NWCN E-bulletin 05 September 2018


1 The Murlough Foundation

2 Social Innovation Fund

3 Invite to Community Groups on successful fundraising

4 Support the campaign to #SaveChildcareVouchers

5 Truth and Reconciliation Platform - The Bomb and Bullet Legacy

6 Upcoming Partnership events with NWCN

7 Free Training For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations

8 Accredited Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Workshop

9 Tackling Substance Misuse and the Impacts on Families

10 Fertility Network group events –Autumn 2018

11 Practical Parenting - The Formative Years

12 ‘Our City, Our story’ – Call for participants

13 REACH Across Up The Foyle in a Bubble Fun Day

14 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

15 Recruitment of casual/sessional community tutors

16 Job Opportunity with First Housing

17 Job Opportunity with The Churches Trust

18 Job Opportunity with Glen Development Initiative

19 Prehen Ancient Woodland - Call to action     

20 The Life and Teachings of Amma 

21 Crochet Classes

22  Upcoming with Void Gallery






1  The Murlough Foundation


The Murlough Foundation has been established to address issues relating to loneliness and isolation and issues around access to, and support of, education.

The foundation aims to support work where there is clear evidence of a sustained beneficial impact on people who are excluded, or disadvantaged, through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disability or gender.


Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups, or organisations in areas of disadvantage, that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and the potential beneficiaries who are undertaking action as a means of addressing these needs.  The foundation will prioritise organisations and areas where there has been limited access to funding in the past.

Grants of up to £2,000 will be available.


For further information please see: https://www.communityfoundationni.org/murlough-foundation


2 Social Innovation Fund


We are delighted to announce that we have three new issue-based funds open for applications until the 18th January 2019:

Click here for full information about the Arts to Impact Fund. 
here for full information about the Early Childhood Fund. 
 for full information about the Sports to Impact Fund. 


  • The project must address a critical social issue 
  • The project proposed must be innovative in an Irish context
  • The project must have potential and a desire to scale or replicate in Ireland (it may also have potential internationally, but this is not a requirement)
  • The project must provide evidence that it is up and running, or has been tested at least in a minimal way
  • The project must be based on the island of Ireland and make its main impact in the Republic of Ireland
  • Applicants must come from an entity that has a not-for-profit legal form e.g. charity, company limited by guarantee, trust etc




3   Invite to Community Groups on successful fundraising


You are invited to attend a facilitated workshop by the Homes of Donegal fundraising committee members on “Learning Lessons about community fundraising” at Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry.


This event is part of Donegal County Council’s Tip O’ Neill Irish Diaspora Awards weekend.  It will provide an opportunity for groups in Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council catchment areas to hear first hand the do’s and don’ts of community fundraising. The Homes of Donegal fundraising committee successfully raised in excess of $140,000 for the victims of the Inishowen flooding in 2017.

Please note this event is free but places must be booked in advance on the LEO website at https://www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Learning-Lessons-about-Community-Fundraising.html


The session will be facilitated by Claire Mulrone, Community Engagement Manager, Ulster University at Magee Campus, Derry.


Venue: Great Hall, Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry
Date: Friday 14th September 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon


Refreshments will be provided.  


4 Support the campaign to #SaveChildcareVouchers


The Childcare Voucher scheme is due to close to new entrants on 4 October 2018 following a six month extension announced in March.  If this goes ahead, expectant parents, working families not registered before then, and existing users of Childcare Vouchers who change jobs after October, will lose out on vital savings – up to £933 per parent per year.

Employers For Childcare is campaigning to keep Childcare Vouchers open to new entrants permanently, as part of a comprehensive and flexible package of support for working families.

Employers For Childcare are asking people to lobby their local MP in support of this campaign – further details on how to do this are available on our website: https://

It’s free, easy to do and takes less than five minutes. 

The deadline to join the scheme is fast approaching so we encourage all new parents and families who could benefit and are not registered for Childcare Vouchers to do so now, rather than miss out.  Anyone not sure what financial support they are entitled to can call our Family Benefits Advice Service on 0800 028 3008 for free, impartial, confidential advice.


5 Truth and Reconciliation Platform - The Bomb and Bullet Legacy


Chair: Prof. Brandon Hamber


  • Alan McBride - Husband of Shankill Road Bomb victim Sharon McBride 1993
  • Stephen Travers -Miami Showband Massacre Survivor 1975
  • Kathleen Gillespie - Wife of Patsy Gillespie murdered in Derry 1990
  • Joe Campbell - Son of RUC Sergeant Joseph Campbell murdered in Cushendall 1977


The Great Hall Ulster University Magee Derry / Londonderry
Thursday September 13th at 7:30pm
Admission Free


6 Upcoming Partnership events with NWCN


Towards Understanding and Healing Valued Voices programme in partnership with North West Community Network present -  


A unique testimony event with Belfast soul and blues singer Kaz Hawkins – Kaz will share her story of surviving the troubles, overcoming addiction, recovering her mental health.


Date: September 6th

Time: 12.30pm – 2pm

Venue: Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership, Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry. 


Light lunch will be provided

Places limited.


For more information contact: Eamonn Baker at 028 7126 1941 or email: eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org or Roisin at NWCN roisin@nwcn.org 


The Personal Impact of Homelessness

North West Methodist Mission and North West Community Network are working in partnership to deliver an event, which will highlight the personal impact of homelessness.
Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Holywell Building, Bishop Street
The aim of this event is to raise awareness about the issues around homelessness and to hear about some of the work that takes place to support those who find themselves in this situation.  Light refreshments will be provided. 
To register for this event contact Roisin on 028 7127 9090 / 
or Neo on 028 7130 9388.


 7 Free Training For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations
For details on the available training with the CLEAR Project until the end of December 2018 click here: 

To book a place please read carefully the Booking and Cancellations Policy on
www.clearproject.co.uk, complete booking form and return to clear@dhcni.com 


8 Accredited Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Workshop


Northern Ireland Open College Network (Level 1 – 1 Credit)


Venue: Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/Londonderry

BT48 7ER

Dates: 8 November 2018

Time  9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost:   Free as funding has been secured


Who for?

This course is designed for Good Relations Officers, Project Officers, Community rRelations Officers, ho work in group settings


Workshop Aims

  • To introduce participants to the principles of Conflict Management and the use of Mediation as tool for resolving conflict.
  • Explain to participants that Mediation is a process, which helps people in dispute to have a difficult conversation with each other that enables them to work through their issues and hopefully reach an agreeable outcome.
  • To give participants an overview of the Learning Outcomes for the course and explain the Northern Ireland Open College Network Accreditation procedure.


At the end of the Workshop the participants will be able to: -

  • Identify different ways people deal with conflict
  • Be aware of the skills of a mediator
  • Have an understanding of how mediation works in practice
  • Help disputing parties create their own agreements
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of co-mediation.



9.30am                 Welcome – Course overview - OCN Accreditation Explained

10.00pm               Group Contract

10.30am               Defining Conflict

10.45am               Causes of Conflict/Conflict escalation

11.00am               Break

11.15am               Defining Negotiation/Mediation/Arbitration/Litigation

12.00noon            The Skills of a Mediator

1.00pm                 Lunch

2.00pm                 Case study

2.30pm                 Co-mediation

2.45pm                 Case Study

3.30pm                 Learning Journal

4.00pm                 Evaluation  

4.30pm                 Close 





To Register:        Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Course

Date:                 8 November 2018

Time:                   9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue:                Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/ Londonderry BT48 7ER


Name:                 _________________________________________________


Organisation:      _________________________________________________    

Address:              _________________________________________________




Contact Tel:        _________________________________________________


Cost                     Free as funding has ben secured 


Payment to:      Mediate NI, Clarendon Street Chambers

                           67 Clarendon Street


                           BT48 7ER

                           Tel: 02871 365636 ex 229

Mob: 07714494258

Email: michael.doherty@mediateni.com



 Tackling Substance Misuse and the Impacts on Families


There is a free training course on Tackling Substance Misuse and the impacts on families, the course will look at the whole family. 

The course is taking place at the Gasyard/Long Tower on Thurs & Friday of this week 9am – 4pm. 

More information is available on this link


10 Fertility Network group events –Autumn 2018






Weds 5th Sept


‘THINK POSITIVE’ -  Seagoe Parish Centre 46 Seagoe Rd, Portadown, Craigavon BT63 5HW

Looking at the helpful and unhelpful things people say to you!

Summer social meet-up for a cuppa and a chat.

Weds 12th Sept


DERRY GROUP – Desmond Denis Room, MDEC Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry.

Coping with Stress and Building Resilience on your fertility journey with Dr Paula McFadden, University of Ulster. 

Thurs 27th Sept


‘STORK’ - Moonstone Room, Agape Centre, 238 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 7EW

Building a family through Adoption

A chance to hear Patricia Gilbert from the Fertility Counselling Service and the experiences of some adoptive parents.

Sat 27th Oct , 3rd, 17th, 24th Nov.



Aware Offices, Duncairn Gardens,

Belfast BT14

Living Life to the Full. Free 4 week CBT Life Skills programme to help with the emotional roller coaster of a fertility journey. Highly recommended by last years attendees. Limited places so booking essential. (It is hoped to run a second programme in early 2019 in the Southern Trust area – details to be confirmed).


All the events are free to attend but please contact: hilary@fertilitynetworkuk.org or by text 07596 290335, for more info on the event, to confirm you are coming along, or to receive our monthly update emails.

We welcome voluntary donations at all of our groups.


11  Practical Parenting - The Formative Years


In an increasingly confused world, this ten-week course offers parents a clear insight into the crucial formative years of the child and practical guidelines in laying the foundations for a good character and a happy well-adjusted child.


Practical Parenting -The Formative Years (0 to 10)

Starting on Thursday the 20th September 2018 at 19:30

St. Columb's Park House, 4 Limavady Road, Waterside, Derry / Londonderry, BT47 6JY

10-week course, enrolments from 19:15


Questions addressed during Course . . .

  • What is going on in my child’s mind?
  • Who taught me to parent this way? 
  • Are there skills that can be used to make homes a better place? 
  • At what age does my child start to reason?  
  • How much effect do we really have on our children? 
  • Can we love and discipline our child, at the same time? 
  • Why do my children misbehave? What can I do? 
  • Do I like how I treat my children? Does it work for me and for them?
  • Should I treat all my children the same, if they all have different personalities?
  • How can I be expected to give my best when I am tired?
  • Would I like my children to turn out like me? 

If YOU have asked yourself any of the questions above, then this Course is for YOU. 

Enhance YOUR parenting skills with timeless, practical wisdom.


10 Week Course Content:

The true essence of the child; Meeting the three fundamental needs of the child;

The stages of development between 0 - 10 years ;   The three great influences on the child;  True discipline which leads to growth of being;   How to deal with misbehaviour;   Our power as role models;  Three types of nature in the child/three styles of parenting;  Providing the best;   Promoting development of character


Course Enrolment Fees: Single Stg. £50, couples £40 each, £30 (if already a Student in the School)


Please contact Veronica Doherty on 02871 354239 / email Veronica at - vdoherty@hotmail.co.uk


12 ‘Our City, Our story’ – Call for participants


An exciting opportunity to have your say in how to tell the story of your City!
The Churches Trust are recruiting 12 young people to take part in an exciting new opportunity to explore how the story of Derry/Londonderry is told and in turn to tell their story of their City.  This project is funded by the Executive Office.
This Project will begin 11am on Tuesday 4th September 2018 and run weekly until 19th December.
Benefits of taking part:

  • A Residential
  • An OCN qualification
  • Storytelling workshops
  • Team Building
  • Local Tours
  • Free lunch provided at each session
  • Public Transport costs reimbursed 

For further details contact Wendy at The Churches Trust:
Telephone: 02871 311322


13   REACH Across Up The Foyle in a Bubble Fun Day


Local cross-community youth group REACH Across, are staging a Family Fun Day at Prehen Pitches on Sunday 16th September (1pm – 5pm). The event will include a water zorbing challenge on the River Foyle and family fun activities on the football pitch area

REACH Across organizes cross-community residentials, international youth exchanges, outdoor activities and training courses for young people from throughout the N/W region.


We are inviting teams from workplaces, youth groups, schools, community groups, sports teams etc to take part in the water zorbing challenge on the River Foyle, with prizes for the category winners The entry fee is £40 per team of 4 people (£60 for 2 teams), which can be raised through sponsor forms or business sponsorship.


The Family Fun area will include inflatable slides, bouncy castles, a mini farm, cultural drumming, beer goggle penalty kicks, face-painting, parachute games, etc and a broadcast by Drive 105. Community groups are also welcome to set up a Bring and Buy table for £10

Admission to the Family Fun area is £2 per person and £5 for a family of 3 or more.


We would also welcome drama groups, dance groups, musicians, clowns, tv character costumes etc from schools, youth and community groups.


For more information please contact Barney Mc Guigan at the REACH Across office on 028 71 280048 or e-mail reach_across@hotmail.com.


This event has been funded by the DCSD Council PEACE IV Programme


14  Latest Offers from Salto Youth


Youth Trainers Academy

1 - 10 December 2018 | Vilnius, Lithuania

Youth Trainers Academy is probably one of the strongest and impactful train-the-trainers project for Youth workers in Europe and Beyond. This year we are again inviting apply and join us in beautiful Vilnius!

Organizer: Zero Generatrion (NGO/Others)

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): 12 September 2018

See details


BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges

6 - 10 November 2018 | Turkey

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects;especially newcomers to this field

Organizer: Turkish Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 16 September 2018

See details


Training Course “Human Rights from A to Z”

1 - 7 November 2018 | Doni Lozen, Sofia, Bulgaria

The training course “Human Rights from A to Z” goes into the topic of human rights in the context of the phenomenon of forced migration.

Organizer: CVS-Bulgaria (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 20 September 2018

See details


"Training for mentors"

3 - 7 December 2018 | Tallinn, Estonia

Training course “Training for mentors” targets youth leaders and youth workers, who have experience in Erasmus+ programme and would like to share their knowledge and experience by assisting other potential applicants in developing their project ideas.

Organizer: Estonian National Agency (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 30 September 2018

See details


SOHO - European Training Course for support people in E+: Youth in Action Volunteering Activities

21 - 25 November 2018 | Luxembourg

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of Volunteering Activities through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information on the new EU initiative European Solidarity Corps to support volunteering for young people.

Organizer: YiA National Agency Luxembourg (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 30 September 2018

See details


Project Management (PMP) for Youth Organizations

4 - 11 November 2018 | Moscow, Russian Federation

The course is designed for youth workers who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level.

Organizer: UCG (NGO/Others)

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): 14 October 2018

See details


"ONE 2 ONE" supporting learning face-to-face Training course

27 January - 2 February 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

Have you ever felt confused about your role with the young people you work with? Do they see you as a coach? Mentor? Tutor? Can you work with groups, but find it difficult to work with individuals? Have you never had a tetralemma? YES?

Organizer: ERASMUS+ YOUTH NA HUNGARY - Tempus Public Foundation (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 13 November 2018

See details



15  Recruitment of casual/sessional community tutors


Gasyard Wall Féile is in the process of recruiting tutors to deliver Community Learning Courses. We wish to draw up a register of experienced and enthusiastic community tutors in the following sectoral and vocational areas:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • First Aid Appointed Person
  • Manual Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Risk Assessment
  • Administration of Medication
  • Volunteering
  • Child Protection & Vulnerable Adults Training
  • Certificate – Horticulture
  • Applying for Work
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Success and Wellbeing

Tutors must be able to teach at Level 1, while holding at least a Level 3 qualification, in the subject they wish to deliver.  Suitably qualified individuals/organisations should submit their CV with a covering letter outlining the courses they will deliver.

Please ensure the following requirements are met in your application:

  1. Tutors must have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths. Certificates will be requested.
  2. 2 references.
  3. Evidence of previous experience.
  4. Tutor cost per hour and the number of hours required to deliver the course.
  5. State on your application which courses you are applying to tutor.

Applications will be accepted by either post or email to: Gasyard Wall Féile, 128 Lecky Road, BT48 6NP, Derry. OR feilederry@gmail.com by 12 noon on Tuesday 18th September 2018

All expressions of interest will be acknowledged. Inclusion on the register does not guarantee work.



16 Job Opportunity with First Housing


Salary:  £17,314 per annum
37.5 Hours per week (Rota Shift Work) Full time
Based in our Damien House Project, Derry/Londonderry
The post holder will work as part of a team providing residential provision with attached support services for vulnerable adults with alcohol misuse/ difficulties under appropriate shift pattern cover.  Support procedures will include monitoring, assessment and review of residents as well as ensuring a healthy, safe and secure living environment is maintained.
Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personnel Specification is available with an application pack)

  • Minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language.
  • A relevant recognised qualification in health and social care or related field (Minimum NVQ level II or equivalent).
  • At least two years recent experience of working in an accommodation or community work setting with vulnerable people with alcohol dependency.
  • IT Skills. 

Interested candidates should e-mail for an application pack, quoting the appropriate job reference number to: karlaokane@first-housing.com


Application Forms can also be downloaded from www.first-housing.com


Please Note:  All recruitment correspondence for this position will be done through e-mail. Please provide a suitable e-mail address for correspondence and e-mail completed applications to karlaokane@first-housing.com


If you do not have an e-mail address, please contact Karla on 02871 266115


It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate short listing.


Closing date for completed applications is: Friday, 21st September 2018 at 12 noon.


First Housing operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy, Access NI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.  Registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council will also be required.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


17   Job Opportunity with The Churches Trust


The Churches Trust was established over 30 years ago in recognition of the fact that deprivation and disadvantage are key barriers to building a united community, equality of opportunity and good relations.  The Churches Trust reaches across all communities in a unique and practical way, to deliver services on an equitable basis to the unemployed, young people, the elderly, individuals and families disadvantaged through low education attainment and/or low income levels.   

The Churches Trust wishes to appoint:
Youth Work Assistant
Part-time position: October 2018 – June 2019
(with possible extension subject to funding)
Salary £10,858 pro rata (£19,001 Full time equivalent)  
20 hours per week
Purpose and function of post:

  • To support the Youth Personal Development Worker in the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of projects and ensuring adherence to all policies and procedures.
  • To work directly with young people aged 11 – 25 years to facilitate their active participation in projects and create opportunities for personal development, good relations and skills development

Essential criteria include but are not limited to:

  • A recognised training or youth work qualification at (QCF) Level 3 minimum or equivalent
  • A minimum of 1 years paid or 3 years voluntary experience of working directly with young people
  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths, Grade C or above.

For information and application packs, please contact Wendy

Tel: 028 71311322 or e-mail info@thechurchestrust.org.uk


Closing date for all applications: 2pm on Monday 17th September                                                                                       


18  Job Opportunity with Glen Development Initiative


Youth Outreach Worker - (Part-time / Temporary)
Job location: Glenview Community Ctr, Derry
Closing date: 07/09/2018 
Employer: Glen Development Initiative, Glenview Community Ctr, Cedar Street, Derry, BT48 0EG 
Telephone: 028 7126 8748 / Email:
Job Duties:

  • To initiate engagement with young people on the streets of the Glen & District areas.
  • To meet the young people on the streets (both individually and on a group basis) in order to discover their needs and discuss ways of meeting them that young people find attractive.
  • To signpost and encourage young people towards capacity building programmes and activities for young people in the target area.
  • To provide listening support for young people and signpost them towards relevant support/help.
  • To seek and secure a resource package of financial and physical resources for young people in the area of benefit.
  • To recruit local volunteers to assist in the project.
  • To carry out any duties, as directed by the line manager, which, from time to time, may be deemed relevant to the post.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • OCN Level 3 in Youth Work (or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of the needs of young people and personal development processes.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • A knowledge of Microsoft computer packages, especially Microsoft Word or a similar package.
  • The ability to prepare reports and maintain the upkeep of accurate records and reports.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • A willingness to undertake/attend any relevant training, workshops, or seminars necessary to successful development of the programme.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Commitment to youth development principles.


  • Practical Experience in delivery of youth programmes.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with community organizations and statutory agencies. 

Application Method:
Please complete an employer application form and monitoring form available from your local JobCentre or via
www.jobcentreonline.com to apply. Application forms to be returned to the employer (see employer above). 
Other Information:
£19,635.96 per annum pro rata (based on 37 hours per week)


19  Prehen Ancient Woodland - Call to action   


Ref Prehen Ancient Woodland                  

Dear friends
Yet another worrying situation has arisen regarding the Prehen Ancient woodland planning situation. In 2013 Minister Attwood placed a planning permission revocation Order on site 1 at the Prehen Woods Development. This removed planning permission for this site but building commenced six weeks ago and now planning are claiming that in spite of this being a very definitive Ministerial Order no real revocation protection exists. You can imagine our shock and surprise at hearing this news.

We are challenging this unreal situation and we have to present our case at a very hastily called meeting TODAY Wed. the 5th Sept at 2pm in Strabane Council offices.

We realise that this is very short notice but it would be greatly appreciated if as many of our supporters as possible could come along and provide support for our group.

George Mc Laughlin and Damian Martin
02871311910 and 02871347830



20  The Life and Teachings of Amma 


You are all welcome to a short talk on

 The Life and Teachings of Amma


Central Library, Foyle street. Monday 10th of September at 6.30pm


A world renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader, Amma is recognised by the international communty as a treasured embodyment of practical spiritual wisdom who has the capacity to guide the world towars a better and brighter future.         


Amma will be in City West Hotel Dublin Oct 13th and 14th 2018. Admission and parking free.


More info text 07929870273 0r 00353868780912 www.ammaireland.org is a reg charity


21  Crochet Classes


Commencing 19th September 2018Every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm

FWIN's Crochet Craft Classes are held every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm here in Holywell, Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry. 

If you'd like to gain a new skill or improve your existing skills whilst  networking with women from  across the City you can book your place with us. 


To register or for further information please Email: info@fwin.org.uk or Tel: 028 7126 6291.


22  Upcoming with Void Gallery

Void Engage Events as part of current exhibition

‘At the Gates of the Music Palace’ - Alex Cecchetti at Void Gallery, Derry
Curated by Mary Cremin
Exhibition continues until December 15th

As part of our current exhibition ‘At the Gates of the Music Palace’ Void welcomes you to take part in a series of supporting events as part of our Void Engage education programme.

Director's Tour
Wednesday 12th September, 1pm

Join curator Mary Cremin for a guided tour of the exhibition. Mary will explain the key themes in the exhibition and answer any questions you may have.
Family Workshop
Saturday 15th September, 2 – 4pm

Join artist facilitator Karen Cassidy for a family workshop based on our current exhibition 'At the Gates of the Music Palace'.

Taking Alex Cecchetti’s work 500,00 Azaleas as inspiration, Karen will work with you as you explore ink blending and separation, creating your very own work of art.
Free but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Culture Night
Friday 21st September

Off-Site: Walker Plinth, Derry City Walls
7pm – 7.40pm: The Astronomic Weather Choir by Alex
Join us as a choir sing every variation in a landscape as if they were in front of a music score. From the clouds in the sky, to the breeze on top of the trees, from the celestial movement of the moon to the flickering appearing of the first stars of the evening, the choir will sing atmospheric events like rain and fog and also astronomical events that will happen in front of them, such as the movements of astral objects.
 In association with the Siege Museum and Derry City Walls.

On-Site - Void Gallery
8pm – 9pm: Children’s Treasure Trail

Using a treasure trail to explore our current exhibition At the Gates of the Music Palace, ignite your children imagination and inspire them to think about Art.
Members of the public are invited to join musician Daryl Martin as he plays Alex Cecchetti’s work 500,00 Azaleas and dancer Zoe Ramsey as she activates the work Music Hall.

Make Your Own Musical Instrument with Ed Devane

Saturday 22nd September, 2 – 4pm

Join artist Ed Devane to create your very own sound and light instrument, inspired by the work Music Palace by Alex Cecchetti.
In this fascinating workshop, you will build and assemble an instrument from paper, card and electronics to create an instrument that is unique to you.
£5 fee to cover materials. Refreshments provided.

hello@derryvoid.com or phone 028 7130 8080 to book today. Spaces limited. Ages 9-12 – children must be accompanied by an adult.

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