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DiverseCity

Date: 21 Feb 2018 - 4 Dec 2018
Time: Various

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 our DiverseCity events to learn more about the culture and traditions of some of the communities living in Belfast.

This is a year long programme with free events happening each month.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Further details on each of the events, including venues will be provided following your reservation. 

Event Date Time Description
Facilitated tour of Windsor Park Football Stadium 14 June 2018 10am - 12 noon This facilitated visit will enable participants to visit the new Education and Heritage Centre, it will provide an insight into the history behind Northern Irish football, as well as providing a tour of the stadium. Hear also the story behind how the grounds have been transformed and the work undertaken to promote Windsor Park as a shared space.

Refugee – Small Worlds Event

18 June 6.20pm - 8.30pm

‘Small Worlds’ are cafe-style events in which people circulate around tables hosted by volunteers from different nationalities. The workshops introduce a taste of the diversity that exists in NI and provide safe spaces in which participants can meaningfully begin to engage with those from different backgrounds and other parts of the world. For many participants, these are experiences that open up a fresh perspective. The conversations take place in a safe and semi-structured setting that is carefully managed by a facilitator.

 To registeryou must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Visit to Belfast Islamic Centre 21 June 2018 11am - 2pm This visit will enable participants to explore the history of the Muslim community in Northern Ireland and to learn about aspects of Islam. An opportunity to observe prayer will be included in the visit.
Living Library 17 September 2018 Choose a time between 10am - 2pm

The Living Library is similar to a normal library, except the books are people and you can borrow a book for a 20 minute conversation. All of the living books are from a wide range of backgrounds with different life experiences. 

The Living Library is a fun event which allows you to have a conversation with someone you might never have had the opportunity to speak to. 

The idea is that you pick a book / person and borrow them for a one to one conversation.

We have 13 Living Books available to borrow.

How do I get involved?

Check out this link for a full list and description of all the books available www.belfastcity.gov.uk/diversecity

  1. Select the human book / books you are interested in borrowing
  2. Contact our good relations unit who will offer you a timeslot for borrowing the book and give you further details about the event call 028 9027 0663 or email goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk

Booking is essential. 

Clifton Street Orange Hall 27 September 2018 10am - 12 noon This visit will provide participants with the opportunity to have a guided tour of the 130 year building as well as providing an insight into the history and traditions of the Orange Order and an exploration of artefacts that add to the story of the Institution.
Visit to Belfast Jewish Synagogue 11 October 2018 10.30am - 12.30pm This visit and workshop will enable participants to understand aspects relating to the history, heritage and cultural practice of the Jewish community, as well as providing an opportunity to participate in a tour of the Synagogue.
Discover Ulster-Scots, History and Cultural Experience 7 November 2018 10am - 12 noon This facilitated visit will provide participants with the opportunity to visit the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre and explore the rich history, heritage and cultural traditions of the Ulster-Scots.  Participants will also have the chance to learn about the Ulster-Scots language and enjoy some traditional Ulster-Scots music.
Indian Community Centre 21 November 2018 10am - 12.30pm This event, hosted in the historical Indian Community Centre, will provide participants with the opportunity to hear about the history, culture and diversity of the Indian Community living in Belfast.  Participants will also have an opportunity to view the Hindu temple and hear about the contribution the community have made to life in Belfast. 
Traveller Awareness Workshop 4 December 2018 10am - 12 noon This workshop will provide information about Travellers in Northern Ireland. It will enable participants to understand aspects relating to Traveller culture, language and way of life. 

 

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DiverseCity

Cost
Free

Audience
Suitable for everyone

Theme
Community