NWCN e-Bulletin 06 June 2018


1 DCCP Engagement
2 Reading Friends - Grant to establish a Reading Friends Programme up to £10,000
3 Social Enterprise NI Awards 2018 - NOW OPEN
4 One Community Workshoops - The Moor DEA
5 Telling Ourselves Stories: Towards A Gender Equal Future
Latest Edition of View Magazine
Participatory Budgeting Works - Workshops in June 2018
Drink Wise Age Well – FREE Training for Staff/Volunteers
Free Training/Workshops For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations
10 Upcoming Training with Mediate NI
11 Chinese language for adults
12 Latest Offers from Salto Youth
13 NWRC In The Community
14 Opportunities for Young People during Foyle Maritime Festival
15 Hot Opportunities with NWVC
16 Job Opportunity: Social Prescribing Project Manager @BBHF
17 Job Opportunity: Listen Share Change - A Peace IV Project
18 Job Opportunities with mencap
19 Job Opportunities with AXA
20 Getting those with disabilities or those disadvantaged onto the water
21 Friends of the Park Dinner
22 Fundraising Dance - 22nd June 2018
23 Invitation to Writers’ Groups to apply for Poetry Writing Workshops 2018
24 Foyle & East Donegal Family History Festival
25 Summer Exhibition at Eden Place Arts Centre
26 Foyle O-Bon Japanese Festival

1  DCCP Engagement

The DiverseCity Community Partnership member organisations (Dog Ears, Extern, Foyle Women's Information Network, Holywell Consultancy, Holywell Trust, The Junction, North West Community Network, Towards Understanding & Healing and, REACH Across) have come together to engage with the local community to inform our work over the coming years. Our future work will be informed you. We want to make sure that we are addressing local needs and will be working together over the coming months to engage each of our organisation’s own clients and the public on areas of work that we should focus on. 

We will be using a range of engagement techniques including interviews, surveys, focus groups, social cafe and specific engagement carried out by each organisation.  

Our next Social Cafe is on 14th June at 4pm in Holywell - DiverseCity Community Partnership, 10-12 Bishop Street.  Good coffee and buns available!

The survey has a few general questions but mostly relates to the future work of our partnership and should take 10-15 minutes to complete.  https://holywelltrust.typeform.com/to/OuRCKM

Thanks in advance for taking the time to help us shape our future services.


2 Reading Friends - Grant to establish a Reading Friends Programme up to £10,000

Reading Friends is an exciting new UK-wide programme that will empower, engage and connect isolated older people through reading.

Reading Friends brings together volunteers (“Reading Partners”) and vulnerable and isolated older people (“Reading Friends”) through social reading.
Verbal would like to commission one test project in Northern Ireland to explore ways of developing and delivering Reading Friends.

The test project will be funded to undertake activities from September 2018 to 31st August 2019.

How do I apply?
Please link to: https://www.theverbal.co  and read the Reading Friends Information Document to see if you are eligible.  
Please request and fill out an Expression of Interest form from Sinead Devine at the following email address: readingrooms@thevebal.co
Completed forms should be returned to Sinead Devine at the same email address by 1pm on Thursday 28th June 2018.
If you have any questions about the Reading Friends project please contact Sinead Devine in advance on 028 71 266 946.
Good luck!


3   Social Enterprise NI Awards 2018 - NOW OPEN

The Social Enterprise NI Awards 2018 are now open for applications. We are delighted that Paul Roberts, CEO of Ashton Community Trust, and winner of last year’s Social Enterprise of the Year joined us this week to launch our Awards.

The Awards recognise organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the sector.  All social enterprises can apply, but we also have additional specific categories that investors, corporate, private and public sector bodies can apply for.

This year we have introduced another new category, the Social Enterprise Stakeholder of the Year. We want to recognise all private and public sector organisations who support the sector, whether by including social enterprises in their supply chains, having a strategy in support of them or indeed by offering advice to the sector. 

We have 12 categories in total. See list below. Why don’t you get your organisation the recognition that it deserves and enter these prestigious awards, which are growing year on year.

Category Names
1. NI Social Enterprise 2018
2. One to Watch
3. Social Impact
4. Consumer facing Social Enterprise
5. Education Training and Jobs
6. Newly Established – not yet trading **
7. Housing Association of the Year – Community Impact
8. Credit Union of the Year – Community Impact
9. Social Enterprise Stakeholder of the Year
10. Local Council of the Year – Social Enterprise Strategy/Development
11. Social Enterprise – Employee/Volunteer of the Year - please use separate application form
12. Social Enterprise Champion – please use separate application form

Download your application pack here

Gala Awards Night - Save the Date
Our Annual Awards will be held on Friday 19th October in Stormont Hotel, Belfast at 6pm

Please note
If you win a category in our Awards then your application is automatically sent to SEUK Awards for consideration in the overall Awards from England, Scotland, Wales and NI in November 2018

If you are not already a Member or Associate Member
 join here for priority booking and discounts to the Awards ceremony.

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring one of this year's categories for the biggest awards in the sector email 


4 One Community Workshops - The Moor DEA

Derry City & Strabane District Council has secured funding for local Peace and Reconciliation projects as part of its Peace IV ‘One Community Programme’. The aim of this programme is to ensure Good Relations is embedded in the local community planning process. The amount allocated for the Moor DEA is £19,899.

The Council has appointed Fearon Consulting to hold related idea generation workshops in each area in order to generate good relations project ideas in line with the local community plan.

Following the workshop, Fearon Consulting will be responsible for preparing a related proposal for review and consensus by the community representatives before submission to the Council via the Local Area Growth Partnership.

We would very much welcome your participation in the workshop scheduled for the Moor, which will take place at 10am – 12pm on Thursday June 14th, in the Creggan Country Park. 
Lunch will be provided.

It would be appreciated if you could confirm your attendance by Tuesday 12th June by email to  


5 Telling Ourselves Stories: Towards A Gender Equal Future

Liberation from Patriarchy for Gender Justice
Invite you to Our Conference:
Telling Ourselves Stories: Towards A Gender Equal Future
The conference will look at the impact of patriarchy on women, and LGBTQ.  It will suggest ways of re-describing relationships beyond patriarchy.
The keynote speaker is Professor Lisa Isherwood,
Director of Winchester University’s Institute for Theological Partnerships and Co-founder of the Britain and Ireland School of Feminist Theology.
There will be opportunity for discussion and exploration with:
Catherine Cooke, Maurice Mahon and Jennifer Clifford;
The MakeyUppers Will perform sketches to challenge our patriarchal perceptions.
Facilitated by Cathy Higgins and Johnston McMaster
Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Time: 9:30-1:30 followed by lunch
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Butcher Street, Londonderry, BT48 6HL
RSVP to Maureen: email – 
mhetherington@thejunction-ni.org or phone
028 7136 1942 by 11 June 2018.
A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


6 Latest Edition of View Magazine
The latest edition of VIEW magazine is on maternal mental health.  A digital copy of VIEW is available on the VIEWdigital news site 

To receive a digital copy of VIEW direct to your email inbox you can sign up here: http://viewdigital.org/sign-get-view/

If you have a story for us please contact the editor Brian Pelan e:brianpelan@viewdigital.org


 7 Participatory Budgeting Works - Workshops in June 2018

The PB Works Project is holding two themed PB Workshops in June.

Workshop 1 - The role of PB in widening engagement - 13 June 2018
Workshop 2 - PB on-line and digital engagement - 20 June 2018 

Both workshops will take place at the Play Resource Centre, North City Business Centre, 2 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

Lunch will be provided. 

Workshop 1 - The role of PB in widening engagement
Jez Hall, PB Partners -  Wednesday 13 June 2018 
10.30 am - 2.30 pm  
(registration from 10 am)

What can you expect at the workshop? 

  • A practical introduction to Participatory Budgeting (PB)
  • Find out how Participatory Budgeting (PB) can reach a wider audience especially 'hard to reach' groups
  • Hear about good practice examples of Participatory Budgeting (PB) in widening engagement
  • Find out about the 10 Steps to planning a PB grant making process
  • Sign up to become a PB Works Network Member 

Register for the workshop

Workshop 2 - PB on-line and digital engagement
Niamh Webster, The Democratic Society - Wednesday 20 June 2018 
11.00 am - 13.30 pm 
(registration from 10.30 am) 

What can you expect at the workshop? 

  • An introduction to on-line and digital engagement in Participatory Budgeting (PB) processes
  • Hear about good practice examples of on-line and digital engagement in Participatory Budgeting (PB) processes 
  • Practical considerations of on-line and digital engagement 
  • Sign up to become a PB Works Network Member 

Register for the workshop

Join the PB Works Network  
The PB Works Network is free and open to anyone who is interested in participatory budgeting.
Network members are invited to contribute their ideas, learning and enthusiasm to advancing PB across the region.



8 Drink Wise Age Well –  FREE Training for Staff/Volunteers 
‘Helping people make healthier choices about alcohol as they age’ 

What Is Drink Wise Age Well?
The Drink Wise, Age Well Project is a BIG Lottery funded programme which aims to influence and inform policy and practice in preventing alcohol misuse amongst adults aged 50 and over

FREE Training for Staff/Volunteers
Training sessions can be delivered over half day, one day or two days. These courses are designed for staff/volunteers who directly support individuals who are over 50 and who want to increase their knowledge and skills around alcohol issues.   While sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of the group, they usually cover the following topics: 

- Consider older adults and the reasons why they may be at increased risk of alcohol misuse
- Identify alcohol misuse in the over 50's, and consider ways in which alcohol may impact on their live
- Consider, and practice, the ways in which to respond to alcohol misuse in the over 50's whom you encounter
- Reflect on your own confidence and skill-base in relation to over 50's and identifying alcohol misuse and/or potential alcohol related harm in later life

The training is informal and relaxed and will help increase your confidence in supporting older people
In the recent past sessions have been delivered to health & social care teams, students, carers groups as well as a wide variety of community/voluntary organisations throughout the project areas.

Should you be interested in arranging a training session for you or your team or would like any further information, please contract Adrian Loughrey, Training Officer on 02871 160 236 or


 Free Training/Workshops For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations

There are currently a few spaces left on the following training: 

Course 1: Developing Personal Resilience
Thursday 7th June 2018
Omagh Enterprise Centre

Course 2: Self Harm and The Family
Thursday 21st & Thursday 28th June
The Vale Centre, Derry~Londonderry

For full details on available training courses with the CLEAR Project, click on the Button below.  

Training Brochure and Booking Form

ASIST Training
ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognise risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
For details on ASIST Training with the CLEAR Project click on the Flyer Button below. 

ASIST Booking Form and Flyer - Click Here
Course 1: 
Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June 2018
The Junction, Holywell Trust, 
10-12 Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6PW
Course 2:
Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th July 2018
Strabane Enterprise Centre, Orchard Road Industrial Estate, Strabane, BT82 9FR
Course 3 
Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th October 2018
(Omagh, venue to be confirmed)
To book a place on any of the above please:

  1. Read carefully the Booking and Cancellation Policy (See brochure)
  2. Complete a booking form and return to:  Email: clear@dhcni.com   or  Post: CLEAR Project, Unit 13, Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Rd Industrial Estate, Strabane. BT82 9FR.  Alternatively booking forms can also be completed directly on our website www/dhcni.com/training 
  3. Await confirmation

10 Upcoming Training with Mediate NI

Accredited Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Workshop for Managers.

(Northern Ireland Open College Network (Level 1 – 1 Credit)
Venue: Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7ER
Dates: 27 June 2018
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: £100.00 (includes Sandwich Lunch, NIOCN registration fee and course workbook)

Who for?
This course is designed for Work-place Managers, Solicitors, Police Officers, Social Workers,
Probation Officers, Human Resource Personnel School Teachers, Good Relations Officers,
Project Officers, Health Officers, Care Workers and Facilitators.

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 three forms of mediation – Facilitative, Evaluative and Shuttle
  • How mediation works in practice
  • Help disputing parties create their own agreements
  • Understand the legal framework of mediation



To Register:        Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Course
Dates:                 27th June 2018
Time:                  9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:                Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/ Londonderry BT48 7ER
Name:                 _________________________________________________
Organisation:      _________________________________________________    
Address:              _________________________________________________
Contact Tel:        _________________________________________________
Cost            £100.00  (includes Sandwich Lunch, NIOCN registration fee and course workbook)  
Payment to:         Mediate NI
Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7ER
Tel: 02871 365636 ex 229
Mob: 07714494258

Dealing with Difficult Conversations 
NI OCN Accredited One day Workshop
Venue            Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 7ER
Date                Thursday 2 August 2018
Time               9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost                £100.00 (includes sandwich lunch and NI OCN registration fee)
Who For?
This workshop is for Solicitors, Social Workers, Probation Offers, Managers, Team Leaders, Youth and Community Workers and Community Relations Project workers.
Course Content
This one day NI OCN accredited workshop is designed to help participants explore some of the skills and knowledge needed to deal with difficult conversations.
Part of the day will explore why there is a need to do a lot of self-preparation work before a difficult conversation is about to take place.
The workshop will also consider through case studies the legal aspect of creating a safe and harmonious working environment.
Participants will also take part in an experiential learning process that will allow them to look at their own strengths and weaknesses when working with difficult people.
*You may claim 5 CDP’s for attending this course
 Places on this workshop are limited to 10 so early booking is advisable


To Register:             Difficult Conversations Workshop
Date:                         Thursday 2 August 2018
Time;                        10am to 4.30pm
Venue:                       Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/Londonderry. BY48 7ER
Name:                                    _______________________
Organisation:                       _______________________  
Address:                     _______________________
Contact Tel:              _______________________
Cost:                           £100.00
Payment to: Mediate NI
Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7ER
Tel: 02871 365636 ex 229
Mob: 07714494258

11  Chinese language for adults

The Mandarin Speakers Association are teaching Chinese Language and Cultural Classes in Good Shepherd Primary School, Oakgrove Primary School, Ebrington Primary School, Lisnagalvin Primary School.

Our group, Mandarin Speakers Association have been running a Chinese School for 9 years in the Oakgrove Primary School portacabin every Sunday. From time to time local adults express interest in learning Chinese so we are beginning new adult classes in September.

Chinese Mandarin class for adult starts in September, please express your interest
Chinese Mandarin class for local children

Facebook: Mandarin Speakers Association
Tel 07501470411 Yang

12 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

Impulse Boost Camp 2018

7 - 15 July 2018 | Schneeberg, Germany
Apply now and be part of IBC - an international multiplier training that will boost your personal, professional and project life. With 20 peers from the civil society you will get to know creative methods that will make your work joyful and effective.
Organizer: ifzw impulsstiftung (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from:
Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 11 June 2018

See details

Training of trainers in youth work as a preventive practice
8 - 11 August 2018 | Sibiu, Romania
The major aim of this training course is to train trainers to contribute to the improvement of quality youth work in Council of Europe countries, with a particular focus on working with youth work preventing violent extremism and radicalization.
Organizer: European confederation of Youth Clubs (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from:
Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 24 June 2018

See details
12 - 16 November 2018 | Split, Croatia
Tool Fair XIII #PowerUp! shall provide a stimulating environment for varied approaches & practices for those working to support Youth Empowerment with a focus on Human Rights, Active Participation, Intercultural Dialogue, Social Inclusion & Mental Health.
Organizer: SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed & Good Practices (SALTO)
This activity is for participants from:
Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 22 July 2018

See details
Call for Trainers
Open Call for a facilitator for CIOST – Communication and Information Officers Staff Training
SALTO Participation & Information is looking for 1 facilitator
Application deadline: 12th of June 2018

Online version


13   NWRC In The Community

The event is to celebrate the launch of our Community Prospectus and to and develop further links between the College and Community Partners

10am light refreshments meet and greet
10:30am curriculum provision outlined
11am question and answer session
11:30 tours of campus
12-1 Buffet lunch
1pm close

This event is open to all community groups across all campuses and transport will be provided from Strabane and Limavady campuses to Strand Rd and return.

Wed 13 June 2018, 10:00 – 13:00
North West Regional College
Flying Clipper Restaurant
Strand Road

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nwrc-in-the-community-tickets-45765949186

14  Opportunities for Young People during Foyle Maritime Festival

We have two exciting opportunities for young people during the Foyle Maritime Festival which will take place from Saturday 14th – Sunday 22nd July 2018.
Foyle Sailing Training Programme
A fantastic opportunity to take part in the experience of a life time.  15-30 year olds are invited to apply for one of 10 places as part of a sail training voyage aboard the vessel Brian Boru.

  • Voyage 1 - for 15-17 year olds will take place from 15/07/2018 to 21/07/2018
  • Voyage 2 - for 18-30 year olds will take place from 22/07/2018 to 28/07/2018

If you would like to apply yourself or nominate a young person you work with please apply at www.sailtrainingireland.com – deadline for applications is Friday 15th June 2018. Full details are attached.
Volunteering Opportunities for 16+ age group(Sat 14th – Sun 22nd July 2018)
We are looking for enthusiastic people of all ages to join our team and help us create an enjoyable, safe and friendly festival for visitors and international guests. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, build your CV and give back to your community while soaking up the fun at this world class festival.
To apply please complete the attached EOI and return asap but no later than Wednesday 20th June to  
aisling.mccallion@derrystrabane.com. Full details about the roles available are attached.

All documents can be found under Useful Downloads on 


15 Hot Opportunities with NWVC

For all the latest volunteering opportunities with NW Volunter Centre please see: 


Includes opportunites in Derry and Strabane to include Stendhal Festival, Cycle against Suicide Derry SpinOff, The Koram Centre Allotment, Me4mental, Childline and much much more!


16 Job Opportunity: Social Prescribing Project Manager @BBHF


Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum is the lead partner of the Social Prescribing Project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and we have an exciting position available for a Social Prescribing (SP) Project Manager who will provide inspired leadership for the development and implementation of the The Social Prescribing Project and report directly to the Project Management Group
RESPONSIBLE TO: SP Management Group and line managed by BB Health Forum General Manager
LOCATION: Home office at Derry, N Ireland with base negotiable with successful applicant – the post will require travel in NI and Scotland
HOURS OF DUTY: 35 hours per week – until April 21 (with possible additional 2 years depending on successful outcomes)
SALARY: NJC Scale PO 3 Pt 39 £35,229
Social prescribing is a way to link medical care to (typically) non-clinical, locally delivered support services. The Social Prescribing Project will bring together partners from across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The largest coordinated project of its kind, it will synthesise learning from across two regions.  Over 16,000 people will co-create a social prescription and engage in at least one of the many interventions delivered by our network of experienced community-led health improvement organisations.
Candidates must possess a relevant third level qualification in a health/social sciences/business/management subject plus three years project management/co-ordination experience in health, education, youth or community development including line-management experience in any discipline.
Five years project management/co-ordination experience in health, education, youth or community development including line-management experience in any discipline.
A full application pack can be requested by contacting  Susan Harkin: 
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 26 June 2018. 
Interviews will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday 5th July.

Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum is an Equal Opportunities employer

This is a Big Lottery Funded Partnership with the Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum, Healthy Living Centre Alliance & Scottish Communities for Health & Wellbeing.


17 Job Opportunity: Listen Share Change - A Peace IV Project


Listen Share Change is being delivered in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. It is a volunteer-led, innovative, shared reading programme based in the community that uses poetry and prose to engage with a range of constituent groups from young people who are hard to reach and at risk to older people.

Listen Share Change utilises the existing infrastructure within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as well as Community and Youth centres, healthcare settings and other local venues to deliver a fully accessible, customised programme of reading activities tailored to meet the needs of all participants. T

he purpose of Listen Share Change is to create an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment for participants to engage, flourish and develop by listening to stories and to poems read aloud specifically selected to address diversity, cultural identity and build community cohesion.

We invite applications for the following position: Volunteer Coordinator Belfast (Full Time – 36 hours per week) This is a Fixed-term contract to August 2021. Based in Belfast city centre. An application pack can be downloaded from the following: 

Or contact us as follows:
• Contact: Sinead McLaughlin
• Email: 
• Tel: 028 7126 6946

Closing date for applications is: 12 noon on Wednesday, 13th June 2018.
It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.
Interviews are due to be held week of 18th June 2018.

The Verbal Arts Centre operates a Child Protection Policy.
The Verbal Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

This project has been supported by the EU’s Peace IV Programme, managed by SEUPB


18 Job Opportunities with mencap

mencap are currently recruiting up to 15 support staff positions in their Derry/Londonderry office.
Representatives from mencap will be in the Foyle Jobs and Benefits Office to advise anyone who may be interested in applying  on Tuesday 19th June from 10am- 2:30pm and there will also be an opportunity for any potential new recruits to be interviewed the same day on site.

For further information on the role please see 


19 Job Opportunities with AXA

AXA are currently recruiting up to 60 new positions in their Derry/Londonderry office.
Representatives from AXA will be in the Foyle Jobs and Benefits Office to advise anyone who may be interested in applying  on Tuesday 12th June from 10am- 2:30pm.
Any potential applicants should have 5 GCSEs including Maths and English and at least 6 months customer service experience.

For more information please see: 


20  Getting those with disabilities or those disadvantaged onto the water

Our 2018 programme has been finalised with a few changes from last year. Our midweek sessions will take place on Tuesdays this year - 18.30 - 20-30.

Midweek calendar
Foyle Port Marina Pontoon
18.30 - 20.30pm

Tues 12th June
Tues 26th June
Tues 3rd July
Tues 24th July
Tues 14th Aug
Tues 28th Aug
Tues 11th Sept

Full day regattas

Foyle Port Marina Pontoon Derry/Londonderry
Fri 22nd and sat 23rd June

Fri 17th august

Presidents Cup
Sat 25th and Sun 26th August
Team to be confirmed
Involves costs (to be confirmed)

Foyle Port Marina Derry/Londonderry
Fri 7th and sat 8th Sept

Please note: bookings must be made by e mailing 

Places on each event are limited !!!

All events will take place weather permitting.


21 Friends of the Park Dinner

Is there an event or activity you'd like to see in St. Columb’s Park? Do you have a nature-based skill you would like to showcase? Do you want to meet community members and get to know more about the group? 

Please join us for a social dinner on June 13th from 6:00 - 8:00, in St. Columb's Park House, we will be discussing and planning our future events. Dinner is provided, this is a free event.

Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Eliza at: 02871 343080, or 

Hosted by Peace in the Park, funded by The Executive Office


22  Fundraising Dance - 22nd June 2018

U3A Foyle is holding a Fundraising Dance in its premises on Friday 22nd June 2018 from 9pm. Live Music with Rosemarie. Light supper will be served.

Tickets are limited, are priced at £5 each and are available from U3A Foyle - 71860123 or 


23  Invitation to Writers’ Groups to apply for Poetry Writing Workshops 2018

Community Arts Partnership is pleased to invite applications from writers’ groups to participate in a series of workshops to develop their knowledge of poetry and their poetry-writing skills, and to produce work for a new anthology.

Each participating group will enjoy free, interactive writing workshops during the Summer and Autumn, 2018, facilitated by one of our team of poets.

Participants will then be invited to submit work developed in the workshop process for inclusion in the anthology, due to be launched in March.

All poems selected for the anthology will be considered for The Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. 2019.

This project will continue to build on the successful work undertaken in our Poetry in Motion programme, which has showcased new writing talent alongside more established names in the world of poetry and spoken word.

Previous contributors to the programmes do indeed include the late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, along with Sinead Morrissey, Meadbh McGuckian, Ben Maier, Ann Zell, Ruth Carr, Moyra Donaldson, Paul Maddern, Stephanie Conn and Glenn Wilson, to name a few.

APPLY ONLINE   or download the application form, fill it in and send it to LaVA Co-ordinator Shelley Tracey shelleyt@capartscentre.com.

Closing date for submission: Friday 22nd June 2018


24  Foyle & East Donegal Family History Festival

Wednesday 27th June,
12 Noon - 10 pm,

An Grianan Hotel, Burt, County Donegal

12 noon - 5pm 
Family History Talks, Discussions, Displays, Drama, Dancing, Demonstrations 

Guest Speakers will be discussing

5pm - 8pm
Migration and the 1718 voyage to New World America

The best of local and international talent will be available to discuss the origins of local family names, places and crafts. Get an opportunity to meet individuals and groups with a collective wealth of family history knowledge. Enjoy live performances of living family history drama, music, dance and local crafts. the 18th-century voyages to ‘New World’ America. Why did they leave? What were conditions like aboard the ships on the hazardous journey to America? What was life like in the ‘New World’? How do I trace my ancestors who left for America?

8 pm - Late
Live Bluegrass music by the fabulous 'Knotty Pine' & 
‘The Mood Swings’ ladies choir

ADMISSION €5 (Pay at Door)


25  Summer Exhibition at Eden Place Arts Centre

Eden Place Arts Centre Summer Student's Exhibition will take place on Wednesday 20th June @ 7.30pm, we would love to see you at this event to celebrate our 25th Year of Community Arts with us.

Eden Place Arts Centre
Pilot's Row Centre
Rossville Street
BT48 6LP 
Tel: 028 71 269418 

26  Foyle O-Bon Japanese Festival

On the evening of Saturday 9th June, we will host our third Foyle O-Bon Japanese festival. O-Bon is one of the most important festivals in Japan and for the night the Playtrail will be transformed into a Little Tokyo with a host of stage entertainment, lots of food to try and plenty of activities and games for all the family.

Saturday 9th June
The Playtrail

Get tickets here: 


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