An interactive evening to re-introduce face to face events for the pupils who attend St Mary’s Primary School and their families.
This event will take place outdoor and will include events such as culture artists, live music and a few interactive games. This event is to encourage ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ for the school pupils.
Café Culture event providing young people with an opportunity to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about other cultures within our community in a safe and respectful setting.
Some of the key speakers will be from PUL traditions, LGBTQ+, ex-Prisoners and the BAME community.
Donemana will celebrate Good Relations Week by bringing young people from St Michael’s Primary School to the Drummond Centre to learn about Chinese Culture and taste authentic Chinese cuisine.
Melmount Forum is hosting an information session with LGBTQ+ bringing people of all ages together with the sole objective of gaining understanding and knowledge of the barriers faced by young people in their daily lives, not only due to Covid-19 but also due to opposed opinions of what people deem right and wrong.
They hope to build stronger community cohesion, understanding, respect and inclusion for this marginalized group.
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The Foyle Deaf Association choir will perform a selection of their repertoire using the mediums of Irish Sign Language and British Sign Language. ‘Deaf Voices’ will showcase the talent of its Deaf performers and help celebrate cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all sectors.
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Pop up Gaeltacht and conversation circle hosted by young Irish speakers from Club ÓIGE. Come along and practice your cupla focal, guided by young Irish language enthusiasts.
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A Literary Workshop and an Into the Light wall display. The Literary workshop will examine the power of reading in our everyday life through an exploration of the literature read, during the Pandemic, by the group in their Library Reading Room.
The group will choose words that illustrate how reading together has inspired, comforted, supported and enlightened them. The words and inspirational quotes will then be placed inside the sun’s rays of the wall display which will be supported,on either side of the image, by a bridge of books representing their partnership with Libraries NI.
Talented singer-songwriter ROE – a Good Relations Week Ambassador – has penned a special song to help young people celebrate “Better Days Ahead” for Good Relations Week 2021.
The track is titled ‘It Gets Better’ and is based on her interpretation of the ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ theme of this year’s Good Relations Week and her musical concept of identity, belonging, home, diversity and peace-building for the youth of today.
Reading Rooms is Verbal’s shared reading model which facilitates conversation through stories and shared experiences, between people from all different backgrounds.
To celebrate Good Relations Week, Verbal Arts will be hosting 5 daily open sessions – all are welcome.
Story: The Coat by Carys Davies
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The North West Japanese Cultural Group is organising an in-person workshop for the introduction of Bonai, the art of producing small trees that mimic the shape of real-life trees.
This centuary-old practice reflects many aspects of Japanese Culture. The growth of the tree and our own personal growth go hand in hand as the bonsai tree matures sith you.
And more! If you’re between 10-25 years old and register early enough, you will have a chance to recieved a young tree for yourself o start your own Bonsai! (First 10 people limited)
Bonsai expert with 50 year experience, Barry Williamson will show you how to take care of Bonsai from the scratch.
Amphitheatre, Playtrail (Racecourse Rd. Pennyburn, Derry) Admission free, All age welcome
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