Good Relations Week 2020 Events


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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

‘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

‘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

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