NWCN E-bulletin 07 November 2018


1 Upcoming NWCN Events

2 Second Round of PEACE IV Small Grants Re-opening on 12th Nov 2018

3 Holywell STEW - New Dates

4 Free 1 Hour Funding Workshop for 3rd Sector Organisations with S3 Solutions 

5 Community Powered Change session: Co-Creation 2 with Amplify NI

6 FREE Office equipment available from Autism Initiatives

7 FWIN Café Culture Event

8 RCN Annual Conference & AGM: 'Celebrating Rural Life'

9  ‘Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland?’

10 UNISON Conference Invitation - 16th November 2018

11 NI Mental Health Study

12 Launch of 'Claudy Visioning Process' Report - You are invited!!

13 Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Training

14 Strengthening Families Programme

15 Hurt Level 5 Diploma in Substance misuse and Theory Interventions

16 Eden Project Communities Connections

17 Shelter NI Events in the Northwest

18 Community Places - Free Planning Advice Session (Claudy)

19 Latest Offers from Salto Youth 

20 Share Your DNA DATA Debate

21 Memory Night Dialogue Event

22 New mental health programme at Ballykelly Men's Shed

23 Stay Well e-zine

24 Portrait of Janus (divided states) - Douglas Gordon at St Columb’s Hall, Derry




1 Upcoming NWCN Events

  • North West Community Network – Strategic Plan Launch

Tomorrow - Thursday 8th November, 12.30 – 2.30pm

Please join NWCN as we launch our new Strategic plan and hear about the benefits of being of member of your local Network.  John Boyle the DCSDC Mayor will also be in attendance.

Lunch Provided


  • Human Rights & Brexitin partnership with Human Rights Commission and Holywell Trust 

Thursday 15th November, 10.00 – 12.30pm


Our Rights and Brexit: where are we now?
With terms like ‘Irish backstop’, ‘Chequers’ and a ‘no deal Brexit’ dominating the media, we will cut through the jargon and explore what we actually know about Brexit and what it will mean for our rights and our peace settlement. 
In December 2017, the UK and the EU agreed that our rights would be protected and enhanced in Brexit. Our workshop will provide an accessible guide to the Brexit process and its impact on human rights and equality protections here, now and in the future.
We also want to hear your thoughts and concerns about Brexit and rights and how we can help keep you in the loop.  
Please RSVP to 


  • Heritage Lottery Fund - Funding Presentation for Diversity Groups

Thursday 15th November, 6.00pm


Heritage Lottery Fund will be giving a presentation on Funding Opportunities for potential applicants from Diverse Groups, followed by 1:1 discussions with interested groups.
Heritage is more than old buildings.  Heritage is about people and places, local community history, archaeology, wildlife and biodiversity, museum and archives.  Come and find out more about how Heritage Lottery Fund supports a diversity of groups to explore heritage important to them.



  • Fundraising Clinics (in partnership with NICVA)

Monday 19th November, 9.30 – 4.30pm (Book one hour slot)

NICVA’s Fundraising Advice Officer will discuss any current funding applications, explore potential new sources of income, develop a fundraising plan / strategy or simply take the opportunity to have a sounding board regarding anything fundraising-related. 

To Book:  Mary McCaughey (NICVA)  02890 877777 or email: mary.mccaughey@nicva.org



  • Data Protection Training

Friday 23rd November, 10.30 – 1.30pm

This FREE half-day training course will help you assess and plan what you need to do to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It will help you to think out your approach to meeting the data protection principles and take action to ensure that you are compliant with the GDPR.

The session will give you simple and practical guidance on the impact of GDPR on your organisation.  The training includes practical exercises and a discussion of real scenarios.

Who is it for?

All staff, volunteers and board members of small to medium sized organisations in the voluntary and community sector.


What does it cover?

  • Introduction to GDPR
  • Principles of data protection
  • Individual rights
  • Lawful processing
  • Privacy notices
  • Accountability and policies
  • Consent
  • Breach reporting
  • Subject access requests
  • Your GDPR compliance journey


All of the above events will take place in the Holywell Building, Bishop Street, BT48 6PW.

If you are interested in attending please book your place with us on info@nwcn.org or call
028 7127 9090



2 Second Round of PEACE IV Small Grants Re-opening on 12th Nov 2018


‘Programmes intensively tackling reconciliation issues not covered in depth elsewhere in the local PEACE IV programme'
Grants of £10,000 -£50,000 available for projects aimed at adults 18+ in the following areas:

  • Parading
  • Loyal Order Engagement
  • Work linking individual churches and faiths across denominations
  • Re-imaging permanent political demarcation of territory (sectarian murals, kerbs etc.)
  • Projects with those most impacted by the Troubles (e.g. Victims/Survivors, Political Ex-Prisoners, Former Security Forces etc.)
  • Projects where the majority or all participants identify as male
  • Projects where the majority of participants (to a maximum of 60%) identify as Protestant or Unionist or Loyalist (PUL)
  • Projects where a significant number of participants identify as LGBTQ
  • Projects where a significant number of participants identify as having a disability.
  • Projects engaging with isolated rural areas.
  • Projects building capacity (non-vocational) with participants who have no or limited previous experience of cross-community work.
  • Projects with a strong focus on controversial or difficult reconciliation issues. 

If you’ve a potential project that fits the criteria check out www.dcsdgrantaid.com    
when it goes live on Monday, 12th November 2018 at 10am. 



3   Holywell STEW - New Dates


Holywell Trust is delighted to have secured funding from The Ireland Funds for the next round of Holywell STEW events. We are looking for 12 groups to pitch at 3 STEW events that will run between December 2018 and May 2019.
All pitching groups will receive support in developing their pitch in advance of the STEW events that will take place on: 

  • Wednesday 12th December 2018
  • Wednesday 20th February 2019
  • Wednesday 10th April 2019 

The deadline for groups to complete the expression of interest form is Friday 30th November at 5.00pm. The form can be found here

This is a great opportunity for groups to secure support from the local community for their work - it is also a great night out! In the past groups have secured between £250 and £650 for their efforts. 
If you have any questions about the application process just get in touch on (028) 7126 1941 or 



4  Free 1 Hour Funding Workshop for 3rd Sector Organisations with S3 Solutions 


Available for third sector organisations:

Sports Clubs, Community Organisations, Registered Charities, Community Interest Companies etc.


The 1 hour workshop will include:

  • The ‘how to’ and ‘where to’ search for funding for your organisation
  • Identifying applicable funding streams for your organisation
  • Completing a funding application – the ‘HOW TO’ guide!
  • For larger funding requirements the steps required to get into “a state of readiness” to apply for larger scale funding.

If interested in our FREE no obligation funding workshop then contact Ciaran – Ciaran@s3solutions.co.uk to sign up.  Or you can complete an Expression of Interest here:

You can submit an expression of interest here- https://www.s3solutions.co.uk/free-funding-workshop

Limited spaces available.



5  Community Powered Change session: Co-Creation 2 with Amplify NI


At Amplify NI we are passionate about amplifying people's stories and lived experiences; using this as a spur for THEM to drive locally-led community action. Co-Creation is a participatory way of taking this action.

We have a series of FREE lunchtime sessions explaining Co-Creation in a bit more detail, as well as sharing the tools we use to start to plan and take action. Whether you are working with local communities to address inequalities, or are a concerned resident wanting to make your community a fairer place, this would be a useful approach.

  • Community Powered Change session: Co-Creation 2. Tuesday 20th November 12pm-2pm in the Holywell Trust. RSVP and more info here.



6  FREE Office equipment available from Autism Initiatives


If any group is interested in the items below please contact Thomas Carlin on 02871 318172 or 07792422680.

  • 1 large book case
  • 2 circular tables with 4 chairs
  • 3 folding tables
  • 2 coffee tables
  • 1 sofa and 6 soft chairs
  • 4 room dividers (approx. 6ft x 6ft)
  • 1 clock
  • 5 storage boxes


 7  FWIN Café Culture Event

Friday 9th November, 10.30am-12.30pm
Holywell, Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry
You are warmly invited to a discussion event with representatives from the following six organisations:

  • Cara-Friend/The Rainbow Project
  • Goretti Horgan (UU) on Welfare Reform
  • Londonderry Bands Forum
  • North West Migrants Forum
  • Sean McMonagle on (DSC) Contested Spaces: Bonfires
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland

These talks will be delivered in a café style scenario. All are welcome to this event where you will have an opportunity to spend 20mins with each representative, learning about their work
Lunch will be provided.
If you wish to book a place on the workshop please:
info@fwin.org.uk or telephone: 028 7126 1941



8  RCN Annual Conference & AGM: 'Celebrating Rural Life'


Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy

29 November 2018, 10am - 4pm

Our theme for the Annual Conference this year is ‘Celebrating Rural Life’.  We will be exploring how local groups and people really embrace self-help and community development across rural regions despite austerity, lack of investment and withdrawal of services.
The visit to Lockkeepers Cottage in Toome will showcase local groups telling the story of their work under the three themes of social, economic and environmental projects and how they are currently managing.
Registration from 9.30am with refreshments and AGM starting at 10.00am.  After the AGM business has taken place, Julie Harrison from Big Lottery Fund NI will be our keynote speaker. This will be followed by a panel discussion about our theme.  We will then be launching our ‘Rural Social Value’ report.
Lunch will be provided after which delegates will make their own way to the Lockkeepers Cottage in Toome BT41 3TE before finishing at 4pm.
To register contact
teresa@ruralcommunitynetwork.org by 23rd November 2018.
Seamus Heaney Homeplace, 45 Main Street, Bellaghy  BT45 8HT



  ‘Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland?’


With the establishment of the 11 new super councils in 2015, significant new powers were transferred to local authorities. At the same time, legislation introduced the concept of community planning, which requires councils to work with statutory partners and communities "to develop and implement a shared vision for promoting the well-being of an area, community cohesion and improving the quality of life of its citizens". 


Three years on, the Open Government Network are inviting activists from across Northern Ireland to give their views on whether community planning is working and to discuss how local democracy might be improved. This workshop will provide a forum for engaged citizens to give their views on community planning in Northern Ireland, given the original vision of new local authorities that would place "the needs of all citizens at their core". 


Workshop participants will be asked to share their experiences of community planning, to explore what lessons have been learned in terms of effective engagement, and consider what actions might be taken to make local government more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizens' needs.


Venue:  http://cliftonbelfast.com/

Date: Sat 24 Nov (9.45am-2pm)
Numbers: 50 participants

Purpose: A Workshop for community activists that will generate a short report on attendees’ thoughts on the state of local democracy and how it might be improved

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/is-local-democracy-working-in-northern-ireland-tickets-51069870357


Draft Programme

09.45: Tea & Coffee

10.00: Welcome & Intro

  • Local Democracy & the Open Government Network – David or Colm (5 mins)
  • How local democracy (in particular, community planning) works – Community Places (15 mins)
  • Workshop Overview – Brian (10 mins)

10.30: Session 1: What’s the problem with local democracy?

(What’s working well? Where do the problems lie?)

11.10: Session 2: How can we improve local democracy?

(Policy changes and other recommendations to improve local democracy)

11.50: Break

12.05: Session 3: What can activists do?

(Strategy & Tactics)

12.45: Closing Comments

13.00: Lunch



10 UNISON Conference Invitation - 16th November 2018


Jonathan Swallow Memorial Conference

In Place of Fear — 70 years of the NHS & Delivering Together

Friday 16th November 2018 Hilton Hotel Belfast 9:00am — 3:30pm


Keynote speakers include:
Professor Allyson Pollock: Director, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, campaigner on privatisation and the organisation of health and social care systems
Professor Graham Watt: Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, member of the ‘Deep End’ project tackling health inequality through primary care
Professor Mark Gamsu: Leeds Beckett University, Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, activist on health inequality and welfare reform


We are delighted to invite you to attend the Jonathan Swallow Memorial Conference. In addition to celebrating 70 years of the NHS, the conference will be a contribution to the debate on the implementation of ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026 — Delivering Together’ and ‘Power to People: proposals to reboot adult care and support in Northern Ireland’. The conference is aimed at trade unionists, professional organisations, community activists, politicians, those who work in health and social care services, and policy-makers. Attendance is free, but places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.


To register your place please contact Elizabeth Robinson — e.robinson@unison.co.uk by Friday 9th November.



11  NI Mental Health Study


My name is Perla Fletes-Houston, I am a PhD student at Queen’s University. I am conducting a research study looking at the impact that childhood adversity has on young adults’ mental health and well-being. I am currently recruiting young people between the ages of 18 and 30 that grew up in Belfast or Derry/Londonderry.


Are you 18-30 years old? Did you grow up in Belfast or Derry/Londonderry?

Fill out a survey about your experiences in childhood (good & bad) & your current mental health & lifestyle choices and enter a raffle to win £50."

Go to http://bit.ly/NIWellbeingStudy or Scan the QR code.

The study has been approved by the Ethics Committee at Queen’s University. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me via e-mail at 
 or on my mobile at 07827227026. I am also happy to come by and talk about the study with any potential participants



12 Launch of 'Claudy Visioning Process' Report - You are invited!!


Inside Out invites you to the launch of - Claudy Visioning Process

More than 300 young people between the ages of 11 and 18 took part in a 6-month research project with the aim of creating a vision of what Claudy might look like in the future.

Pupils from from St.Patrick’s & St. Brigid’s College, Foyle College, Lisneal College and Limavady High School provided a distinct and unique view of Claudy in the future!


Why not come along and find out what young people had to say and gain a better understanding of their views and ideas on a range of issues they consider important.


The ‘Claudy Visioning Process’ Report will be launched in The Diamond Centre, Claudy,
Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 12.30pm

Book your place today by e-mailing: thelidprogramme@hotmail.com

Lunch is provided



13   Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Training


This one day certificated training is suitable for Designated and Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers.

It will cover:

  • knowledge of the legal context of child protection;
  • an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Designated Officer;
  • knowledge of Health and Social Care Trust structures and processes; and
  • exploration of issues and concerns around referrals and sharing information.

All participants must have completed a child protection awareness raising course prior to attending. Keeping Children Safe: Training for Staff and Volunteers or Keeping Children Safe: Training for Managers, Supervisors and Management Committee members are suitable foundation courses.


Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are limited to a maximum of 5 per organisation.


Date: 4 December 2018
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, L'Derry BT48 6AL
Cost: £75 per person

Further information:   http://www.volunteernow.co.uk/training-events/view/774    



14  Strengthening Families Programme


Strengthening Families Programme is an evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote the protective factors associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children. 

Delivered over 14 sessions SFP works with the whole family by improving relationships, parental bonds and parenting skills whilst improving social and life skills for the young people participating.


For organisations SFP Provides: 
-Access to a free evidence based programme to complement/enhance existing service delivery
-Facilitates greater interagency working
-Upskilling and professional development of staff
-Free training programme
-Access to additional free training
-Improved outcomes for service users 


The next SFP training date for sfp has been confirmed for 4th and 11th December 2018.  Venue to be confirmed.  Training will be two full days and upon completion of training participants can facilitate and refer onto SFP.  Please complete training form (find this under Useful Downloads on www.nwcn.org) and return.


Any queries call Leona on 07403050507



15 Hurt Level 5 Diploma in Substance misuse and Theory Interventions


Due to new funding Hurt are able of offer the FULLY ACCREDITED Level 5 DIPLOMA IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND THEORY INTERVENTIONS at the NEW cost of £1400, inc certification – A saving of over £250!
Limited spaces available!
Contact HURT on
hurttraining@outlook.com or call 028 7136 9696



16  Eden Project Communities Connections


We’re in this together Eden Project Communities Gathering 17-18 November

Active in your community? Join us for this two day Eden Project Communities Gathering 17-18 November

Venue – the Hutt by the sea,Newcastle County Down

Our theme is connecting and looking after each other

Putting all of your free time and energy into making positive change happen in our communities can sometimes be an uphill struggle. spend time with like minded people, sharing ideas, collaborating and providing mutual support can replenish energies, and enable you to return feeling connected, refreshed and ready to make things happen.

We’re in this together. https://niedencommunitiesgathering.eventbrite.co.uk



17 Shelter NI Events in the Northwest


We are thrilled to announce Shelter NI Omagh Sleep Out, so get your warmest clothes and sleeping bag and come join us on this great night.

After the success of last year’s Sleepout at QUB, this year Shelter NI will be sleeping out on Friday, 30th November 2018 at 1 Market Street, Omagh, home to our very own Project SLATE.

In SLATE we support young people aged 16-25, providing a free and confidential service for young people seeking assistance and advice, as well as supporting living accommodation and floating support services to young adults at risk of homelessness in Omagh.

Every day across Northern Ireland 50 families and individuals present as homeless.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

We are taking to the streets for the night not only in solidarity with people who are roofless, but also to render visible the more hidden forms of homelessness: those living in temporary accommodation such as a hostel or bed and breakfast; ‘sofa-surfing’; those at risk of violence if they remain in their homes; people living in poor conditions that are damaging to their health; or those living in homes unsuitable for them.  

By sleeping out for the night we hope to raise vital funds to continue combating homelessness and poor housing conditions and provide housing services and advice throughout GABLE and SLATE projects which last financial year helped approximately 550 people. 



How can you join us?
register here, you must be over 18 to participate in this event. Once you submitted your registration a member of our team will contact you via email to give you further instructions.
We ask each participant to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. The easiest way to do this is via 
 or on Facebook Fundraisers. 

How to get there?
You can get a bus to Omagh Bus Depot, cross the bridge and walk towards High Street and turn left.
If traveling by car, you can park your car at Market Street car park.

Who to contact if I have any questions?
Please contact Ânia or Ellie if you have any at 


DATE: 30/11/2018
TIME: 7pm - 7am
LOCATION: 1 Market Street, Omagh
REGISTRATION: Please register 



18  Community Places - Free Planning Advice Session (Claudy)

Community Places continues its free planning advice sessions for people and community groups - the next one is on Thursday, 8 November 2018 in The Diamond Centre (Baranailt Road, Claudy) and the drop in session runs from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

We provide free, confidential and impartial planning advice to people who cannot afford a planning consultant.  Our qualified planning staff can give advice on how to comment on or object to a planning application, how the local council deals with planning applications and development which is built without approval and any other information on the planning system. 

There is no need to make an appointment.  If you are not able to get to the advice session, we can also provide planning advice by telephone (9023 9444) or by email (


Community Places is an independent charity and we provide free planning advice to people and communities who cannot afford private consultants.  Our free Planning Advice Service is part-funded by the Department for Infrastructure.  



19 Latest Offers from Salto Youth 


Media & Information Literacy Study Visit to Berlin, Germany
12 - 14 December 2018 | Germany
This study visit will provide practitioners in the youth field an opportunity to learn from organisations who work with Media & Information Literacy; gather and share best practices; create a basis for future cooperation and new projects to take place.
Organizer: SALTO-YOUTH Participation & Information Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 11 November 2018

See details

Film the Change
2 - 10 December 2018 | Nea Makri, Attiki, Greece
Take part in the 2 phases project Film the Change and learn how to build a social promotional video of your organization and/or initiative with low-cost equipment! The training takes place in Greece in December 2018.
Organizer: Solidarity Mission (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 12 November 2018

See details

Jump into Solidarity - European Solidarity Corps
3 - 8 December 2018 | Portugal
“Jump into Solidarity” is a Training Course (TC) that aims to enhance the quality of the European Solidarity projects and support organisations on the development of the main competences related with the projects.
Organizer: Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 14 November 2018

See details

Electronic textiles in youth work
24 February - 2 March 2019 | Avignon, France
Electronic textiles in youth work is a training course for youth practitioners interested in maker education. Participants will exchange best practices and experiment hands-on workshops on maker education, notably on electronics, coding, and e-textiles.
Organizer: Digijeunes (Others)
This activity is for participants from: France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 7 December 2018

See details

KA2 NOW - Innovation in Youth Work
20 - 22 February 2019 | Berlin, Germany
After 5 years of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, a lot of impactful outputs and good practices in the field of Youth have been developed under KA2 Strategic Partnerships.
Organizer: National Agencies: JUGEND für Europa, JINT & SA Archimedes Nordplus (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 9 December 2018

See details

Widening Horizons- A Training for Organisation Hosting and Sending Volunteers
29 January - 1 February 2019 | Dublin, Ireland
This training aims to support organisations hosting and sending volunteers through European Solidarity Corp to explore the experience and learning outcomes for the volunteer.
Organizer: Leargas (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 14 December 2018

See details



20 Share Your DNA DATA Debate


This Future Debate will consider the benefits and risks of a medical system that uses genomic data. How should it be stored and who should have access? Should everyone’s genome be analysed at birth? Is there a duty to donate your genome, like we do with blood and organs?
Mandarin Speakers Association warmly welcomes you to join in the debate with our expert panelists;


Dr. Xuemei Ding - Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Ulster University
Dr. Ruoying Luo
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ulster University Coleraine campus

Dr. Mukesh Chugh - Consultant Altnagelvin Hospital
Stephen Liu  - Masters in Law, Queens University Belfast, works in HSBC
Eamonn Baker - Social Activist
Gerard Deane - Holywell Trust


When: Thursday 15 November 2018 7:30-9 pm, Refreshment start 7pm

Admission: Free, all welcome!
Venue: HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership, 8-14 Bishop Street,
Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PW



21 Memory Night Dialogue Event


Peace in the Park and Community Dialogue welcome you to share in a dinner and conversation in the beautiful and historic St. Columb’s Park House. This is an opportunity to share memories of growing up in Derry/Londonderry, and to listen to the memories of others. We ask that participants bring an object or photo that is important to them.

There will be a free hot dinner provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Eliza at
eliza@stcolumbsparkhouse.org, or call 02871343080.

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Date: November 14, 2018
Location: St. Columb’s Park House



22  New mental health  programme at Ballykelly Men's Shed

Please find our new health and well being programme at Ballykelly Men's Shed. Open to men and female carers.  

All activities/workshops are free and will run until the end of Feb 2019. All courses are facilitated by a qualified counsellor/psychologist approved by the Public Health Agency.

Places are limited so please ring either 02877767232 , by ballykellymensshed facebook page or mobile 07521691345

For the new programme see 'Useful Downloads' on the home page of 



23  Stay Well e-zine


It’s that time of year again when flu vaccination is under way. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all eligible people whose health could be seriously affected by flu to get the free flu vaccine. GPs across Northern Ireland are offering flu vaccination to everyone over 65, pregnant women, and people under 65 with underlying health conditions.


Last year, seasonal flu activity was the highest seen since the 2009 pandemic, with 119 cases of flu in intensive care/ high dependency units (ICU/ HDU) – more than twice as many as the previous year – and a total of 22 deaths in ICU/ HDU in which a diagnosis of influenza was confirmed.


This year sees two new and more effective vaccines being introduced to improve the protection offered to those at risk: a vaccine for older people (aged 65 and over) called Fluad®, which has been specifically designed to increase immunity in this age group, and a quadrivalent vaccine for people aged under 65 who have underlying health conditions and pregnant women.





24  Portrait of Janus (divided states) - Douglas Gordon at St Columb’s Hall, Derry


In Conversation with David Holmes, 6pm Preview Friday 9 November, 7:30pm


Locus+ and Void Gallery are pleased to announce the UK premiere of the Scottish artist Douglas Gordon’s new film, Portrait of Janus (divided states) at St Columb’s Hall, Derry, November 9th as part of the UK/Korea 2017-18 official programme.

Douglas Gordon's new work uses the demarcation line of Korea’s Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), the strip of land separating North and South Korea, to trace a literal and metaphorical boundary. The film tracks the DMZ border being tattooed vertically along the spine of a young Korean man, Janus Hoon Jang. It follows the tattooist’s needle moving down and across his skin and the motifs of the political and personal jar in a private act that is both tender and violent. The delicately balanced contradictions of the emerging image and its meanings are haunted in real time by Okkyung Lee's improvised cello accompaniment; a keening, in fact.


The film will be shown at 7:30pm, November 9th, St Columb’s Hall, Orchard Street, Derry, BT48 6EB.


Janus Hoon Jang, adopted by a Danish couple, often returns to Korea to research his family history. He currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Douglas Gordon (born 1966) is a Scottish artist. He won the Turner Prize in 1996, the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998, among others. In 2012, Gordon became a Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, awarded the title by the French Cultural Minister in Berlin on behalf of the French Republic. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Okkyung Lee (born 1975) is a South Korean cellist, improvisor and composer. She has collaborated with a range of musicians and artists including Laurie Anderson, Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore and John Zorn. She is based in New York, USA.


Hosted by Void Gallery, Derry, UK
Commissioned by Locus+, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Produced by Locus+ and lost but found film limited in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center, London, UK

This project is supported by Korea-Arts Council England joint fund



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