Good Relations Week 2021 Events


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Tullyally Community Association – Multi Cultural Workshop

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

Organiser: Tullyally Community Association

20
Sep

The Human Library Experience

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

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

9:30 am
20
Sep

Libby, eBooks and Audiobooks – Virtual Event

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
20
Sep

Exploring Cultures Through Art

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

Organiser: Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

10:00 am
20
Sep

Building A Unified Civic Society Voice and Vision for our Future

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

Organiser: Community Dialogue

10:00 am
20
Sep

BCRC Book Club introduces ‘War and memory’

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

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

11:00 am
20
Sep

‘Brighter Futures’ Street Performance

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

Organiser: Enagh Youth Forum

6:00 pm
20
Sep

‘Brighter Futures’ – Street Performance

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

Organiser: Enagh Youth Forum

6:00 pm
20
Sep

Theatre of Witness Virtual Workshop by The Playhouse Theatre

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

Organiser: The Playhouse

11:00 am
21
Sep

Tai Chi – Virtual Class

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

Super Healthy Teens

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

6:30 pm
21
Sep

More on the iPad – Part 1

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

MADE Youth Group Community Profiling Session

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

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

6:00 pm
21
Sep

Banbridge Writer’s Circle

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

6:30 pm
21
Sep

‘Different Cultures, Similar Values’ – Exploring Inclusivity

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

Organiser: Belfast City Council

12:00 pm
21
Sep

Yallaa Kitchen Cookery Classes

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

Organiser: Radius Housing

6:30 pm
22
Sep

Wednesday Night Stories

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

Organiser: St Columbs Park Reconciliation Trust

7:30 pm
22
Sep

Small Worlds – Virtual Workshop

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

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Human Rights Team

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

Organiser: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

2:30 pm
22
Sep

Good Relations Resource Pack Workshop

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

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

6:30 pm
22
Sep

Community Without Hate

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

Organiser: Rural Community Network

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead Creative Writing Session

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
22
Sep

BCRC 1690 ‘The History of The Twelfth’ Workshop

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

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Young People Celebrating Diversity – Shankill Road, Belfast

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

Organiser: Springboard Opportunities Limited

2:00 pm
23
Sep

Theatre of Witness Workshop at The Playhouse Theatre Derry/Londonderry

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

Organiser: The Playhouse

2:00 pm
23
Sep

Strategies for addressing Anti-Muslim Hostility

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

Organiser: Belfast City Council

11:00 am
23
Sep

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

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

Organiser: Radius Housing

10:00 am
23
Sep

Shared Education Teacher Professional Learning Hub

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

Organiser: Education Authority Northern Ireland (EANI)

9:00 am
23
Sep

Sexual Orientation and LGBTQ+ Family Awareness

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

Organiser: HERe NI

11:00 am
23
Sep

Hair Brush! Singing Workshop with Siobhan Brown and Rwanda Shaw

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Getting to know you and our City

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

Organiser: St Columbs Park Reconciliation Trust

12:00 pm
23
Sep

Friendly Fires

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

Organiser: St Columbs Park Reconciliation Trust

4:00 pm
23
Sep

Flags, Identity and History

Newry, Mourne & Down District Council presents a facilitated workshop for a group of young people in partnership with the Education Authority. The workshop will focus on flags, identity and shared history, encouraging respect and understanding among our young people.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

7:00 pm
23
Sep

EA Intercultural Education Service Good Practice Event

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

Organiser: Intercultural Education Service (IES)

10:00 am
23
Sep

Celebrating Life – Derry Central Library

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

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:30 am
23
Sep

BCRC Verbal Arts Story

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

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

2:00 pm
23
Sep

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

Organiser: Intercultural Education Service (IES)

10:00 am
23
Sep

Youth Matters Belfast

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

Organiser: Forthspring Inter Community Group

9:30 am
24
Sep

Our City – Cross Community Art Workshop

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

Organiser: Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

24
Sep

Hunger for peace interactive workshop for young people

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

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

10:00 am
24
Sep

GOGA Fit Banbridge

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

Organiser: Disability Sport NI

11:00 am
24
Sep

BCRC Civic Youth Voice Graphic Design Workshop

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

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

4:00 pm
24
Sep

Bonsai Workshop – The North West Japanese Cultural Group

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

Organiser: North West Japanese Culture Group

11:00 am
25
Sep