Good Relations Week 2020 Events


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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