahead and discussing what kind of a future would they like or see.

Organiser: Community Relations Forum

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Ulster Scots and Irish Language

Ards & North Down Borough Council is hosting an online event highlighting the similarities between the Ulster Scots and Irish languages through a series of talks and storytelling.

Organiser: Ards and North Down Borough Council

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Tullyally Community Association – Multi Cultural Workshop

Tullyally Community Association will organise a number of multi-cultural workshops for young people in the area. This will include exploring cultures such as Indian, Chinese and Polish. The young people will also be able to sample some authentic foods from these Cultures.

Organiser: Tullyally Community Association

20
Sep

This Is Me – Photographic Exhibition

Photographic exhibition of items of personal significance or that have been of comfort during the pandemic.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:00 am
20
Sep

The Human Library Experience

Forthspring Inter Community Group and Belfast Multi-Cultural Association will bring together 10 women from across Belfast to share their life journey and experiences in a storytelling arena. The stories will reflect the challenges of daily life in modern Belfast, as well as hopes and aspirations for the future.

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

9:30 am
20
Sep

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.

Organiser: The Light Theatre Company

7:30 pm
20
Sep

The B Word: Brexit, Border and belonging – Tides

TIDES training is hosting a virtual conversation exploring ‘The B Word: Brexit, Borders and Belonging’.

Organiser: TIDES Training

2:00 pm
20
Sep

Tackling Paramilitarism – A Grassroots Response

The Falls Community Council is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of Paramilitaries and how we can discuss what actions need to be considered to facilitate disarmament and disbandment. This will enable people to feel safe within their own communities.

Organiser: Falls Community Council

12:00 pm
20
Sep

Shared Learning Educational Visit

15 young people from Strabane Town will get the opportunity to be involved in an educational trip to two museums in Derry City. This will allow the young people to see both sides of the political/religious divide via these local museums and learn about some of our histories which will help to increase their understanding of community belonging.

Organiser: Fountain Street Community Development Association

10:00 am
20
Sep

Seeing Between the Lines: Gender and Representation in the UTV archive.

This event will reflect on the partnership project between PRONI and NI Screen to preserve, digitise and make available the UTV archive. This event will focus on a project run by PRONI and the Making the Future project in 2020 which brought together a group of young people during lockdown to engage with and reinterpret female representation, sexism and gender equality in the UTV archive.

Organiser: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Schools of Sanctuary Awards

Primary and Post-primary schools in Urban Villages areas of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry and their surrounding areas will celebrate their achievements and be presented their awards by the Belfast City of Sanctuary, the Education Authority and The Executive Office. Pupils and students will share some of their experiences throughout their Schools of Sanctuary journey.

Organiser: Intercultural Education Service (IES)

10:00 am
20
Sep

ROE presents ‘It Gets Better’

Talented singer-songwriter ROE – a Good Relations Week Ambassador – has penned a special song to help young people celebrate “Better Days Ahead” for Good Relations Week 2021.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

6:00 pm
20
Sep

Reading Rooms – Lungs by Maggie O’Farrell

Reading Rooms is Verbal's shared reading model which facilitates conversation through stories and shared experiences, between people from all different backgrounds.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
20
Sep

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC – Good Relations Week Events 2021

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC are engaging children from the age of 3 – 13 years and promoting good relations on cultural awareness, promoting respect for diversity and raising awareness on racism through a range of interactive workshops x 4 groups per night.

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:00 pm
20
Sep

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC – Good Relations Week Events 2021

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC are engaging children from the age of 3 – 13 years and promoting good relations on cultural awareness, promoting respect for diversity and raising awareness on racism through a range of interactive workshops x 4 groups per night.

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:00 pm
20
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Finaghy Library – 20th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
20
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Colin Glen Library – 20th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
20
Sep

Mabel Thompson – A story Through Paint

Libraries NI is hosting an exhibition of the artwork of Mabel Thompson. An incredible woman, Mabel Thompson continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was completely blind.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
20
Sep

Lord Mayor launching Good Relations Week for BHSCT

The Lord Mayor will do a speech to open GRW for Belfast Health & Social Care Trust. 

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

20
Sep

Living With Imperial Legacies: Empires, Racism, Slavery and Colonialism

The Junction presents a Feature Talk followed by a workshop by Johnston McMaster, facilitated by Maureen Hetherington on 'Living with Imperial Legacies'.

Organiser: The Junction

10:00 am
20
Sep

Libby, eBooks and Audiobooks – Virtual Event

If you haven't yet discovered the amazing FREE audio and eBook offer from Libraries NI, then this is the Zoom session for you!

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
20
Sep

Learning African Culture through art & music

Primary school children will have the opportunity to experience African culture within a different environment through art.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

10:00 am
20
Sep

Launch of Radius Rangers App (Where In the World Am I? Experience & Walking Trails)

Radius Housing is launching as part of Good Relations Week 2021 a free downloadable app available on Apple & android enabling individuals to virtually visit 12+ countries.  It will allow people to learn about culture and experience diversity. It will also allow people to take part in 2 walking trails in Belfast and Newry. 

Organiser: Radius Housing

9:00 am
20
Sep

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.

Organiser: Youth Initiatives

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Latvian Society of Cavan and Northern Ireland

Dancing is an integral part of Latvian culture and tradition. Dancers of Latviesu Biedriba share their passion for folk dancing through their outdoor performance of the Kreicburgas polka and midsummer celebration dance which can be seen on YouTube during Good Relations Week 2021.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

9:00 am
20
Sep

JoinHer Network – “How to become a catalyst for change” webinar

A webinar discussion with diverse individual's exploring how to become a catalyst for change & its positive impact. This is the first event as part of JoinHer Network's Good Relations Week programme of activities. 

Organiser: JoinHer Network CIC

11:00 am
20
Sep

Italian Culture Cafe – PEACE IV

Join this virtual event for an insight into the Italian community looking at the Italian settlement in the Sailortown area of the city. There will also been discussions on Italian cuisine with a special performance of Italian Jazz by Luigi.

Organiser: Belfast City Council

12:00 pm
20
Sep

How Does Integrated Education Contribute to Good Relations?

This online event will highlight the benefits of children and young people from different backgrounds being educated together and in the same classroom every day.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

10:00 am
20
Sep

Holywell Trust – Good Relations Showcase

The Holywell Trust are delivering a conference showcasing three specific good relations projects of the Trust.

Organiser: Holywell Trust

10:00 am
20
Sep

GOGA Fit Armagh

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, Disability Sport Northern Ireland will be hosting a low-intensity fitness programme aimed at people with health conditions, disabled people, older people and those interested in becoming more active, more often. Activities include- strength and balance exercises and Tai Chi.

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

10:00 am
20
Sep

Exploring Cultures Through Art

Young people from the Triax area will come together to explore and celebrate their culture and create a piece of community art. Three workshops will take place throughout the week exploring their cultures with the last session involving the making of the art piece. This will be shared on BBHF and Fountain social media accounts.

Organiser: Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

10:00 am
20
Sep

Everybody’s Game: Racism Awareness Evening

Community Relations Officer Chris Wright will deliver the Irish FA Foundation Racism Awareness and Equality module at Newforge Country Club.

Organiser: IrishFA Foundation

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Erne District Chinese Families’ and Friends’ Association

Erne District Chinese Families' and Friends' Association promotes Chinese culture, language and traditions to ensure future generations are aware of their heritage. The group shares the celebration of Chinese culture through traditional Chinese music, singing and dancing, calligraphy and cooking and the Story of the Laughing Little Flower told in Mandarin by 8-year old Lee Shin.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
20
Sep

Dundonald Art Corridor Exhibition

A reveal of artwork created by two young people who were supported by Dundonald Art Corridor - a community art project that enhances local community spaces.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
20
Sep

Day 1 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond podcast

In the centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Ellie is the first of 4 to be shared throughout the week.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
20
Sep

Cross-community youth and community providers networking breakfast

Cross-community youth and community providers networking breakfast. Hosted by Ardoyne Youth Enterprise at NBWISP garden and sensory room. 

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

10:00 am
20
Sep

Counterpart

Counterpart is a major new art installation on the exterior of the Ulster Museum in Belfast, bringing attention to prevalent issues in society through a unique shared space that is open and accessible to all.

Organiser: NERVE Centre

10:00 am
20
Sep

Chinese Cultural Awareness Day

Event aimed to teach young primary school children to learn about Chinese Culture & the importance of dance.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

10:00 am
20
Sep

Children’s Bedtime Stories – 20th September

Armstrong Storytelling Trust has recorded four children's stories for Libraries NI. The online stories will investigate themes of friendship and inclusivity.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Building A Unified Civic Society Voice and Vision for our Future

Community Dialogue will host a consensus building workshop event that will provide participants with the opportunity to empower themselves, to become socially engaged, to build a collective vision, and to challenge the attitudes and systems inhibiting their participation in decision-making processes.

Organiser: Community Dialogue

10:00 am
20
Sep

Brighter Days for #ourMEA – Video Achieves

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, local young people from three different community based organisations will share insights around their personal journeys during lockdown through short videos.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

6:00 pm
20
Sep

Brighter Days – Digital Film Archive

Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive has created a collection of clips and films from across the years called Brighter Days, reflecting on the role of young people as changemakers in society.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive

10:00 am
20
Sep

Black Box Projects Exhibition – 20th September

An exhibition of artwork and photography curated by Black Box Projects, for and by people with a learning disability. This work has been produced at the weekly Making Connections workshops.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
20
Sep

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust present : Ethnic Minorities Staff Network Bite size Podcast

Ethnic Minorities Staff Network Podcasts, topics include Covid-19 vaccine, working safely during the pandemic, leadership and career progression and anti-racism in social work practice.

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
20
Sep

BCRC Book Club introduces ‘War and memory’

Book Club facilitated by Gemma Reid exploring the book 'War and Memory' by Johnston McMaster and Cathy Higgins.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

11:00 am
20
Sep

AYE RCity ENGAGE Group Open Top Bus Tour

Open top bus tour for a group of young people from Ardoyne and Shankill to explore their city and their shared heritage.

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

6:00 pm
20
Sep

AYE Cross Community Youth and Community Provides networking Breakfast

Networking breakfast hosted by Ardoyne Youth Enterprise at NBSWISP garden and sensory room

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

10:00 am
20
Sep

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. 

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

12:00 pm
20
Sep

Antrim Let’s Get Moving – Walking Group

This walk is intended to promote connection and companionship among those who have felt isolated during lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
20
Sep

An Ulster Gaelic Bible Film

This event tracks the journey taken by a well-known working-class unionist, Brian Ervine, whose Christian beliefs led him to take an interest in a Bible in the Ulster dialect of the Irish language.

Organiser: East Belfast Mission

1:00 pm
20
Sep

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

This event will bring 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.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

12:30 pm
20
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Shankill Road Library – 20th September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
20
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Falls Road Library – 20th September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
20
Sep

“VOICES” Marking 100 years of Northern Ireland

BCRC officially launches its 'VOICES- Marking 100 years of Northern Ireland' publication. This is a  showcase of poetry, prose, art, commentary from the many voices of local people and captures their verbal and written expressions on the 100th Anniversary of Northern Ireland - past, present and hopes for the future.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

10:00 am
20
Sep

‘Inspire Us’ Competition

We want your ideas! Get involved in creating a Good Relations advertising campaign for Causeway Coast and Glens, make it your own!

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

11:00 am
20
Sep

‘Brighter Futures’ Street Performance

Young people from Enagh Youth Forum will engage in four Good Relations workshops looking at the causes of ‘community division’ and contested space in Derry and beyond. This will culminate in a street performance by the Youth Forum promoting Strathfoyle as a safe and shared space for everyone.

Organiser: Enagh Youth Forum

6:00 pm
20
Sep

‘Brighter Futures’ – Street Performance

Young people from Enagh Youth Forum will engage in four Good Relations workshops looking at the causes of ‘community division’ and contested space in Derry and beyond. This will culminate in a street performance by the Youth Forum promoting Strathfoyle as a safe and shared space for everyone.

Organiser: Enagh Youth Forum

6:00 pm
20
Sep

‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast 1: The Next Generation

The 1st in our week of podcasts looks at 'The Next Generation.' where we are joined people from the ages of 16-18 who express their culture positively and where they see the future.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Youth, climate change and human rights – ‘NIA’ Animation

Climate change threatens the effective enjoyment of our human rights in Northern Ireland. That is the message that carries through two animated films produced as part of a collaborative project between the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Queen’s University Belfast.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

10:00 am
21
Sep

Writing Through Lockdown – 21st September

An exhibition of writing and imagery from Libraries NI Virtual Creative Writing Group. It is an exploration of lockdown experiences that conveys how creativity has supported them during their darkest days.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
21
Sep

We Cannot Walk Alone – Textile Exhibition (Tuesday 21st)

'We Cannot Walk Alone' textile exhibition will showcase banners originally produced in response to the theme of Refugee Week 2021.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
21
Sep

Theatre of Witness Virtual Workshop by The Playhouse Theatre

The Play House Theatre will be hosting virtual workshop 'Theatre of Witness' on Tuesday 21st of September at 11am. The Theatre of Witness is a form of testimonial performance, performed by people sharing their personal and collective stories of suffering, transformation and peace.

Organiser: The Playhouse

11:00 am
21
Sep

The Mid-Autumn Festival – Sai Pak Chinese Community Association

Sai Pak will celebrate their annual Mid-Autumn Festival at The Playtrail, Derry. There will be Chinese food, Chinese lantern making workshops and participants will be taught how to play the traditional Chinese game of Ma Jong.

Organiser: Sai Pak Chinese Community Association

4:00 pm
21
Sep

The Droichead Project

Pop up Gaeltacht and conversation circle hosted by young Irish speakers from Club ÓIGE. Come along and practice your cupla focal, guided by young Irish language enthusiasts.

Organiser: An Gaeláras Ltd

7:00 pm
21
Sep

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.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

6:00 pm
21
Sep

Taste the World Cookery Course

Taste the world offers online cookery demonstrations for 1 hour x 4 weeks (commencing 21 Sep), exploring Indian, Chinese, Polish and Iranian cuisines.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Tai Chi For Health – Craigavon

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, GOGA will host Tai Chi For Health at South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon.  Come along and improve your strength, balance, flexibility and coordination through a series of low impact Tai Chi exercises that are excellent for relaxation.

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

1:30 pm
21
Sep

Tai Chi – Virtual Class

Join this graceful form of exercise that is used to support reducing stress and anxiety.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

T:BUC Engagement Forum – Good Relations Across the Atlantic

An insight into the hugely successful, good relations programme, Connect. Delivered virtually by Chris Wright.

Organiser: IrishFA Foundation

4:00 pm
21
Sep

T:BUC Engagement Forum

The Engagement Forum will showcase community based activity that demonstrates positive delivery of the T:BUC Strategy

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:00 pm
21
Sep

Super Healthy Teens

Libraries NI will be hosting an online virtual healthy eating demonstration for 12-16-year-olds. The virtual cookery class will help them improve their cooking abilities and nurture an awareness of how healthy eating can protect us by keeping our bodies and the environment healthy and happy.

Organiser: Libraries NI

6:30 pm
21
Sep

Showcase video: Stoneworks Gym – The Flex 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 Flex Programme delivered by Stoneworks Gym.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

12:00 pm
21
Sep

Shedding Light on the Past 1920-1922

A six-week online lecture series by eminent historians exploring key historical events of the period 1918-1922 on the island of Ireland.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Shared Reading with RNIB

Join us for a relaxing hour of shared reading and conversation focusing on themes of positivity and resilience. This is a shared reading session run in conjunction with the RNIB for blind and partially sighted people.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

Reading Rooms – Opera in my head by Meg Rosoff

Reading Rooms is Verbal's shared reading model which facilitates conversation through stories and shared experiences, between people from all different backgrounds.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
21
Sep

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC – Good Relations Week Events 2021

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC are engaging children from the age of 3 – 13 years and promoting good relations on cultural awareness, promoting respect for diversity and raising awareness on racism through a range of interactive workshops x 4 groups per night.

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:00 pm
21
Sep

Part 1 : Border Tales Workshop – Shabrae Jackson

We invite you to this late night event. Bring a warm drink and a photo of something that represents you personal border encounter.

Organiser: The Jethro Centre

9:00 pm
21
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Finaghy Library – 21st September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
21
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Colin Glen Library – 21st September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
21
Sep

More on the iPad – Part 1

A virtual training workshop for any tech savvy's. The aim of this session is to improve participants confidence in using their iPads and also to improve their digital experience. 

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

Mexican Dancing – Learning culture through dance & art

The initiative is aimed at providing young primary school children with an 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 Mexican dance. They will also learn about Mexican heritage and the importance of dance to their community.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

10:00 am
21
Sep

MADE Youth Group Community Profiling Session

Young women from Ardoyne and Monkstown will meet in their respective areas to map out the needs of both communities. The young women are part of the MADE programme - a partnership between Ardoyne Youth Enterprise and Monkstown Boxing Club.

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

6:00 pm
21
Sep

Mabel Thompson – A story Through Paint

Libraries NI is hosting an exhibition of the artwork of Mabel Thompson. An incredible woman, Mabel Thompson continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was completely blind.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
21
Sep

Lessons of Srebrenica: Acknowledgement, Justice and Peacebuilding?

Online discussion and Q&A featuring survivors of the genocide in Srebrenica Nedžad Avdić. Who will give people a unique insight into the lives of those who have endured persecution? It will help people here to learn about the past from a global perspective and learn lessons from the past. The more we learn about human injustices the more empathy we have and hopefully this will lead us to do more to challenge injustices in our local communities.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
21
Sep

Launch of The Eastside Early Years Network’s Good Relations Charter

A launch to celebrate the Eastside Early Years Network’s production of a Good Relations Charter for early years settings in east Belfast.

Organiser: EastSide Partnership

3:00 pm
21
Sep

Launch of Diversity Art Panels in Apartment blocks in Global Crescent

Tenants in Global Crescent have helped to design art panels that will be installed in the corridors of the apartment blocks in the shared neighbourhood.

Organiser: Radius Housing

3:30 pm
21
Sep

Launch GR Audit & Strategy 2021

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council recently completed an audit of Good Relations across the Borough, and through community and stakeholder engagement have developed a Good Relations Strategy for 2020-2025. 

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

12:00 pm
21
Sep

JoinHer Network -Why being a catalyst for change matters

The second event as part of JoinHer Network's Good Relations Week programme of activities. Featuring Josh O'Hagan Gym Owner and Anne Carr Community Facilitator.

Organiser: JoinHer Network CIC

11:00 am
21
Sep

International Day of Peace 2021 – PEACE IV

Primary school children from both sides of the Lanark Way interface will join Adam B at Springfield Dam to mark international day of peace.

Organiser: Belfast City Council

10:00 am
21
Sep

History of the Headstones Tour

A cross community tour of Derry City Cemetery suitable for all age groups. Learn the history of our people and City where every headstone has a tale to tell. A tour like no other that encounters our Edwardian and Victorian industrialists, philanthropists, criminals and poor. Hear tales of love, hate, politics and adventure, world wars, plagues and heroism. All in a beautiful setting overlooking the City and River Foyle.

Organiser: Destination Derry

1:00 pm
21
Sep

Hard Questions: Exploring Controversial Issues with Young People 

Virtual presentation and discussion on facilitating the handling of controversial issues with young people hosted by the History teachers Association NI.

Organiser: History Teachers Association of Northern Ireland

5:30 pm
21
Sep

Good Relations Awareness Event – Global Crescent & Small Worlds Café Event Cantrell Close

A good relations and community cohesion event in the Shared Housing development to highlight awareness of being a responsible/respectful neighbour with key themes of awareness of Hate Crime, Culture, Racism & Anti-Social behaviour.

Organiser: Radius Housing

4:30 pm
21
Sep

GOGA Buggy Fit

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, GOGA will be hosting 'Buggy Fit', a moderate intensity fitness class giving new mums the opportunity to Get Out and Get Active in a relaxed and social environment.

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

10:00 am
21
Sep

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.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

10:30 am
21
Sep

Fiction and the Troubles Panel Discussion

FWIN will provide a copy of the book ‘Guard Your Heart’ by local author Sue Divin to 20 members of their group. The members will read this book and discuss this during a two-hour workshop. The book is based on a fictional account of the impact of The Troubles on two young protagonists both born on the day of the Good Friday agreement.

Organiser: Foyle Womens' Information network

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Fane Street Primary School Choir Video Performance

Fane Street Primary School Choir have recorded and share a song for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in celebration of Good Relations Week 2021.

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

12:00 pm
21
Sep

Do We Listen and Learn from Local Peace Practitioners?

This online event is recognition and celebration of many years of Good Relation and peacebuilding work carried out by community activists.

Organiser: The Corrymeela Community

4:00 pm
21
Sep

Day 2 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond Podcast

Day 2 of 5: In recognition of the UNCRC and children and young people rights to celebrate their culture, NICCY and its Youth Panel looked at the right of the child to explore and celebrate their cultural identity and to recognise the right of others to celebrate theirs. In this centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Hanna is the second of 4 to be shared throughout the week.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
21
Sep

Cultural Arts and Crafts Videos

Promotion of cultural arts and crafts, promoting engagement and awareness of a variety of cultures from around the world.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

12:00 pm
21
Sep

Collecting The Past/Making the Future Digital Exhibition Launch

The launch of a new ​digital version of the Collecting the Past/Making the Future exhibition that was on display at the Ulster Museum in 2020. The new resource is a curriculum-linked and interactive experience that creates a legacy for the exhibition and also brings it to new audiences, including schools.

Organiser: NERVE Centre

12:00 pm
21
Sep

Children’s Bedtime Stories – 21st September

Armstrong Storytelling Trust has recorded four children's stories for Libraries NI. The online stories will investigate themes of friendship and inclusivity.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead: The role of the voluntary and community sector in supporting good relations amongst young people

NICVA celebrates Good Relations Week 2021 with an online event examining the role of the voluntary and community sector in supporting good relations amongst Northern Ireland’s young people. We will hear from Chris Quinn, Director of the Northern Ireland Youth Forum and Cherith Cummins, Co-Ordinator of Include Youth Strive Programme, as well as from young people who have benefitted from the work of voluntary and community organisations.

Organiser: NICVA

10:30 am
21
Sep

Brighter Days ahead: challenging conversations

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, Tides Training & Consultancy will be hosting a virtual discussion surrounding the communication difficulties imposed by lockdowns. 

Organiser: TIDES Training

2:00 pm
21
Sep

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.

Organiser: Rural Housing Association

11:30 am
21
Sep

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.

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

12:00 pm
21
Sep

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.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
21
Sep

Black Box Projects Exhibition – 21st September

An exhibition of artwork and photography curated by Black Box Projects, for and by people with a learning disability. This work has been produced at the weekly Making Connections workshops.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
21
Sep

Better Connected – Over 50’s Fitness

Better Connected is an over 50's fitness welcoming group that will bring people together from different backgrounds together socially.

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

Banbridge Writer’s Circle

Libraries NI presents a creative writing workshop focusing on empathy and inclusion.

Organiser: Libraries NI

6:30 pm
21
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Shankill Road Library – 21st September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
21
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Falls Road Library – 21st September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
21
Sep

‘Different Cultures, Similar Values’ – Exploring Inclusivity

The 2- hour workshop will combine African and Caribbean experience, poetry and song, video clips and audience interaction, with humour and challenge to open up candid dialogue.

Organiser: Belfast City Council

12:00 pm
21
Sep

‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast 2: An Outside Perspective

The 2nd in our week of podcasts features Sean French, a PHD student from Cambridge University who is studying about marching bands. Find out what Sean knew about bands before his studies and has learnt in the last few months as he integrates himself into the Northern Ireland marching band scene.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Youth, climate change and human rights – ‘Dakota’ Animation

Climate change threatens the effective enjoyment of our human rights in Northern Ireland. That is the message that carries through two animated films produced as part of a collaborative project between the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Queen’s University Belfast.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

10:00 am
22
Sep

Young People Celebrating Diversity Workshop – New Lodge, Belfast

Young people aged 16-24 from Springboard are inviting their peers to attend an interactive & engaging Good Relations Showcase. Participants will be taken through a shared learning experience which will include a look at inspiring Good Relations journeys and a celebration of diversity through interactive activities, foods, artwork and lively discussions

Organiser: Springboard Opportunities Limited

2:00 pm
22
Sep

Young Hearts and Minds Conference 2021

This promotional video for Action Trama's Youth Conference: Young Hearts and Minds. This is a one-day conference which will be held on the 20th & 21st October at the La Mon Hotel.

Organiser: Action Trauma

6:10 pm
22
Sep

Yallaa Kitchen Cookery Classes

Radius Housing in partnership with Yallaa Kitchen launch an exciting experience learning about, cooking & enjoying delicious Arabian recipes. Good Relations Week sees the launch of this exciting partnership and programme including cookery lessons, cultural awareness sessions in schools and in the community and a Cultural Cafe pop up celebration in Portstewart. Yallaa means "let's go or let's do" Let's go on this journey of discovery together.

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:30 pm
22
Sep

Writing Through Lockdown – 22nd September

An exhibition of writing and imagery from Libraries NI Virtual Creative Writing Group. It is an exploration of lockdown experiences that conveys how creativity has supported them during their darkest days.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
22
Sep

Wednesday Night Stories

This event brings adults and young people together from across the City sharing stories and life experiences as well as the challenges and people they have met along the way. These stories form the basis of the discussions around living well together.

Organiser: St Columbs Park Reconciliation Trust

7:30 pm
22
Sep

WE CANNOT WALK ALONE – TEXTILE EXHIBITION (Wednesday 22nd)

'We Cannot Walk Alone' textile exhibition will showcase banners originally produced in response to the theme of Refugee Week 2021.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
22
Sep

Transforming Education Project: An Overview

Join the IEF for an overview of Ulster University's 'Transforming Education' project.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

1:00 pm
22
Sep

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.

Organiser: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

7:00 pm
22
Sep

The Churches Trust: Celebrating Youth Creativity

The event will showcase the creative work (digital, literacy, artwork) generated by young people that participated in T:BUC-themed projects during Covid.  The event will include the launch of the ‘Creative Well Being book’, a key output of the ‘Community of Homes’ project, focused on breaking down barriers and uniting communities.

Organiser: The Churches’ Trust

10:00 am
22
Sep

The Churches in Ireland from Plantation to Partition and the Emergence of Two Irish States: 1600-1950

Online lecture exploring the roles of different church traditions in Ireland, focusing particularly on the first half of the 20th century. It will examine the religious background of major political figures and role of the main Churches in shaping the two Irish states after 1922. 

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
22
Sep

The Boundary Commission and South Armagh & South Down – Lecture

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.

Organiser: Newry and Mourne Museum

7:30 pm
22
Sep

Tai Chi For Health – Richhill

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, GOGA will hosting Tai Chi For Health at Richill Recreation Centre. Come along and improve your strength, balance, flexibility and coordination through a series of low impact Tai Chi exercises that are excellent for relaxation.

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

10:00 am
22
Sep

Small Worlds – Virtual Workshop

Small Words virtual workshop will provide opportunity to meet local individuals who come from other parts of the world and learn about their experiences and backgrounds.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Sing 2 Songs

Music video showing the connection between Bulgarian culture and the district’s local music, dance and traditions.

Organiser: Beyond Skin

11:00 am
22
Sep

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.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

12:00 pm
22
Sep

Showcase of the young people’s contribution to good relations

Digital content showcasing and celebrating the contribution from young people towards Good Relations across the Borough.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

12:00 pm
22
Sep

Roots: An Afro-Caribbean Hair Conversation & Q&A Panel Event

This panel event will focus on the cultural significance, heritage , sensitivities and social pressures of hair for people from African and Caribbean communities or of African descent. 

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Reading Rooms – The Coat by Carys Davies

Reading Rooms is Verbal's shared reading model which facilitates conversation through stories and shared experiences, between people from all different backgrounds. 

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
22
Sep

Randalstown Let’s Get Moving – Walking Group

This walk is intended to promote connection and companionship among those who have felt isolated during lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:10 pm
22
Sep

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC – Good Relations Week Events 2021

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC are engaging children from the age of 3 – 13 years and promoting good relations on cultural awareness, promoting respect for diversity and raising awareness on racism through a range of interactive workshops x 4 groups per night.

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:00 pm
22
Sep

Pathways to Peace – Portadown Walking Tour

Walking tour of Portadown, bringing young people across the interface and visiting areas of their town they have never been before.

Organiser: Youth Link: NI

6:00 pm
22
Sep

NI Sport & Human Rights online forum

Online discussion on the role of sport in human rights - Presentation will be delivered by Community Relations Officer Chris Wright highlighting the recent inaugural Hope cup.

Organiser: IrishFA Foundation

2:30 pm
22
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Finaghy Library – 22nd September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
22
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Colin Glen Library – 22nd September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
22
Sep

Mid Ulster Youth Voice matters

Youth work staff and young people will take part together as part of the Mid Ulster Youth voice group to promote Good Relations.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

6:30 pm
22
Sep

Meet the Author & Q&A Dialogue – ‘Guard Your Heart’

The workshop will be facilitated by Sue Divin, author of the book, ‘Guard Your Heart’.   Through dialogue, participants will explore themes such as legacy, segregation, stereotypes and prejudice and reflect on how adults play an important role in defining today’s narrative and shaping a brighter future for young people.    

Organiser: The Churches’ Trust

6:00 pm
22
Sep

Mabel Thompson – A story Through Paint

Libraries NI is hosting an exhibition of the artwork of Mabel Thompson. An incredible woman, Mabel Thompson continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was completely blind.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
22
Sep

Libraries NI Turning Heads Panel Event at Ormeau Library

This event will complement the film Beyond Skin already produced earlier this year Roots: An Afro-Caribbean Hair Conversation. It will focus on the cultural significance, heritage, sensitivities, and social pressures of hair for people from African & Caribbean communities or of African Descent.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
22
Sep

LGBTQ+ Information Session

Melmount Forum is hosting an information session with LGBTQ+ bringing people of all ages together with the sole objective of gaining understanding and knowledge of the barriers faced by young people in their daily lives, not only due to Covid-19 but also due to opposed opinions of what people deem right and wrong. 

Organiser: Melmount and East Bank Estate Community Associations Forum

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Keady Yarnspinners with Masako Carey

Libraries NI welcomes Tokyo born Masako Carey for a storytelling session of her repertoire of traditional Japanese tales, some comical, some serious, that has now expanded to include tales from around the world.

Organiser: Libraries NI

3:00 pm
22
Sep

JoinHer Network presents Podcast Discussion “Who can become a Catalyst For Change?”

JoinHer presents a podcast discussion exploring who can become a Catalyst For Change. This is the third event as part of JoinHer Network's Good Relations Week programme of activities.

Organiser: JoinHer Network CIC

11:00 am
22
Sep

Irish Storytime

Libraries NI have partnered with Glor Uachta Tire to deliver a storytime in Irish for children age 5-8 read by Mary McMurragh 

Organiser: Libraries NI

5:00 pm
22
Sep

Human Rights Team

Join in on NI Sports and Human Rights Forum meeting who will be speaking with all major sports and community groups.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

2:30 pm
22
Sep

Good Relations Resource Pack Workshop

T:BUCC Camps Ambassadors are delivering a range of activities and sessions from the Good Relations Resource Pack.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

6:30 pm
22
Sep

Future Leaders, Future Ambitions

Future Leaders, Future Ambitions is a panel discussion comprised of past and present participants of the Future Leaders Programme.

Organiser: Holywell Trust

4:30 pm
22
Sep

Day 3 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond podcast

Day 3 of 5: In recognition of the UNCRC and children and young people rights to celebrate their culture, NICCY and its Youth Panel looked at the right of the child to explore and celebrate their cultural identity and to recognise the right of others to celebrate theirs. In the centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Alexandra is the third of 4 to be shared throughout the week

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
22
Sep

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!

Organiser: Radius Housing

1:00 pm
22
Sep

CONOR

Partisan Production presents a promo video for CONOR (not his real name), a short animated film that highlights the devastating impact of “paramilitary-style attacks” on victims, their families and wider society.

Organiser: Partisan Productions

12:00 pm
22
Sep

Community Without Hate

This programme will help you to recognise hate crime and hate-motivated incidents in your community. Become equipped in tools allowing to implement zero tolerance to hate approach in the community. We particularly welcome young people on this course as there will be an OCN accreditation option.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Community Garden – Reimaged

The Resurgam Trust are opening their Community Garden in Old Warren Estate which celebrates the work of the late Freemen, Ald Ivan Davis OBE, in Lisburn City.

Organiser: Resurgam Trust

12:30 pm
22
Sep

Celebrating Life – Creggan Library

A Literary workshop that will examine the power of reading in our everyday life through an exploration of the literature read, during the Pandemic, by the group in their Library Reading Room.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
22
Sep

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.

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

12:00 pm
22
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead Creative Writing Session

An open adult creative writing session to promote connections and creativity through writing. Libraries NI will use the Good Relations Week theme of Brighter Days Ahead to inspire and encourage participants.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
22
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead – Women Sing the Future

Women from Falls Women's Centre, Shankill Women's Centre and Glengormley Community Relations Forum will come together for a celebratory event in a shared venue. The women are all participants in the collective group's Good Relations programmes and they will be invited to sing, tell stories, read poems and dance, sharing their experiences and looking forward to the future.

Organiser: Falls Women's Centre

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Black Box Projects Exhibition – 22nd September

An exhibition of artwork and photography curated by Black Box Projects, for and by people with a learning disability. This work has been produced at the weekly Making Connections workshops.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Belfast Skate Collective Video Profile

The Community Relations Council presents a visually impactful video piece that shines a light on the Belfast Skate Collective in what the group is doing to provide a voice for the local skating community, and as a way to push for more public spaces to be created for young people.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

6:00 pm
22
Sep

BCRC 1690 ‘The History of The Twelfth’ Workshop

This workshop will provide an opportunity for shared learning with a shared history context of 1690 and the lead up to the Battle of The Boyne.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

7:00 pm
22
Sep

A Handful of Kindness – Story and Craft Session

An afternoon of storytelling and crafts.

Organiser: Libraries NI

3:00 pm
22
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Shankill Road Library – 22nd September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
22
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Falls Road Library – 22nd September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
22
Sep

‘Reverie’ Music Video by CAMHS Service User Forum ‘Impact’

CAMHS Service User Forum ‘Impact’ have recorded a music video - ‘Reverie’ about togetherness and feeling supported and no longer feeling alone.

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
22
Sep

‘Deaf Voices’ Performance

The Foyle Deaf Association choir will perform a selection of their repertoire using the mediums of Irish Sign Language and British Sign Language. ‘Deaf Voices’ will showcase the talent of its Deaf performers and help celebrate cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all sectors.

Organiser: Foyle Deaf Association

11:30 am
22
Sep

‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast 3: Hamilton Flute Band in Swinford

The 3rd in our week of podcasts features the Hamilton Flute Band as they look back to their trips to the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford in 1995 & 2019.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

7:00 pm
22
Sep

‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast (Special Bonus Event) – Hamilton Flute Band in Concert at the Siamsa Sraide Festival Swinford

This podcast looks back at the 2019 Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford as the Hamilton Flute Band participate in a Concert and Street Parade in Swinford County Mayo.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

8:30 pm
22
Sep

Young People Celebrating Diversity – Shankill Road, Belfast

Young people aged 16-24 from Springboard are inviting their peers to attend an interactive & engaging Good Relations Showcase. Participants will be taken through a shared learning experience which will include a look at inspiring Good Relations journeys and a celebration of diversity through interactive activities, foods, artwork and lively discussions

Organiser: Springboard Opportunities Limited

2:00 pm
23
Sep

Writing Through Lockdown – 23rd September

An exhibition of writing and imagery from Libraries NI Virtual Creative Writing Group. It is an exploration of lockdown experiences that conveys how creativity has supported them during their darkest days.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
23
Sep

WheelWorks – 25 Done; 25 to Come

This online event will reflect on current and past Good Relations programmes led by WheelWorks.

Organiser: WheelWorks

7:00 pm
23
Sep

WE CANNOT WALK ALONE – TEXTILE EXHIBITION (THURSDAY 23rd)

'We Cannot Walk Alone' textile exhibition will showcase banners originally produced in response to the theme of Refugee Week 2021.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
23
Sep

Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs Film Screening

NI Rural Women's Network partnered with Rural Community Network will be screening - 'Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs'.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Video Profile of Local Young Artist Anna McKee’s Graphic Illustration of ‘Brighter Days Ahead’

The Community Relations Council presents a video profile of a young graphic illustrator’s interpretation of the ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ theme created using watercolours.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

6:00 pm
23
Sep

Together in Hope – Virtual Webinar

Together in Hope is an online event with a panel of speakers exploring how shared education can contribute to a society moving forward to ‘Brighter Days Ahead’, ‘Together in Hope’.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Theatre of Witness Workshop at The Playhouse Theatre Derry/Londonderry

An in-person workshop held at The Playhouse Theatre Derry/Londonderry. Theatre of Witness performers and storytellers from all sides and realties of The Troubles to explore the path to healing from conflict. Workshops enable the performers to screen video footage of their original Theatre of Witness production and talk about their experiences of telling their true narrative.

Organiser: The Playhouse

2:00 pm
23
Sep

The year 1921 revisited

"The year 1921 revisited" a presentation and Q&A with Dr Eamon Phoenix, will explore the events leading up to the creation of NI, including the Treaty negotiations.

Organiser: Intercomm Ireland

12:00 pm
23
Sep

Teaching Sensitive and Controversial issues

This programme will help to support teachers in Shared Education partnerships.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

23
Sep

Strategies for addressing Anti-Muslim Hostility

These workshops will provide a brief overview of the history and diversity of the Muslim community in Belfast. It will provide an understanding of what constitutes anti-Muslim hatred, the demographics of perpetrators and victims, the trigger points, and the impact of online trends and far-right groups.  It will also provide practical skills for interrupting anti-Muslim hostility.

Organiser: Belfast City Council

11:00 am
23
Sep

Small World’s Cafe and Still I Rise Diversity Storytelling Schools Workshops

Radius Housing presents a Small World's Cafe and Still I Rise Diversity Storytelling sessions in St Johns and Killowen Primary Schools. 

Organiser: Radius Housing

10:00 am
23
Sep

Shared Education Teacher Professional Learning Hub

A shared education hub, promoting cross-sectoral partnership working, allowing teachers to share the best practice to each other and establishing links between shared education and school improvement.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

9:00 am
23
Sep

Shared Education in Lurgan schools – a local partnership with a global vision

The story behind this is one of a vision, partnership, openness and an intentionality to make the most of serendipitous happenings.

Organiser: The Jethro Centre

7:30 pm
23
Sep

Sexuality in Ireland 1900-2020

'Sexuality in Ireland, 1900-2020' is the first in a series of events from the Nerve Centre's Creative Centenaries project exploring the legacy of partition and the formation of Northern Ireland.

Organiser: NERVE Centre

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Sexual Orientation and LGBTQ+ Family Awareness

This online workshop will discuss a number of matters in relation to sexual orientation and LGBTQ+ family awareness.

Organiser: HERe NI

11:00 am
23
Sep

Samara’s Shop by Patricia Byrne – Thursday 23rd September

Written and directed by Patricia Byrne, through development workshops, Samara’s Shop explores the fascinating links between Irish and Arabic culture.

Organiser: Sole Purpose Productions

8:00 pm
23
Sep

Reading Rooms – Opera in my head by Meg Rosoff

Reading Rooms is Verbal's shared reading model which facilitates conversation through stories and shared experiences, between people from all different backgrounds.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
23
Sep

REACH Across Cross Community Informal Debate and Storytelling Sessions

Stories and experiences of former members and leaders.

Organiser: REACH Across

6:30 pm
23
Sep

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC – Good Relations Week Events 2021

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC are engaging children from the age of 3 – 13 years and promoting good relations on cultural awareness, promoting respect for diversity and raising awareness on racism through a range of interactive workshops x 4 groups per night.

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:00 pm
23
Sep

Pop up Gaeltacht

This event provides opportunity for those

Organiser: An Gaeláras Ltd

7:30 pm
23
Sep

Peace by Peace collaboration: LGBTQIA+ people’s experiences of Church

‘Insider-Outsider’ storytelling event will combine LGBTQ voices and non-LGBTQ observations in a creative online dialogue and listening space.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Peace Building

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

Organiser: Kingdom Youth Club

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Pawsitive Walks & Talks – Disability Sport NI

Disability Sport NI is hosting a low-intensity fitness programme, aimed at those who suffer from health conditions, disabled people, older people and those interested in becoming more active.

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

10:00 am
23
Sep

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.

Organiser: Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum

10:00 am
23
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Finaghy Library – 23rd September

This last year will leave a permanent memory on the lives of people around the world. A number of everyday life experiences have become an essential part of our wellbeing. The importance of nature in our lives, from a small flower in a garden to climbing a newly discovered hill, or just sitting on a beach listening to the waves, never before has the connection to nature become more crucial.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
23
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Colin Glen Library – 23rd September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
23
Sep

MADE Youth Group Community Profiling Session

MADE (Monkstown Ardoyne Diversity and Empowerment Programme) is a partnership between Ardoyne Youth Enterprise and Monkstown Boxing Club, supported by North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme (NBSGR). The young people will jointly map the needs of their communities.

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

6:00 pm
23
Sep

Mabel Thompson – A story Through Paint

Libraries NI is hosting an exhibition of the artwork of Mabel Thompson. An incredible woman, Mabel Thompson continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was completely blind.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
23
Sep

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.

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

12:00 pm
23
Sep

Lisnaskea Yarnspinners with Nandi Jola

Libraries NI presents storyteller and playwright, Nandi Jola, to share a range of folk tales from the African continent.

Organiser: Libraries NI

3:00 pm
23
Sep

Launch of the ‘International Directory of Joint Protestant and Roman Catholic Schools’

A new 2021 edition of the International Directory of Joint Protestant-Catholic Schools is being published by the NI Council for Integrated Education.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Joint Forum Meeting

The Community Relations Council will host a joint forum meeting along with the Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and all Trusts, BSO and the DOH Equality leads.

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
23
Sep

JoinHer – Virtual Exhibition “How Cultural Expression Influences catalyst for change, via the arts”.

JoinHer presents a Virtual Exhibition "How Cultural Expression Influences Catalyst For Change via the Arts". This is the fourth and final event as part of JoinHer Network's Good Relations Week programme of activities.

Organiser: JoinHer Network CIC

11:00 am
23
Sep

Irish & Ulster Scots Cultural Exhibition

Irish / Ulster Scots Cultural Exhibition of Music, Dance & Poetry interpretation.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

7:00 pm
23
Sep

IMAGINED LANDSCAPES: VOID VISIONARIES X PEABALL – Day 1

Using graffiti workshops to explore our shared space, Donal O’Doherty will work with a group of young people from the Void Visionaries group over three sessions to explore what Derry in the future means to culturally diverse groups.

Organiser: Void Gallery

10:00 am
23
Sep

How They See Us

'How They See use' is a project which investigates how people from different backgrounds navigate their lives.

Organiser: All Nations Ministries

6:30 pm
23
Sep

HERe NI Bedtime Stories

Get yourself comfortable with a teddy and join us for a selection of diverse bedtime stories for children.

Organiser: HERe NI

6:30 pm
23
Sep

Hair Brush! Singing Workshop with Siobhan Brown and Rwanda Shaw

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, Hair Brush! The Singing Workshop will focus on the cultural significance, heritage , sensitivities and social pressures of hair for people from African and Caribbean communities or of African descent.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Getting to know you and our City

Getting to know you and our City brings young people and older adults together from across the Council area to visit our City's historic landmarks and to hear stories from the older generation about these landmarks. 

Organiser: St Columbs Park Reconciliation Trust

12:00 pm
23
Sep

Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires brings young people and adults together from across the City to work together building and cooking on a fire in such a way that is respectful to and protect nature and the local environment. 

Organiser: St Columbs Park Reconciliation Trust

4:00 pm
23
Sep

Footprints Syrian Women’s Group

Footprints Syrian Women's Group will visit Carrickfergus Castle to continue their exploration and connection with people and places in Northern Ireland

Organiser: Footprints Women's Centre

11:00 am
23
Sep

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.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Felden Family Cultural and Arts Event – Clanmil Housing Association

Felden Family Cultural and Arts Event will focus on the dance, music, crafts and cuisine of diverse cultures and nationalities including Indian, Chinese, Polish, Ulster Scots and Irish cultures.  Objectives of the event are to celebrate cultural diversity through music, food, and dance.

Organiser: Clanmil Housing Association

2:00 pm
23
Sep

Ethical & Shared Remembering: Remembering a Decade of Change and Violence 1912-1922

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have organised a virtual event to discuss and study the decade between 1912 and 1922. It will examine key events based on historical accuracy, their impact and consequences and help contribute to an inclusive and accepting society based on mutual understanding and respect.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

2:00 pm
23
Sep

EA Intercultural Education Service Good Practice Event

EA Intercultural Education Service's Intercultural Education Good Practice day will help promote good relations in schools and communities by raising awareness of  best practices and evidence-based approaches to supporting Newcomer pupils in schools and educational settings

Organiser: Intercultural Education Service (IES)

10:00 am
23
Sep

Decade of Centenaries Roundtable Discussion

The Community Relations Council presents a discussion and update on the wide range of activities taking place as part of marking the Decade of Centenaries in line with the Principles for Remembering in Public Space.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:30 pm
23
Sep

Day 4 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond podcast

Day 4 of 5: In recognition of the UNCRC and children and young people rights to celebrate their culture, NICCY and its Youth Panel looked at the right of the child to explore and celebrate their cultural identity and to recognise the right of others to celebrate theirs. In the centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Rebecca is the fourth and final podcast to be shared this the week.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
23
Sep

Cultural Cooking Demonstration – Dennett Interchange

Donemana will celebrate Good Relations Week by bringing young people from St Michael’s Primary School to the Drummond Centre to learn about Chinese Culture and taste authentic Chinese cuisine.

Organiser: Dennett Interchange

11:30 am
23
Sep

Community Cohesion Event – Radius Housing

Radius Housing will host a community cohesion event for local people to learn about partner organisations and support available. Outdoor games for young people along with delicious food will be provided.

Organiser: Radius Housing

2:00 pm
23
Sep

CELEBRATING LIFE – CREGGAN LIBRARY

A Literary workshop that will examine the power of reading in our everyday life through an exploration of the literature read, during the Pandemic, by the group in their Library Reading Room.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
23
Sep

Celebrating Life – Derry Central Library

A Poetry Workshop with the RNIB. The Celebrating Life workshop examines a selection of life-affirming poetry, from the spiritual words of Rumi, to the guiding perspective of Mary Oliver and ending with the linguistic experimentation of E.E. Cummings.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:30 am
23
Sep

Can we build a Shared Future and what would it look like?

This event is in keeping with the theme ‘Brighter Days Ahead ‘and will focus on reconciliation as participants engage on the topic – “Can we build a Shared Future and what would it look like?”

Organiser: Fermanagh Churches Forum

10:30 am
23
Sep

Café Culture

BBI will organise a Café Culture event which will provide young people with an opportunity to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about other cultures within our community in a safe and respectful setting. Some of the key speakers will be from PUL traditions, LGBTQ+, ex-Prisoners and the BAME community.

Organiser: Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Black Box Projects Exhibition – 23rd September

An exhibition of artwork and photography curated by Black Box Projects, for and by people with a learning disability. This work has been produced at the weekly Making Connections workshops.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
23
Sep

BCRC Verbal Arts Story

This verbal arts story session will bring together a group of women across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough to participate in a storytelling of their choice.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

2:00 pm
23
Sep

An Island Divided: From the King’s Speech to the Anglo-Irish Treaty: June-December 1921 – Dr Francis Costello

Remembering the Future Decade of Anniversaries Dr Francis Costello is an American historian and businessman. Living in Belfast for the past 20 years, he holds a doctorate in History from Boston College and is a former Research Fellow of Queen’s University, Belfast. His books include Years of Revolt: the Irish Revolution and its Aftermath.

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
23
Sep

A Vision for Education in the 21st Century

Join in on IEF's Zoom event as we bring together practitioners from across the voluntary, youth and community sectors to discuss visions for education in our society in the 21st century.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

12:30 pm
23
Sep

A Pupil pathway for shared education

The Pupil Pathway can be used to help Shared Education Partnerships work more effectively, by giving pre-school and school leaders a clear overview of the Shared Education journey and will also support practitioners in the planning and implementing, monitoring and evaluation of shared education.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

9:00 am
23
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Falls Road Library – 23rd September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
23
Sep

‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast 4: Band Life During & After Lockdown

 The 4th in our week of podcasts looks at 'Band Life During and After Lockdown' this podcast looks at how band life halted for so many in March 2020 and how bands did virtual performances and the challenges in bringing the band back in Summer 2021.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

7:00 pm
23
Sep

This Intercultural Education Service Online Good Practice Event aims to support schools and other education settings to meet the educational needs of their newcomer pupils with low levels of literacy and/or interrupted education.

Organiser: Intercultural Education Service (IES)

10:00 am
23
Sep

Youth Matters Belfast

Forthspring Inter Community Group and Belfast Multi-Cultural Association will host a Youth workshop exploring the issues and challenges young people face in Belfast growing up - including "ISM's" and "Phobia's" as well as the positive things about an increasing multi-cultural Belfast.

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

9:30 am
24
Sep

Writing Through Lockdown – 24th September

An exhibition of writing and imagery from Libraries NI Virtual Creative Writing Group. It is an exploration of lockdown experiences that conveys how creativity has supported them during their darkest days.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
24
Sep

Women: A Century of Change. in the Digital Film Archive 1921-2021

This online event, using footage from NI Screen’s Digital Film Archive, will explore women’s changing role over the last 100 years. It will celebrate women’s role as community leaders, decision makers and champions of peace. The event will provide an opportunity for learning and discussion among participants and act as inspiration for others to take an active role as peace makers in their local communities

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
24
Sep

WE CANNOT WALK ALONE – TEXTILE EXHIBITION (FRIDAY 24th)

‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ textile exhibition will showcase banners originally produced in response to the theme of Refugee Week 2021.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
24
Sep

Video Profile: Challenging racism, sectarianism and sexism through football and augmented reality

The Community Relations Council presents a video profile that will showcase a cutting edge project delivered by Making The Future in collaboration with the Nerve Centre and the Irish FA that brought young people together from mixed backgrounds in South Belfast to learn about racism, sectarianism and sexism through football and augmented reality.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

6:00 pm
24
Sep

Teaching Sensitive and Controversial issues

This programme will help to support teachers in Shared Education partnerships.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

12:00 am
24
Sep

St Mary’s PTFA – Culture Evening

An interactive evening to re-introduce face to face events for the pupils who attend St Mary’s Primary School and their families.

Organiser: St Mary's PTFA

6:00 pm
24
Sep

Smashing Times Virtual Exhibition

Emotional Landscapes, is a multi-disciplinary virtual Art Exhibition with visual images, poetry, words, music and discussion. This exhibition is inspired by an artistic response to peace, health and well-being, influences of the pandemic, and themes of health and happiness intersecting with new borders of time and space in a changing landscape.

Organiser: Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality

10:00 am
24
Sep

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).

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

12:00 pm
24
Sep

Shared Education Teacher Professional Learning Hub

A shared education hub, promoting cross-sectoral partnership working, allowing teachers to share the best practice to each other and establishing links between shared education and school improvement.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

9:00 am
24
Sep

Samara’s Shop by Patricia Byrne – Friday 24th September

Written and directed by Patricia Byrne, through development workshops, Samara’s Shop explores the fascinating links between Irish and Arabic culture.

Organiser: Sole Purpose Productions

8:00 pm
24
Sep

Reading Rooms – The Coat by Carys Davies

Reading Rooms is Verbal's shared reading model which facilitates conversation through stories and shared experiences, between people from all different backgrounds.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
24
Sep

Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders Launch

Showcasing an island-wide research piece for 11-25 year old's in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Irish Government.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Youth Forum

1:00 pm
24
Sep

Our City – Cross Community Art Workshop

Cross community art workshop to design piece representing the city through the eyes of young people, to inspire positive growth and change.

Organiser: Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

24
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Finaghy Library – 24th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
24
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Colin Glen Library – 24th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
24
Sep

Mabel Thompson – A story Through Paint

Libraries NI is hosting an exhibition of the artwork of Mabel Thompson. An incredible woman, Mabel Thompson continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was completely blind.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
24
Sep

Living Library ‘Ethnic Minorities’ – BHSCT

Living Library: Ethnic Minorities Staff Network have coordinated volunteers to share stories about their home country, language and favorite memories or foods from home .

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
24
Sep

Joint Practice Development Menu

The Joint Practice Development Menu will provide schools/partnerships across NI with details of programmes delivered across nursery, special, primary, post primary shared education clusters.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

24
Sep

IMAGINED LANDSCAPES: VOID VISIONARIES X PEABALL – Day 2

Using graffiti workshops to explore our shared space, Donal O’Doherty will work with a group of young people from the Void Visionaries group over three sessions to explore what Derry in the future means to culturally diverse groups.

Organiser: Void Gallery

10:00 am
24
Sep

Hunger for peace interactive workshop for young people

This workshop will allow young people to explore the interactive ‘Hunger for Peace’ Games which explores issues related to identity, culture and building a shared future.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

10:00 am
24
Sep

Good Relations Ambassadors Update Report 2020/21

The Good Relations Ambassadors Update Report showcases the work of the Good Relations Ambassadors Programme.

Organiser: Executive Office

1:00 pm
24
Sep

GOGA Fit Banbridge

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, GOGA Fit Banbridge will be taking place on Friday. A low-intensity fitness programme aimed at people with health conditions, disabled people, older people and those interested in becoming more active, more often.

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

11:00 am
24
Sep

Employment Equality Data – why it matters – BHSCT

Human Resources - Workforce Equality have been working on a new informative resource for staff - ‘Employment Equality Data – why it matters’. 

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
24
Sep

Day 5 of 5: Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond – NICCY Youth Panel’s Child Rights perspective to Culture and Identity

The Youth Panel’s statement explores culture and identity within a child rights context and includes a series of calls to decision makers about how they can support children and young people in celebrating their culture and identity in this centenary year and beyond.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
24
Sep

Cultural Parade & Live Performances – Radius Housing Cookstown

Radius Housing in partnership with Clanmill and The Hub will host a cultural parade through the streets of Cookstown will be followed by live performances.  Food and entertainment for children.

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:00 pm
24
Sep

Cultural Festival

There will be performances throughout the afternoon along with workshops, crafts and food samples.

Organiser: Alternatives

12:00 pm
24
Sep

Connecting through COVID

This is the launch of a booklet documenting the experiences of some local residents during the pandemic.

Organiser: North Belfast Interface Network

10:30 am
24
Sep

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.

Organiser: Community Relations Forum

7:30 pm
24
Sep

Children’s Bedtime Stories – 24th September

Armstrong Storytelling Trust has recorded four children's stories for Libraries NI. The online stories will investigate themes of friendship and inclusivity.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
24
Sep

CELEBRATING LIFE – CREGGAN LIBRARY

A Literary workshop that will examine the power of reading in our everyday life through an exploration of the literature read, during the Pandemic, by the group in their Library Reading Room

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
24
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead? Local Opinions on Education and Integration

Results from a recent NI-wide poll on themes related to education and integration are shared that confirm there is a strong support for increased integration across council areas and political viewpoints.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

10:00 am
24
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead Shared Reading Session

Put your feet up and get comfortable for a relaxed and informal hour of shared reading focusing on positivity and resilience.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:30 pm
24
Sep

Black Box Projects Exhibition – 24th September

An exhibition of artwork and photography curated by Black Box Projects, for and by people with a learning disability. This work has been produced at the weekly Making Connections workshops.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
24
Sep

BCRC Civic Youth Voice Graphic Design Workshop

BCRC  presents craft based workshop offering young members of BCRC Civic Youth Voice the opportunity to come together to develop and design a logo that will represent the group going forward. Members are representative of young people across Causeway Coast and Glens and are focused on working collectively, across communities to raise awareness of issues affecting young people today.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

4:00 pm
24
Sep

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.  

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

12:00 pm
24
Sep

A PUPIL PATHWAY FOR SHARED EDUCATION

The Pupil Pathway can be used to help Shared Education Partnerships work more effectively, by giving pre-school and school leaders a clear overview of the Shared Education journey and will also support practitioners in the planning and implementing, monitoring and evaluation of shared education.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

9:00 am
24
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Shankill Road Library – 24th September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
24
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Shankill Road Library – 23rd September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
24
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Falls Road Library – 24th September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
24
Sep

‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast 5: Women in Bands Podcast

The 5th and final Podcast for Community Relations Council Good Relations Week sees Julie Porter of the Churchill Flute band take over as host to explore Women in Marching Bands. This podcast looks at female members of bands and what it was like for them to join a male perceived environment and how they enjoy participating in band culture.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

7:00 pm
24
Sep

Writing Through Lockdown – 25th September

An exhibition of writing and imagery from Libraries NI Virtual Creative Writing Group. It is an exploration of lockdown experiences that conveys how creativity has supported them during their darkest days.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
25
Sep

Welcoming Newcomers Lunch and family fun day

Picnic for newcomer families at Deanby garden and polytunnel. The group will then join an outdoor fun day with Ardoyne Youth Enterprise, RCity and Mokstown Boxing Club. Transport provided.

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

12:00 pm
25
Sep

We Cannot Walk Alone – Textile Exhibition (Saturday 25th)

'We Cannot Walk Alone' textile exhibition will showcase banners originally produced in response to the theme of Refugee Week 2021.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
25
Sep

Video Profile of Local Young Photographer Sarah Little

The Community Relations Council presents a video profile of a young photographer, Sarah Little, and the creation of her creative photography project that aims to highlight climate change as one of the 21 Artists for the 21st Century by the NI Office.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

6:00 pm
25
Sep

Together For Ballyclare Day

Together For Ballyclare Day is a full day of activities, information stalls, music and an opportunity to chat with many different organisations and groups that have a presence in the Town of Ballyclare.

Organiser: Community Relations Forum

11:00 am
25
Sep

The Erne District Chinese Families’ and Friends’ Association – Aspects of Chinese Culture

The Erne District Chinese Families' and Friends' Association presents a video compilation that demonstrates Chinese Cooking, Guzheng Music, Craft Work making lanterns and Chinese Exercises traditionally performed in the morning.

Organiser: Erne District Chinese Families and Friends Association

1:00 pm
25
Sep

Shared Education Teacher Professional Learning Hub

A shared education hub, promoting cross-sectoral partnership working, allowing teachers to share the best practice to each other and establishing links between shared education and school improvement.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

9:00 am
25
Sep

Samara’s Shop by Patricia Byrne – Saturday 25th September

Written and directed by Patricia Byrne, through development workshops, Samara’s Shop explores the fascinating links between Irish and Arabic culture.

Organiser: Sole Purpose Productions

8:00 pm
25
Sep

Refugee women roundtable conversation

A roundtable conversation between asylum's seeker women and women of local communities and associations. Allowing them to interact and build bridges of trust, respect and understanding.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Refugees and Asylum Seekers Women Association (BOMOKO NI)

2:00 pm
25
Sep

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC – Good Relations Week Events 2021

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC are engaging children from the age of 3 – 13 years and promoting good relations on cultural awareness, promoting respect for diversity and raising awareness on racism through a range of interactive workshops x 4 groups per night.

Organiser: Radius Housing

11:00 am
25
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Finaghy Library – 25th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
25
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Colin Glen Library – 25th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
25
Sep

Multi Cultural Community Lunch

Forthspring Inter Community Group and Belfast Multi-Cultural Association are hosting a "Community Lunch" to celebrate the diversity within our local communities and build relationships over food and good conversation.

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

1:00 pm
25
Sep

Mabel Thompson – A story Through Paint

Libraries NI is hosting an exhibition of the artwork of Mabel Thompson. An incredible woman, Mabel Thompson continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was completely blind.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
25
Sep

International Big Breakfast

Radius Housing in parrtnership with Apex Housing are hosting live cultural performances on stage at Ranfurley House, Dungannon. Food will be available from 10 different cultures and performances will consist of cultures from around the world who call NI home including; East Timor, Mexican, Chinese, Irish and Ulster Scots.

Organiser: Radius Housing

10:00 am
25
Sep

Free outdoor screening of Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

Free outdoor screening of Gnomeo & Juliet movie (cert U). This comical animated re-boot of Shakespeare’s play takes place in a world of warring garden gnomes but this doesn’t stop Gnomeo & Juliet from falling in love. Will they have a future together?

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

25
Sep

Free outdoor concert by DUOZOUK

FREE outdoor concert by DUOZOUK, AKA bouzouki players Nikos Petsakos (Greece) and Martin Coyle (Ireland) will play a free outdoor concert at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre. 

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

12:00 pm
25
Sep

CROSS CULTURAL EVENTS, FOR GOOD RELATIONS WEEK.

Song, music, dance and verse. Through the mediums of cross cultural song, music, dance and verse. We will organise a series of workshops, seminars, concerts and demonstrations, to highlight the importance of these activities. This will bring all of our communities together, to celebrate the depth of our diverse cultures. It will also enhance the self esteem and mental wellbeing, of all involved.

Organiser: North West Toungues, Tones and Tapping

10:00 am
25
Sep

Children’s Bedtime Stories – 25th September

Armstrong Storytelling Trust has recorded four children's stories for Libraries NI. The online stories will investigate themes of friendship and inclusivity.

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
25
Sep

CELEBRATING LIFE – CREGGAN LIBRARY

A Literary workshop that will examine the power of reading in our everyday life through an exploration of the literature read, during the Pandemic, by the group in their Library Reading Room.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
25
Sep

Brighter Days Storytime (ages 4-8)

An uplifting storytelling session at Newtownbreda Library looking at themes of love, family, sharing and inclusiveness. This will be followed by seed planting to represent growing together as a community.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
25
Sep

Brighter Days Art Competition – Online Gallery

Art Competition online gallery of all the art work. Available on all Belfast Health & Social Care social media platforms.

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

10:00 am
25
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead Art Competition

Brighter Days Ahead Art Competition for the children of BHSCT - judged by The Lord Mayor.

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
25
Sep

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.

Organiser: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

2:30 pm
25
Sep

Bonsai Workshop – The North West Japanese Cultural Group

Bonsai expert with 50 year experience, Barry Williamson will show you how to take care of Bonsai from the scratch.

Organiser: North West Japanese Culture Group

11:00 am
25
Sep

Black Box Projects Exhibition – 25th September

An exhibition of artwork and photography curated by Black Box Projects, for and by people with a learning disability. This work has been produced at the weekly Making Connections workshops.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
25
Sep

AYE RCity MBC Family Fun Day

Outdoors fun day to celebrate partnerships between youth groups from Ardoyne Youth Enterprise, RCity and Monkstown Boxing Club.

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

2:00 pm
25
Sep

A PUPIL PATHWAY FOR SHARED EDUCATION

The Pupil Pathway can be used to help Shared Education Partnerships work more effectively, by giving pre-school and school leaders a clear overview of the Shared Education journey and will also support practitioners in the planning and implementing, monitoring and evaluation of shared education.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

9:00 am
25
Sep

50th Anniversary Celebration of The Irish School of Ecumenics Trust and the Friends of ISE.

Over the last fifty years the ISE has been involved in many diverse programmes both academically and in the community. We celebrate fifty years of research into building peace, reconciliation and understanding. The contributors at the conference are Dr John Feehan, MRIA, academic and conservationist, Lorna Gold, advocate and theologian, and Jonny Hanson, practising farmer.

Organiser: Irish School of Ecumenics Trust (ISE)

10:00 am
25
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Shankill Road Library – 25th September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
25
Sep

3 Schools Exhibition, Falls Road Library – 25th September

A cross community art exhibition featuring schools from across the north Belfast peaceline. The exhibition will feature the artwork of local schools Glenwood, St Clares and Gaelscoil an Lonnain will be displayed across two libraries, Falls Road Library and Shankhill Road Library.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
25
Sep

Virtual interviews with different members of the Indian Hindu Association

A series of  virtual interviews with different members of the Indian Hindu Association. For more information, please contact chugh28m@yahoo.co.uk

Organiser: Hindu Association Derry ~ Londonderry

26
Sep

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC – Good Relations Week Events 2021

Radius Housing & Clonduff FC are engaging children from the age of 3 – 13 years and promoting good relations on cultural awareness, promoting respect for diversity and raising awareness on racism through a range of interactive workshops x 4 groups per night.

Organiser: Radius Housing

2:00 pm
26
Sep

Our Journey, Our Lives, Our Cultures

Multi-Ethnic Sports & Cultures NI will host a series of workshops aimed to give children and youth from diverse communities a better understanding of racism, sectarianism and prejudice and ways to tackle these. This will conclude with a cultural celebration highlighting the cultural vibrancy of Northern Ireland with food, drinks, music and activities from all cultural backgrounds.

Organiser: Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI (MSCNI)

11:00 am
26
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Finaghy Library – 26th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
26
Sep

Natural Connections Photographic Exhibition, Colin Glen Library – 26th September

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' which has sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:30 am
26
Sep

Meet the Skaters

Belfast Skate Collective is hosting a Skating Jam in Art College / Cathedral Gardens for beginners and new skaters to the scene.  The "Meet the Skaters" event aims to bring the skating community together and make it a safe, inclusive environment for young people to express themselves.

Organiser: Belfast Skate Collective

1:30 pm
26
Sep

Mabel Thompson – A story Through Paint

Libraries NI is hosting an exhibition of the artwork of Mabel Thompson. An incredible woman, Mabel Thompson continued to paint even after her sight began to fail right up to when she was completely blind.

Organiser: Libraries NI

10:00 am
26
Sep

[email protected] Tournament

[email protected] tournament will have over 150 young people aged 15-17 will take part, with the winners qualifying for the grand final in London in 2022. The tournament seeks to use Football sport and music to engage young people from all communities throughout the UK.

Organiser: IrishFA Foundation

12:00 pm
26
Sep

International Big Lunch in the Park

Radius & Apex Housing will host an International Big Lunch in the Park aimed at increasing an inclusive sense of community belonging and celebrating Cultural diversity.

Organiser: Radius Housing

12:00 pm
26
Sep

HERE NI Children’s Rainbow Arts and Crafts

Join us for rainbow themed arts and crafts.

Organiser: HERe NI

10:30 am
26
Sep

First Screening of Celebration Event Mandarin Speakers Association

Online event screening a video recorded of the events which young people organised during COVID-19 pandemic including Chinese folk dancing, Chinese New Year celebrations through Zoom, singing and learning Chinese language and art together in classe

Organiser: Mandarin Speakers Association

2:00 pm
26
Sep

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!

Organiser: Cathedral Community Association

2:00 pm
26
Sep

Critical Thinking: Young People Jumping on Board

The Youth Action NI workshop focuses on supporting young people as key representations of insight on Boards and Committees.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

1:15 pm
27
Sep

Part 2: Border Tales – Workshop by Carole Kane & Paul Hutchinson

An interactive, session in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan. Leading on from Workshop 1, we will follow our curiosity to further explore the concept of Border Tales, connections, space, tension, endings and beginnings. We’ll consider key points from the initial workshop of Shabrae’s experiences in Mexico and consider if and how these might reflect into or differ from our local context. Paul is the founder/director of Imagined Spaces (specialising in community relations) former Director of Corrymeela and since 1990, a therapist, advocate, manager in mental health services. Amongst other roles, he is also a writer, film-maker and community artist. Carole is the Good Relations Project Officer in the Jethro Centre. She also has many roles but works across the arts, education and peacebuilding in community settings.

Organiser: The Jethro Centre

7:15 pm
28
Sep

Developing an AGENDA for PEACE within YouthAction

Developing an AGENDA for PEACE within YouthAction involves Board members, Senior staff, youth work staff and some young people to review the peace priorities across the organisation.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

10:00 am
28
Sep

Carson, Craig and the Partition of Ireland 1912-1921 : Dr Russell Rees

Remembering the Future, Decade of anniversaries. Autumn Programme of Talks via Zoom

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
30
Sep

IMAGINED LANDSCAPES: VOID VISIONARIES X PEABALL – DAY 3

Using graffiti workshops to explore our shared space, Donal O’Doherty will work with a group of young people from the Void Visionaries group over three sessions to explore what Derry in the future means to culturally diverse groups.

Organiser: Void Gallery

9:00 am
02
Oct

Sir John and Lady Hazel Lavery and the Lavery Collection

Free talks via Zoom By Dr Sinéad McCoole on Sir John and Lady Hazel Lavery and the Lavery Collection: A Pictorial Record of Partition and the Establishment of Two Irish States c 1918-30.

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
07
Oct

TADA Multi cultural networking day

A multicultural networking day with music, food and dance from different cultures. To build good relations and gain knowledge of and understanding others religions, cultures and beliefs.

Organiser: TADA Rural Support Network

12:30 am
09
Oct

Conflict, Division and Partition: Events in Mid-Ulster 1919-21: The Summing-up – Dr Eamon Phoneix

‘Conflict, Division and Partition: Events in Mid-Ulster 1919-21: The Summing-up’. Your Questions Answered in this final, reflective session with Dr Éamon Phoenix. 

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
14
Oct