Sew Ready is launching their ‘Get Into Sewing’ programme on Monday 25th Sept – a sewing lead program for adults wanting to learn how to sew either for leisure or of a way to meet new people.

During this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn all you need to know about using and making the most of a sewing machine. All materials will be provided so just bring yourself along and be prepared to have a lovely time and create a handy zipper pouch!

Through the class you will learn:

  • How to set up and thread a machine and how to wind a bobbin
  • How to set the correct tension
  • How to troubleshoot common problems
  • How to sew perfectly straight seams and how to finish them


Monday 25th September:

Adult workshop, 11am – 1230pm


To secure your place please book online here:

Talk and Workshop on Second World War in Enniskillen Library by Michael Fryer

Michael Fryer from the Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum in Belfast will be bringing along objects and photographs from the museum relating to the Second World War to Enniskillen Library.

Topics covered include the Belfast Blitz, the American presence, gas masks and rationing and participants will be encouraged to share their wartime memories and stories. Everyone welcome.

Please note, this is also a dementia friendly event.

Express Yourself – Social Café Open Day

The Black Box Projects, Belfast invites you to our community gathering on Tuesday 19th September 2023 for a taste of Express Yourself – Social Café! 

We are a creative community of adults with learning disabilities who meet once a week to express ourselves through art, build connections with friends and make decisions about the things we want to do.

This is your chance to try out a few different art activities, enjoy a cuppa and find out how to get involved. We started our group in 2013 and we explore a wide range of arts-based activities. We decide on the topics and our workshops are often facilitated by group members supported by our team.  It’s a good way to build our community, be active , make decisions and have a fun time doing it.

Pop in, chat and connect!
All welcome – no art experience needed.

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: 19th September 2023
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Black Box, Belfast

Access Information: Please get in touch if you require this information in a different format, or wish to discuss you access requirements.
Call 02890244400 or email

Women at War

Over the last few years the Churches Trust has developed programmes for women that celebrates their role in family and society. This unique workshop will be led by the International School for Peace Studies and run on ‘International Day of Peace’.

During this workshop you will be given the opportunity to explore the role of women during World War One and how their role has evolved since. Particular emphasis will be given to the importance of women in de-escalating conflict and promoting cultures of peace and coexistence.

We will also find out how women can prevent our young people and children from being recruited as combatants.  This is an important workshop that celebrates the importance of women as peacekeepers during ‘International Day of Peace’.

Climate and Good Relations, Policy and Practice

A seminar to explore the existing projects which incorporate both climate and good relations, and the potential to address climate within good relations plans and vice versa. How can we use our target of reaching net zero in Belfast by 2050 to build good relations and tackle division in our society. We will hear from guest speakers and learn about projects which are seeking to make an impact on climate and build good relations. Hear from Belfast One Million Trees, Belfast UPSURGE Project, Belfast UP2030 Project, and the Belfast City Council Climate and Good Relations teams, and others on the opportunities to work collaboratively on these issues.

Futsal Indoor Football

Futsal is indoors football and is played by two teams of 5 players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper.  The names comes from the Portugese; futebol de salao and from the Spanish; futbol sala or futbol de salon, all translatable as indoor football.

Futsal workshops will be run out in 5 primary schools across Omagh by the Irish Football Association.  All the schools will come together for a programme finale tournament.

Schools Celebration Event

CIH award for the Knock Knock programme in Ballymena working with 12 schools; St. John’s & Killowen Primary Schools Coleraine were awarded Good Relations Award by Community Relations Council for programme of work including production of song ‘These are our Streets’ supported by Radius Housing.

Street Talk Workshops

Vintage Theatre Poster Printing Workshops

Poster Printing Workshops as part of Good Relations Week, also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Playhouse.

These old-style poster printing workshops are part of Good Relations Week. The Playhouse are hosting workshops for two school groups and two older peoples’ groups on the 22nd September. The participants will learn how to hand-print and take home their own old style fine art poster.

It will also be an opportunity for the older groups to reminisce and share any stories and memories they may have of The Playhouse.

If you have a group who are interested in taking part in The Playhouse Street Talk Project contact

Theatre of Witness workshops

Theatre of Witness is a form of performance, developed by founder and artistic director Teya Sepinuck that gives voice to those who have been marginalised, forgotten or are invisible in society.

The work brings people together across divides of difference to bear witness to truth, healing and reconciliation through art and storytelling.

The individuals involved in The Playhouse Theatre of Witness Project have been working together over the past ten years using their produced theatre pieces as an educational resource in workshops, providing participants from both sides of the divide with real life stories documenting the history of the Troubles from key players.

Theatre of Witness Workshops explores the power of storytelling as a healing, empowering and transformative tool providing a pathway to peace and reconciliation.

If you have a group who are interested in booking a Theatre of Witness workshop contact 

Or to book workshops in border counties contact


Community Academy Shared Learning Event: Good Relations, Shared Space & Future Opportunities

The Community Academy is a capacity building programme, supported by the Urban Villages (UV) initiative in The Executive Office (TEO) and developed and delivered by Resurgam and Fermanagh Trusts.

The programme provides one-to-one support for UV local groups which builds on the Trusts’ collective experience of community-led approaches to regeneration, social enterprise, early interventions, volunteering, philanthropy and fundraising.

Resurgam and Fermanagh Trusts have mentored and supported a range of community organisations that are connected to the capital build projects across the five Urban Village areas.

The Trusts have provided local and practical support to help build capacity with capital project leads to support more sustainable outcomes, which will reduce reliance on government support in the future. Interventions include support on governance & procedures; strategic/operational planning, board advice and communications.