Everybody’s Game: Racism Awareness Evening

Through Fresh Start Through Sport programme, young people are coming together to enjoy an evening of football education and fun. Irish FA Foundation Community Relations Officer, Chris Wright, will deliver their Racism Awareness and Equality module ‘Everybody’s Game’, to participants followed by a coaching/game based pitch session and refreshments.

This event will be held at the Newforge Country Club. 

Italian Culture Cafe – PEACE IV

Belfast’s Italian community and contribution to the city will be celebrated in the next of our PEACE IV Culture Café events.

Culture Cafés shine a spotlight on our multi-cultural city and promote a respect and understanding of the different cultures in Belfast.

Italians have been migrating to Northern Ireland since the 19th Century and while numbers are smaller than other communities, the Italians have had a massive impact on Belfast from the docks right over to City Hall.

The first wave of immigrants were skilled craftsmen who used marble and stone to produce intricate patterns on flooring and walls of many of the city’s buildings.

Join this virtual event for an insight into the Italian community looking at the Italian settlement in the Sailortown area of the city. There will also been discussions on Italian cuisine with a special performance of Italian Jazz by Luigi.

  • History of Italians in Belfast/ Sailortown – Terry McKeown (facilitator)
  • Musical performance – Italian Jazz with Luigi
  • The Real Italian Cuisine – pasta making workshop


For more info, contact Kathryn Tweedie at Planned Events.


Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels – Dr Éamon Phoenix

Dr Éamon Phoenix in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen: ‘Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels’

Dr Éamon Phoenix is a political historian, author and broadcaster. He is member of the Irish Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries. He is the author of Northern Nationalism 1890-1940 and Conflicts in the North of Ireland,  1900-2000. and writes a daily column for the Irish News.

These events will be delivered via zoom.

If you wish to register for any or ALL of the events please  contact sean.mcelhatton@midulstercouncil.org

The year 1921 revisited

“The year 1921 revisited” a presentation and Q&A with Dr Eamon Phoenix, will explore the events leading up to the creation of NI, including the Treaty negotiations.

Dr Phoenix is renowned for his objectivity while exploring historical events.

This will assist in promoting Good Relations due to our shared history and a detailed exploration of key events.

For Zoom link contact conor@intercommireland.com

Community Garden – Reimaged

The Resurgam Trust are opening their Community Garden in Old Warren Estate which celebrates the work of the late Freemen, Ald Ivan Davis OBE, in Lisburn City.

Resurgam will showcase the garden which includes a ‘Tree of Life’ and their mural depicting the book, ‘Conflict to Peace, Our Community Transformation’.

Lisburn PSP deliver Managing Community Change. Community enablers who have made the transition from Conflict to Peace together deliver a programme in community to ensure this transition is used to support community change and in particular young adults. There has been a rise in the number of these groups that support those involved in the conflict and how they have progressed through a period of transition.

A community garden has replaced what was once a paramilitary memorial garden and depicts the front cover of this book, an indication of the journey travelled.

Living With Imperial Legacies: Empires, Racism, Slavery and Colonialism

The Junction presents a Feature Talk followed by a Workshop by Johnston McMaster, facilitated by Maureen Hetherington on ‘Living with Imperial Legacies’.

This event will adopt a community education approach in the exploration of the influences in our lives that have shaped our prejudices and attitudes to others that we see as different and whose cultural identity is perceived as threatening or suspicious.

WheelWorks – 25 Done; 25 to Come

WheelWorks has recently marked our 25th anniversary and are looking forward to the next 25 years forging new connections — what might this future look like?

This online event will reflect on current and past Good Relations programmes led by WheelWorks A panel discussion led by our artists and facilitators will explore innovation in good relation arts programmes and how we can further impact positive change in the lives of young people who participate in them.

WheelWorks have been working with young people and communities in Northern Ireland for the last 25 years promoting good relations, positive change and creative expression.

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The Boundary Commission and South Armagh & South Down – Lecture

The lecture titled “The Boundary Commission and South Armagh & South Down: Were the Wishes of the Inhabitants Compatible with Economic and Geographic Considerations?” will be delivered by Dr. Cormac Moore, Historian-in-Residence, Dublin City Council.

The Museum will host a talk on the setting up of Northern Ireland, specifically the work of the Boundary Commission.

This lecture will highlight the debates in south Armagh & south Down areas surrounding the economic and geographic considerations to changes to the border.

The talk is free and will take place online, via Microsoft Teams.

Event Registration: Please contact Declan.Carroll@nmandd.org with the email address you wish to use.

Future Leaders, Future Ambitions

Future Leaders, Future Ambitions is a panel discussion comprised of past and present participants of the Future Leaders Programme.

Bringing a diverse range of opinions and voices together, participants will discuss their aspirations and ambitions for the future of community work and peacebuilding activities in the North-West.