Creative Schools Ambassador Event

Children from schools participating in the Creative Schools Partnership Programme had an opportunity to come together to meet one another and take workshops designed to share learning, teach new skills and build confidence through the arts.

The three Creative Schools Ambassador events were held at the end of March. Belfast Boys’ Model, Blessed Trinity College and Mercy College Belfast met at the Duncairn Arts Centre in North Belfast. Ashfield Girls’ High School and St Vincent’s Centre met at Linenhall Library in Belfast City Centre and St Joseph’s Boys’ High School and St Cecilia’s College met in Derry/Londonderry. The sessions were facilitated by a range of artists: Ayesha Mailey, a dancer with Echo Echo, Shena Kelly, a dancer with Du Dance, DJ Cahir Glen, filmmaker Graham Ginty, singer/songwriter Dan Ferguson and actors Jazzmin McClure, Christina Nelson and Rob Crawford.

RCITY Belfast: Paper Riot – Sharing Opinions on Community Relations

As part of Good Relations Week, Positive Steps will be participating in a “paper riot” event, where they will share their own perspectives and listen to their peers’ opinions on community relations. Following this, the team will proceed to design canvases based on various themes of good relations.


Small World Café

A cafe style workshop will provide a safe space for participants to meet people from different backgrounds and parts of the world.

Rights Here, Right Now: Young People Using Children’s Rights for Positive Change

Seven leading organisations have organised an event for children and young people to discuss and learn more about the recent concluding observations and recommendations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The event will also give children and young people a chance to question a panel of people in key roles responsible for making decisions that impact children and young people’s lives.

If you, or any of the children and young people you work with, are interested in attending the event, or you would like more information on the event details, please contact

Tour, Tea and Traybakes

The Museum of Orange Heritage offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the history, significance and current activities of the Orange Institution.

We are committed to providing a better appreciation of the cultural and social impact of Orangeism from its inception in 1795 until the present day.

Young Men, Masculinities and Imprisonment: An Ethnographic Study in Northern Ireland

You are invited to the launch of ‘Young Men, Masculinities and Imprisonment: An Ethnographic Study in Northern Ireland’ (Palgrave Macmillan) by Dr Conor Murray.


The event will take place on Wednesday 20th September 2023, 5-7pm at Ulster University’s Belfast Campus (BC Building).


Running order for the event:




Wine and canapes Atrium
5.30-5.40pm Welcome by Dr Brendan Coyle


5.40-6pm Young Men, Masculinities and Imprisonment by Dr Conor Murray


6-6.30pm Panel Discussion: Chaired by Dr Brendan Coyle, with panellists Dr Conor Murray (UU), Professor Shadd Maruna (QUB), Fiona Greene (CEO NIACRO), and representation from Department of Justice. BC-03-115









6.30-7pm Q&A, and Close BC-03-115


No Alibis Bookstore in association with Springer Nature are happy to offer a Special Launch Price of £34.99 (RRP £110.00). Please order your copy HERE or visit


Please register for the event: Eventbrite




Seamus Mallon – ‘A Shared Home Place’

The John and Pat Hume Foundation are delighted to announce our third event in honour of Seamus Mallon ‘A Shared Home Place’ at 7.00pm on Friday 22 September 2023 in the Canal Court Hotel, 29 Merchants Quay, Newry, BT35 6HR.

Seamus Mallon was committed to the genuine reconciliation of conflicting traditions using only peaceful means.

The Hume Foundation believe it is vitally important that we recall the generous words in his book ‘A Shared Home Place’ and engage in a positive, inclusive and challenging conversation about people, peace and politics for the next 25 years.

Speakers include:

  • Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach,
  • Dermot Ahern, former Irish Government Minister
  • Ian Marshall, former member of the Seanad,
  • Sharon Haughey, former Lord Mayor of Armagh City & District,
  • Orla Mallon, Seamus Mallon’s daughter,
  • Tim O’Connor, former Irish diplomat.

The discussion will be chaired by Sean O’Rourke, Irish journalist and broadcaster.

Together, Let’s Build – Art Craft in Ballycastle Library

As part of Good Relations Week, Ballycastle Library invites everyone to chose either a blank or worded brick art craft sheet and select a word, that you feel unites your community together and to colour, scribble, draw or design your art template to help us build our project and display of good relations within your community’.

Funding Clinics

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is hosting a funding clinic in Maghaberry Community Centre, on Wednesday 20th September from 7pm.

Local funding organisations and support agencies will be on hand to provide information on services and funding available to community and voluntary sector organisations.


Building Connections Creatively

Building Connections Creatively will use the arts and creative storytelling to build connections with groups of people who would otherwise not meet. This workshop will enable discussions, dispel myths and create a greater awareness of what good relations means to us today.

Please contact: for more information