Calling all primary and post-primary school pupils! Kick-start the new school year with the Community Relations Council.

Good Relations Week 2023 is delivering the positive message of ‘working together to deliver change’ and we want YOU to get involved!

Design a poster that focuses on the theme for Good Relations Week 2023 – Together – and be in with the chance to win some cool prizes.

Get creative, use words, drawings, photographs or a combination of all three to create an awesome A4 poster that showcases how your school is embracing this year’s theme ‘Together’.

Entries can be submitted individually, in groups, or as a classroom project!

Don’t forget to use this year’s theme ‘Together’.

Submit entries via email: or post: c/o Good Relations Week 2023 Primary School Design Competition, Anderson House, Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 2GU.

Deadline for submissions is: 3pm on Friday 20th October 2023.

A Word From NIFHA CEO, Seamus Leheny

Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations, CEO Seamus Leheny outlines the important role of housing associations in delivering positive good relations work in Northern Ireland. Housing for All & shared schemes help break down barriers & tackle social issues. 

Suteminis and Sutemos Sessions – DU Dance

DU Dance’s Suteminis and Sutemos are returning on Wednesday 20th September. As this is Good Relations Week they will take time getting to know each other and explore the positive message from Good Relations Week that ‘Together’ we can make a difference to break down barriers and build more inclusive communities. 

Performance with Shania Twain

Cara, one of Beyond Skin’s (an intersectional arts collective, building peace & social cohesion in Northern Ireland and beyond) young musicians and #youth4peace ambassador who made the headlines for Good Relations Week 2021, this year will be performing with Shania Twain during Good Relations Week 2023. 


Poster Designing – RCITY Belfast

RCITY Belfast are designing a poster with their year 2 team to celebrate Good Relations Week 2023.

The group are getting creative and designing a poster showcasing their version of a city they would want to live in and is includive for all.

First Steps

RCITY Belfast are hosting a session to explore what good relations is and discuss their own views on this. The team will then get creative and design a flag about elements that make them who they are from each community.





Good Relations Week Breakfast Event

RCITY Belfast have organised for Youth workers across North Belfast to come ‘Together’ for a breakfast event to celebrate Good Relations Week 2023.

During this the youth workers will share the amazing work that’s going on that’s impacting postiviely on community relations and the lives of young people.

Holyland Mural Unveiling!

BRAND NEW mural trail at Open Botantic 2023! 

The inaugural tour will be taking off at 3pm, after the Open Botantic event wraps up, unveiling a brand new  “Good Neighbours” mural at 4pm in gorgeous Wildflower Alley! Come by the stall at Open Botantic on Sunday (12-3pm) to sign up!

Halal refreshments will be avilable.

For more information please contact Brid on: 07734050266.

Open Botantic

On the 24th September 2023 Forward South Partnership are hosting an event called Open Botantic. This will showcase Botantic Avenue as a place fully acessible to pedestrians and cyclists with a wide range of fun activities, community engagement projects and a celebration of all the people and communities in the area.

This event is runing from 12pm-3pm and will be an afternoon full of games, entertainment, stalls, workshops and much more!

Remember, the streets will be closed for this event so it’s the perfect time to go for that family cycle!

The growth of ‘Housing for All’

Building shared communities and supporting good relations work within those communities has been a big focus for Apex Housing Association over the last few years. This work has been supported by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s Housing for All shared housing programme.

The programme has its origins in the NI Executive Together: Building a United Community Strategy which reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.

For more information about the Housing for All programme, visit the Department for Communities website.