Good Relations Week 2020 Events


  • Event Category

  • Event Type

  • Council Area

Youthscape Celebrating Diversity

Youthscape is a partnership programme delivered by TIDES, South West College and Donegal Youth Service. It will show a series of culturally diverse interviews followed by facilitated discussions for young people aged 16-24. The first in the series is an interview with Syrian participants on their experience of moving to NI.

Organiser: TIDES Training

1:00 pm
14
Sep

Youth4Peace Agents of Change – TARANOM

Beyond Skin presents a series of short videos produced by 3 Forty Five Films featuring conversations and creative activities with young people involved in youth4peace Northern Ireland – an initiative implementing UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.  In this film we meet TARANOM,15, a young musician who joined the Afghan Women’s Orchestra at the age of 10, now living in Finland.

Organiser: Beyond Skin

9:00 am
14
Sep

YOUTH4PEACE AGENTS OF CHANGE – KACPER

Beyond Skin presents a series of short videos produced by 3 Forty Five Films featuring conversations and creative activities with young people involved in youth4peace Northern Ireland – an initiative implementing UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. In this film, we meet KACPER, a Heavy Metal fan, talking about how music has helped him make Belfast his new home.

Organiser: Beyond Skin

9:00 am
14
Sep

Virtual Tour of St. Augustine’s Church

Take a virtual tour of the St. Augustine's Church, known locally as the “Wee Church on the Walls”, and its historical graveyard, and explore its secret history beside the famous Derry-Londonderry City Walls.

Organiser: St. Augustine’s Church

10:30 am
14
Sep

Unveiling of the Peace Quilt

Unveiling of a stunning peace quilt made by rural women from the Co. Tyrone village of Galbally and surrounding villages, under the creative guidance of artist Bridget Nugent.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

4:00 pm
14
Sep

Unsettled Dust (Commemoration or Celebration)

Partisan Production intendeds to contribute to the positive debate around commemoration, specifically in relation to the upcoming centenary of Northern Ireland.

Organiser: Partisan Productions

4:00 pm
14
Sep

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Life in Lockdown

A series of 5 podcasts looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown. This episode is presented by Andrew Lynch & Stephen Porter and looks at how our work adapted because of Covid 19

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

1:00 pm
14
Sep

This is Home

A reading by the Rostrevor Writers Group in the Church Cafe in Rostrevor.

Organiser: The Light Theatre Company

4:00 pm
14
Sep

The War to End All Wars – Over the Top

A virtual art exhibition showcasing photos from a site visit to the Battlefields of the Somme and Messines.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

9:00 am
14
Sep

The Swanzy Riots, 1920 – Online Exhibition

‘The Swanzy Riots, 1920’ details events in Lisburn following the assassination of R.I.C. District Inspector Oswald Ross Swanzy in Market Square. Using photographs, artefacts, videos, books and uniforms, this exhibition tells the story of a significant - but not well known - event in Lisburn’s rich history, and its part in the wider story of the War of Independence (1919-1922).

Organiser: Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

12:00 pm
14
Sep

The Past, Present and Future of Peacebuilding: Colin Craig

Join two local peacebuilders - Mary Montague and Colin Craig in conversation.

Organiser: TIDES Training

1:00 pm
14
Sep

The Partition in Ireland/Partition of Ulster exhibition

The Partition in Ireland/Partition of Ulster exhibition and booklet explores local events and local connections to pivotal events that led to the formation of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
14
Sep

The Life, Times and Poetry of George Paxton Findlay

Enjoy a virtual experience of the life, times and poetry of the ‘Bard of Derry ~Londonderry’, Mr George Paxton Findlay.

Organiser: Bready & District Ulster Scots Development Association

9:00 am
14
Sep

The Fiddle and Fife

The Fiddle and Fife Project in Mid and East Antrim aims to promote and preserve our rich local musical and cultural heritage through the exhibition and preservation of artefacts, video, photographic, and audio recording.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
14
Sep

Teachers Conference for Shared Education

A video from the first Teachers' Shared Education conference organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Good Relations team in March 2019

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
14
Sep

Taste of Hungarian folk dance by HUNI folk dance group

A taste of Hungarian folk dance by the Hungarian Association in Northern Ireland that showcases the organisation's involvement in Good Relations programmes in 2019.

Organiser: Hungarian Association of NI

9:00 am
14
Sep

Storytime with Libraries NI – A Home Full of Friends

Enjoy a story every day. This week the stories will have a good relations theme such as diversity, fitting in, acceptance and peace, helping to build empathy with the younger generation.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:30 pm
14
Sep

Storytelling with Liz Weir – Stone Soup

Starting Libraries NI’s evening storytelling sessions is Liz Weir MBE, storyteller in residence for Libraries NI. These specially recorded Good Relations Week stories are suitable for all ages and are available on the Libraries NI YouTube channel.

Organiser: Libraries NI

8:00 pm
14
Sep

Sollus Highland Dancing Workshop – National Class (Pre-Championship & Championship Standard)

Sollus Highland Dancers will host five professional online workshops to showcase the classwork of young people during lock-down. Get inspired by the Ulster Scots culture. This workshop is for National Class (Pre-Championship & Championship Standard).

Organiser: Sollus School of Highland Dance

7:00 pm
14
Sep

Sienna Wilgaus Anime Exhibition

A truly international online exhibition of anime (Japanese Manga) art by talented Glengormley High School student Sienna Wilgaus, partnered with C & S Music School in Japan.

Organiser: Beyond Skin

9:00 am
14
Sep

Sean Lester: Sticking to the Seat

Sean Lester lived through a tumultuous period in the history of Ireland, which shaped his political outlook. His story is one that opens up questions about complex political identities which continue to have an impact today.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
14
Sep

School of Sanctuary Celebration 2020

An event to celebrate schools from Urban Village areas achieving School of Sanctuary status making them a safe and welcoming place for all.

Organiser: Urban Villages Initiative

10:00 am
14
Sep

Remembering Bunting Festival 2020

A short video showing a Bunting Festival collaborative concert performance by young people from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Royal Scottish Pipe band Association NI, Omagh Community Choir and an internationally acclaimed folk/ trad band from London.

Organiser: Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre

9:00 am
14
Sep

Real Eyes | Realise | Real Lies : A Photographic Exhibition

In March 2019, Larne Museum & Arts Centre hosted a photographic exhibition by Millbrook Youth Group entitled ‘Real Eyes | Realise | Real Lies’. Supported by the Education Authority, a group of young men aged 17-19 from Millbrook, Larne, completed an OCN in Good Relations and Cultural Diversity.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
14
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘The Fairy Goose’ by Liam O’Flaherty 

Verbal’s Reading Rooms programme uses the power of storytelling to help people create new connections, express their feelings and learn more about the feelings of the people around them. Prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
14
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘Butternuts and Beehives’ by Alys Jackson

Kids: prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world. 

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
14
Sep

RCN commend CRC in Good Relations Week 2020

RCN's Chair John Waddell and Director Kate Clifford commend the Community Relations Council for its support to RCN and the peace process over the last 30 years as part of Good Relations Week 2020.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

11:00 am
14
Sep

Postcards from the Edge

Postcards From the Edge is a new online exhibition, delivered by Linen Hall Library and Nerve Centre, featuring work created by participants from different community backgrounds coming together to express aspects of their post-conflict lives in postcard format.

Organiser: Making the Future

10:30 am
14
Sep

Political Murals Street Art and Peace Gate

The Marti Way presents a special  peace and reconciliation walking tour that will allow participants through the medium of street art to discover the journey we have taken to help create a more harmonious society. The tour will showcase the re-imaging of local community murals and how the International peace wall shares a message for hope and reconciliation.

Organiser: belfastology Walking Tours

10:00 am
14
Sep

PeacePlayers – Celebrating Peace Building and Community Relations Through Sport

This video tells the story of AJ and Rachel, two female PeacePlayers participants from Northern Ireland. Both girls, now 19, grew up on either side of an interface, a so-called peace line, in north Belfast. They first met over 10 years ago as participants in PeacePlayers primary school twinning programme.

Organiser: PeacePlayers NI

12:00 pm
14
Sep

PEACE IV Virtual Tour of City Cemetery

A fascinating virtual tour of the cemetery reveals cross community legacy of the past, Titanic, suffragettes, men and women of both world wars, industrialists of the City and pioneers of education.

Organiser: PEACE IV at Belfast City Council

3:00 pm
14
Sep

Newry, Mourne & Down Ethnic Minority Centre – Information Sessions

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

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

12:00 pm
14
Sep

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

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

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

12:00 pm
14
Sep

Newry, Mourne & Down Ethnic Minority Centre – Arts Exhibition

This video compilation showcases the launch of  Newry Mourne and Down Ethnic Minority Support Centre's ‘Art Together’ Exhibition of new paintings by local and Eastern European artists.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

12:00 pm
14
Sep

Namaste! Belfast

Namaste means Welcome with folded hands. Join us and experience the Indian Culture through dance and music.

Organiser: ImageNation NI

6:00 pm
14
Sep

Millbrook Youth Group: A Photographic Exhibition

In March 2016, Larne Museum & Arts Centre hosted a photographic exhibition by Millbrook Youth Group. Supported by the Education Authority, young people from Millbrook, Larne, completed a Good Relations course in August 2014.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
14
Sep

Media Grant Scheme

A discussion with recent recipients of the Community Relation Council’s Media Grant Scheme.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

9:00 am
14
Sep

Makaton: Rhyme and Craft – Twinkle Twinkle

Learn a makaton rhyme and get creative with a craft activity. Makaton helps in communication using signs and symbols along with speech. This session is a fun activity for parents and children to learn how to sign a well-known rhyme and develop their creative side with a craft activity.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
14
Sep

Launch of NICIE Impact Report 2019-20

The online Impact Report launch will highlight the ongoing contribution of Integrated Education to building good relations and promoting reconciliation. The digital report will be accompanied by three short animated films.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education

9:00 am
14
Sep

Launch of Gail’s Story Animation

East Belfast Mission will virtually launch the first of a series of animations which tells the story of local East Belfast Woman, Gail McCune, whose discovery of a love for the Irish Language inspired her to embark on a life changing study of Irish. The online event will include a Q&A session with Gail and a number of people involved in the creation of the animation.

Organiser: East Belfast Mission

7:00 pm
14
Sep

Imagine The Street – Art Installation

Left Ear has been working with a number of young people to develop artworks and posters to be installed across shared spaces within Derry City. These pieces of artwork will reflect on a sense of community belonging and rejuvenating shared spaces. Keep your eyes peeled!

Organiser: Left Ear

9:00 am
14
Sep

Hungarian Association of NI Good Relations Adventures 2019

Hungarian Association of NI showcases how they enjoyed the Good Relation programmes 2019. Sit back and enjoy.

Organiser: Hungarian Association of NI

9:00 am
14
Sep

Gracehill Gardens

The many gardens of Gracehill and Galgorm, Ballymena, featured in this video demonstrate how a community is enhanced by nature and how gardening is good for the soul.

Organiser: Gracehill Village Environmental Committee

9:00 am
14
Sep

Good Relations over 30 years

A hand-picked selection from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive to showcase and celebrate the work of people and communities in creating and sustaining good relations in Northern Ireland from 1990.

Organiser: NI Screen

12:00 pm
14
Sep

Gathered Voices

A short film showing how Gathered Voices, a Mid Ulster community choir, carried on singing through lockdown and went on to give a virtual performance.

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

12:00 pm
14
Sep

Does political violence work. A talk by Professor Richard English

A talk by Queen's University Politics Professor Richard English., As Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, he is a frequent media commentator on terrorism, political violence and Irish politics and history.

Organiser: Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics

10:00 am
14
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
14
Sep

Celebrating our Journeys, Embracing our Futures with Extern Positive Learnings – Kim’s story

Extern Positive Learning participants share their journey through the Extern positive learning, a shared learning space which engages Service users in Good Relations dialogue through there time here.

Organiser: Extern Positive Learning

6:00 pm
14
Sep

Celebrating our Journeys, Embracing our Futures with Extern Positive Learnings – Introduction

Extern Positive Learning participants share their journey through the Extern positive learning, a shared learning space which engages Service users in Good Relations dialogue through there time here.

Organiser: Extern Positive Learning

4:00 pm
14
Sep

Celebrating Our Journey, Embracing our Future through Good Relations

A video presentation of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council's Good Relations Programme 2019/2020 showcasing its Good Relations events and programmes organised in the Council area in the past year.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
14
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: P7 Schools Engagement Programme

As part of our P7 Schools Engagement Programme, we developed a short video explaining the Good Relations programme and what it is trying to achieve for the Borough. This short film will be included in the virtual package which is being developed for 2020/21.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
14
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: Exploring Our Space – Andrew Jackson Cottage

The Exploring our Space programme commenced in 2017 and is increasingly popular. The programme aims at introducing spaces and places within Mid and East Antrim that would not traditionally be visited by people from different community backgrounds.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
14
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
14
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
14
Sep

Blueprint: From Ghana to Ardglass

Beyond Skin and Ardglass Gaelic Club present a short film and photography exhibition celebrating the inclusive community spirit with fishermen from the indigenous community and Ghanaian community in Ardglass. 

Organiser: Beyond Skin

9:00 am
14
Sep

Bloody Foreigners

Talk by Maciek Bator on the history of the Polish Air Force in the Battle of Britain and throughout the Second World War in the West.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

7:00 pm
14
Sep

Belfast Central Library Virtual Tour

If you have always meant to visit Belfast Central Library, here is your chance to take a tour from the comfort of your own home.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:00 am
14
Sep

Around the World in 5 Nights

Clanmil Housing presents a series of international Bedtime Stories every night at 7pm throughout Good Relations Week by storyteller Liz Weir and guests, read in English and the author's native language.

Organiser: Clanmil Housing Association

7:00 pm
14
Sep

Ards and North Down Borough Council Good Relations Showcase 2015-2020

A compilation of photographs and videos from Ards and North Down Borough Councils’ Good Relations programmes from 2015 to 2020.

Organiser: Ards and North Down Borough Council

10:00 am
14
Sep

All Our Saturdays

All Our Saturdays Exhibition : Celebrating sporting excellence in Northern Ireland, an exhibition of home-grown sporting talent as seen through the eyes of Ireland's Saturday Night, Northern Ireland's best-selling sports newspaper, which ceased publication in July 2008.

Organiser: Libraries NI

9:00 am
14
Sep

A PEACE OF ME

An online artistic showcase of the thoughts and experiences of many people including practitioners, organisations and individuals who have benefited from and participated in BCRC Good Relations Programmes, through music, poetry, photography, craft and art.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

9:00 am
14
Sep

A history of Partition with Dr Darragh Gannon

Dr Darragh Gannon, expert in the Irish revolutionary period, will deliver a talk on the history and legacy of Partition. The event will also feature a screening of a new animation on the period and reveals National Museums NI plans to mark the centenary.

Organiser: Making the Future

1:00 pm
14
Sep

A Better Normal

An online conference with Dr Eamon Phoenix and Dr Marie Braniff examining events over the past 30 years, how peace-building practice has evolved and how practice might change moving into the future. Registration Essential.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:30 pm
14
Sep

#ArtsDialogue – Music is the Dialogue

A fly on the wall documentary capturing a day with members of #ArtsDialogue, an international intergenerational collective of musicians, artists, producers, writers & peace activists.

Organiser: Beyond Skin

9:00 am
14
Sep

‘Imagined Futures’

Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership will organise 3 workshops for young people aged 13 + to work with poets to discuss their ideas and hope for the future of Derry, the changes they want to see and how to increase the use of shared spaces within the City.

Organiser: Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership

4:00 pm
14
Sep

‘From Around the World’ Dance Programme

Grab your dancing shoes and celebrate cultural diversity with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council's series of unique video dance tutorials from countries including Bulgaria, China, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland and Scotland.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

12:00 pm
14
Sep

Youthscape Celebrating Diversity

Youthscape is a partnership programme delivered by TIDES, South West College and Donegal Youth Service. It will show a series of culturally diverse interviews followed by facilitated discussions for young people aged 16-24. The third in this series features and interview with young Traveller on their experiences and future hopes for the traveller community.

Organiser: TIDES Training

1:00 pm
15
Sep

Women, Peace & Security in a post-COVID world

A Virtual Conference marking the 20th anniversary of UN SCR 1325, which acknowledged the unique impact of conflict on women and girls.  Hear from a panel of experts in peacebuilding.

Organiser: Women’s Resource & Development Agency

1:00 pm
15
Sep

Virtual Tour of St. Augustine’s Church

Take a virtual tour of the St. Augustine's Church, known locally as the “Wee Church on the Walls”, and its historical graveyard, and explore its secret history beside the famous Derry-Londonderry City Walls.

Organiser: St. Augustine’s Church

10:30 am
15
Sep

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – #FitToMarch

A series of 5 podcasts looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown. This episode looks at our successful #FitToMarch initiative which attracted 435 walkers from 33 bands across Northern Ireland and Scotland

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

1:00 pm
15
Sep

Theatre of Witness Workshop

Participants explore the pathway to peace and engage with real life stories and experiences of The Troubles in accessible, moving, and inspiring way.

Organiser: The Playhouse

11:00 am
15
Sep

The Process of Peace-Making through the eyes of an Artist: ‘Ireland’s Totem, Crown of Conciliation – Circle of Hope’

An online workshop focussed on a piece of Driftwood Construction with words, made by a local artist, Mavis Thomson: ‘Ireland’s Totem, Crown of Conciliation – Circle of Hope’ reflects on the reforming of the Stormont power-sharing Assembly.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
15
Sep

The Past, Present and Future of Peacebuilding: Mary Montague

Mary Montague in conversation reflects on the changing dynamics of Northern Ireland, cultural expression and the path to sustainable peace.

Organiser: TIDES Training

9:00 am
15
Sep

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Nigel and Elaine Black from Glór Dhal Riada

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. This performance is from Nigel and Elaine Black from Glór Dhal Riada.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
15
Sep

Taste of Culture

A video from Summer 2018 of two Taste of Culture events celebrating cultural diversity & promoting shared space within the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council area.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
15
Sep

T:BUC Engagement Forum

The Together Building a United Community (T:BUC) Engagement Forum facilitates discussion and connections between government and communities. This event will highlight areas of practice in Good Relations delivery during the COVID 19 pandemic. Registration Essential. This is a registration only event. To register contact pkillen@nicrc.org.uk 

Organiser: Community Relations Council

10:30 am
15
Sep

Storytime with Libraries NI – Llama Llama Shopping Drama

Enjoy a story every day. This week the stories will have a good relations theme such as diversity, fitting in, acceptance and peace, helping to build empathy with the younger generation.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:30 pm
15
Sep

Storytelling with Nandi Jola – Khethiwe, Queen of Imbira

The second of Libraries NI’s evening storytelling sessions is with Nandi Jola, a poet, storyteller and playwright. She was born in South Africa and grew up under the apartheid regime and now resides in Northern Ireland.

Organiser: Libraries NI

8:00 pm
15
Sep

Sollus Highland Dancing Workshops – Getting Back to theory

Sollus Highland Dancers will host five professional online workshops to showcase the classwork of young people during lock-down. Get inspired by the Ulster Scots culture. This workshop is a quick quiz to help you get back in the swing prior to classes. Grade 1-8.

Organiser: Sollus School of Highland Dance

7:00 pm
15
Sep

Reflections from Forthspring – Youth Workshop

Forthspring is hosting a series of Good Relations workshops with our young people, focused on reflecting on our journey together, what Good Relations means to us and visions for the future. This is a closed online event. 

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

7:00 pm
15
Sep

Reflections from Forthspring – Women’s Group Workshop

Forthspring is hosting an online creative writing workshop with our women’s group focused on what Good Relations means to them. This is a closed online event. 

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

11:00 am
15
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘Gentrification’ by Sherman Alexie 

Verbal’s Reading Rooms programme uses the power of storytelling to help people create new connections, express their feelings and learn more about the feelings of the people around them. Prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
15
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘Finding George’ by Alys Jackson

Kids: prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
15
Sep

Political Murals Street Art and Peace Gate

The Marti Way presents a special peace and reconciliation walking tour that will allow participants through the medium of street art to discover the journey we have taken to help create a more harmonious society. The tour will showcase the re-imaging of local community murals and how the International peace wall shares a message for hope and reconciliation.

Organiser: belfastology Walking Tours

10:00 am
15
Sep

Ordinary People Extraordinary Times: Documenting our Pandemic Experience

The event will showcase Ordinary People Extraordinary Times, which brought people together from different backgrounds during the COVID-19 lockdown to share family stories, memories, photos and heirlooms. Explore the power of online technology and archives to increase a sense of community and belonging.

Organiser: Making the Future

2:00 pm
15
Sep

Mid Harvest Celebration

Saipak Chinese Community Association will host an online lantern-making workshop to celebrate their Mid Harvest. Get creative and learn about Chinese traditions.

Organiser: Sai Pak Chinese Community Association

6:00 pm
15
Sep

Launch of EANI Animations

The Education Authority launch five new animations designed to help Newcomer families, particularly those who are refugee-experienced, to navigate some of the more challenging aspects of a potentially unfamiliar education system. The animations will be shared with schools, families and partner organisations and hosted on the EANI website.

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

11:00 am
15
Sep

History of the Headstones Tour

Derry City cemetery has been a final resting place since 1853 for both Catholic and Protestant communities.  Seamus Breslin and Trevor Temple, the two tour guides are from both religious backgrounds and these tours  aim to promote a shared history and community.

Organiser: Friends of Derry City Cemetery

3:00 pm
15
Sep

Good Relations Grant Aid 2020 Showcase – BEAM Creative Network

An online demonstration of how Good Relations Grant Aid has been showcased in 2020 throughout Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

4:30 pm
15
Sep

Good Relations at EastSide Learning

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

Organiser: EastSide Partnership

11:00 am
15
Sep

Forward Together Podcast Livestream

The Forward Together Podcast by the Holywell Trust interviews people from all community backgrounds, ensuring a diverse range of voices are heard on often challenging subjects. Get involved as this Live Stream will include a panel discussion session.

Organiser: Holywell Trust

2:00 pm
15
Sep

Embracing our Future – Community Wealth Building and Economic Democracy

Trademark presents Joe Guinan VP of the Democracy Collaborative Washington discussing Community Wealth Building as a methodology to build back better in a post covid 19 scenario with references to examples in Cleveland, Ohio, Preston and North Ayrshire.

Organiser: Trademark Belfast

2:00 pm
15
Sep

Discover Arab Culture with Yallaa – Oud instrument with Etaf

A virtual programme to discover Arab music, art, food and storytelling, facilitated by Yalla CIC volunteers.

Organiser: Yallaa CIC

7:00 pm
15
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
15
Sep

Cuerpos Gramaticales- LIVING GREEN PICTURES (Workshop 1)

LIVING GREEN PICTURES brings together art and agriculture as a language of life and sustainability through a series of six online workshops in English & Spanish.

Organiser: Beyond Skin

3:00 pm
15
Sep

Consensus Workshop

The 'search for consensus' in Northern Ireland is ongoing. But what does 'consensus' actually mean - and how can you arrive at it? This workshop - run jointly by INNATE and the de Borda Institute - will take people through some of the options available either through group work or voting.

Organiser: INNATE

10:00 am
15
Sep

Chinese Culture Workshop

Come along and learn about and experience Chinese culture and cuisine at this workshop aimed at members of the youth programme. Co-hosted by YMCA Londonderry and Sarika Art.

Organiser: YMCA Londonderry

7:00 pm
15
Sep

Celebrating Springboard’s Journey

Springboard Opportunities presents a compilation video that looks back on the organisation’s work in 2020 that has created opportunities for young people to come together to build peace and promote mutual understanding for a better future.

Organiser: Springboard Opportunities Limited

2:00 pm
15
Sep

Celebrating our Journeys, Embracing our Futures with Extern Positive Learnings – Munadel’s Story

Extern Positive Learning participants share their journey through the Extern positive learning, a shared learning space which engages Service users in Good Relations dialogue through there time here.

Organiser: Extern Positive Learning

6:00 pm
15
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: Community Relations Week 2017

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council takes a look back on the events delivered during Community Relations Week 2017.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
15
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
15
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
15
Sep

Belfast Exposed in conversation: Alan Wilkinson with Ken Grant

Alan Wilkinson is In Conversation with Ken Grant, one of the MFA graduates exhibiting work in the group exhibition 'Anthropology'. This is one of a series of Artist Talks being hosted during Good Relations Week, discussing issues such as sectarianism, racism, human rights, physical and mental abuse.

Organiser: Belfast Exposed

6:00 pm
15
Sep

Around the World in 5 Nights

Clanmil Housing presents a series of international Bedtime Stories every night at 7pm throughout Good Relations Week by storyteller Liz Weir and guests, read in English and the author's native language.

Organiser: Clanmil Housing Association

7:00 pm
15
Sep

A talk on The History of Boomhall

A Talk on Boomhall, a Georgian Villa, Stables, Walled Garden and Landscape Parkland occupied in the past by Major Merchant Families engaged in the Emigration and Goods Trades with North America, Caribbean and the Baltic, as well as being major players in administration of India and South Africa.

Organiser: Boomhall Trust

12:00 pm
15
Sep

A panel discussion on ethical remembering

A panel discussion on ethical remembering, 50 years on from the start of the Troubles – chaired by Tim Attwood with Seamus Farrell (The Junction), Maureen Hetherington (The Junction), Dr Gladys Ganiel (Queen’s University Belfast), Nelson McCausland (commentator and former DUP MLA). Organised by West Belfast Civil Rights Commemoration Committee in association with Slugger O’Toole.

Organiser: Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics

10:00 am
15
Sep

30 Years and looking to the future – Women’s stories of Resilience, Tears and Laughter

24 women from Falls Women’s Centre, Shankill Women’s Centre and Queens Park women's Group will come together in storytelling, rehearsal and performance to create three short seven-minute plays based on their own experiences over the past 30 years, and their hopes for the future. 

Organiser: Falls Women's Centre

11:00 am
15
Sep

20/20 Vision for the Common Good

An online workshop to reflect on the roller coaster of '2020' so far and how youth work can support a society where everyone can flourish, using the ‘remembering the past; shaping the future’ resource as a toolkit for creative and meaningful engagement with young people.

Organiser: Youth Link: NI

10:00 am
15
Sep

‘Imagined Futures’

Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership will organise 3 workshops for young people aged 13 + to work with poets to discuss their ideas and hope for the future of Derry, the changes they want to see and how to increase the use of shared spaces within the City. This will culminate in a series of short powerful messages that will be sketched onto badges to be distributed throughout the City on Culture Night.

Organiser: Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership

4:00 pm
15
Sep

Youthscape Celebrating Diversity

Youthscape is a partnership programme delivered by TIDES, South West College and Donegal Youth Service. It will show a series of culturally diverse interviews followed by facilitated discussions for young people aged 16-24. The second in this series features an interview with a participant living with a disability and looks at living through COVID and their future journey of navigating life.

Organiser: TIDES Training

1:00 pm
16
Sep

Who do you think you are? The advantages of a geographic DNA project

" A digital talk that will employ DNA sampling and genealogical training workshops to promote discussion about cultural identity. Exploring how DNA projects with a geographic focus can be used to celebrate community identity and bring cultural tourism benefits." The video will be stored (and made available as a legacy of the programme) on the Northern Ireland Community Archive (www.niarchive.org).

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

10:00 am
16
Sep

Virtual Tour of St. Augustine’s Church

Take a virtual tour of the St. Augustine's Church, known locally as the “Wee Church on the Walls”, and its historical graveyard, and explore its secret history beside the famous Derry-Londonderry City Walls.

Organiser: St. Augustine’s Church

10:30 am
16
Sep

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Spring into Tune

A series of 5 podcasts looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown. This episode looks at the Londonderry Bands Forum education and outreach work and also the outreach of the North West Cultural Partnership.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

1:00 pm
16
Sep

The Quiet Shuffling of Feet

The Quiet Shuffling of Feet is a feature length documentary that sensitively explores issues of conflict-related trauma, recovery and peacemaking through the eyes of David Bolton. David led the post trauma recovery response to both the Enniskillen and Omagh bombings and went on to establish the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with David and the film's Producer/Director Fergus Cooper.

Organiser: TIDES Training

7:00 pm
16
Sep

The politics of identity with Lord Patten

Lord Patten of Barnes’ speech earlier this year in Belfast City Hall to mark the 20th anniversary of the Equality Commission and the NI Human Rights Commission touched on his memories of Dr Ian Paisley when he first came to Northern Ireland, and talks about the reform of policing and Northern Ireland’s changing society.

Organiser: Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics

10:00 am
16
Sep

The choices we made: Bystanding & Conflict in Northern Ireland

Launching an exciting new documentary film & facilitators guide using six true stories about responses to sectarianism, with an opportunity to ‘road-test' the material with the Writer (Sean Pettis) and Director (Paul Hutchinson) of the resource.

Organiser: The Corrymeela Community

7:30 pm
16
Sep

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Conn Fyfe, Irish Dancer, Seven Towers, Ballymena

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. This performance is from Conn Fyfe, an Irish Dancer from Seven Towers, Ballymena. 

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
16
Sep

Storytime with Libraries NI – Once Upon a Bedtime

Enjoy a story every day. This week the stories will have a good relations theme such as diversity, fitting in, acceptance and peace, helping to build empathy with the younger generation.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:30 pm
16
Sep

Storytelling with Peter Chand – The Three Brothers

Introducing the third of Libraries NI’s evening storytelling is British Indian storyteller Peter Chand, one of Europe’s most renowned storytellers and who is in constant demand for his colourful takes from the subcontinent.

Organiser: Libraries NI

8:00 pm
16
Sep

Sport Uniting Communities: Becoming an Inclusive Community Club

Sport Uniting Communities will host an online conference on the theme of ‘Becoming an Inclusive Community Club’. Sport Uniting Communities aims to showcase the work of clubs across all three sports of rugby, soccer and GAA in their efforts to become inclusive. Ulster Rugby player, Jacob Stockdale, will join the online event as a special guest.

Organiser: Sport Uniting Communities

7:30 pm
16
Sep

Sollus Highland Dancing Workshops – New to Highland Dance Theory

Sollus Highland Dancers will host five professional online workshops to showcase the classwork of young people during lock-down. Get inspired by the Ulster Scots culture. This workshop is for people new to Highland Dance Theory. If you have never tried theory but want to see what it’s all about? Log on and have a chat and take our quiz, you will know more than you realise!

Organiser: Sollus School of Highland Dance

6:00 pm
16
Sep

Sollus Highland Dancing Workshop – J.L McKenzie

Sollus Highland Dancers will host five professional online workshops to showcase the classwork of young people during lock-down. Get inspired by the Ulster Scots culture.

Organiser: Sollus School of Highland Dance

7:00 pm
16
Sep

Same/Difference

SAME/DIFFERENCE is a creative writing and photography project, facilitated by poets Maria McManus, Nandi Jola, Viviana Fiorentino and photographer Bernarde Lynn. It celebrates the voices and creative talent of people from different cultural backgrounds, now living in Northern Ireland. Explore our increasingly rich, diverse and multi-cultural community.

Organiser: Quotidian - Word on the Street

6:00 pm
16
Sep

Richard Hayward’s East Antrim: A Virtual Exhibition

We explore the life of Richard Hayward (1892-1964), through this virtual exhibition - ‘Richard Hayward’s East Antrim’

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
16
Sep

Reflections from Forthspring – Youth Workshop

Forthspring is hosting a series of Good Relations workshops with our young people, focused on reflecting on our journey together, what Good Relations means to us and visions for the future. This is a closed online event. 

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

7:00 pm
16
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘The Old Man of the Sea’ by Maeve Brennan 

Verbal’s Reading Rooms programme uses the power of storytelling to help people create new Kids: prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
16
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘A Week in the Life of an Eco’ by Warrior by Kristin Martin 

Kids: prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
16
Sep

React Community Relations Week – Virtual Yoga Class Workshop

React will be hosting  hosting two online courses - tea leaf reading and a yoga session - to help bringing people together and learn about other cultures in a relaxing environment. 

Organiser: REACT NI

7:00 pm
16
Sep

Power, Domination, Exclusion and Covid-19: Acknowledging a Global Past and Building a Just Future

In this workshop Rev Dr Johnston McMaster will explore imperialism, colonialism and racism that have influenced and determined the inequalities of our world today, further exposed by Covid-19. Participants will explore how as a community, we can be the agencies of change towards a peaceful future.

Organiser: The Junction

11:00 am
16
Sep

Media Initiative for Children programme embraces online delivery to continue to support parents

Aoife Lacey, Early Years Quality Mentor provides an insight into what parents can expect from the parent workshops a part of the evidence-informed MIFC Respecting Difference programme

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

4:00 pm
16
Sep

Makaton: Rhyme and Craft – Rock-a-bye-baby

Learn a makaton rhyme and get creative with a craft activity. Makaton helps in communication using signs and symbols along with speech. This session is a fun activity for parents and children to learn how to sign a well-known rhyme and develop their creative side with a craft activity.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
16
Sep

Linen Walk by Design

Rope Works, Linen Mills and Millies! Join us for a walk bringing linen stories and local heritage to life in and around the Connswater Community Greenway in East Belfast, exploring our local environment and celebrating our shared future.

Organiser: EastSide Partnership

10:45 am
16
Sep

Launch of graphic novels on Michael Collins and James Craig

Making the Future presents the launch of a two new graphic novels exploring the lives and actions of two of the most important actors in the events that led to the partition of this island, Michael Collins and James Craig. An insightful look at the same events from two different political perspectives, reminding us that history can and should always be examined and understood from more than one viewpoint.

Organiser: Making the Future

2:30 pm
16
Sep

Hope beyond Covid: Where to now for Church Communities?’

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Omagh Churches’ Forum will host an online talk ‘Hope beyond Covid: Where to now for Church Communities,' with two eminent church leaders - The Most Rev Eamon Martin, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland and the Right Rev John McDowell, Church of Ireland Archbishop-elect of Armagh. 

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
16
Sep

Historical site Showcase: Sentry Hill Historic House, Newtownabbey

The video showcases the shared space of Sentry Hill Historic House, including its rich history dating back to the 1800s. 

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

11:30 am
16
Sep

Heritage On Your Doorstep Workshops – Recycled Art Creations

Creggan Country Park will host a series of virtual workshops called ‘Shared Heritage On Your Doorstep’ that will allow participants of all ages to gain access to Creggan Country Park from the comfort of their own homes.

Organiser: Creggan Country Park

2:00 pm
16
Sep

Good Relations Award 2020

Presentation of the 2020 Good Relations Award from Community Relations Council. This is a registration only event.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

12:00 pm
16
Sep

From “the Muddy Byways of Fermanagh and Tyrone” to Partition and Two Irish States 1918-22

An online talk by historian Dr Eamon Phoenix exploring the key historical events in Ireland 1918 – 1922. The talk, presented by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in association with Rural Community Network and NI Screen, will include unseen footage of key events including the treaty negotiations and will have particular emphasis on the local personalities in the Fermanagh and Omagh area.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
16
Sep

Footsteps to Peace – 30 years of Community Relations

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

Organiser: NVTV

7:50 pm
16
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
16
Sep

Creative Writing – Celebrating Our Past, Embracing Our Future

For Good Relations Week 2020 we will explore the theme ‘Celebrating our past, embracing our future’ through various creative writing exercises via zoom. All you need is pen and paper!

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
16
Sep

Creative Centenaries Comic Book Showcase

Since 2014, and with the support of the Community Relations Council, the Nerve Centre’s Creative Centenaries project has developed a suite of graphic novels focused on real-life characters from Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries. Join us as we highlight the curriculum linked resources and find out how you can download and use them for free.

Organiser: Making the Future

11:00 am
16
Sep

Celebrating our Journeys, Embracing our Futures with Extern Positive Learnings – John’s Story

Extern Positive Learning participants share their journey through the Extern positive learning, a shared learning space which engages Service users in Good Relations dialogue through there time here.

Organiser: Extern Positive Learning

6:00 pm
16
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: Holocaust Memorial Day Remembered

This video is a selection of photographs from Holocaust Memorial Day events which have been delivered by Council in the Mid and East Antrim area over the years.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
16
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: GR Week 2019

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council takes a look back on the events delivered during Good Relations Week in 2019.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
16
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: #embRACE Week 2018

#embRACE Week celebrates the diversity and culture of the Borough. It takes places in February every year as a bespoke MEA celebrating diversity programme which promotes the rich heritage, culture and traditions of MEA.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
16
Sep

Brendan McAllister in conversation with Newry District Inter-Church Forum

An interactive zoom conference with Brendan McAllister in conversation with the Newry District Inter-Church Forum based on the theme 'Celebrating the journey, Embracing the future'. 

Organiser: Newry District Inter-Church Forum

8:30 pm
16
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
16
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
16
Sep

Belfast Exposed in conversation: Xanthe Hutchinson

Belfast Exposed invites you to an Artist Talk with Xanthe Hutchinson, one of the MFA graduates exhibiting work in the group exhibition 'Anthropology'. This is one of a series of Artist Talks being hosted during Good Relations Week discussing issues such as sectarianism, racism, human rights, physical and mental abuse.

Organiser: Belfast Exposed

6:00 pm
16
Sep

BCRC CIVIC Voice Programme

The launch of the ‘BCRC CIVIC Voice Programme' online resource tool will serve as an informational, educational, and training tool. It will provide links to public political representatives across the political spectrum and enable the civic voice to lobby more effectively.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

9:00 am
16
Sep

Around the World in 5 Nights

Clanmil Housing presents a series of international Bedtime Stories every night at 7pm throughout Good Relations Week by storyteller Liz Weir and guests, read in English and the author's native language.

Organiser: Clanmil Housing Association

7:00 pm
16
Sep

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972: Voices from the Heart of The Troubles

The statistics for 1972- the worst year of the ‘Troubles’- are astonishing. But statistics only take you so far, and they don’t take you inside the hearts of people who were there. Here is an evening of voice, of people- gathered by the poet Damian Gorman - which carries inside stories of both life and death.

Organiser: The Playhouse

8:00 pm
16
Sep

‘Let’s Learn Japanese Culture’ Workshops – Japanese Style Flower Arranging

A series of 4 online workshops looking at different aspects of Japanese culture. This includes flower arranging, Origami, Manga style illustration and easy Japanese conversation. Maximum 10 participants per workshop. Booking essential.

Organiser: North West Japanese Culture Group

11:00 am
16
Sep

‘Imagined Futures’

Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership will organise 3 workshops for young people aged 13 + to work with poets to discuss their ideas and hope for the future of Derry, the changes they want to see and how to increase the use of shared spaces within the City. This will culminate in a series of short powerful messages that will be sketched onto badges to be distributed throughout the City on Culture Night.

Organiser: Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership

4:00 pm
16
Sep

‘Educating for life’, progressing shared education – Antrim Grammar School

Shared Education case study. Antrim Grammar is part of a three-school shared education partnership with St Benedict’s College, Randalstown and Parkhall Integrated College in Antrim.

Organiser: Controlled Schools’ Support Council

2:00 pm
16
Sep

Youthscape Celebrating Diversity

Youthscape is a partnership programme delivered by TIDES, South West College and Donegal Youth Service. It will show a series of culturally diverse interviews followed by facilitated discussions for young people aged 16-24. The first in the series is an interview with Syrian participants on their experience of moving to NI.

Organiser: TIDES Training

1:00 pm
17
Sep

We all Bleed the Same

From the Falls and Shankill areas of Belfast. The film explores the  similarities that exist between both communities, in particular the young people. What emerges is how much they have in common and how the issue of mental health transcends all borders, boundaries, walls, barriers.

Organiser: Féile an Phobail

12:00 pm
17
Sep

Virtual Tour of St. Augustine’s Church

Take a virtual tour of the St. Augustine's Church, known locally as the “Wee Church on the Walls”, and its historical graveyard, and explore its secret history beside the famous Derry-Londonderry City Walls.

Organiser: St. Augustine’s Church

10:30 am
17
Sep

Tullycarnet Yarnspinners – Dovie Thomason

Dovie Thomason (Lakota/Kiowa Apache) is a beloved First Nations storyteller. In her original stories, she weaves historical facts, personal experiences, humour and vivid imagery to promote understanding and respect.

Organiser: Libraries NI

8:00 pm
17
Sep

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – The 3rd Degree

A series of 5 podcasts looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown. This episode interviews local student Alex Dougherty looking at studying in lockdown and her future prospects.

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

1:00 pm
17
Sep

The ‘State’ of Northern Ireland

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presents a six-week shared history training programme exploring key historical events in Northern Ireland from Home Rule to Partition and the Civil Right Movements. This free programme is delivered online by Martin Snoddon, Northern Spring.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Lasairfhíona Nic Ruairí, Harpist, from Glór Dhal Riada

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. This performance is from Lasairfhíona Nic Ruairí from Glor Dal Rhiada playing the Harp.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
17
Sep

TBUC Ambassadors – Online Workshop

Members of the EA Youth Service TBUC team will facilitate a workshop with the TBUC Ambassadors group to explore the continued importance of Good Relations work in the context of the ongoing global pandemic. Engage in Q&A and reflect on the importance of their role as young people empowered to champion positive change. This is a closed event for TBUC Ambassadors.

Organiser: Education Authority Youth Service

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Sustainable Peacebuilding

Corrymeela and Tearfund invite you to think about how years of trauma have left physical, mental and spiritual scars in our community and how this can be true for those who have chosen to be in the work of recovery and reconciliation. How do we work towards Sustainable Peacebuilding?

Organiser: The Corrymeela Community

7:30 pm
17
Sep

Storytime with Libraries NI – Can I Join Your Club?

Enjoy a story every day. This week the stories will have a good relations theme such as diversity, fitting in, acceptance and peace, helping to build empathy with the younger generation.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:30 pm
17
Sep

Sollus Highland Dancing Workshops – Professional exam study

Sollus Highland Dancers will host five professional online workshops to showcase the classwork of young people during lock-down. Get inspired by the Ulster Scots culture.

Organiser: Sollus School of Highland Dance

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Showcase of music created on Cultural Harmony Community Engagement Programme

A showcase of Cultural Harmony, exploring music against the backdrop of conflict in the music scene of Northern Ireland in the 70s and 80s. With inputs from prominent figures in the local music scene including John O’Neill and Stuart Bailie, the project brought about thoughtful conversations about music, memory and identity.

Organiser: Making the Future

2:30 pm
17
Sep

Richard Hayward’s East Antrim Pt2: Remembering Richard Hayward

As part of Good Relations Week, we have been exploring the life of Richard Hayward. You can find out more in this 1½ hour talk recorded at PRONI in October 2014.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
17
Sep

Reflections from Forthspring – Youth Workshop

Forthspring is hosting a series of Good Relations workshops with our young people, focused on reflecting on our journey together, what Good Relations means to us and visions for the future. This is a closed online event. 

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Reading Rooms – The Fairy Goose’ by Liam O’Flaherty 

Verbal’s Reading Rooms programme uses the power of storytelling to help people create new connections, express their feelings and learn more about the feelings of the people around them. Prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
17
Sep

Reading Rooms – Finding George’ by Alys Jackson 

Kids: prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
17
Sep

Partition – An Animated Journey

The content will showcase a range of ‘Creative Centenaries’ resources developed as part of “Making the Future”, including a new 2.5D animation.

Organiser: Making the Future

11:00 am
17
Sep

Open Doors

A feature talk by two people - one from the nationalist community and one from the unionist community - discussing their work with the Open Doors project. Open Doors works with ex-political prisoners and former combatants.

Organiser: Co-operation Ireland

11:00 am
17
Sep

Multi Cultural Celebration

Culmore Community Partnership will be hosting a vibrant event at Victoria Hall, celebrating cultural diversity in its area. Join us for a multi-cultural celebration of dance, music, discussion, crafts and food. Social distancing guidelines will be adhered to.

Organiser: Culmore Community Partnership

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Makaton: Rhythm and Rhyme

Makaton helps in communication using signs and symbols along with speech. This session is a fun activity for parents and children to learn how to sign a well-known rhyme and develop their creative side with a craft activity.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
17
Sep

Ireland’s Secret Societies and Movements

Intercomm presents an online webinar featuring Dr Eamon Phoenix looking at the formation of some of Ireland's most famous secret organisations and shining a light on their formation and how they operate. A 45 minute talk will be followed by a 30 minutes Q&A.

Organiser: Intercomm Ireland

3:00 pm
17
Sep

Integrated Education: Embracing Our Future

The Integrated Education Fund presents a pre-recorded online discussion sharing different perspectives on choosing integrated education and the journey experienced as a result of this.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

3:30 pm
17
Sep

Inorganic Matter Live Performance

Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum will present a live performance by the talented young community musicians who make up the Health Champions band, Inorganic Matter.

Organiser: Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Indian Culture Workshop

This workshop hosted by YMCA Londonderry and Sarika Art is an opportunity for young children to come along and learn about Indian culture and cuisine. Maximum 30 people can attend this event. Social distancing measures will be adhered to – maximum 30 people can attend this event.

Organiser: YMCA Londonderry

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Heritage On Your Doorstep Workshops – Step back in time: History of Creggan Country Park

One in a series of four virtual workshops, ‘Shared Heritage On Your Doorstep’ will allow participants of all ages to gain access to Creggan Country Park from the comfort of their own homes. The workshops showcase the park's rich history and its role in creating a sense of community belonging.

Organiser: Creggan Country Park

2:00 pm
17
Sep

Growing Ideas

St. Columb's Park House is inviting groups who to a participate in hands on ‘growing ideas’ workshop. St Columb's Park wants to know how best to meet the needs of local groups and what actions it can take to contribute towards peaceful and healthy communities with programmes that are inclusive and accessible for all.

Organiser: St Columb's Park House

11:00 am
17
Sep

Good Relations Grant Aid 2020 Showcase – Monkstown Boxing Club

An online demonstration of how Good Relations Grant Aid has been showcased in 2020 throughout Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

2:00 pm
17
Sep

Good Relations and Knowing Racial History: Embracing a More Just Future’

Irish School of Ecumenics in association with Fermanagh Churches Forum and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presents ‘Good Relations and Knowing Racial History; Embracing a More Just Future' - an online talk by Dr. Johnston McMaster who is an expert in political and public theology.

Organiser: Fermanagh Churches Forum

10:00 am
17
Sep

extraORDINARYwomen workshop

This workshop explores the often untold stories of women’s experiences and contributions to Northern Irish society. Participants will learn from the Linen Hall Library's rich Political, Literary, Theatre and Performing Arts, LGBTQ+, and Traveller's archives, and add their own stories to the permanent collection.

Organiser: Linen Hall Library

10:00 am
17
Sep

Early Years Members join Good Relations Week 2020 Celebrations – Jolly Rodgers Day Nursery

Early years practitioners, children and parents from Jolly Rodgers Day Nursery in Lisburn, recently benefited from the engagement in the evidence-based Media Initiative for Children (MIFC) Respecting Difference Programme.

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

1:00 pm
17
Sep

Discover Arab Culture with Yallaa – Arabic Calligraphy with Asad

A virtual programme to discover Arab music, art, food and storytelling, facilitated by Yalla CIC volunteers.

Organiser: Yallaa CIC

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Decade of Centenaries Roundtable

A meeting of The Decade of Centenaries Roundtable group which will include a presentation, with discussion afterwards, from Cormac Moore, author of Birth of the Border. This is a registration only event.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:30 pm
17
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
17
Sep

ContactVIRT: Bringing communities closer with virtual reality

Presentation of preliminary results of the ContactVIRT project (phase 1) and demo of how VR can be used for community work.

Organiser: ContactVIRT hosted at Queen’s University Belfast

11:00 am
17
Sep

Columba Heritage Trail: The Artist’s Impression

Guided tour of the Columba Heritage Trail delivered by the artist who was part of the trail development team. The focus of the trail will be to highlight the artist’s interpretation of images throughout the trail and the symbolism of Peace and Reconciliation

Organiser: The Churches’ Trust

10:00 am
17
Sep

Co production of Good relations statement for HSC Trusts

Join us for this online event via ZOOM to discuss and agree elements to include in good relations statement to be produced for regional HSC Trusts.

Organiser: Northern Health and Social Care Trust

9:30 am
17
Sep

Celebrating our Journeys, Embracing our Futures with Extern Positive Learnings – Paddy’s Story

Extern Positive Learning participants share their journey through the Extern positive learning, a shared learning space which engages Service users in Good Relations dialogue through there time here.

Organiser: Extern Positive Learning

6:00 pm
17
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: #embRACE Week 2019

#embRACE Week celebrates the diversity and culture of the Borough. It takes places in February every year as a bespoke MEA celebrating diversity programme which promotes the rich heritage, culture and traditions of MEA.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
17
Sep

Building on common ground – Castle Tower Special School

Shared Education case study - Castle Tower has many links with other schools in the Ballymena area, particularly though the ‘Ballymena Learning Together’ community.

Organiser: Controlled Schools’ Support Council

2:00 pm
17
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
17
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Beyond Belfast Rural Practitioners Programme

Reflective practice session with rural practitioners in the Good Relations field, looking at past, present and future. They will be joined by a board member of the Community Relations Council for this discussion.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

10:00 am
17
Sep

Belter Project – Live Music Performance

CALMS presents a live music performance (Thursday 17th September @5pm) as the finale to a 4-week programme with young people that looked at good relations, mental health and emotional well-being.

Organiser: CALMS (Community Action For Locally Managing Stress)

5:00 pm
17
Sep

Belfast Exposed in conversation: David Copeland & Lucy Jarvis

Belfast Exposed invites you to the Artist Talk with David Copeland & Lucy Jarvis, two of the MFA graduates exhibiting work in the group exhibition 'Anthropology' in Gallery I. This is one of a series of Artist Talks we are hosting during Good Relations Week 2020  discussing issues such as sectarianism, racism, human rights, physical and mental abuse, which are raised within the show.

Organiser: Belfast Exposed

1:00 pm
17
Sep

Art in Place of Conflict

Art in Place of Conflict seeks to explore the power of socially engaged art in conflict / post conflict societies. We will unpick themes such as Truth Recovery, Ethics, Reconciliation, Legacy of Conflict as well as Inter-generational Dialogue.

Organiser: The Playhouse

10:00 am
17
Sep

Around the World in 5 Nights

Clanmil Housing presents a series of international Bedtime Stories every night at 7pm throughout Good Relations Week by storyteller Liz Weir and guests, read in English and the author's native language.

Organiser: Clanmil Housing Association

7:00 pm
17
Sep

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972: Voices from the Heart of The Troubles

The statistics for 1972- the worst year of the ‘Troubles’- are astonishing. But statistics only take you so far, and they don’t take you inside the hearts of people who were there. Here is an evening of voice, of people- gathered by the poet Damian Gorman - which carries inside stories of both life and death.

Organiser: The Playhouse

8:00 pm
17
Sep

25th Anniversary of REACH Across

2020 is the 25th Anniversary of REACH Across and our event will focus on re-connecting former volunteers and staff who assisted in our cross-community programmes. Featuring a video of our projects and Good Relations courses over the past 25 years, followed by a discussion.

Organiser: REACH Across

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Walls of Shame film

Walls of Shame by French film maker Sylvie Garat, is a unique insight into daily life along the Falls/Shankill interface walls.

Organiser: Falls Residents Association

12:00 pm
18
Sep

Virtual Tour of St. Augustine’s Church

Take a virtual tour of the St. Augustine's Church, known locally as the “Wee Church on the Walls”, and its historical graveyard, and explore its secret history beside the famous Derry-Londonderry City Walls.

Organiser: St. Augustine’s Church

10:30 am
18
Sep

Triangle Community FUNd Armagh

Community FUNd awards starts the delivery of Triangle’s Good Relations Plan in Armagh. 15 local community groups applied for a slice of the £6,000 awards to deliver their cross-community activities. Applicants include Dancing Queens to Men’s Shed. 

Organiser: Triangle Housing Association

10:30 am
18
Sep

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Fountain of Harmony

A series of 5 podcasts looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown. The is episode features Steven Travers of the Miami Showband looking at the marching band culture .

Organiser: Londonderry Bands Forum

1:00 pm
18
Sep

Tellyscope

An outdoor screening of 'Tellyscope' - a youth arts performance showcasing the work of participants of Crosslinks, a cross community good relations project. Tellyscope highlights the events of the 2019 through the eyes of out young people allowing them to voice what matters to them and what is impacting them.

Organiser: Youth Initiatives

7:30 pm
18
Sep

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Lorcán ó Darach & Louis Young

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. This performance is from Lorcán ó Darach & Louis Young.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
18
Sep

Storytime with Libraries NI – The Way Home For Wolf

Enjoy a story every day. This week the stories will have a good relations theme such as diversity, fitting in, acceptance and peace, helping to build empathy with the younger generation.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:30 pm
18
Sep

Storytelling with Jan Blake – Ananse, the birthday party and the magic drum

Concluding the Libraries NI storytelling sessions is one of Europe's leading storytellers who has been performing world-wide since 1986. Jan Blake was born in Manchester, of Jamaican parentage and specialises in stories from Africa and the Caribbean.  This is the perfect bedtime story for 5 to 7 year olds.

Organiser: Libraries NI

8:00 pm
18
Sep

Stories from the Shadows – Documentary and Discussion

Screening of a unique television documentary, Stories from the Shadows, charting the work of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, as it carried out The Memory Project over the course of two years in Northern Ireland and border areas in the Republic of Ireland. The screening will be followed by a post-screening panel discussion.

Organiser: Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality

2:00 pm
18
Sep

Richard Hayward’s East Antrim Pt3: In Praise of Ulster (Back Home in Ireland)

As part of Good Relations Week, we continue to explore the life and work of Richard Hayward. Hayward made a considerable number of cultural history and travel documentaries.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
18
Sep

Reflections from Forthspring – Youth Workshop

Forthspring is hosting a series of Good Relations workshops with our young people, focused on reflecting on our journey together, what Good Relations means to us and visions for the future. This is a closed online event. 

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

7:00 pm
18
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘The Old Man of the Sea’ by Maeve Brennan 

Verbal’s Reading Rooms programme uses the power of storytelling to help people create new connections, express their feelings and learn more about the feelings of the people around them. Prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
18
Sep

Reading Rooms – ‘Butternuts and Beehives’ by Alys Jackson 

Kids: prepare to have a laugh and make new friendships by reading great stories together from around the world. For ages 8-12

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
18
Sep

React Community Relations Week – Virtual Tea-Leaf Reading Class

React will be hosting  hosting two online courses - tea leaf reading and a yoga session - to help bringing people together and learn about other cultures in a relaxing environment. 

Organiser: REACT NI

7:00 pm
18
Sep

Preparing the ground for cooperation and partnership

St Columb's Park House is hosting an event to officially launch its 25 year strategic plan and they would like to invite groups and organisations who would have an interest in working together towards a common purpose in the future.

Organiser: St Columb's Park House

11:00 am
18
Sep

Mini Mela Culture Event

A video compilation showcasing residents of Sion Mills, along with Sion Mills Community Association, being treated to on street performances from ArtsEkta.

Organiser: Rural Housing Association

9:00 am
18
Sep

Made to Parade: Live Reading

An online broadcast of a chapter of the book read by the author via streamyard. It will also include a Q&A

Organiser: Made to Parade

7:00 pm
18
Sep

In This Together – reflecting back, looking forward

A series of video stories outlining how rural communities came together in a display of resilience throughout throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

10:00 am
18
Sep

Historical Site Showcase- Clotworthy House, Antrim

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council will showcase the shared space of Clotworthy House, Antrim.  Highlighting the history of the space, the current use and hopes for the future.  

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

11:30 am
18
Sep

Heritage On Your Doorstep Workshops – Virtual ‘Bat Walk’

One in a series of four virtual workshops, ‘Shared Heritage On Your Doorstep’ will allow participants of all ages to gain access to Creggan Country Park from the comfort of their own homes. The workshops showcase the park's rich history and its role in creating a sense of community belonging. For more information visit Creggan Country Park on Facebook.

Organiser: Creggan Country Park

2:00 pm
18
Sep

Game Changers in Peace

This online workshop will discuss the role that memory plays in inter-group conflict and consider how we can remember the past in a way that promotes reconciliation and the common good with young people living in Northern Ireland in the context of the New Decade, New Approach agreement and Brexit.

Organiser: Youth Link: NI

10:00 am
18
Sep

Early Years Members join Good Relations Week 2020 Celebrations – Carrowdore Early Years Centre

Showcase from Carrowdore Early Years Centre celebrating and embracing the future, engaging in positive community relations with parents, staff team and the wider community with the Media Initiative for Children Respecting Difference Programme.

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

1:00 pm
18
Sep

Discover Arab Culture with Yallaa – Cooking with Shahrazad

A virtual programme to discover Arab music, art, food and storytelling, facilitated by Yalla CIC volunteers.

Organiser: Yallaa CIC

7:00 pm
18
Sep

CultureLab Online Exhibition

Recently described by the Museums Journal as ‘exciting, risky, challenging, funny, thought provoking and revolutionary’, take a virtual tour of CultureLab, an exhibition exploring cultural stereotypes and posing questions around issues of culture and identity in Northern Ireland. And remember, don’t believe the stereotype.

Organiser: Making the Future

10:30 am
18
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
18
Sep

Culture Night Belfast

Culture Night Belfast 2020 will take place online this year. Culture Night Belfast Online will showcase cultural diversity across a range of art forms including music, film, visual arts and arts for young people.

Organiser: Cathedral Quarter Trust

4:00 pm
18
Sep

Cuerpos Gramaticales- LIVING GREEN PICTURES (Live Workshop)

LIVING GREEN PICTURES brings together art and agriculture as a language of life and sustainability through a series of six online workshops in English & Spanish. The project is a development within the Cuerpos Gramaticales Sowing of Life nurturing peace through connectivity with mind, body, memory and the land.

Organiser: Beyond Skin

3:00 pm
18
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in our Borough

This compilation video will highlight the Good Relations work that has been carried out across Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and focus on how these projects and programmes have changed attitudes and helped to create shared and safe spaces.

Organiser: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

3:00 pm
18
Sep

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

The 'Celebrating Cultural Diversity' workshop from Migrant Centre NI's Lead Achieve Aspire (LAVA) Project Leaders explores these topics and more in an hour long Zoom workshop.

Organiser: Migrant Centre NI

6:00 pm
18
Sep

Buddy Up! Online: Celebrating Diversity

Buddy Up! Online is a digital adaptation of CRIS's 4-week school contact programme ‘Celebrating Diversity.’ The 20-minute videos are designed to help children explore the core themes of ‘Identity,’ ‘Feelings,’ ‘Empathy’, and ‘Diversity.’ Using a mixture of songs, stories, and even puppets,

Organiser: Community Relations in Schools (CRIS)

10:00 am
18
Sep

Bridging the divide – Edenderry Nursery School

Shared Education case study. Edenderry Nursery School is located in one of Northern Ireland’s most divided interface areas. In 1998 a partnership was formed with Holy Cross Nursery School in North Belfast.

Organiser: Controlled Schools’ Support Council

2:00 pm
18
Sep

Breaking down barriers, the evolution of sharing – Kilkeel High School

Shared Education case study. Over 11 years ago Kilkeel High School embarked on its shared education journey with St Louis Grammar school as part of a the Queen’s University Shared Education Programme.

Organiser: Controlled Schools’ Support Council

4:00 pm
18
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
18
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
18
Sep

Belter Project – Live Choir Performance

CALMS presents a live Choir performance (Friday 18th September @ 6pm) as the finale to a 4-week programme with young people that looked at good relations, mental health and emotional well-being.

Organiser: CALMS (Community Action For Locally Managing Stress)

6:00 pm
18
Sep

Belfast Exposed in conversation: Michelle Moloney & Aoife Herrity with Haley Morris-Cafiero

Belfast Exposed invites you to In Conversation: Michelle Moloney & Aoife Herrity with Haley Morris-Cafiero, two of the MFA graduates exhibiting work in the group exhibition 'Anthropology' in Gallery I. This is one of a series of Artist Talks we are hosting during Good Relations Week  discussing issues such as sectarianism, racism, human rights, physical and mental abuse, which are raised within the show.

Organiser: Belfast Exposed

1:00 pm
18
Sep

AWARDS – North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme

An awards event to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of people working in North Belfast to deliver Good Relations work.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:00 pm
18
Sep

Around the World in 5 Nights

Clanmil Housing presents a series of international Bedtime Stories every night at 7pm throughout Good Relations Week by storyteller Liz Weir and guests, read in English and the author's native language.

Organiser: Clanmil Housing Association

7:00 pm
18
Sep

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972: Voices from the Heart of The Troubles

The statistics for 1972- the worst year of the ‘Troubles’- are astonishing. But statistics only take you so far, and they don’t take you inside the hearts of people who were there. Here is an evening of voice, of people- gathered by the poet Damian Gorman - which carries inside stories of both life and death.

Organiser: The Playhouse

8:00 pm
18
Sep

100 Voices

This event entitled ‘100 Voices’ will record the thoughts, hopes, experiences and expectations of the forthcoming anniversary of NI 100 years which will take place in May 2021 .It will be an opportunity for 100 voices representing both young and old, across our diverse society to engage in a project that will create a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

9:00 am
18
Sep

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Liam Ó Corraí

Glór Dhal Riada is the local Irish Language and Culture development group that was established within the Ballymena and Glenravel Area in 2008. This song performance is from Liam Ó Corraí .

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
19
Sep

Our Lives, Our Journey, Our Culture – Video Compilation

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

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

2:00 pm
19
Sep

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

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

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

2:00 pm
19
Sep

Our Lives, Our Journey, Our Culture – Online Interviews

Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI (MSCNI) presents a online Interview session with BME Youths on their journey in Northern Ireland. 

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

2:00 pm
19
Sep

Our Lives, Our Journey, Our Culture – Digital Storytelling

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

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

2:00 pm
19
Sep

History of the Headstones Tour

Derry City cemetery has been a final resting place since 1853 for both Catholic and Protestant communities.  Seamus Breslin and Trevor Temple, the two tour guides are from both religious backgrounds and these tours  aim to promote a shared history and community.

Organiser: Friends of Derry City Cemetery

3:00 pm
19
Sep

Heritage On Your Doorstep Workshops – Woodland Sensory Session

One in a series of four virtual workshops, ‘Shared Heritage On Your Doorstep’ will allow participants of all ages to gain access to Creggan Country Park from the comfort of their own homes. The workshops showcase the park's rich history and its role in creating a sense of community belonging.

Organiser: Creggan Country Park

2:00 pm
19
Sep

Discover Arab Culture with Yallaa – Storytelling for children with Samira

A virtual programme to discover Arab music, art, food and storytelling, facilitated by Yalla CIC volunteers.

Organiser: Yallaa CIC

5:00 pm
19
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
19
Sep

Celebrating Communities- A Short Film

The Triax Social Economy Project presents a short video ‘Celebrating Communities’ highlighting the shared experiences of residents from both the CNR and PUL communities growing up within the Triax area.

Organiser: Triax Social Economy Project

4:00 pm
19
Sep

Bridging the Gap: Difficult conversations at the top table

All Nations Ministries will host an online discussion as they seek to encourage difficult conversations around racism, unconscious bias, white privilege, diversity and equality within Northern Ireland.

Organiser: All Nations Ministries

2:00 pm
19
Sep

Border Stories

Extracts from the 'Border Stories' show, told through a fusion of poetry and song. The performance aims to raise awareness of diversity, giving a voice to immigrant communities, while showing similarities with stories of local people.

Organiser: The Light Theatre Company

12:00 pm
19
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
19
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
19
Sep

Bollywood Zumba

A Bollywood zumba session, open to ladies all around the world from right here in Belfast! Whether you want to experience Indian culture or vibrant music and colorful outfits, Bollywood dancing is a glimpse into Indian culture that everyone should experience! Ladies will learn some of the basic Bollywood dance moves whilst getting the heart pumping and enjoying upbeat Bollywood music.

Organiser: Belfast Asian Women's Academy

2:00 pm
19
Sep

BAME within the City: A Short Film

The Peace Walls Project will host a short online film based on pre-recorded interviews with BAME residents in Derry~Londonderry. Showcasing engagement by the Bogside/Brandywell Initiative (BBI) and the Peace Walls project with wide variety of BAME groups and networks (Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Syrian, Bangladeshi, Japanese, African and Polish) through Mela events and cultural workshops.

Organiser: Peace Walls Project

11:00 am
19
Sep

Aspects of Chinese Culture

This video event aims to showcase the Chinese communities in Northern Ireland, how diverse they are and the value they bring to their local cities, towns and villages and that they are not just involved in catering.

Organiser: Erne District Chinese Families and Friends Association

2:00 pm
19
Sep

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972: Voices from the Heart of The Troubles

The statistics for 1972- the worst year of the ‘Troubles’- are astonishing. But statistics only take you so far, and they don’t take you inside the hearts of people who were there. Here is an evening of voice, of people- gathered by the poet Damian Gorman - which carries inside stories of both life and death.

Organiser: The Playhouse

8:00 pm
19
Sep

All families deserve to #bproud2020 – Supporting and building communities together

Early Years showcase work supporting Belfast Pride Week 2020

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

1:00 pm
19
Sep

‘Let’s Learn Japanese Culture’ Workshops – Origami

One of a series of 4 online workshops looking at different aspects of Japanese culture. This includes flower arranging, Origami, Manga style illustration and easy Japanese conversation. Maximum 10 participants per workshop. Booking essential.

Organiser: North West Japanese Culture Group

11:00 am
19
Sep

‘Let’s Learn Japanese Culture’ Workshops – Manga Style Illustration

One of a series of 4 online workshops looking at different aspects of Japanese culture. This includes flower arranging, Origami, Manga style illustration and easy Japanese conversation. Maximum 10 participants per workshop. Booking essential.

Organiser: North West Japanese Culture Group

4:00 pm
19
Sep

Participants Feedback – Media Initiative for Children Respecting Difference Programme

Participants Feedback on a recent Media Initiative for Children Respecting Difference Programme

Organiser: Early Years - the organisation for young children

1:00 pm
20
Sep

Our Lives, Our Journey, Our Culture – 6-a-side Good Relations Cup

Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI (MSCNI) will host a 6-a-side Good Relations Cup among diverse communities in Northern Ireland at Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast on Sunday  20th September at 1pm.

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

1:00 pm
20
Sep

Different Colours

This online discussion will talk about mental health and stigma within the African community. The event will showcase cultural diversity and promote cultural awareness by providing insights on how cultures and beliefs shape how mental health and other illnesses affect social interactions and acceptance.

Organiser: IAssist NI

5:00 pm
20
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
20
Sep

Chinese Performance by Shao Lin Kung Fu World Champion

Extend your knowledge of Chinese culture and join us in learning Kung Fu with a Shao Lin Kung Fu world champion and watch Chinese performers as they demonstrate beautiful Chinese folk dance and music.

Organiser: Mandarin Speakers Association

1:00 pm
20
Sep

Children from ethnic minority embraces the local culture

An Irish dancing performance by Sree, a 9 year old talented Indian classical dancer. Sree started learning classical Indian dance at the age of 4 and Irish dancing at 6.

Organiser: Belfast Asian Women's Academy

5:00 pm
20
Sep

Celtic Psalms Concert

Celtic Psalms music brings people together across community divides through concerts featuring psalms set to traditional melodies. In the past, we have held concerts in Protestant, Catholic, and secular venues, and this steamed event would be open to people from mixed backgrounds.

Organiser: Celtic Psalms

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Celebrating Good Relations in MEA: Rwandan Dream Project 2017

Project worked with young people between 15-18 – youth leaders and leaders in communities. Project looked at differences, embraced diversity, and drew on the comparisons of Rwanda and NI. It looked at developing initiatives for peace and reconciliation though the good practice of Genocide and Holocaust education, through intercultural arts.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

9:00 am
20
Sep

Celebrating Community Diversity

The Hindu Association Derry~Londonderry presents a series of  pre-recorded interviews with people from the Indian community and their experiences of relocating to Derry ~ Londonderry. These interviews will consist of people of all ages how they felt about integrating into the local community and how they celebrate their culture.

Organiser: Hindu Association Derry ~ Londonderry

1:00 pm
20
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
20
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
20
Sep

‘Let’s Learn Japanese Culture’ Workshops – Easy Japanese Conversation

One of a series of 4 online workshops looking at different aspects of Japanese culture. This includes flower arranging, Origami, Manga style illustration and easy Japanese conversation. Maximum 10 participants per workshop. Booking essential.

Organiser: North West Japanese Culture Group

1:00 pm
20
Sep

The times we are in: How can we respond well?

St Columbs Park House is inviting people who work within the peace sector and on the fringes of it to come together for a collective conversation about how good relations and peace work can adapt to the current context we are operating in.  This outdoor event aims to create a conversation between people and organisations who work in and around the themes of peace and good relations.

Organiser: St Columb's Park House

10:30 am
21
Sep

Storytime with Libraries NI – Friendly Day

Enjoy a story every day. This week the stories will have a good relations theme such as diversity, fitting in, acceptance and peace, helping to build empathy with the younger generation.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:30 pm
21
Sep

STARS Celebrating Good Relations Week

The STARS project (a joint programme with CRJI and NIA) will be hosting a podcast that will feature conversational pieces around some of the key themes relating to good relations.

Organiser: Community Restorative Justice Ireland

2:00 pm
21
Sep

Reaching Out

Online interview with Claire Hackett, Falls Community Council; Glen Bradley, Northern Ireland Buisness & Human Rights Forum and Sean Murray, Clonard Residents Association on their experiences of cross community engagement and community outreach. 

Organiser: North Belfast Interface Network

12:00 pm
21
Sep

Political Murals Street Art and Peace Gate

The Marti Way presents a special peace and reconciliation walking tour that will allow participants through the medium of street art to discover the journey we have taken to help create a more harmonious society. The tour will showcase the re-imaging of local community murals and how the International peace wall shares a message for hope and reconciliation.

Organiser: belfastology Walking Tours

2:00 pm
21
Sep

Looking towards a shared campus – Moy Regional Primary School

Shared Education case study. Moy Regional Primary and St John’s Primary School are two of the first schools in Northern Ireland to be identified as part of the T:BUC shared education campuses programme.

Organiser: Controlled Schools’ Support Council

2:00 pm
21
Sep

International Day of Peace: Shaping Peace Together

Join us on International Day of Peace to celebrate and reflect on Shaping Peace Together - focusing on compassion, kindness and hope. Inspirational and motivational poems, prayers and music, from the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum and the 4 Corners Festival representing the diverse faiths and communities across Belfast.

Organiser: PEACE IV at Belfast City Council

11:15 am
21
Sep

Diversity Boxes Project: Sion Mills

A short film documenting the Rural Housing Association's Diversity Boxes Project in partnership with ArtsEkta. The Diversity boxes project delivered educational boxes full of cultural fact sheets, arts and crafts and recipes inspired by cultures from around the world to over 70 families in Sion Mills, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organiser: Rural Housing Association

10:00 am
21
Sep

Culture, Craic and Chat

Culture, Craic and Chat will be a series of events bringing our diverse student residential community together, gathering their thoughts pre and post living in our beautiful City.

Organiser: Ulster University

6:00 pm
21
Sep

Cuerpos Gramaticales – LIVING GREEN PICTURES (VIDEO VIEWING)

LIVING GREEN PICTURES brings together art and agriculture as a language of life and sustainability through a series of six online workshops in English & Spanish. Due to the great interest of the origins of the project we have decided to show the original film (Spanish with English translation): Cuerpos Gramaticales - The Sowing of Life 

Organiser: Beyond Skin

3:00 pm
21
Sep

Conflict, Peace: Our Journey, Our Future

An innovative exhibition and virtual tour of "Conflict, Peace: Our Journey, Our Future" in collaboration with Conflict Textiles Curator, Roberta Bacic. Explore the journey from conflict, the fragility of peace, and the need to work collectively to a sustainable and peaceful future.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

11:00 am
21
Sep

Book of the Day – Teenage

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

4:00 pm
21
Sep

Book of the Day – Adult

Check in to our twitter account everyday from 14-21 September for Book of the Day, for adult and teenage audiences. These recommended books are available through Libraries NI exploring themes such as disability, culture diversity, LGBT and racism. @LibNIDigital

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
21
Sep

“The Year We Bide At Hame” Documentary

‘The Year We Bide At Hame’ is an insight into the Orange Order in Strabane District and its reaction to the implications of Covid-19. This documentary will give people an understanding of the invaluable charity work the Order carries out in their communities. The documentary will be screened on the Bready and District Ulster Scots Facebook page

Organiser: Sollus Cultural Promotions

9:00 pm
21
Sep

“Our Leaders, Lead”

This event is a virtual showcase of the excellent work TAMHI young leaders do across the most disadvantaged parts of North Belfast to further Good Relations and tackle social exclusion while promoting shared space.

Organiser: T.A.M.H.I

6:00 pm
21
Sep