Good Relations Week 2020 Events


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teanga an Phobail/ Language of the community/people – Niamh Wilkinson, 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 Niamh Wilkinson from Glor Dal Rhiada playing the Harp.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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

“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