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NWCN E-bulletin 05 Oct 2017

  1. Last chance to register for our Rural Celebration & Medical School Event
  2. Community Relations Council Core Funding Scheme now open
  3. PBNI Approved Premises Healthy Lifestyles Programme
  4. Future Advertising of PHA Funding Opportunities
  5. Holywell STEW
  6. Votes at 16 Petition 
  7. Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Survey
  8. A Basic Income: A Future with Dignity
  9. ‘Concordia’: A T:BUC Camp for 11 – 13 year olds
  10. Invitation to NICCY Seminar: Cost of Education on 19 October 2017 
  11. Get Started with Music with The Prince's Trust
  12. Latest Offers from Salto Youth
  13. Introduction to the Rural Needs Act
  14. Co-Production Training with CDHN
  15. Avert Training "Averting Violence Through Education Research & Training" Open Programs & Karuna Therapies October Special Offers
  16. Arts & Culture Co-Design meeting
  17. Job Opportunity with Towards Understanding and Healing
  18. Eden Project’s Sir Tim Smit announced as keynote speaker at FuSIon Fest
  19. Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement
  20. Francis Ledwidge - The Irish Soldier Poet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Last chance to register for our Rural Celebration & Medical School Event

 

Join North West Community Network in our Big Lottery funded Celebrate event – “Rural Inclusion”

Friday 06th October

Clady Cross Community Development Association, BT82 9RP

Starts at 9:30am with a Big Breakfast!

This event will begin at 9:30 am with a hot hearty fry up for breakfast to get you all ready to hear from:

  • Clady Cross Community Development Association - Learn how this small Co Tyrone border village has tried to enhance the area with a team of volunteers
  • Karen Eyben - Family & Community worker at Corrymela and passionate about all things rural!

You will have the opportunity to hear about successful and inspirational initiatives, the journey’s they have come through and the difference they have made.

You will also have the chance to network and make some new connections as well as discuss the current needs of the sector.

To register for this celebration please contact NWCN on:info@nwcn.org / 028 7127 9090

 

Our final celebration event will be held on: 

  • Tuesday 17th October, 9:30am - Children & Young People at DiverseCity Community Partnership

*Youth Action & In Your Space Circus are the two presenting groups*

 

 

Engagement Event: Medical School in the NW with UU

 

Friday 06th October 2017

10am

DiverseCity Community Partnership

NWCN has invited Professor Hugh McKenna, Dean of Medical School Development at Ulster University to hold an engagement session with members of the community and voluntary sector to discuss plans for the creation of a Medical School based in the NW.

The establishment of a new medical school is a complex process involving both government and General Medical Council approval.  The University secured all-party support for the proposal from the Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly in November of last year and are in the process of finalising an Outline Business Case and working with the GMC on the accreditation process.

The proposal is for a four-year graduate entry programme (GEMS), with an annual cohort of 60 students (increasing to 120 over a five year period) and a planned first intake in September 2019. The provision will cover the full GMC curriculum and it is envisaged that Ulster’s programme will have a primary care and chronic disease management focus, along with an element of cross-border collaboration. 

There is no doubt that a medical school will have both academic and financial benefits for the NW as well as providing a supply of medical professionals for the health service in the West.  The proposal will require a range of support and endorsements, and given the significant work of the voluntary sector in promoting health & well-being through public health approaches it might be an opportunity to build some linkages for the future.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday 6 October 2017 at 10am in the Holywell Building (Stephen Connelly Room) on Bishop St. 

Could you please indicate if you are attending by e-mailing 
neola@nwcn.org or calling 028 7127 9090    

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2 Community Relations Council Core Funding Scheme now open

The 2018/19 CRC Core Funding Scheme is now open to new applicants.
 
The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Friday 17th November at 4pm, applications received after this time will not be considered.
 
The application form and guidance notes are new so please ensure that you read both in detail before submitting an application.
 
Information events are currently being arranged for the week of the 16th October, final details will be confirmed in the coming days.

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3   PBNI Approved Premises Healthy Lifestyles Programme

PBNI invites applications from organisations that can meet the requirements and deliver on the objectives of the programme in the Community and Voluntary Sector.

PBNI Approved Premises Healthy Lifestyles Programme
This specification is for the provision of a bespoke service which will deliver a Healthy Lifestyle Programme for offenders who are resident in PBNI Approved Premises in various locations across Northern Ireland. The programme will complement the work that Probation Officers and hostel staff undertake with hostel residents in preparing them for move on accommodation and independent living. Participation will improve their prospects for successful reintegration into the community and desistance from further offending.
 
The successful applicant will deliver the required service from 1 November 2017 – 31 March 2018.

PBNI invites applications from organisations that can meet the requirements and deliver on the objectives of the programme in the Community and Voluntary Sector.
The grant award for this service will be made on the basis of merit demonstrated by the content and quality of the submitted application.

For more information on how to apply  go to the PBNI website
http://www.pbni.org.uk/ .
Closing date for completed applications is 4.00pm on Friday 20th October 2017.

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4 Future Advertising of PHA Funding Opportunities

From 1 October 2017,  the PHA will no longer advertise funding opportunities in regional or local newspapers.

From this date, the PHA will advertise social care tender opportunities and grant funding awards on its website www.publichealth.hscni.net.  Above threshold tenders (above £589,147) will also be advertised directly on the procurement web portal www.etendersni.gov.uk.

Accessing Application Documentation

  • For below EU Threshold Social Care procurements (below £589,147 in value) and all grant funding opportunities, providers will be able to access the appropriate application documentation directly from the PHA website.
  • For above EU Threshold Social Care Procurements (over £589,148 in value) providers will be directed to the procurement web portal eTendersNI, at https://eTendersNI.gov.uk.

Potential service providers should familiarise themselves with the eTendersNI portal and register as soon as possible.

A guide on how to access Prior Information Notifications (PINS) that alert you to possible tender opportunities and on how to register on eTendersNI is provided below.

https://view.pagetiger.com/eTenders/PaLS

Please note Providers must download the portal’s tender preparation tool (20.1MB).This tool is a software application that providers must download initially from the eTendersNI portal in order to draft and submit their tender response. Providers are advised to do this well in advance as this can take time to download.

CPV codes - When providers first register on the portal there is an option to choose a Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) code(s) that they are interested in. We would advise you to select a broad range of CPV codes in the first instance and filter/refine at a later stage. The system will then notify you via email when tenders relating to your chosen CPV codes are advertised. However, it is still advisable to check the portal regularly for tender opportunities. 

Note - The Public Contract Regulations set out the CPV codes which are relevant to Health and Social Care Services; the full list of CPV codes can be downloaded from https://simap.ted.europa.eu/cpv in an Excel form.

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5  Holywell STEW

 

The next Holywell STEW event is taking place on Thursday 19th October at 7pm as part of the FusionFest festival. 

At this first event in the next phase of the project we'll hear from 4 community initiatives hoping to support the local community.  We're delighted that this STEW event will be part of #FusionFest - the Social Innovation Festival being held in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast on 19th & 20th October. 

This project is about local people helping each other. The available funds are the resources collected at the door.

At the session on 19th October we'll hear from: 

  • Extern
  • AWARE
  • TrYou Group
  • Kippie CIC

We’d love to see you at the Holywell STEW community dinners. Tickets cost £10 each (which is used as the prize for the successful project) and spaces are limited.

 

Tickets can be purchased from the reception at HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership building in Bishop Street or from holywellstew.com

 

The Holywell STEW events are held at our shared community building, HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership, 8-14 Bishop Street. We look forward to welcoming you! Feel free to bring a bottle of refreshment of your choice.  

 

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6 Votes at 16 Petition 

 

Support NI Youth Forum who believe that young people have a part to play and should not be excluded from democracy.

 

To support this petition: 

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-votes-at-16-09b4e4a5-45ed-4754-b21a-a056c29f5575

 

 

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 7 Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Survey

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL – UK PAC

From 1st to 7th October we are surveying knowledge of human trafficking and modern day slavery.  Can you give 5 minutes to fill in a questionnaire please?

 

The link to the survey can be accessed through:

www.sigbi.org/ukpac/survey/

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8 A Basic Income: A Future with Dignity

Saturday 7th October 2017

St Columb’s Park House Derry 1-5pm 

What would you do if your income were taken care of? 

Basic Income Ireland invites you to an afternoon of information sharing and conversation on the possibility of paying every citizen a living wage every year of our lives. Speakers will introduce the concept of a Basic Income as a real alternative to the welfare system and a solution to the mechanisation of work, a solution which allows people to live with dignity.

Speakers

People potential in a basic income world

Lucy McKenna is a learning design specialist focused on helping people create a life of purpose and fulfilment. She is endlessly curious on how the working world is changing, and its impact on our sense of self. ’While there are many political and economic changes that must happen for basic income to become a reality, there is also a human aspect which we must consider.  In this talk we will discuss the opportunities that basic income can unleash for individuals, the shifting view of what work is, and what we as individuals can do now to prepare ourselves, and others for a time when Basic Income is a reality.’

Dignity and Creative Capabilities

Mary Mc Manus has been working in the advice sector for 20 years and currently manages East Belfast Independent Advice Centre. She is interested in social justice and a fairer society where everyone has a decent standard of living.  ‘I will outline how the current state of the Social Security System in the North by the use of a few case examples from the Advice Centre where I work.  These examples will demonstrate the inadequate income people are forced to live on, the conditionality and punitive nature of the system and how this impacts on dignity. I will briefly examine some of the costs of this system and who actually benefits from it.  I will then outline why I believe that UBI is part of an alternative to this present system that can restore some dignity and creative capabilities to people.’

Living on a basic income - a year of 'what if?'.

Neil Hutcheson is a documentary photographer interested in people and their identity in the context of ‘work’. ‘In the context of Basic Income as a means to pursue a more fulfilling lifestyle, what if you were able to try your own 'Basic Income' pilot for a year? 

It's taken sacrifice, it's bred self-doubt and forced the use of unpronounceable muscles - it has not been easy. But was it worthwhile and is life now more, fulfilling? 

In this talk we'll look at the story of someone who simply attempts to create the conditions of life with a basic income.’

An overview of Basic Income

Anne Ryan is a coordinator of Basic Income Ireland; she advocates policies of sufficiency as a means to bring about sustainable society and economy. I will give an overview of basic income: what it is, possible ways to fund it, why it is desirable in society in general.’

Book with Eventbrite here: http://tinyurl.com/y7ps6vbj

Book by email here: basicincomederry@outlook.com

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 ‘Concordia’: A T:BUC Camp for 11 – 13 year olds

 

The Churches Trust is delivering a Together: Building a United Community Camp. The Concordia Camp offers post-primary school young people aged 11 - 13 years an opportunity to participate in a mix of group work, games, outdoor and residential activities.

 

Concordia will provide opportunities for participants to explore ideas of place, nature and heritage - all while challenging stereotypes and perceptions of 'otherness'

 

Pre-Camp

Friday 29th Sept 4:30pm – 7:30pm Churches Trust

Saturday 30th Sept 10am – 4pm St. Columbs Park House 

Friday 13th October 4:30pm – 7:30pm Churches Trust

Saturday 14th October 10am – 4pm Garden of Reflection 

Residential (Camp)

Friday 27th October 4:30pm – 7:30pm Churches Trust

Saturday 28th October 10am leave from Churches Trust to Corrymeela

Sunday 29th October 3pm leave Corrymeela return to Churches Trust

Post-Camp

Friday 3rd November 4:30pm – 7:30pm Churches Trust

Saturday 4th November 10am – 4pm Churches Trust & St. Columb’s Park 

Friday 17th November 4:30pm – 7:30pm Churches Trust

Saturday 18th November 10am – 4pm Garden of Reflection

 

Registration fee £30 includes all camp activities and refreshments, residential and hoodie.

 

**Don't worry about the dates that have already passed there is still an opportunity to join the camp!**

 

Registration forms are available at The Churches Trust:

Telephone: 02871 311322

Email: wendymccloskey@thechurchestrust.org.uk

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10 Invitation to NICCY Seminar: Cost of Education on 19 October 2017 

Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, invites you to the above seminar.

Thursday 19 October 2017 from 1pm to 4pm, including lunch

East Belfast Network Centre

On 1 September 2017 the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) published a report into the Cost of Education which highlighted the average costs paid by Northern Ireland parents/guardians in relation to their children’s education.  The report found that a high proportion worry about finding the money to cover these costs, some of whom get into debt in order to meet them.  Child poverty and education are two of NICCY’s key priority areas of work.  

NICCY is holding a seminar to launch the findings of the Cost of Education research report with a particular focus on Child Poverty, to coincide with International Day for the Eradication of Child Poverty.  As well as launching the findings of the report, the seminar will examine education funding in Northern Ireland, consider the impacts of the Cost of Education on the education of all but particularly children in poverty.  A panel of experts will lead a lively discussion with attendees on the findings of the report and examine education funding in Northern Ireland with a view to greater future sustainability in education.

The seminar will begin with lunch at 1pm.  Attendance is by invite only, however if you are unable to attend please feel free to suggest a colleague to attend in your place.

Places are limited so please confirm your attendance via https://niccycostofeducation.eventbrite.co.uk by Monday 16 October 2017.    

A more detailed programme for the event will be circulated to those who have confirmed attendance in due course.

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11  Get Started with Music with The Prince's Trust

 

Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!

  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Up to three months of support after the programme

NOTE: This course is suitable for all abilities and will be facilitated in partnership with Tuned In, who support people with learning disabilities through the digital and creative arts to promote independence, empowerment, self-esteem and confidence.

 

Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November 2017

Taster: Wednesday 25th October

To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07484901934 or email christopher.mcdonagh@princes-trust.org.uk.

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12 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

The Difference Between - Creative Tools for Communcation and Connection

31 October - 6 November 2017 | Creative Space, Hollókő, Hungary

 

In our everyday communication we have a different impact with people. How would your working performance benefit if you could create the impact you aim for? What if you start communicating more effectively and creating better connection with others?

Organizer: Egyesek Youth Association (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 17 October 2017

See details

 

LAVA - Seminar on support of EVS volunteers at their return

Seminar / Conference

21 - 27 November 2017 | Nicolosi (Catania), Italy

 

How Sending Organisation can create a support strategy and network to help EVS volunteers at their return in the home country? How to increase the recognition of EVS? Share good practices, create new ones, network with other EVS managers.

Organizer: RIVE - RETE ITALIANA VOLONTARIATO EUROPEO (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 17 October 2017

See details

 

English Easy Partnership for Youth Exchange

4 - 9 December 2017 | Sigulda, Latvia

 

Aim of the training course is to increase confidence to carry out youth exchange projects in English

Organizer: NA Latvia (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries Application deadline (24h CET): 

25 October 2017

See details

 

MOOCyouth: Erasmus+ funding opportunities | KA1&KA3

E-learning

10 - 20 November 2017 | online (No venue), Lithuania

 

This MOOC will equip you with the basic knowledge and understanding how to use Erasmus+ funding opportunities: 

The course starts on 16 October, you can join till 10 of November.

Organizer: Agency of International Youth Cooperation (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from:

Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline (24h CET): 27 October 2017

See details

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13   Introduction to the Rural Needs Act

 

Thursday 9th November at 10am-12:30pm

Free Event

 

RCN are delivering an information session on the Rural Needs Act NI 2016.  The Act introduces the duty on named public authorities to ”have due regard to rural needs when developing, adopting, implementing or revising policies, strategies and plans, and designing and delivering public services” in effect this means that government departments, local councils and other named public authorities should be “rural-proofing” their policy and service delivery.

 

The session will look at:

  • The Legislative Basis of the Rural Needs Act
  • The Definition of Rural
  • What are the key elements public authorities should include in a Rural Issues Statement
  • Mitigating the Impact
  • Case studies of Rural proofing by public authorities
  • Scrutinising and challenging rural proofing
  • What are the opportunities and limitations of the process.

The session will last between 2 -3 hours long and will be a mixture of Powerpoint delivery, interactive exercises and small group discussion.

 

If you would be interested in taking part in this information seminar contact Teresa on 028 8676 6670 or email teresa@ruralcommunitynetwork.org

 

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14  Co-Production Training with CDHN

 

11th October, Gasyard, Derry @ 10.00am 

 

Community co-production for improved health and wellbeing

This training introduces participants to the practice and principle of co-production within a community setting.  This is useful to people, volunteers, or groups members who are involved in community activities

 

Member: £50

Non Member: £60

Accreditation £30 per participant (optional)

 

Registration carolinemcnulty@cdhn.org 028 3026 4606

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15 Avert Training "Averting Violence Through Education Research & Training" Open Programs & Karuna Therapies October Special Offers

  • Domestic Abuse Awareness & How to Ask the Questions
     17th October 2017

Through this informative and thought provoking full day workshop participants will develop a good awareness and understanding of Domestic Abuse, including various definitions, statistics and the many different forms of abuse which victims are subject to.  Importantly participants will gain heightened understanding to why it is so difficult for women to leave.
 
The training will be delivered by qualified staff from Avert Training.
 
Learning Outcomes include:

  • Awareness and understanding of Domestic Abuse
  • How to understand the cycle of violence
  • How to identify high risk victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Awareness of MARAC and its processes
  • Awareness of the DASH risk assessment and how a referral is made
  • How do you ask the question where you expect there is domestic abuse
  • How do you gain the victims trust to disclose 

 

Who should attend? 

This training is suitable for those who have a responsibility to respond to victims and perpetrators of domestic or relationship abuse, midwives, health visitors, community support workers, accommodation support workers, social workers, youth workers, social science students, counsellors or probation workers who work in the field of family support and family intervention.

 

Date: 17th October 2017, 10am – 4pm

Venue: Ashleywood House, 15 Ardmore Road, BT47 3QP

Course Fee: All courses are £70 per person light lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

 

  • The impact of Domestic Abuse on Children & Young People

24th October 2017

 

This full day workshop for participants who would like to gain further awareness on the Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People. The training will be delivered by qualified staff from Avert Training Ltd.

 

Learning Outcomes include:

  • To provide an opportunity an opportunity for practitioners to reflect on Domestic Abuse & Its prevalence in our communities
  • To raise awareness of the Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children
  • To Encourage positive responses to disclosure of domestic abuse through safe guarding & risk assessment
  • Sign posting to appropriate agencies & tools for practice

Who should attend? 

This training is suitable for those who have a responsibility to respond to victims and perpetrators of domestic or relationship abuse, midwives, health visitors, community support workers, accommodation support workers, social workers, youth workers, social science students, counsellors or probation workers who work in the field of family support and family intervention.

 

Date: 24th October 2017, 10am – 4pm

Venue: Ashleywood House, 15 Ardmore Road, BT47 3QP

Course Fee: All courses are £70 per person light lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. 

 

  • Perpetrator Training 7th November 2017

This full day workshop for participants will heighten awareness for practitioners who work in the voluntary/community and statutory and private sector and who work within family support and intervention to understand the face and profile of a perpetrator of domestic abuse taking into account gender equality, how grooming starts, prevention and reoffending.

 

The training will be delivered by qualified staff from Avert Training.

 

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Gender Equality
  • The face of the perpetrator
  • Profile of a perpetrator
  • How grooming starts
  • We look at the face of the perpetrator and how he mastered his skills from moving from victim to victim. 

Who should attend?
This training is suitable for those who have a responsibility to respond to victims and perpetrators of domestic or relationship abuse, midwives, health visitors, community support workers, accommodation support workers, social workers, youth workers, social science students, counsellors or probation workers who work in the field of family support and family intervention.
 
Date: 7th November 2017, 10am – 4pm
Venue: Ashleywood House, 15 Ardmore Road, BT47 3QP
Course Fee: All courses are £70 per person light lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
 

BOOK NOW http://averttraining.com/contact-us/

CANCELLATION POLICY
 
Avert Training on 02871343191 or mail:
claire.mclaughlin@averttraining.com

 
All training must be paid for in advance places are limited so early registration is recommended.

Karuna Therapies October Special Offers

Karuna Therapies in a non profit organisation, all profits go to Foyle Women’s Aid whose work supports women and children of domestic abuse.

 

  • Facial Offer

Did you know skin renews itself every 30 days?

This means we have a new skin each month! 

 

"Our skin's natural regeneration can be further supported by how we live our lives, and how we take care of our skin."

 

Why not try our #30DaysToFitSkin challenge
We have a fantastic offer to kick-start your journey
+ 30 minute skin treatment
+ 30 day skin kit
= All for £30
Improve your skin health in just 30 days!

 

Don’t miss out on this special offer - Book your appointment now on 028 71 312443 or check out our website www.karunatherapies.com

 

***Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.***

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16 Arts & Culture Co-Design meeting

 
Derry City and Strabane District Council will host a special co-design meeting in
The Main Hall, Foyle Arena
On Friday 6th October from 2pm-4pm

To bring together all the groups who took part in its sector specific Arts and Culture workshops over the summer.
 
The purpose of the Co-Design meeting is to finalise a strategy to move the Arts and Culture sectors forward locally over the next five years.  This meeting is the most important workshop of the whole process and we would encourage anyone who has been involved in the workshops to date or indeed has an interest in our local arts and culture sector to come along and give their input to help us formulate a strong ambitious strategy for the years ahead.
 
Those wishing to get involved are asked to confirm their attendance by emailing

Colin.coyle@derrystrabane.com

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17 Job Opportunity with Towards Understanding and Healing

Towards Understanding and Healing: Unheard Voices
Job Opportunity
 
Towards Understanding and Healing: Unheard Voices welcomes applications for the post of Part-time Administrator. For a Job Application Pack please contact:
 
Eamonn Baker
Towards Understanding and Healing: Unheard Voices
DiverseCity Community Partnership
8-14 Bishop Street
Derry/Londonderry
BT48 6PW
Tel. (028) 71261941
Email:
eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org

 
The deadline for completed applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27th October 2017. Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 8th November 2017.

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18 Eden Project’s Sir Tim Smit announced as keynote speaker at FuSIon Fest
 
Date & Time: Thursday, 19 October 2017 (Derry-Londonderry), Friday 20 October 2017 (Belfast)
Venue: The Playhouse (Derry-Londonderry), Crescent Arts Centre (Belfast) 
 
FuSIon Fest, the celebration of Social Innovation, has announced that Eden Project founder, Sir Tim Smit, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s festival. A collection of celebrated innovators from across the UK, Ireland and the EU will gather in Derry-Londonderry and Belfast on October 19 and 20, bringing together people and organisations from all backgrounds with a shared passion for finding and delivering solutions to social challenges.
 
Free tickets are available from
fusionfest.co.uk

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19 Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns from 7th - 18th November
Echo Echo Dance Studios, Magazine Street, Derry

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns for its 5th edition from 7th-18th November with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre performances including  members of Moldovan dance group ‘Voices’ leading a series of improvisations in city locations; acclaimed German children’s dance company Mini-a-Tour with their magical work,’ Fallen From the Moon’ for ages 4 and up;  Swedish company Lavadans  presenting a multi-media production addressing  the impact of war specifically on the lives and experiences of children;  Swiss company Junebug will return to Derry with their internationally acclaimed production ‘WICCA’  a celebration of Womanhood and the power of Gentleness; 4 piece band ‘This is How we Fly’ and Sean Nos dancer Sibeal Davitt and Irish step-dancer Kristyn Fontanella present a double bill of music and dance at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin; festival also includes two evenings of Short Works by local and visiting artists created from the Festival Open Call.

Come and see some shows and join us for a packed programme of daily classes and workshops, artist talks,a concert by the fantastic, funky, flavoursome Velvet Alibi, Festival Symposium, and family friendly Dance Picnic!

Learn more:
www.echoechodance.com

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20 Francis Ledwidge - The Irish Soldier Poet

George McLaughlin presentation on Francis Ledwidge

The Irish Soldier Poet

His Early life
The Soldier
His Derry Connections
His Secret Derry Romance

Tower Museum
TONIGHT – 7pm, Thursday 5th October 2017
FREE ADMISSION 

Registration: alex.mullan@derrystrabane.com or Tower Museum Tel. 028 7137 2411