Cultural Night

An evening of exploring the Protestant Culture, History and Good Relations with a guest speaker. Contact Karen to book a place.

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Cafe Culture

This  café style dialogue event has been designed to raise awareness of the people from many different cultures who have come to live in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

Conversations will take place in a café style environment with the purpose of creating a positive and informal space to hear from individuals representing a variety of cultural and racial groups. It is an opportunity to learn about different countries, why people have left their home country, what the experiences have been for them arriving in a new country, cultural and religious differences and much more.

This is a great opportunity to hear from people directly and have the opportunity to ask questions with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and differences, the reasons why people come here, the challenges they may face and how they make a positive contribution within our local communities.

This event will also include presentations from 2 local community organisations who will give an overview of the work they have been doing to assist newcomers and the experiences and learning that they have gained to develop the projects that they now implement to support individuals and to aid positive community integration.

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‘Stories from a lost Homeland’

Inter Ethnic Forum and Bann Maine West invite you to

‘Stories from a lost homeland’ with Keynote speaker Masako Carey

Join us as Masako gives an insight into Japanese culture and shares her personal journey from Japan to NI; the painful loss of family, friends and places familiar and her love for Northern Ireland which she has called home since 2001.

This will be followed by a sushi-rolling demonstration.

Special Screening of “Human the Movie” for Peace Day!

A special screening of “HUMAN” followed by a short discussion in support of International Peace Day and Good Relations Week 2022!

About this event

NETLOVE presents the screening of “HUMAN” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, in support of International Peace Day and Good Relations Week 2022 on Wednesday 21 September 2022 from 5:00 p.m until 7.00 p.m, at the Guildhall (the Whittaker Suite).

The screening (45 min) will be followed by a short discussion and light refreshments.

Space is limited to 50 attendees |Kindly RSVP|


“Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st September. The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” (

In an ever more divided society, where inhumane conflicts and crises are unfolding before our eyes, we may feel powerless. But… could power be found by exploring what it means to be “HUMAN”? Could this understanding help strengthen the unity of vision and action of our fractured society?


“HUMAN is a collection of stories, offering a reflection on what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the other, making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us and what is universal.

HUMAN is a politically engaged work which allows us to embrace the human condition and to reflect on the meaning of our existence.”

Mini Mela

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council in partnership with Artsekta are hosting a ‘Mini Mela’ were performances and arts/crafts workshops from 3 different cultures will be showcased on Saturday 24th September from 12pm-3pm .

There will be 5 performances taking place in the Marquee at the Public Realm in Market Square, Lisburn and 3 arts/crafts workshops taking place in gazebos at the Public Realm in Market Square, Lisburn.

3 cultures will be represented during this fantastic afternoon event.

This event is open to all!


The Columba Heritage Trail- a guided tour

The Columba Heritage trail – a guided tour links the walled city of Londonderry with the monastic city of Derry.

It celebrates the Christian Heritage of the city with visual arts including a sculpture of the Saint, by artist Niall Bruton and bronze sculptures by Eleanor Wheeler.

The trail seeks to provide a platform to invite the citizens of this wonderful city to come together to explore their respective heritages.

The guided tour will begin at “Café in the park” at St Columbs House in St Columbs Park at 2pm and will begin with some light refreshments. The tour will start viewing the public artworks and before proceeding to view St Brecan’s church (Derry/Londonderrys only surviving medieval church) and other main points of interest including the Peace Bridge, Guildhall and four of Derry/Londonderry’s main churches.

The Churches Trust will host a guided tour of The Columba Heritage Trail at 2pm on Wednesday the 21st of September.


In the Margins – serving the least among us 2

As part of Good Relations Week, In The Nations Ministries are hosting an event for 30 refugee young people many of which are newcomers to Belfast. This event will take place on the 22nd September from 11-4pm.

We want to give them a comprehensive tour of Belfast using the Hop on and Off Bus so that they can become familiar with their surroundings, but also gain an understanding of the political and social divides in the city centre.

We want to show case Belfast and help them become acclimatised to their new environment. Following the tour, we are planning to host a lunch in conjunction with local community members in north Belfast with international food and entertainment.

We will also be inviting the PSNI north Belfast community team to join us for a short orientation session on citizenship.






In the Margins – serving the least among us

As part of Good Relations Week, In The Nations Ministries will be hosting a multicultural celebration for 30 refugee women plus 30 children on the 24th September from 1-4pm. Many of these refugee women living in north Belfast are single mothers who are newcomers to the city.

A good percentage of them have experienced major challenges in making their way to Northern Ireland and have been victims of people trafficking, domestic violence with many struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

We want to host a fun, interactive afternoon which will provide these women with the opportunity to come together and celebrate their home cultures and involve local community members from surrounding Churches and community groups to join us.

This will enable the women to make new friends and be introduced to their neighbours in the surrounding area.

It will also provide local community groups with the opportunity to send representatives who can showcase their services and enhance better community relations.






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

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Time for Tea

Rural Housing Association will host two community tea parities in Newtownstewart and Sion Mills, these tea parties will bring together rural residents of all ages to celebrate community spirit.

These events will showcase how rural communities are taking a proactive approach to building shared and inclusive spaces and places within their communities by creating a series of intergenerational community events designed to bring together people from all backgrounds and ages.

These community tea parties will include local musical performances from local people, showcasing the talent present in each rural community, as well as providing rural residents with an opportunity to build relationships over a cup of tea.

The island of Ireland is known for its tea loving population, and these community events will utilise this age old tradition of a chat and a cup of tea to build relationships within the local community.

Tea really is a tool to bring people together!