Rwanda Shaw Music Video

Talented local musician Rwanda Shaw has penned and performed an inspirational music track to celebrate Good Relations Week 2022 aimed at encouraging us all that ‘Change Starts with Us’ in building a shared and sustainable future for all.

Good Relations Week 2022 is running from Tuesday 20th to Monday 26th September with a colourful programme of over 250 community focused events across the region based on the ‘Change Starts with Us’ theme.

Visit www.goodrelationsweek.com for the 2022 event listings #GRW22

Check out this link to listen to the track! https://youtu.be/kNPSSnivTo8

Youth, climate change and human rights – ‘Dakota’ Animation

Climate change threatens the effective enjoyment of our human rights in Northern Ireland. That is the message that carries through two animated films produced as part of a collaborative project between the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Queen’s University Belfast. MA Broadcast students led projects to create two animations, ‘Nia’ and ‘Dakota’ that explore climate change from a youth perspective and through a human rights lens.

Youth, climate change and human rights – ‘NIA’ Animation

Climate change threatens the effective enjoyment of our human rights in Northern Ireland. That is the message that carries through two animated films produced as part of a collaborative project between the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Queen’s University Belfast. MA Broadcast students led projects to create two animations, ‘Nia’ and ‘Dakota’ that explore climate change from a youth perspective and through a human rights lens.

The Community Relations Council presents “Brighter Days” music video by Beyond Skin

The Community Relations Council presents the release of the musical track “Brighter Days” curated by Beyond Skin and written and performed by one of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians, Rwanda Shaw and Jessica Hammond from Black Studios Dundonald.

The song references the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is part of a wider SDG’s Youth4Peace project enabling a legacy from Good Relations Week with the Brighter Days theme echoing through intercultural arts activities running until March 2022.

Belfast Skate Collective Video Profile

The Community Relations Council presents a visually impactful video piece that shines a light on the Belfast Skate Collective in what the group is doing to provide a voice for the local skating community, and as a way to push for more public spaces to be created for young people.

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

EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM INVITATION PLEASE REGISTER FOR MORE DETAIL

For more info, contact Kathryn Tweedie at Planned Events.

kathryn@ndevents.co.uk 

‘To The Beat of the Drum’ Podcast 3: Hamilton Flute Band in Swinford

The 3rd in our week of podcasts features the Hamilton Flute Band as they look back to their trips to the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford in 1995 & 2019.

This podcast features band members Robert McGonigle & Tim Cairns as they look back at their at their trips to Swinford in 1995 and 2019 and how they were pioneers for Northern Ireland marching bands playing in the Republic of Ireland and what it was like to return 25 years later.

Brighter Days – Digital Film Archive

Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive has created a collection of clips and films from across the years called Brighter Days, reflecting on the role of young people as changemakers in society.

The collection highlights young people’s attitudes and opinions across the years, providing a valuable resource to those working with young people today, particularly with regard to cross-community projects and activities.

Youth In Action, Short Film – Rio Ferdinand Foundation

NI Hyatt Football Tournament 2021: The initiative was part of the Youth In Action programme, in collaboration with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and UEFA Foundation with the aim to train and support young people by developing leadership skills and taking a lead in tackling inequality and racism in their own communities in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

15 young people from the Syrian refugee community completed a qualification and worked with the NI Hyatt team, partners and volunteers to deliver a family football and cultural event in Portadown People’s Park.

The short film, funded by the Rio Ferdinand Foundation in collaboration with partners and produced by 906 Film, is being promoted to showcase and celebrate the exceptional work carried out by the group so far. This initiative marks the cornerstone of what is planned to be an ongoing programme of youth led citizenship and social action to create a fairer and more inclusive society.

To find out more, please contact nihyattltd@gmail.com

Free outdoor screening of Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

Free outdoor screening of Gnomeo & Juliet movie (cert U). This comical animated re-boot of Shakespeare’s play takes place in a world of warring garden gnomes but this doesn’t stop Gnomeo & Juliet from falling in love. Will they have a future together?

Also on Saturday 25th September Outdoor terrace, Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road

For more information, please contact karen.smyth@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk