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MSCNI Super League 2024
May 19 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm
EMSONI – 2024 NI Confederation Cup, 9 June – 3 August 2024
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm



Great Refugee Week Picnic @ Rosario Playing Fields
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NatWest / Ulster Bank – Supporting Ethnic Minority Businesses in Northern Ireland @ Ulster Bank
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
[Impact Practice Network] Impact journey: Lessons learned and shared @ NICVA
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Good impact reporting is essential for charities to showcase their activities and achievements. Join this informal network and learn from others in the sector, on how you can improve your impact reporting.  Register here.

The Money Guiders / YGAM – Digital Age: Navigating Gaming and Gambling @ Online
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Digital Age: Navigating Gaming and Gambling

Join the Money Guiders NI Network will be joined but YGAM to discuss how practitioner can navigate gaming and gambling conversations with children & young people.

About this event

YGAM is an evidence-led education programme aiming to help prevent gaming and gambling harms. This information session is in place to develop your understanding of gaming and gambling, enabling you to have conversations with your service users about the potential harms.

· Gambling: exploring the influences on young people

· Gaming: discussing the benefits and concerns

· The blurred lines between gaming and gambling How to spot the signs of harm

· Useful tips to create a healthy gaming balance

· Where to get help and support

Who is leading the session?

Shaun Paskin

Who should attend?

All money guiders and practitioners are welcome to attend this free event. This could include (but not limited to) staff in Northern Ireland who are supporting service users particular familes, parents or young people with difficult conversations around gaming and gambling.

For more info and to register click here.

Support evening for bereaved parents @ The Armagh City Hotel
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

See below info on upcoming support evening for bereaved parents in your area.

Our next F2F meeting for Armagh is taking place on Wednesday 29th May in the Armagh City Hotel.

We also offer an online meeting. This meeting take place on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm. Our next meeting is the 17th June.

If you do know of any bereaved parents that may link to join us, please ask them to make contact with us here in the office on info@anamcara.ie or 028 9521 3120

Anam Cara services are free of charge for all bereaved parents

Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training – Volunteer Now @ Vary (Belfast, Omagh, Newry, Ballymena)
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Face-to-Face Training Dates

Did you know Volunteer Now are now offering some face-to-face safeguarding training?  We still have online sessions but on certain dates, you can book in-person training.

The courses below are what is currently available and where.  To find out more and see the dates and venues, please click here bit.ly/VNSafeguardingCourses

Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Training:

  • Belfast, Newry, Omagh & Ballymena

Keeping Adults Safe: Adult Safeguarding Champion & Appointed Person Training:

  • Belfast, Omagh & Newry

Keeping Children & Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers:

  • Belfast

NI YOUTH FORUM – General Election Hustings Event @ Northern Ireland Youth Forum
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


In the lead up to the General Election that has been called for the 4th of July, NI Youth Forum has organised a hustings event which will allow young people to come together to put their questions directly to candidates seeking election.

We want to encourage as many young people as possible to attend to ensure they can have a voice in this election. Please feel free to share this with your groups, young people and contacts – you can book in to attend via the link below or feel free to contact me directly if a group would like to attend.   Food provided & workshops to create questions in advance!

👉Book your ticket here to attend.

THE RISE OF MAQOMA – A staged reading by Nandi Jola + Q&A @ Great Hall, Ulster University, Derry-Londonderry Campus
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A staged reading by Nandi Jola of her play THE RISE OF MAQOMA followed by a Q&A.

After studying the Frontier Wars and Europe’s invasion of South Africa in the 18th century, the establishment of the Cape Colony and the bravery of the Xhosa Warriors, Nandi Jola visited Robben Island in 2023 which has been for centuries the Island where people who were deemed dangerous have always been kept away from society.

First, the island was occupied by people who had the leprosy, where Irish nuns tended to them through their commitment and duty of religion. Later, the Island experienced the invasion of the British, where prisoners of war were sent. In the 1800s, during the building of the British Empire, native Africans known as the Xhosa Warriors were sent in exile to Robben Island. It was this island where Jongumsobomvu Maqoma the Chief and Commander of the Xhosa forces during the Frontier Wars, lost his life while imprisoned. This act would change South Africa’s history forever.

This Play is an innovative storytelling and oral history body of work influenced by the discovery of Chief Maqoma’s stick in the National Museum of Ireland,  the stick came to Ireland in 1873 and donated to the Museum in 1880. The language of colonisation and migration comes to life through challenging whitewashed history and most especially opening the conversation on repatriations.

This event is presented as part of Black Lives Book and Film Club, funded by Ulster University/Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Book at: THE RISE OF MAQOMA | Humanitix