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.

Explore TOGETHER: World of Art

The Hen Shed will participate in these workshops that will introduce them to Lippan Art – which will allow them to explore the Indian Culture through an enjoyable medium.

Perfect Space

In Your Space Circus will work with up to four schools to examine how our shard spaces can influence the way we look at the world and how the way we look at the world can influence our shared space. Part circus workshop, part comic art workshop. All fun!!

Contact: for more information.

Slieve Gullion Good Relations Funding Fair

Funders from across the area will come along to speak to the general public about how to access and apply for their funding. Funders who will present include; The Executive Office, Community Relations Council and The Department for Foreign Affairs, Ireland.

A number of agencies who support community organisations to complete and draw Down funding will also be there to provide advice and guidance.

This event is open to all Community and Sporting Groups and Voluntary Sector Organisations.

Green Gym @ Cultra

Make the most of volunteer opportunities at Ulster Folk Museum.

Come along on Friday 22nd September and help us bring our cottage gardens back to life, growing the heritage fruit and vegetables they would have produced over 100 years ago.

The session is from 10am – 3pm. Come for a couple of hours during that window or bring a packed lunch and stay for the full session.

See link below for more information and details on how to register.

Which Benefits are right for you? Find out in Lisburn City Library

Come along to Lisburn City Library where Carol McCabe from Community Advice Lisburn & Castlereagh will discuss:
Benefit entitlement, Universal Credit, Disability benefits, Contribution based benefits, Housing benefits.  All are welcome and booking is desirable.

Cultural Awareness Training

This training is for Northern Trust staff group and aims to give participants an insight into what cultural diversity is, why cultural awareness is important, things to consider when working with individuals from other cultures and potential areas for misunderstanding. Participants will gain knowledge and skills required to work effectively with a diverse range of service users and to develop their cultural competency. This training should positively contribute towards the sense of togetherness encouraged by Good Relations week 2023.

African Drumming and Storytelling

If you’ve ever wanted to make a racket in a library now is your chance.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in partnership with Libraries NI invite you to come along to our African Drumming and Storytelling event at Antrim Library.

Come along, make some noise and hear some African themed stories. Suitable for all age groups, children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Saturday 23th September 2023, 10am – 12pm
Where: Antrim Library, 10 Railway St, Antrim BT41 4AE

For more information contact

Coming Together for a Media Initiative for Children Respecting Difference Workshop (Parents/Carers and Management-Invite only)

With this year’s Good Relations theme in mind, we will join ‘together’ with early years practitioners, parents/carers and members of management teams from early years settings to facilitate discussion and thinking around the Media Initiative for Children Respecting Difference Programme.

We aim to give our children and young people the best start in life and work towards a shared society that respects diversity. Our early years programme influences good relations, sustainability and resilience of communities, promotes inclusion, respect for difference and shared learning. The Media Initiative for Children (MIFC) Respecting Difference Programme is an intervention programme aimed at improving long term outcomes so that children, practitioners/teachers, parents and communities become more aware of diversity and difference issues and positively change attitudes and behaviours to those who are different.

This workshop will provide parents and others involved from the local community with an opportunity to reflect on their own values, attitudes and prejudices and will highlight the importance of local settings working collaboratively and collectively to drive meaningful progress towards building a shared future for everyone. Working with members of management and committees of early years settings in this way is designed to help put in place the principles of community development and develop inclusive practice and policies for children, parents and families throughout the community. This we hope, will help committees reflect on practice, by identifying need, supporting inclusion, encouraging participation and collaborative working.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to reinforce this year’s good relations theme around the importance of individuals and organisations working together and sharing ideas and experiences in tackling everything from sectarianism and racism to gender inequality, shared spaces, peace-building, and cultural diversity.

Please note-this event will be invite only for funded settings within the Fermanagh and Omagh area who have recently completed MIFC training.

Welcome to The Table

Youth Link: NI are inviting Faith Based and Community Youth Workers, to join us at our table from 9.30am on Monday 18 September, as part of a programme of activities for Good Relations Week 2023.

The Session will be facilitated by The Evangelical Alliance and The Jethro Centre, and will provide the space for youth workers to reflect on what reconciliation means to them, and how this relates to their work in the current context.

The session will adapt different approaches, but essentially it will be an opportunity to sit round a table together, engage in conversation, make new connections, and listen to different perspectives. We will also share food together at the close of the session. 

For further information please contact Joanne Stainsby, Youth Link,

To book your place at the table please complete the registration form by 4pm on Monday 11 September.

We look forward to welcoming you to our table!