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Upcoming PEACE IV events shine a spotlight on Spanish culture in city and importance of shared spaces in cities

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Date: 11 Oct 2021

Category: Peace IV

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The local Spanish community and their contribution to the city will be the focus of the next of our #BelfastPEACEIV culture cafés, which celebrate multi-cultural Belfast.

This free online event takes place on Tuesday 19 October (12pm - 1.30pm) and will be facilitated by Rym Akhonzada from Interlingua.  It will feature contributions from local business owners who have made Belfast their home as well as discussions on Spanish cuisine, music and dance.

This event follows other culture cafés this year showcasing the Italian, Indian, Polish and Chinese communities in the city.

The events are supported through Belfast City Council’s PEACE IV Programme, an EU funded cross-border initiative supporting peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border region. The programme is financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

As part of the programme’s events this year, another upcoming event next month will focus on shared spaces.

The ‘Sharing Space in Divided Cities’ Conference will take place in Crumlin Road Gaol Conference Centre on Thursday 11 November (9.30am – 12.30pm). A range of experts in the field of Shared Spaces in the Community will be speaking, among them Professor Wendy Pullan from Cambridge University and Urban Conflicts Research and Professor Liam O’Dowd  from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.

To register to attend this free event, please visit the council website.

Find out more about the PEACE IV programme at

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