International Day of Public Action celebrated around September Equinox embodies Bbeyond’s strategy, making monthly public actions. To share these encounters with other artists around the globe is a great opportunity for synergy in solidarity. The public space, our common ground and the desire for freedom for all people around the world, opening time and space for equals to creativity interact together.

Contact: bbeyond@europe.com for more information.

TogetHERness – reflections from Iceland

This event will be a hybrid event held in the offices of NIRWN Cookstown and online for rural women to come together to hear from the Director and Project Co-ordinator of NIRWN about their recent study visit to Iceland, through the support of the Social Change Initiative.

The staff will share the learning from this visit on the topic of gender equality, relating to all aspects of women’s lives in Iceland and will engage in a Q and A with participants.

This event is also an opportunity to explore issues relevant to rural women’s lives in Northern Ireland, particularly around gender equality as well as women, peace and security and will help shape and inform future NIRWN work in this field.

Learnings from Digital Volunteering

Join Nerve Centre and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland for a special event, as they share valuable insights from the CollabArchive project for Good Relations Week 2023.

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, CollabArchive is a digital skills-based volunteering programme that has developed opportunities for underrepresented audiences to engage with the official archive of Northern Ireland.

This unique opportunity is a chance for those working across heritage, arts and the third sector to learn how the team behind CollabArchive contributed to breaking down barriers to build more inclusive communities.

What to expect:

~ Hear firsthand insights from project staff and volunteers;

~ Learn about volunteer recruitment and project delivery over the past two years;

~ Understand how new digital approaches helped strengthen engagement with the archives;

~ Listen to the volunteers involved as they share their unique experiences and perspectives.

International Day Of Peace

A cluster of agencies and people have joined together to put on an exciting event on the 21st September to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace.

The theme for Peace Day this year is “End Racism. Build Peace.” So this will be a celebration of the diversity that exists in Belfast today and will be a taste of the future we all long for.

Good music will be interspersed with inter-faith reflections in a night celebrating peace and diversity.

This event will be hosted by Corrymeela along with the Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum among others. The venue is the Farset International off the Springfield Road.

The event will involve a range of activities such as music, dance and Inter-Faith reflections from different representatives of faith traditions present.

Shared Learning Event: good Relations, Shared space, and Future Opportunities

This Community Academy NI presents an opportunity to hear good practice examples of good relations and shared space in NI, what has worked and what has not. SEUPB, TEO and the Good Relations Council representatives will give an overview of future opportunities.

This event is available to attend in person at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL or via zoom. Please indicate your preference.