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Shows Outside of Belfast; Downpatrick — Downpatrick Courts Tuesday 31st October Show at 8pm   Ards –Ards Arts Centre Wednesday 1st November Show at 8pm   Dungannon  –Dungannon Courts Thursday 2nd November Show at 8pm   Derry/Londonderry — Culturlann Saturday 4th November Show at 8pm

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Black History Month – October 2017 – NIYF Events Programme

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people. Its origins date back to 1926 when historian Carter G Woodson and prominent African American minister Jesse E Mooreland came up with the concept. The teaching of Black History was recognized as crucial in developing an understanding of race in society; and with growing awareness of black identity …

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Cuan Craic Drama Group – Join Us!

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Cuan Craic drama group will commence once again on Tuesday 19 September for another season of theatrics and fun. Come and join us for 10 weeks of free workshops facilitated by leading drama professionals. Absolutely no experience is necessary for these workshops which are a great way to get together, meet new people and …

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Belfast City Council’s DiverseCity Information

Would you like to learn more about the people, places and communities that make Belfast? Are you interested in visiting different places of worship, understanding why different communities celebrate the events they do? If so, come along to Belfast City Council’s DiverseCity events to learn more about the culture and traditions of some of the communities living in Belfast. Events …

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Remembering The Future – The Decade of Anniversaries

Mid Ulster District Council is organising a series of talks around the Decade of Anniversaries (1912-1923). The series of talks and discussions deal with the historical facts that mark the key shifts in society that happened during this turning point in history and give meaning to the events that happened across the divide, helping to promote a deeper understanding of …

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Celebrate Refugee Welcome in Derry-Londonderry

In May 2016 Derry-Londonderry welcomed 11 Syrian Refugee families from Syria who have since made Derry-Londonderry their home! However, there are refugees who made Derry-Londonderry their home in the recent years.  To celebrate and show our appreciation to everyone who played a key role to welcome and support refugees and to celebrate Derry-Londonderry as a multicultural place,  North West Migrants …

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The Power of the Arts – Bringing out the best in People

What can a £2,462.50 investment in the right hands achieve? Through the PICAS (Programme For InterCultural Arts Support) Project Beyond Skin received funding in November 2014. Here is what Beyond Skin did with our investment… Download pdf: Beyond Skin PICAS Narrative Report www.beyondskin.net/PICAS-Narrative-Report-2015.pdf   “Just a quick email to say how great Saturday was to see teenagers and youngsters from …

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Get Outdoors Weekend Transport Scheme

Outdoor Recreation NI has a fantastic opportunity for Community groups and organisations to apply to the Get Outdoors Weekend Transport Scheme! Get Outdoors weekend is a FREE weekend of outdoor recreation activities that kicks off Saturday 20th September 2014 – Sunday 21st September 2014 across the whole of Northern Ireland. Sessions include walking, climbing, canoeing and much more! To see …

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ArtsEkta Director brings home prestigious UK Arts Award

Nisha Tandon, founder and Executive Director of ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland’s leading organisation for the promotion of ethnic arts, culture and heritage has won the prestigious UK Asian Women of Achievement Award for Arts & Culture at a glamorous awards ceremony in London’s Hilton Mayfair. The awards which were launched 15 years ago celebrate and honour the huge contribution Asian women …

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