NWCN E-bulletin 15 January 2020

Building Cyber Resilience for Small Organisations
2 DCSDC Grant Aid and Funding
3 Halifax Foundation NI - New Grants Programmes Available 
4 CIJ LyraMcKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary Scheme
5 Learn the art and craft of leadership in the creative sector
6 Parental Alienation United As One Conference 2020
7 Steps To Healing Conference
8 Free safeTALK Training for Community & Voluntary Sector 
9 One-to-one Sessions: PHA Quality Standards
10 Parent/Teen Communication Level 2 Training
11 Getting a Good Night's Sleep Workshops
12 Digital Admissions Clinics
13 Exploring Enterprise Programme February 2020
14 Latest Offers from Salto Youth
15 Upcoming Events Foyle JBO
16 Board of Director Opportunities at La Dolce Vita Project
17 Chinese New Year Celebration 
18 Indian Head Massage classes at Focus on Family
19 Derry to host 4th Annual Radical Bookfair 2020
20 New Years Blues? Try Something New @ Eden Place Arts Centre
21 Pin Boards for hire

1 Building Cyber Resilience for Small Organisations

22 January 2020 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Holywell Diverse City Community Partnership

This session will take a practical approach to help trustees and personnel in voluntary and community organisations to build cyber resilience. NICVA has teamed up with industry experts to provide this tailored cyber security session that will focus on the particular challenges that face small voluntary and community organisations.

The session will include:

  • An overview of current cyber threats
  • Appropriate risk assessment practices
  • Practical, low cost, risk-mitigation controls 
  • Signposting to resources and further guidance for boards, staff and volunteers

As our ability to harness technology and digital services for voluntary and community activity grows, so too does the challenge of keeping our organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches.

Ensuring that organisations have the resilience to face threats from malicious and indiscriminate cyber-attacks is now imperative for boards and personnel in all sectors.   

Email fraud, ransomware attacks and data breaches are risks for all organisations regardless of size or sector. Local playgroups or sports clubs through to international household name charities are all vulnerable. Ensuring that we keep information about the people we work with secure is a top priority. In addition, preventing fraud and complying with regulatory requirements such as GDPR are key organisational governance issues.

Charities and voluntary organisations have an added challenge in terms of the tendency for being open and transparent about activities and finances, holding sensitive personal data, managing organisations with limited resources and an expectation to focus resources on front line services rather than back office services.

Improve your awareness of cyber security threats and help your organisation improve its cyber resilience. Please note that refreshments will be available from 5.45PM.

Funded by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and delivered in association with North West Community Network. 

Register here: 


2  DCSDC Grant Aid and Funding

Community Development Grant Aid Programmes 2020/21

Derry City and Strabane District Council are calling on groups in the city and district to apply to their ‘Community Grant Aid Programmes’.

Groups are being encouraged to apply for ‘Grant Aid’ from the Community Support Fund, Community Centre Venue Fund, Good Relations (Core and Project) Funding and Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) Small Project Support Programme.

All Grant Aid programmes operate on a competitive scheme basis and applications will be determined on the basis of merit.

Our grants are open to not for profit, constituted groups to deliver a wide range of activities and projects that benefit the city and district.

The following funds are open:
Community Centre Venue Fund 2020/2023
Community Support Fund 2020/21
Good Relations {Core and Project} Fund 2020/21
PCSP Small Project Support
 Fund 2020/21

Closing Date on Friday 7 February 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Derry & Strabane Grant Aid Funded Programmes Workshops 

Derry & Strabane Council will be holding Grant Aid Workshops workshops that will provide an overview of the grant aid programmes and provide groups with an opportunity to gain further advice on specific applications, ideas and queries.

Venue Day/Date Time
The Diamond Centre, Claudy Tuesday, 14th January 2020 7pm 
Foyle Arena (Coach Ed. Room) Wednesday 15th January 2020 2pm
Holywell Trust (Bishop Street)​ Wednesday 15th January 2020 7pm 
Newtownstewart 2000 Centre Thursday, 16th January 2020 7pm
Council Office, Derry Road, Strabane 
Friday, 17th January 2020

Further information on: www.dcsdcgrantaid.com/


 Halifax Foundation NI - New Grants Programmes Available 

We are delighted to announce four new grant programmes that are now open.

Download Guidance Notes:

For more information visit our website on https://www.halifaxfoundationni.org/funding-opportunities


4 CIJ LyraMcKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary Scheme

Belfast Exposed are delighted to host the Belfast Launch of the CIJ (Centre of Investigative Journalism) Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary, for the opportunity to attend #CIJLyraMcKee Investigative Journalism Conference 2020 on 25-27 June in London.

The aim of this bursary scheme is to train people from disadvantaged communities, who aspire to become journalists or who are journalists at the very early stages of their career. 

We would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate this event and opportunity with those who would have an interest in this bursary.

Details of the launch event and bursary below:
#CIJLyraMcKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary Scheme

Belfast Launch: Thursday 6 February, 6pm, Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FF

- Guest speaker: Sam McBride. Author of Burned: The Inside Story of the "Cash-for-Ash" Scandal

- Followed by food and drinks reception. 

- Please bring a guest: a journalist, a community leader/volunteer or someone who should be applying to this bursary scheme. 

RSVP: Book your free place at the Belfast launch event through the Eventbrite link below:


More Info: Find out more about the bursary scheme here. Learn about this investigative journalism training bursary scheme to train at the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2020
, who should apply, and how to do it. 


5 Learn the art and craft of leadership in the creative sector

Apply Now for Lead2Grow for Creatives (Round 3)

What is Lead2Grow for Creatives?
Lead2Grow is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and creative artists/freelancers in the sector to access the necessary support and tools to grow and improve performance, particularly during turbulent times. It’s a bespoke programme that will provide a platform for those who join to explore how to encourage, capture and deliver creative solutions for success unique to their current activities.

Who is it for?
Entrepreneurs and creative artists/freelancers in the Creative Industry operating across the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

How is learning delivered?

  • 3 one-day workshops – 13th February, 5th March and 19th of March. Training will take place at Enterprise North West, North West Business Complex, Skeoge, BT48 8SE
  • Psychometric testing and executive coaching

What will participants learn during the programme?

  • Acquire enhanced leadership skills allowing you to focus more on working ‘on’ the business
  • Develop a renewed strategic purpose for your business to help navigate current and future challenges
  • Open more opportunities to be more flexible and increase resilience to setbacks and unexpected change
  • Acquire flexible tools and frameworks to stimulate ideas and solutions to complex business problems
  • Undertake a detailed psychometric evaluation (Korn Ferry) and executive coaching session (value of £200pp)
  • Encounter the opportunity to gain advice from experienced business leaders through mentoring and storytelling, including the opportunity to develop and articulate your own story (value of £200pp)
  • Work in a safe environment to focus on your unique challenges, as well as action implementation
  • Be part of a strong diverse support network across the creative and cultural sectors
  • Produce a personal and professional development plan for future impact
  • Understand and learn from shared experiences of how creativity is the game changer in shaping growth and success

The programme is limited at 12 individuals and the first 2 cohorts were filled within the first few days of being released so we expect this one to be in high demand.

To apply, please click on the link and complete the required form - https://tinyurl.com/yx5mefab

If you require further information, please feel free to contact Brian O’Neill, Enterprise North West on 02871 352693 or brian@enterprisenw.com


6 Parental Alienation United As One Conference 2020

La Dolce Vita Project in association with Parental Alienation Europe will be hosting "Parental Alienation United As One Conferences", on 21st April 2020 in Croke Park Dublin and in The City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry 23rd April 2020.

International guest speakers include:
Dr Demosthenes Lorandos: PhD, Forensic Psychologist, member of California, Michigan and New York State bars and member of the Supreme Courts of the United States. 

Professor William Bernet: Graduate of Harvard Medical School. Expert in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr Bernet, evaluates adults, children, and families involved in legal situations, both civil and criminal. 

Dr Steve Millar: A Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical. M. D in Psychology and Medicine from Brown University. Dr Steve Millar is an International expert on estrangement and parental alienation with a particular focus on differentiating between the two. 

Bachelor of Education (Hons). Masters in Development and Co-Production of Social Care Research candidate. Leadership in Parental Alienation Certified. Family Mediator. Independent Parent Advocate.

Mairead Stewart: Bachelor of Education (Hons). Masters in Development and Co-Production of Social Care Research candidate. Leadership in Parental Alienation Certified. Family Mediator. Independent Parent Advocate. Mairead has studied the effects of parental separation, high-conflict and parent-child relationship breakdown on children of divorce and separation as part of her Masters Course in the Development and Co-Production of Health and Social Care Research.

Rory O’Connor PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FAcSS, a native of Derry, is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, a Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research and a current Vice President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. 

Brian O Sullivan (PAE) A Consultant Systemic (Family) Psychotherapist. .Brian has developed two M.Sc. programs, in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, and in Family Therapy both validated by Middlesex University in London. His primary undergraduate award is in Emergency Medical Science. 

Brendan Guildea: Brendan was called to the Irish bar in 2011 and has developed a specialized practice in high-conflict child access cases, acting for both custodial and non-custodial parents. 

Caroline Langley B.L: A world expert in family law. With nearly three decades of experience, she is a pre-eminent specialist in international family law with a focus on parental alienation, the Hague Convention. She has worked with the US Department of States, the US Citizens Service, foreign governments and inter-pol.

Tickets: £150 per person
Group booking for 10 or more people available.

Ticket Link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ladolcevitaproject/297479?fbclid=IwAR1nEZ4jJwXsmO4muH61dPE5BO6coVkrsPmmtdmaK0ajXW2LVwzD5sj5194

Invoice payment: Tel Cindy Mc Cafferty (Mon and Tues Only between 9.30 - 5pm)
Telephone 028 7137 7272 for more details.

 7 Steps To Healing Conference

Valued Voices presents: Steps To Healing
A two-day interactive & experiential conference

Friday 28 Feb. 2020, 10am to 5pm
Saturday 29 Feb. 2020, 10am to 4pm

Facilitated by Fiona Bell, Anne Tracey and Shauna Quigley

Fiona is a dreamworker and intuitive artist with broad clinical experience as a healthcare professional. Passionate about the therapeutic value of the creative arts, Fiona is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Shauna is the Founder and Director of Wellnessseeker, an online school offering a variety of programmes, aimed at supporting mental and emotional difficulties. She has pioneered a healing programme called 'the Clearing Method', a unique process of therapy that guides participants to uncover core wounds and heal at the source of suffering.

Anne is a practising counselling psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council and the Psychological Society of Ireland. For the past 20 years she was a lecturer in the School of Psychology at Ulster University, Magee and recently completed 26 years with Cruse Bereavement Care as a counsellor, trainer, supervisor and committee member.

Places are limited and participants are kindly asked to commit to both days of this conference. Please call Kirstie on 02871 261941 or email 
to book your place.


8 Free safeTALK Training for Community & Voluntary Sector 

Some spaces are available on the following training.  If you would like to attend please read the attached flyer, then complete and return the booking form as soon as possible (see below). 

Date Time Venue
Thurs 16th Jan 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm St Columb’s Park House, 4 Limavady Road, Waterside, Derry~LondonderryBT47 6JY
Wed 22nd Jan 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm The Vale Centre, Clooney Road, Greysteel, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 3GE
Thurs 30th Jan 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm Omagh Enterprise Centre, Great Northern Road, Omagh BT78 5LU
Tues 4th Feb 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Road, Strabane BT82 9FR,

SafeTalk Flyer / Booking Form


9  One-to-one Sessions: PHA Quality Standards

Quality Standards for Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention

The Public Health Agency, with support from the CLEAR Project, has designed quality standards for services promoting mental and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.  The Standards can be downloaded from 

There are three main areas of the standards:

  1. Setting minimum standards to strengthen services, practice and improve outcomes for service users.
  2. Improving governance arrangements and improve the way in which service providers across all sectors manage their business.
  3. Improving the way in which service providers are held to account for the services they provide.

The standards are the essential level of quality, to ensure safe and effective practice, against which performance can be measured.  They will be used to measure quality by providing a framework to assess your organisation or service against.

One-to-one sessions  - Do you want to increase your understanding of the standards?

If yes, then why not book on a one-to-one session which will help you to reflect on how your organisation has completed the standards worksheets and the evidence provided.  Groups attending the one-to-one session are encouraged to download and start to complete the evidence worksheet prior to the session.

Booking is essential for one-to-one session to get your time slot. To book please complete the form below and return to 

If you require further details, please contact Brenda on 028 7138 3386.

Flyer & Booking Form


10 Parent/Teen Communication Level 2 Training

The Course

This 2-day workshop will be beneficial for those wanting to develop skills in the area of Parent/Teen Communication.
Topics include:

  • Teenage development
  • Practical ways to enhance communication between parents and teens.
  • Rights and needs of parents & teenagers.
  • The impact of positive parenting on self-esteem in teenagers.
  • Puberty and sexual health.

This course has been accredited by the Open College Network Northern Ireland at Level 2. It has the value of 2 credits.
Who should apply?
Applications are welcome from those
working or volunteering with parents/young people in the
Western Trust area. Places are
restricted to 15.
Training Costs 
This workshop training is free of charge to successful participants.
Dates and Venue:
4th / 11th March 2020 
St Columb's Park House, Derry 
9.30am - 4.00pm EACH DAY

Further Information:
Contact Linda Allen at:  
linda@acet-ni.com or telephone 07971 065641.

ACET has been funded by the Public Health Agency to provide this training in the Western Trust area.


11 Getting a Good Night's Sleep Workshops

Are you currently experiencing difficulty sleeping?

These FREE workshops will examine:

  • The impact of poor sleep
  • Tips and advice to help
  • Getting a good night's sleep

Dates, Times & Venues:
- Tuesday 28th January 2020, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre
10:30am - 12:30pm
- Wednesday 29th January 2020, Cairde Le Cheile CLG, The Vestry, St Conal's Campus, Letterkenny
2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Thursday 30th January 2020, Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Road
10:30am - 12:30pm

To enrol for any of the above workshops, please ring 048 7129 6183 from the Republic of Ireland or 028 7129 6183 from Northern Ireland
Or E-mail: 


12 Digital Admissions Clinics

The Education Authority is holding a series of Digital Admissions Clinics for any parents or guardians who may require support in applying for a pre-school or primary school place online.

EA Staff will be on hand to assist parents in making their online application, from creating an email address to submitting an application.  Varying levels of translations services can also be accessed at the clinics.   

The clinics will operate on a drop in basis and no appointment is required.

Pre-school and primary school online admissions are open until 12 noon on Thursday 30 January 2020 to apply.

Places are not allocated on a first come first serve basis, and schools and playgroups will not consider applications until after the closing date.

To find out more about admissions visit https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions

  • Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle St, 15 January 2020,10.00 am – 12.00 noon 
  • Waterside Library, 23 Glendermott Rd, 17 January 2020, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon


13  Exploring Enterprise Programme February 2020

We are now recruiting for The Exploring Enterprise Programme

Are you over 16? Would you like help and advice in gaining employment or even the confidence to start your own business?

This could be the Programme which will help you gain the know how to take the steps you need!

Exploring Enterprise Programme is an initiative which helps support those who are unemployed, in education or training and who would like to change their career path.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Unemployed or working less than 16 hrs per week
  • In education or training
  • Available to commit to the programmes’ training days

Please note that places are limited – contact us today on 028 71352693 or email Veronica at clients@enterprisenw.com


14  Latest Offers from Salto Youth

Act Local Be Social 2020
12 - 19 April 2020 | London, United Kingdom
Act Local Be Social 2020 is a training course for Youth Workers focusing on techniques to engage and mobilise young people in campaigning.
Organizer: Creative Opportunities (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 19 January 2020

See details
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Spring)
16 February - 28 March 2020 | Online / Virtual, Belgium - FR
This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.
Organizer: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Southern Mediterranean countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 20 January 2020

See details
Peace with ME
21 - 29 March 2020 | Oradea, Romania
Peace with me is a 7-day training course which aims to support a network of youth workers that promote a preventive approach on conflicts and violence among their beneficiaries. Please register here: 
Organizer: IPTA (Projects and Ideas for Active Youth) (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 27 January 2020

See details
TYE - Tools for Youth Exchanges
5 - 11 April 2020 | İstanbul, Turkey
A Youth Exchange needs content. Tools for Youth Exchanges is a training that enables participants to explore tools around group processes, (intercultural) learning, involvement of young people and how to facilitate these tools during a youth exchange.
Organizer: Turkish National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 16 February 2020

See details
Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”
5 - 9 May 2020 | Cyprus
“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.
Organizer: Youth Board of Cyprus (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 16 February 2020

See details
Making the Difference: a North-South Partnership Building Activity
21 - 26 April 2020 | Santarem and Vila da Marmeleira, Portugal
This Partnership Building Activity (=PBA) aims at creating concrete partnerships between North and South of Europe, so that you can develop youth exchange projects and apply under the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.
Organizer: Bufdir (Erasmus+:Aktiv Ungdom) (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 1 March 2020

See details


15  Upcoming Events Foyle JBO

See below list of upcoming events in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office for the rest of January;

1.  There will be a  Call Centre Recruitment Event in Foyle JBO on Wednesday 15th January from 1pm-3pm.

Employers who have agreed to participate so far are AXA, Firstsource, Concentrix, Bluebox Broadband & Budget Energy. Rutledge will also be promoting their apprenticeship opportunities in connection with some of these employers.

The opportunities will be mainly Customer Service roles.

Those interested in attending should dress as you would for an interview and bring a copy CV

2. Sean Graham will be in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Tuesday 21st January holding a recruitment event/ interviews from 10am-2pm

The employer has vacancies for Customer Service roles

This is a great opportunity to chat to the employer directly to find out more and possibly apply 

Some level of English and Maths is asked for but not specified and those attending should dress smart-casual

3. Representatives from Enterprise North West plan to be in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Wednesday 22nd January from 10am-12pm promoting their upcoming Exploring Enterprise  programme.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in participating please encourage them call in to have a chat

4. AVON will be holding a recruitment event In Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Tuesday 28thJanuary from 10:30am-12:30pm

5. Mencap will be holding recruitment event in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Wednesday 29thJanuary from 10am-12pm promoting local Support Worker vacancies  

This is a great opportunity to chat to the employer directly to find out more and possibly apply 

6. A local provision Team Time is planned for Thursday 30th January.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information please contact Natasha on the details below. .

Contact: ucemployeradviser.foyle@dfcni.gov.uk  Tel: 07788364670 | DD: 64280


16  Board of Director Opportunities at La Dolce Vita Project

La Dolce Vita Project is a local community based organisation set up to address the issues surrounding domestic abuse, violence, sexual violence and parental alienation.

As an organisation our aim is to bring awareness, educate, empower and encourage communities in  understanding the affects of domestic abuse,violence, parental alienation, not just on the individuals but also on the family, friends, communities.  

We are inviting individuals to express an interest in joining our Board of Directors. These positions are voluntary although out of pocket expenses regarding travel to meetings will be reimbursed.

We would ask those who have a passion or background knowledge, education in the area of domestic abuse and violence to consider expressing an interest.

This is not a mandatory requirement and we would also welcome those with a background in Community Development, Law, Accountancy,  working with Children and Young people,  public sector business skills, Human Rights, and who can demonstrate core responsibilities within these roles.

All members must be over 18 years of age, will be subject to an Access NI or a Gardai Vetting check and will be required to attend 6 meetings per year.

Please include in your expression of interest ; Name, Address, Contact Number, Email address. Any conflict of Interests regarding membership of any other organisations or a member of other Boards. A short personal statement to include education, and what you feel you could bring to La Dolce Vita Project.

Email: ladolcevita5277@gmail.com

Application can be completed at: becollective.com/search/opportunites

Or if you would like additional information telephone 02871377272.


17  Chinese New Year Celebration 

Celebration of 20th Anniversary of Sai Pak Chinese Community Association & Year of the Rat 2020 Chinese New Year Gala Dinner

Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 6:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Everglades Hotel, Prehen Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT47 2NS

4 Course Meal, Lion Dance, Cultural Performance, Magic Show, Prize Draw and Live Band

票價 Ticket

成人Adult 每位£30 each

小童 Child (11 or under) 每位£15

售票處/Ticket Office 西北華人社區協會 Sai Pak  Chinese Community Association 1/F Ebrington Centre, Derry/Londonderry 電話/Tel: 02871 343594 - Mob: 07915929858 電郵/Email: saipakcca@gmail.com


18 Indian Head Massage classes at Focus on Family

This February, Focus on Family will be offering a new course on Indian Head Massage. The classes start on Monday 3rd February 2020 from 5.30pm-7.30pm and run every Monday thereafter for 8 weeks.

These classes are 8 evenings of enjoyment and pure relaxation. In today’s rapid society, due to jobs, family, illness or personal problems, many people experience high stress levels which have a negative effect on them and over time, will take their toll. Why not allow yourself some ‘me-time’ and join us at Focus on Family where you can relax, enjoy the very easy learning and receive a wonderful treatment before leaving renewed in mind and body. Definitely not to be missed! Unfortunately, there are limited places, so it is a first come, first served basis.

With relaxed lighting in a warm and comfortable room, music is softly played while participants sit on a chair. Your partner in the class then massages your upper back, shoulders and neck before moving on to the head. Everyone will be taught different movements to ensure the head is massaged and tension is released. While you are sitting having this done your feet are in a basin of warm water with fresh Ginger and Epson Salts. Then each foot is taken, dried and the lower leg and foot is massaged with Aromatherapy oil. An experience not to be missed!! The beauty of this class is that each participant gains the wonderful benefits of Indian Head Massage while learning how to deliver this amazing treatment for others.

Everything you need for the class is provided - towels, changing screens and gowns. In addition, all the aromatherapy oils are provided. These are especially made by our fully trained therapist to produce calmness and relaxation in the body and mind and to help relieve stress, tension and anxiety. The class is highly rated by many who have attended in the past. Everyone who comes along works at their own pace and there is no pressure on anyone to learn, moreover the main aim of the class is enjoyment and relaxation. For those wanting to develop skills, everything is made very simple and easy to follow and every movement of the treatment will be clearly explained as you work.

Please note this is a non-accredited class and can only be performed on family members, friends, partners, etc.

The total cost of this 8 week class is just £40.00 and the full amount must be paid to reserve your place.

Contact Catherine on 0779 313 1094 for more information or to book your place.


19 Derry to host 4th Annual Radical Bookfair 2020

On Saturday 1st February 2020, Pilots Row Community Centre will host to the 4th annual Radical Bookfair at it’s Rossville Street home in Derry.

Organisers of the annual community project have confirmed that the Bogside venue will host one of the largest number of independent radical press, book sellers, publishers and distributors from the length of Ireland with participants travelling from Scotland, England and Wales for the one day event.

A spokesperson for the Derry Radical Bookfair said “We are delighted to once again confirm that we are able to add the Derry Radical Bookfair to the city’s political calendar after previous successful book fairs. The day long event receives a fantastic response to from the city itself and across the northwest as it is able to provide easy access literature not normally found in usual bookshops and outlets.

The radical book fair is an important event which gives a great opportunity to independent booksellers and publishers due to the availability to network and create links and new important contacts.

“We welcome everyone to the Radical Bookfair with different political visions, ideas, practices and radical traditions. We pride ourselves in creating a space for books of local, national and international interests including social and labour history as well as themes covering radical feminism, queer liberation, anarchism, marxism, republicanism and environmentalism. It is also a day in which a number of campaign groups have the opportunity to table stalls so as to highlight ongoing concerns such as human rights, environmental and social justice issues.

“This year we will be continuing with a series of book launches as well as several talks throughout the event which will again add to the overall community spirit that the book fair has created within a venue such as Pilots Row. For many the event ties in well with the week long events leading up the the annual Bloody Sunday March for Justice.”

Derry Radical Bookfair takes place on Saturday 1st February 2020 from 12pm until 5pm at the Pilots Row Community Centre in Rossville Street.

Online: www.derryradicalbookfair.wordpress.com   


20 New Years Blues? Try Something New @ Eden Place Arts Centre

Need something to brighten up the dark winter days?

Come along to Eden Place Arts Centre and try one of our new courses in: Spinning and Weaving, Polymer Clay, Printmaking or Leathercraft. All courses are suitable for beginners and improvers, no artistic experience necessary!

If interested call into Eden Place Arts Centre or contact us by phone or email on: 07902172080



21 Pin Boards for hire

Are you planning any conferences, seminars or similar type meetings in the New Year?  Then Pin Boards might be just what you're looking for! Pin Boards bring that extra special dynamic to your meeting, conference, seminar or event. 

Pin Boards are an invaluable multi-purpose tool for supporting meetings, workshops, exhibitions, conferences, training programmes and seminars.  They are free-standing and support your group needs especially when space and time is at a premium and seeing 'the bigger picture' is necessary by offering a panoramic view not afforded by the humble flipchart which also helps to encourage greater input from staff and volunteers.

Pin Boards are lightweight, mobile, flexible, durable, easily transportable and environmentally friendly.  They have a wide variety of use, are lighter than most flipchart stands yet can hold up to four times the capacity allowing you to reference both current and previous notes at the same time rather than wasting time searching back and forth through numerous pages.

Pin Boards can be used as room dividers by creating a multitude of break-out space and can be adapted for 'Visual Harvesting' (Graphic Facilitation).They also act as a substitute for wall mounts ensuring no damage to venue through the use Blue-Tac or sticky tape and thus help to reduce costs of materials.   Each board comes with fold-back clips, protective cover and pins.

Pin Boards are available for hire to groups, organisations and businesses across the voluntary, statutory and corporate sectors.  We will deliver the boards to your setting, set them up and return to collect them.  You can hire the boards for as long as you want and there are no hidden costs - you pay per board per session, e.g., one session equates to a morning, an afternoon or an evening.

For more info click here or contact us at: thelidprogramme@hotmail.com


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