NWCN e-bulletin 16 May 2018


1 Celebrate Rural Inclusion with NWCN @ Learmount

2 BBC Children in Need - Waterside theatre funding information session 

3 Fully funded community arts projects open for applications

4 Funding for college kits, uniforms, books and course fees 

5 Regional Networking Events themed around "What Works?"

6 Free Workplace Health Support Service 

7 Free Training/Workshops For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations

8 Upcoming Events with TUH

9 Our Future Foyle presents Architecture of Change

10 Riverine Project

11 Public Consultation Event - North West Greenway Network

12 Accredited Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Workshop for Managers

13 Project Sparks Workshop

14 Disability Awareness Training

15 Driving Theory Test Course – for People with Learning Disabilities & Reading Difficulties

16 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

17 Invitation to Quote for Youth Facilitation Services

18 Local Artist Tender with The Playhouse

19 Stendhal Festival 2018 Volunteer recruitment

20 Job Opportunity with Foyle Hospice

21 Job Opportunity with Kinship Care

22 Job Opportunity with Reading Rooms

23 Job Vacancies & Office to Rent with The Playhouse

24 Job Opportunity & volunteers needed for Board of Directors for In Your Space Circus

25 Time to re(think)! - Diversity and Inclusion Workshops for Primary/Secondary school pupils

26 Annual Bus Trip: Walled Town of Carrickfergus - Saturday 26th May

27 The MakeyUppers' Bedtime stories come to Strabane


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1 Celebrate Rural Inclusion with NWCN @ Learmount


Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Learmount Community Development Group,
192 Learmount Road
Park Village
BT47 4BA
This event will begin at 10am with a light breakfast and will finish with a hearty lunch at 12:30pm.
You will have the opportunity to hear from successful and inspirational initiatives, the journey’s they have come through and the difference they have made:

  • Learmount Community Development Group
  • RAPID (Rural Area Partnership in Derry)
  • DC&SDC Community Safety Wardens will also be on hand to give information and advice 

You will also have the chance to network and make some new connections as well as discuss the current needs of the sector.
If you need help with transport to attend this event, please let us know and we can assist with this.
To register for this celebration please contact NWCN on:
info@nwcn.org / 028 7127 9090


2 BBC Children in Need - Waterside theatre funding information session 


BBC Children in Need is hosting a funding information session in the Waterside Theatre to explain our current funding opportunities and to give interested parties a chance to talk specifically about a project to one of our staff. 


Right now BBC Children in Need is funding over 200 projects in towns and villages all over Northern Ireland with grants totalling over £11m. These are projects working with children and young people who need a bit of support in order to get the best out of life. They may be sick or living in poverty; they may have been abused or neglected, have a disability or be dealing with other challenges that the groups we fund can help them to overcome.


This year because of the generosity of everyone who donates to the charity, over £3.5 million will be spent on projects working with disadvantaged children and young people here in Northern Ireland.

If you would like to attend the funding information session on 22nd May in the Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Rd, Derry/Londonderry BT47 6BG from 10.30am-12.30pm please get in touch with Siobhán McKenna – Siobhan.McKenna@bbc.co.uk / 028 9033 8221


3   Fully funded community arts projects open for applications


Community Arts Partnership's annual application process is now open and we want to invite your community group to apply!


The Community Engagement Programme, open to community groups right across Northern Ireland, is extremely wide ranging, making available fully funded, workshops in:

. Film-making
. Animation
. Carnival Arts
. Ceramics
. The ever popular eco-friendly Trash Fashion
. Visual arts
. Dance
. Drama

… and this year we are partnering with the Ulster Orchestra to develop a new community music programme! (Adult groups only)


Apply online here >> https://www.capartscentre.com/2018/05/caps-community-arts-projects-18-19-open-for-applications-closing-31-may/


Closing 31 May


4 Funding for college kits, uniforms, books and course fees 


Development Award funding is currently available from the Prince’s Trust.


What are Development Awards?
Development Awards are grants that help young people who are struggling to access education, work or training due to a lack of funds. Please note that the average award is £175 and every applicant is assessed on an individual basis.
Development Awards can be used to help with:

  • Equipment for a course, job or work placement (e.g. hairdressing equipment, joinery tools, books)
  • Course Fees
  • Industry specific qualifications e.g. SIA License, Forklift License, CSR Card
  • Workwear for a course, job or work placement (e.g. interview clothing, uniforms for college placements, mechanics clothing)
  • Travel to a course or placement

In order to be eligible for a Development Award, young people should be aged 16 – 30 and unemployed, or working less than 16 hours per week. If they are in education, this should be less than 14 hours per week. Please note that applications can only be made for new courses the applicant intends to start.

Please note that we cannot fund everyday living costs, courses at Level 4 or above, or any costs that are the responsibility of a statutory provider.

For more information call us free on 0800 842 842 or get in touch through our website on


5 Regional Networking Events themed around "What Works?"


The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN), in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA), is hosting 5 regional Networking Events themed around...“What Works?"

‘What Works?’ Workshop 

  • We want to hear about your local community…
  • What works in your community?
  • What works in improving community health?
  • What works to get people involved?
  • What could be done to make things better?
  • What support do you need?

Making Connections and Networking 
Meet other community and voluntary contacts from YOUR area.

Funding Workshop  
After lunch, find out more about Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) funding.  We will discuss what we do/don't fund, go through the application process and give you the opportunity to discuss your project ideas with our team.

Venues                                                                   Dates

  • Bogside and Brandywell, Derry                     Wed 30th May 2018
  • Breakthru, Dungannon                                  Mon 4th June 2018
  • Resurgam Trust, Lisburn                               Mon 11th June 2018
  • Carlisle House, Belfast                                  Tues 12th June 2018                       
  • All Saints Parish Centre                                Tues 19th June 2018 (in association with MEAAP), Ballymena      

Time: 10am – 1.30pm (light lunch will be included)
Cost: Free


To register your place, email: kerryfarrell@cdhn.org stating which event you wish to register for.  Alternatively, contact us on 028 3026 4606 to discuss the events


6 Free Workplace Health Support Service 


Call for 2018-2019 registrations  

Health@Work NI are the lead for the Public Health Agencies Free Workplace Health Support programme for workplaces in the Western Trust area. 
Our FREE services include:                                                                                                     

  • Access and support on how to use Public Health Agencies ‘workplace health resources’ and ‘online health needs assessment’ for staff
  • Support to develop a health and wellbeing action plan
  • Workplace Health Champion training for staff
  • Support to set up health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Volunteering opportunities for staff nearing retirement
  • Opportunities to link in with community/charity causes
  • Support and resources to promote local and regional health and wellbeing campaigns for example;  No Smoking Day,  Physical Activity Fortnight, Care in the Sun Week,  Bike to Work Day
  • Stress Audit for staff

If you are interested in hearing more about what support and training we can offer you can I ask you to complete the workplace health registration (find this under useful downloads on www.nwcn.org and I will be in contact with you in due course to discuss your individual requirements.


Contact Sabrina on sabrina@dhcni.com / 028 7161 1384 or 07456 993 063


 7 Free Training/Workshops For Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations


A new list of training with the Clear Project until the end of June 2018 is now available, please see below or go to our website for more details.  

Training Title



Developing Personal Resilience

7th June 2018

Omagh Enterprise Centre, Omagh

Mental Health First Aid

12th & 19th June 2018

Holywell Trust, Derry~Londonderry

Self-Harm & the Family

21st and 28th June 2018

The Vale Centre, Greysteel



8 Upcoming Events with TUH

  • Resilience and Forgiveness

A Valued Voices/Towards Understanding and Healing event: Resilience and Forgiveness
Stephen Travers, survivor of the Miami Showband Massacre and founding member of the Truth and Reconciliation Platform (TARP), in conversation with Archdeacon Robert Miller (co-author, with Father Paul Farren of: "Forgiveness Remembers" and co-mediator with Michael Doherty MBE in Peacebuilding across Northern Ireland)
Chaired by journalist Paul McFadden 
Thursday 17th May 2018,  7.30 pm @ Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership.
To book a place, please contact Amanda Clarke at 028 7126 1941


  • Lessons & Experiences from Rwanda

Twenty four years on from the Rwandan genocide, meet the man who believes that God is using the people of Rwanda to teach the church – and the world – about reconciliation.  The moment that Christophe Mbonyingabo came face to face with the gospel in his local church, he faced a challenge; following Christ meant turning his back on ethnic divisions and hatred. It was a hard decision to make…

Christophe’s life had been shaped by ethnic violence. He was from a family of Tutsis from Rwanda. However because of violent tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples, his family had fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 1959. Christophe was born there in exile.

Christophe is supported by Tearfund as part of their Inspired Individuals Leadership programme.

Venue:       Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership
Time:         11.00am – 1.00pm
Date:          Saturday 19 May 2018

Please confirm attendance by emailing: michellerosetuh@thejunction-ni.org


  • Valued Voices Testimony Event with Victor Montgomery - Friday 25th May at 12.30pm at Holywell

Victor Montgomery’s brother, David, a part-time member of the UDR, was shot dead by members of Provisional IRA at his place of work on February 10th 1981.

Victor will share his story as part of Towards Understanding and Healing's ongoing series of Valued Voices Testimony events.

The event will take place at 12.30pm on Friday 25th May in Holywell in Bishop Street.
A light lunch will be provided.

To book a place call (028) 7126 1941 / michellerosetuh@thejunction-ni.org


 Our Future Foyle presents Architecture of Change


On 26th May we are holding a pop up exhibition around the Peace Bridge, this will contain a series of cubes which will display individual or group responses to 'what does the river mean to you?'.  


We are looking for you to collect one of our cubes from at the FabLab in the Nerve Centre early next week and then return them to us by 23rd May 3pm.


You can fill the cube with whatever creative medium you like as a form of exhibition that expresses your organisation or you, and your relationship with the river.


These could be visual, in the form of a soundscape or even something to touch.  the cubes will then create a series of installations connected to the Peace Bridge and riverfront balustrades as part of a public space activity over the weekend of the 26th May.  This work is being used as an important study of mental health around the Peace Bridge in a positive.


Contact Ralf at futurefoyle@gmail.com or 075 9080 7432 to arrange to collect a box.


10 Riverine Project


We need your views – offering your thoughts could help us bring an €8 million shared community park to Strabane and Lifford -https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RIVERINE2


Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council are working together to transform currently unused space between Lifford and Strabane into a new cross border and cross community shared community park and activity space, including: 

  • A community building suitable for youth activities including creative media, arts, music, drama and youth café activities
  • Family play and adventure space including play tower and rope bridge
  • Pathways suitable for walking, 5km runs, skateboarding and roller blading
  • Outdoor community events space and stage area suitable for crowds of up to 3000 people
  • Pedestrian bridge across River Foyle
  • Safe river access for canoeing and fishing
  • Picnic areas and seating
  • Natural areas for environmental activities and education programmes.

The vision is to create a shared space which allows the whole community, regardless of age, race, religious background, or ability, to get active, develop new friendships, find new interests and create a positive, connected and energised future.

The Councils are applying for funding application to the Peace IV Programme seeking grant funding of €8 million to cover the costs of park development and the development of a range of activity programmes for the whole community. 

Opportunities will be available for local community and voluntary groups to use the spaces created and to deliver activities of interest to their members.
Community feedback is key to ensuring we prepare the best application possible. Please take a few minutes to give us your opinions through this survey.

If you would like more information about the project, or would like to get involved, please contact  

cmccallan@Donegalcoco.ie or Tony.Monaghan@derrystrabane.com


11  Public Consultation Event - North West Greenway Network


Proposed route options linking Derry~Londonderry to Muff

Wednesday 23 May 2018
14.00 – 20.00
Hollybush Primary School
10 Ardan Road, Culmore, County Derry

Thursday 24 May 2018
14.00 – 20.00
Muff Community Hall
Moville Road, Muff, County Donegal

Route maps and feedback forms will be available at each location.

A project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).



12 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
BT48 7ER
Tel: 02871 365636 ex 229
Mob: 07714494258


13   Project Sparks Workshop


The best teacher is one that has overcome barriers to learning themselves.

Someone like this has the empathy and drive to work with children to unlock their creative potential.  At Project Sparks, we train talented musicians and dancers to become the first generation of disabled teachers.

We are looking for children aged 8 - 12 to take part in free music workshops, where they will learn skills in drumming, dance or singing.
The passionate young Leaders at Project Sparks will;

  • Develop children’s confidence in performance and communication.
  • Enable them to embrace challenge and work as a team.
  • Help children to grow up with greater acceptance of others.

The first workshop will run from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm on Saturday 19th May, upstairs in Northside Village Centre.

To find out more, call Eamonn McCarron (Project Manager) on 079-887-33202.




14  Disability Awareness Training


Teresa McDonagh ( DEGNI)  will be facilitating Disability Awareness Training workshops on Wednesday 13th June 9.30am- 3pm  

Friday 22nd June from 9.30am - 3pm, at The Junction in Holywell.

These are OCN level 1 (3 credits)The cost is £20 per person.

If you are interested in attending 1 of these training days, please contact Teresa on either 07801296131 or by email to


15 Driving Theory Test Course – for People with Learning Disabilities & Reading Difficulties


Disability Action’s Derry Office is planning to hold Driving Theory Test Courses. 

The tutor is a Driving Instructor who has worked for many years with people with disabilities who wish to learn to drive.


This course will be really helpful for people with learning disabilities and reading difficulties.

The cost of the course is £90 for 6 weeks (2 hours per week).  

Date and time of the course will be arranged after you register.


If you are interested please contact:
Maria Hippsley
Disability Action, 58 Strand Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 9PH

Tel: 028 71 360811


16 Latest Offers from Salto Youth


Youth work against violent radicalisation- The role of democratic competences –

26 - 29 June 2018 | Slovak Republic
The role of democratic competences – part 2 is linked to the training of trainers which took place in Utøya/Sundwollen in April 2018 (Youth work against violent radicalization: The role of democratic competences – part 1).
Organizer: Iuventa, National Agency Erasmus+, Slovakia (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 3 June 2018

See details

Peace Games
26 August - 3 September 2018 | Sluňákov, Horka nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Are you curious to explore games as learning tools to develop political participation, inclusion and non-violent communication? Would you like to learn how to introduce tips and principles of "gamification" in your educational work? Then, the game is on!
Organizer: Dobroti (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 17 June 2018

See details

Bridges for Trainers 2018
28 - 30 November 2018 | Prague, Czech Republic
Bridges for Trainers offers a to debate on trends and issues related to training in the youth field. In 2018, BfT will explore the roles tasks of trainers connected with the policy initiatives in the field of youth, including the new EU Youth Strategy.
Organizer: SALTO Training and Cooperation RC (SALTO)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 24 September 2018

See details


17 Invitation to Quote for Youth Facilitation Services


Please find Invitation to Quote for Youth Facilitation Services for projects funded under the EU PEACE IV Programme (youth theme). Suppliers who pass stage one will be held on a select list.
Find this document under 'Useful Downloads' at 

For clarification or further information please do not hesitate to contact Jacqueline Parkington on 028 7125 3253 ext 6665 or email jacqueline.parkington@derrystrabane.com.

The closing date for receipt of quotations is 2.00 pm on Thursday 24th May 2018. Quotes should be emailed to: Jacqueline.parkington@derrystrabane.com or alternatively posted to: Jacqueline Parkington, Derry City and Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7NN


18 Local Artist Tender with The Playhouse


The Playhouse invites tenders for:

4 x Socially Engaged Artists  (Open to individuals from Northern Ireland & the Border Counties who are practicing in any art form e.g. theatre, film, art, music etc.)

The Socially Engaged Artists will deliver Local Projects, as part of the Playhouse’s EU Peace IV project:

  • Two Local Projects to be completed by December 2018
  • Two Local Projects to be completed by March 2019.

Tender Specification from: http://www.derryplayhouse.co.uk/content/tenders/76

The deadline for Tenders is: 12noon (UK Time) on Thursday 31st May 2018.


19 Stendhal Festival 2018 Volunteer recruitment


Stendal festival is looking for fantastic folk to join their team for the build-up and delivery of the Multi winning Stendhal festival that takes place on 10th & 11th August 2018.

Volunteer Registration Evening:
Tuesday 22nd May, 7pm @ LCDI Limavady

(volunteer registrations and work will be carried out most Sundays on the run up to the Festival)
*Volunteers must be at least 18

Roles include: The Zero Waste Green Team, The hospitality team, Band Liaisons, Traffic Management, Stagehands, Drivers, general Stewarding, Site Artwork and a host of other areas…..

Please contact the centre for further information
www.volunteeringnorthwest.co.uk or

text 07706291964


20  Job Opportunity with Foyle Hospice


FOYLE HOSPICE - Compassionate Communities Volunteer Coordinator
(30 hours per week) Maternity Cover

Foyle Hospice working with the Integrated Care Partnership, Caw Nelson Drive Action Group, Hillcrest Trust, Ballymagroarty Hazelbank Community Partnership Board and Shantallow Community Centre have established a Compassionate Communities Project in the local community.  The project uses a public health/community development approach to palliative and end of life care encouraging compassionate capacity through:

  • Increasing public awareness
  • Encouraging community engagement
  • Reach Out – a network of volunteers who provide companionship and support to people who are living at home with advanced illness and to those who care for them

Foyle Hospice require a Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the effective recruitment, training, support and matching of volunteers involved in the project.  She/he will be educated to A Level standard, with experience of delivering training, experience of managing volunteers, good organisational and communication skills, excellent IT skills and a team player. Salary will be on Agenda for Change Band 4 (£19,408-£22,683 pro rata).

This post is to cover a maternity leave and will start in July 2018. 

For an application pack or further details please contact:
Rachael Osbourne
HR Administration
Foyle Hospice
61 Culmore Road
BT48 8JE
Telephone: 028 71351010 or email: 


Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 25th May at 5.00pm

Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th June 2018
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


21 Job Opportunity with Kinship Care


Kinship Care NI invite applicants for the position of: BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

(Ref: KCNI.BM.R1.01)

To oversee day to day operations and contribute to the strategic development, growth and success of Kinship Care NI. 

This position is full time (37.5 hours per week) for a fixed term of 3 years.
Salary: £34,170 per annum
Based in Derry/Londonderry

  • Degree (or equivalent) qualification in business or a closely related field.
  • Proven work experience managing and supervising staff and/or volunteers.
  • Proven experience managing budgets and compiling financial reports.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of, and experience in matters of Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • A current driving licence with access to a car. (Can be waived in the case of applicant whose disability prohibits driving, but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).
  • IT skills.

For a Job Information Pack contact:-
Kinship Care NI, 67 Carlisle Road, L’Derry, BT48 6JL.
Tel: Jacqueline on 028 71373731

Application Forms can also be requested via e-mail from kinshipcare.ni@gmail.com

It should be noted that the criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short-listing.

Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon, 31st May 2018.

Kinship Care NI operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy.

AccessNI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


22  Job Opportunity with Reading Rooms



Reading Rooms is a volunteer-led, innovative shared reading programme based in the community that uses poetry and prose to engage with young people who are hard to reach in care and/or on the edge of care.

Reading Rooms uses literary narrative to abstract and simulate social experience in relation to mental health. Narrative fiction creates a deep and immersive experience of social interactions for readers. Through the selection of bespoke literature participants are taken on a journey which is clearly mapped out using a low threshold CBT model.

We are recruiting for this exciting programme and invite applications for the following position:


Project Officer – Youth Programme

This is a Full-Time Fixed Term one-year contract Based in Derry~Londonderry
Salary £24,000

Application pack can be downloaded from the following:  https://www.theverbal.co/Pages/Category/jobs


Closing date for applications is: 12noon Tuesday, 29th May 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 11th June 2018.

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


23  Job Vacancies & Office to Rent with The Playhouse


The Playhouse Invites applications for the positions of:


Casual Labour: Box Office Assistant
The Box Office Assistant will be responsible for managing the computerised Box Office System, taking theatre bookings, producing box office reports, answering calls, cash handling, keeping theatre displays up-to-date, general administration and dealing with the general public. Applicants must have computer and administration experience, as well as able to work flexible hours. Casual Hours of work will be focused mainly but not exclusively on Saturday daytime and evenings, and may also include weekday evenings and holiday cover.


Casual Labour: Bar Staff
The Playhouse is currently updating its list of Casual Labour for experienced Bar Staff to operate our theatre bar during theatre shows and events. 

For your name to be considered for our Casual Labour Lists please submit a CV (marking which position you are interested in) to: The CEO, The Playhouse, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry, BT48 6RG  Tel - (028) 71 268027. Email: info@derryplayhouse.co.uk . Closing Date for Applications:  Friday 25th May 2018 


City Centre Office Space Available to Rent:

The Playhouse has affordable office/incubation space available to rent in its city centre buildings. Leases are available from 1-3 years. Preference will be given to those working in the creative/arts sector. For additional information contact info@derryplayhouse.co.uk


24  Job Opportunity & volunteers needed for Board of Directors for In Your Space Circus

  •  Job Opportunity with In Your Space Circus

In Your Space Circus is seeking a Finance Administrator to join the team. The full Job Description, Person Specification and details of how to apply can be requested from Cath by contacting on cath@inyourspaceni.org or calling 028 7137 7113

  • In Your Space Circus is seeking volunteers for its Board of Directors

In Your Space Circus , the North West ' s only Circus School and Street Theatre company is seeking Directors for its governing Board. In Your Space Circus is at an exciting junction in terms of growth and development and we have identified the need to grow our governance Board in-line with this growth. We are particularly keen to hear from potential candidates with financial and legal expertise, however other areas of skill and experience, relevant to Company governance and/or the arts are also of interest to us.

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please send your CV and an expression of interest to cath@inyourspaceni.org. Many thanks!

For more information about our work please see our website www.inyourspaceni.org


25  Time to re(think)! - Diversity and Inclusion Workshops for Primary/Secondary school pupils


IMPRINT Training and Facilitation is now offering these highly interactive and fun diversity/inclusion workshops to Primary and Secondary school pupils.

Workshop learning includes an understanding of what prejudice is and how it develops; debunking of myths through activities; empathy generating activities; common interest activities; expression of thought activities and perception activities all aimed at promoting an inclusive attitude.

Workshop capacity: up to 30 pupils (give and take a few!).


Workshop length and cost: varies depending on your requirements but generally last 45 mins - 1 hour, 1-2 hours or a half-day.

Workshops can also be generated around issues of identity, gender, racism, equality and other aspects of cultural diversity.  Sessions can be relatively flexible and developed around your specific requirements and age group.


Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss the possibility of IMPRINT coming into your school.  Together we can raise up and champion a generation to respect their now, to embrace a future of more and to leave a legacy of honour, welcome and openness.

Contact Lee Millen at lee@imprintfacilitation.com / 078111 56925



26  Annual Bus Trip: Walled Town of Carrickfergus - Saturday 26th May


The Carrickfergus Town Walls - Saturday 26th May 2018.

Join the Friends of the Derry Walls on our annual bus trip on Saturday May 26th, which, this year, will unpack the heritage of our sister walled town, Carrickfergus. Better known for its Norman castle, Carrickfergus is the only other settlement in Northern Ireland with substantial sections of its town walls still upstanding. Its medieval Street layout, which has been largely maintained within the town wall boundary, gives a real sense of historic origins of the present day town.  For more information, click on the link below.




27  You're invited to Rathlin Big Community Walk -  Eden Project Communities

Saturday 26th May 2018
Rathlin Harbour 10:40 – 1pm

Ferry leaves Ballycastle EDIT - the 10am ferry is now full. There will be a 9am crossing as well. Please book a Big Walk ticket on eventbrite to express interest and we will send further ferry booking details later.




27  The MakeyUppers' Bedtime stories come to Strabane

Friday 18th May, 8pm, The Alley Theatre, Strabane
Tickets £10

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”.

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew…they may not be as sweet as you remember.

You cannot miss Sorcha Shanahan and Gemma Walker’s topical, hilarious, relevant and strikingly different.

***Please Note: This show is for persons 16+, as it contains adult themes and some strong language.***



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