Culture Calendar Launch Event

Radius Housing, Habinteg Housing and Artsekta launch their Culture Calendar 2023 for good relations week.

This will be a fabulous event promoting collaboration work and cultural awareness with Radius Housing, Habinteg Housing and Artsekta across the North Coast, funded by TBUC.

Various workshops will take place including:

  • Crafts from Eastern Europe
  • Indian food tasting
  • Mexican dance/music

For more information on events please contact:

Change Starts Here

Causeway Rural & Urban Network is an umbrella organisation which supports a diverse range of community and voluntary groups in the Causeway Area.

Change Starts Here is networking event for members of community and voluntary organisations in the Causeway Coast and Glens Area sharing information and learning about what grassroots communities can do to take action to build a stronger shared society and a more sustainable future.  Format will be guest speakers and facilitated discussion.

Regional Volunteer Training Residential

Youth Initiatives NI will be hosting a cross community leadership training residential for over 100 young leaders from across Northern Ireland between the 23-25th September.

These young people will be serving their local communities in our Youth Community Hubs through weekly personal, social development and good relations projects.

This residential will up-skill and prepare them for contributing to the design and facilitation of the weekly youth projects, inspire them as agents of change in their communities and provide opportunities for the development of friendships, learning and story sharing across community and cultural divides.

The residential commences on 23rd September at 7pm and ends on the 25th September.

BCRC’S Connection Day

BCRC is a charity supporting community and civil society organisations with diverse projects and programmes including social, cultural, health and economic development to benefit communities belonging to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough and its environs.

This event will encourage existing network members of BCRC to get together within a safe shared space and reconnect after 2 years of working remotely and explore the concept of ‘ change starts with us’ during Good Relations Week.

We are looking forward to welcoming new members from other groups and organisations within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.

This will be an opportunity to share recent life experiences as a group working during the COVID pandemic and for sharing new project ideas that could lead to working collaboratively, creating new partnership opportunities and helping to ensure sustainable communities for the future.

Music, Culture and Marching Bands (Study trip to Laggan)

This project entitled ‘Music, Culture and Marching Bands.’ (Study trip to Laggan) will provide a programme for participants on a cross border basis to examine and explore local culture, music, history, identity and marching bands.

This will be a taster session to a larger programme which will be delivered later in the year. It will provide participants with the chance to get involved in a music session, offering opportunities to try out a new instrument and acknowledging instruments linked to marching bands etc.

This project will also help to foster a strong relationship between Dervock Village in County Antrim, Coagh in County Tyrone and the Laggan area within Co Donegal. This project will bring members from the Laggan Community Association together with members from Dervock & District Community Association and  the village of Coagh.

Human Library

This online session will offer participants an opportunity to learn about the roles that members of the Key Institutions play within our local communities and wider afield.

Members of the Key Institutions will also have the opportunity to learn from each other. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to representatives from The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), The Apprentice Boys of Derry (ABOD), Royal  British Legion (RBL), The Loyal Orange Order, (LOL), GAA, Masons, Marching Bands and Ulster Special Constabulary Association (USCA).

Participants will also be able to engage with the KIP’S and ask questions that they may not have had the opportunity to do before. This session will be facilitated within a safe, fun and friendly environment.

To register please contact: As this is a zoom event, a link will be sent out when you have registered.


Celebration of learning / Practising Language

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are celebrating Good Relations Week by hosting an afternoon of learning for participants who are learning English as part of an ESOL programme.

ESOL classes have been delivered specifically for the new arrivals from Ukraine who are really keen to learn basic English to assist them in settling into the Causeway area. The class will help improve outcomes for adults and children who use English as a second or additional language.

Families will come together for a therapeutic kite making workshop during which they will have the opportunity to express themselves though art whilst practising the English language.



We Cannot Walk Alone – Textile Exhibition (Saturday 25th)

‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ textile exhibition will showcase banners originally produced in response to the theme of Refugee Week 2021.

Textile banners will be on display at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre.

Workshop participants, some of whom were children and young people from Roe Valley Residents Association, were invited to consider the experiences of someone who has come here to seek sanctuary. The resulting banners celebrate the efforts of young people to break down barriers, unite communities and act as a catalyst for meaningful change in our society

(These can be viewed in accordance with COVID guidelines in place in RVACC)

Viewing Times : 10am until 1pm

For more information, please contact

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.  School children will learn what it means to be a migrant/refugee/asylum seeker, whilst also learning about countries and cultures of table hosts who have made NI their home. The storytelling is based around these themes of finding a new home, welcome and inclusive communities and building resilience.

*This is a closed event*

For more information contact: Lisa Mooney on Email: 


A series of cross cultural workshops, seminars, concerts and demonstrations. The content will be song, music, dance and verse.

Through the mediums of cross cultural song, music, dance and verse. We will organise a series of workshops, seminars, concerts and demonstrations, to highlight the importance of these activities. This will bring all of our communities together, to celebrate the depth of our diverse cultures. It will also enhance the self esteem and mental wellbeing, of all involved.