Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week to feature over 160 events

Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week
Press Eye – Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

  • 18 – 24 September
  • Over 160 events
  • All council areas represented
  • Coordinated by the Community Relations Council

 

The programme of events for this year’s Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week (18-24 September) is launched today.

Coordinated by the Community Relations Council (CRC), the week will feature over 160 events across all council areas between September 18 and 24.

Under the theme Safe Space: Shared Place, events will cover issues including dealing with the past, language, faith, interfaces, Traveller culture, and promoting diversity.

The programme of events can be found at: www.community-relations.org.uk

Event organisers include community and voluntary organisations, local councils, Libraries NI, National Museums Northern Ireland, the Education Authority, and a wide range of others.

Events range from an exploration of the Gaelic history and heritage of East Belfast to a series of gatherings for young people to explore issues such as sectarianism, diversity and acceptance.

There is also an event entitled ‘Reclaiming the Bonfires; Lessons Learned’, which will present learnings from a series of workshops on the rich, diverse and shared history of bonfires locally and around the world.

International Peace Day and Culture Night are also included in the programme of events.

Community Relations Council Chief Executive, Jacqueline Irwin, said: “We have chosen the theme Safe Space: Shared Place to allow us to show how many safe and shared spaces we have here. Not just physical spaces, but space in how we think about each other”.

“We want to draw attention to the work that is going on all the time to broaden and deepen our sense of safety and to create even more spaces that are shared by all of us.  The week is an opportunity to showcase the ways in which people are making room for each other and getting involved in helping others feel safe to share sport, drama, film, food, arts, culture, music, debate, talks, tours and everything that can make life good here.

“The number and variety of independently organised events that are part of   Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week 2017 is testament to the work undertaken by members of our local communities each and every day and the positive change it is making for all of us here,” she adds.

Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week is coordinated by CRC with support from The Executive Office, the Department for Communities, the Department of Justice and other government agencies.

For more information on events happening in your area, visit community-relations.org.uk where a copy of the programme is available for download.

You can keep up to date with Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week 2017 on Facebook and Twitter and by using the hashtag #CRWeek17.

Love Belfast
Belfast guide to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, events, hotels, entertainment, special offers, news, gossip, travel, festivals and culture. http://lovebelfast.co.uk

Related Articles

CULTURE NIGHT ONLINE 2020 ANNOUNCES BELFAST HARBOUR AS HEADLINE SPONSOR

Belfast Harbour has been confirmed as headline sponsor of Culture Night Online 2020, which this year, for the first time ever, will be a...

Six Hours Of Arts & Culture To Be Broadcast Online Tomorrow For Culture Night Belfast Online [Sept 18]

The normal Belfast Culture Night extravaganza may not be packing the city’s streets this year but six hours of the best of the arts...

Culture Night Belfast Call For Submissions From Local Arts & Culture Sector

With Culture Night Belfast going ahead for 2020 with a core online programme that includes a rich mix of music, film, performance and more...

Leave a Reply

Stay Connected

82,512FansLike
61,888FollowersFollow
164,640FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Tesco grant helps Commedia of Errors bring hope to care homes this Christmas

Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Community fund is enabling local group Commedia of Errors to bring their plays to peoples homes this Christmas as...

RYAN MCMULLAN LIVE FROM THE ULSTER HALL | BROADCAST: 27 DEC 8PM GMT

Ryan McMullan has announced an exciting livestream event which will take place this Christmas, on Sunday 27th Dec. Broadcast Live from the historic Ulster...

Northern Ireland’s giant spirit highlighted at Virtual Media Event

Northern Ireland tourism was in the spotlight this week (Nov 25) in a virtual event for media, hosted live from the world-leading visitor attraction,...

EUROPEAN ARENAS WILL BE THE HUB FOR LIVE MUSIC AND SPORT’S RETURN IN 2021

 ~ Arena brings top names from music and sport together to discuss the impact on societal health and wellness and the need for a pan-European...

6 Solutions for a Relaxing and Enjoyable Retirement

You might think that it could be easy to plan out your life once there’s no job to tie you down, but soon enough,...