NWCN E-Bulletin, 07 Sep 2017


1 Celebrate the Sector with NWCN - Save the Dates!
RuralMicro Capital Grant Scheme 2017
PEACE IV Small Grants Programme 2017 – 2020
Free Social Innovation Workshops
‘Understanding the Decade of Centenaries’ Steering Group Call
Western Health and Social Care Trust Financial Planning - Savings Plan HAVE YOUR SAY
Countering Incitement to Hatred
Testimony event with Hazel Deeney, October 3rd 2017
WAVE: Theories of Traumatic Loss, Grief and Loss (Derry/Londonderry)
10 Keeping Children Safe: Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
11 Our Future Foyle Showcase
13 First Aid Training
14 Conversational English
15 Upcoming Programmes with The Princes Trust
16  Latest Offers from Salto Youth 
17 Traveller Awareness Training
18 REACH Across - Up The Foyle In A Bubble Fun Day
19 Job Opportunities with Kinship Care & CAJ
20 Complementary Therapy Classes at Focus on Family
21 Enough Stuff Festival Derry 16th/17th Sept
22 Building Sustainable Communities - How Cloughmills Shares
23 Alternative Bedtime Stories PREMIER

1 Celebrate the Sector with NWCN - Save the Dates!

North West Community Network Celebration Events:

  • Friday 15th September - Children & Young People: Please note this event has now been postponed and will be rescheduled.
  • Thursday 21st September - Sport & Leisure
  • Thursday 5th October - Rural Inclusion

North West Community Network are organising three Celebration/Master class events starting with a hot hearty breakfast at 9:30am and finishing at 12 noon.

You will have the opportunity to hear about successful and inspirational initiatives and also have the chance to network and make some new connections! 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries: 
info@nwcn.org / 028 7127 9090 / www.nwcn.org

More information to follow soon...         
2RuralMicro Capital Grant Scheme 2017

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.
Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation. 
The total project cost must not exceed £3,000
Projects must clearly address an issue of rural poverty and / or social isolation and applicants must provide a minimum of 15% match funding.
The scheme is being delivered by the Rural Support Networks on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Application forms, guidance notes and further advice and information is available from the Rural Support Network in your council areadetails below.

Key objectives
The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2017 has been designed to:
  • Help rural community-led, voluntary groups to address local issues of access poverty, financial poverty and social isolation; and
  • Improve the lives of rural communities, and in particular the wellbeing of isolated individuals.
Projects must focus on one of the following three themes:
  • Modernisation  (of premises / assets)
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Health and Wellbeing
The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2017 will be open for applications from  Monday 4 September until 4pm on Friday 29 September 2017.
For further information about the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2017, please contact the Rural Support Network for your council area.
Guidance Notes and Application Forms for the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2017 can be downloaded from your local Rural Support Network websites.
If you are unable to download the Guidance Notes and Application Form, hard copies are available by e-mailing or phoning the Rural Support Network in your council area.  

 The Closing Date for Applications is 4PM on Friday 29 September 2017
Information on the scheme is also available on the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs website.

Dennett Interchange and RAPID are opening for applications to the Rural Micro Capital Grants scheme.

During the week commencing 4 th September, Dennett Interchange will be holding
three information sessions for groups intending to apply or require additional
Thursday 7th September 2017, Council offices, Strabane @ 3.30pm
- Thursday 7th September 2017, Newtownstewart 2000 Centre @ 6.00pm
- Thursday 7th September 2017, Glenelly House, Plumbridge @ 8.00pm

RAPID will be holding information sessions on the following dates:
- Tuesday 12th September 2017, RAPID offices @ 7.30pm
- Wednesday 13th September 2017, RAPID offices @ 11.00am

For further information or to request an application form and guidance notes, please
contact Dennett Interchange on 71 397990 or email: 


3   PEACE IV Small Grants Programme 2017 – 2020

Projects must apply under ONE of the following criteria:

Criterion 1:         Projects with those most impacted by the Troubles.
Criterion 2:         Removal / Re-imaging of permanent political demarcation of territory.
Criterion 3:         Community Education/Programmes to tackle culture of punishment attacks.
Criterion 4:         Programmes intensively tackling reconciliation issues not covered in depth elsewhere in the local PEACE IV programme.
Criterion 5:         Cross-community programmes with strong reconciliation focus in geographical areas of DCSDC not already named in other PIV local programmes and which work with participants who have not previously engaged significantly in cross-community work.

Call for Applications
Opening Date: Monday, 11th September 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Two stage closing date (both mandatory):
Expressions of Interest Closing Date:     Friday, 29th September 2017 at 12 noon
Full Applications Closing Date:                  Friday 20th October 2017 at 12 noon

Initial Community Information Workshops 
Initial 90 minute Community Information session will provide an overview of the PEACE IV small grants programme, outline the Expression of Interest process and provide groups with an opportunity to gain further advice on specific applications, ideas and queries.  Submission of an Expression of Interest form by the deadline will automatically allow the applicant to select to attend a more detailed information session on the full application process in early October 2017.  Please register attendance for initial information session with 

DEA area Day/Date Time Venue
Ballyarnett Wednesday 20th Sept 2017 10.30am Shantallow Community Centre
Derg Tuesday 19th Sept 2017 7.00pm Derg Valley Leisure Centre, Castlederg
Faughan Wednesday 20th Sept 2017 7.00pm RAPID Offices, Killaloo
Foyleside Monday 18th Sept 2017 10.30am Outerwest Cultural Hub, Rosemount
Moor Wednesday 20th Sept 2017 2.00pm Holywell Diversecity Partnership, Bishop St.
Sperrin Monday 18th Sept 2017 7.00pm Dennett Interchange, Donemana
Strabane Town Monday 18th Sept 2017 2.30pm Glenelly Room, Council Offices, Strabane
Waterside Tuesday 19th Sept 2017 2.30pm St.Columb’s Park House, Limavady Road

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Further information on:  
www.dcsdgrantaid.com  from Monday, 11th September 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Or contact: PEACE IV Team, 

Tel. No.:  028 7125 3253 ext 6935          


4 Free Social Innovation Workshops

Do you want to learn more about social innovation? What it is and how you can use it to improve what you do and how you do it? NICVA are running a further round of 11 workshops throughout Northern Ireland in the last quarter of 2017.
Simply put, social innovation is finding new and innovative solutions to existing social problems. These solutions can take the form of new products, services, models, markets or processes. Crucially, social innovation seeks not only to resolve the immediate social problem but also enhances society’s capacity to act in future.
Now in its second year, this initiative of the Building Change Trust, Social Innovation NI, is a cross-sectoral collaboration of organisations who want to see innovation at the heart of solving social problems in Northern Ireland. These are:

  • The Building Change Trust (overall coordination)
  • NICVA (Social Innovation Workshops)
  • Work West (Social Innovation Skills Programme – lead)
  • Enterprise North West (Social Innovation Skills Programme)
  • Innovate NI (Techies in Residence) 

The term ‘Social Innovation’ can be alienating to many people and with these workshops NICVA will hope to demystify the concept showing participants how social innovation is really something anyone can try.  You will hear from participants on the first year of the programme, many of whom accessed seed funding to bring their idea and concept to the next stage.
There will also be an opportunity to try out one of the key methods involved in social innovation – Design Thinking –  so groups and organisations can see for themselves whether it can help them find new solutions to whatever societal challenges they are passionate about. ‘Design thinking’ is a creative approach to problem solving that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs.
We foresee this as the first step on the Social Innovation NI journey with groups and organisations going on to participate in our other Support Projects, but we believe it is equally as worthwhile for those who are just hoping to learn more about Social Innovation, and take those lessons into their own work.
Dates of the workshops are below, click on the links to book a place: 
19th October, 
Playhouse, Derry, Derry & Strabane
23rd November, 
Strabane Enterprise Agency
, Derry & Strabane

All seminars will be scheduled for 10.00am - 1.00pm with the exception of Belfast and Derry which will be 3.00pm - 4.30pm


5 ‘Understanding the Decade of Centenaries’ Steering Group Call

The Nerve Centre is seeking members to join a steering group for its ‘Understanding the Decade of Centenaries’ programme, delivered in partnership with the Tower Museum.

The programme will deliver exhibitions, events and creative opportunities for communities and young people around important events during the Decade of Centenaries – including the end of the First World War, Suffrage, Irish War of Independence and Partition.

Participation is welcome across the community, arts, heritage and education sectors and beyond.

Deadline for applications: 1pm on 29/09/2017

You will find further information here 
www.nwcn.org under Useful Downloads


6 Western Health and Social Care Trust Financial Planning - Savings Plan HAVE YOUR SAY

The Health and Social Care (HSC) system has been working collaboratively to address the significant financial pressures facing health and social care in 2017/18 in order to meet the statutory requirement of achieving a
balanced financial plan across the HSC.  Trusts have been tasked by the Department of Health (DoH) with developing draft savings plans to deliver their share of a total of £70m of savings in 2017/18.

The Trust is now required to consult on the draft proposals in its2017/18 Savings Plan in line with the Department's policy guidance circular: Change or Withdrawal of Services - Guidance on roles and responsibilities, dated 26 November 2014.

The consultation document can be found on the Trust's website at 
Alternatively, if you would like us to send you a copy of the consultation document please contact the Trust's Equality Unit on 028 8283 5278 or email equality.admin@westerntrust.hscni.net

 7 Countering Incitement to Hatred

Friday 13th October 2017, Canada Room, Queens University Belfast

Defining public duties to tackle incitement to hatred whilst respecting free expression: Reviewing the legal & policy framework

A conference hosted by the Equality Coalition in partnership with the George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at QUB, to address the ‘threshold’ and ‘intervention’ questions increasingly defined in human rights law as to when public authorities can or must act against speech and cultural expression in order to protect the rights of others.

Conference will include both international and local speakers.

Please RSVP to events@caj.org.uk 


8 Testimony event with Hazel Deeney, October 3rd 2017

Hazel Deeney was with her husband Trevor when he was shot dead on 8th April 1998 by the INLA in the driveway of their home at Kilfennan (Derry-Londonderry). Hazel was left to raise four children on her own, ranging in age from 6 to 12. Trevor was the last person killed  before the Good Friday Agreement was arrived at and was buried on the day the Agreement was signed.  

Hazel is a member of the Victims & Survivors Forum

She will share her story during a lunchtime Testimony event happening at Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership from 12.30 pm till 2pm on October 3rd 2017


 WAVE: Theories of Traumatic Loss, Grief and Loss (Derry/Londonderry)

(OLE2576) WAVE Tutors
Autumn 2017

4 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, starting 4 October 2017

This course provides students with a grounding in trauma theory and approaches to supporting those bereaved/traumatised. Theories of grief and loss will be explored as well as identifying the skills required to help with bereaved and traumatised individuals. Complicated and traumatic grief will be examined and the interventions to assist those suffering from complicated grief and loss will be identified.

10 CATS Points (Level 1) 

(no concession)
Full Price: £85.00
Please contact Pamela for further information on 
 or call 028 7126 6655
10 Keeping Children Safe: Safeguarding Children with Disabilities

Venue: Derry Central Library
Date: 10 October 2017
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: £45 per person
Book now at: 

What is the training about?
This training programme covers:
 disability models;
 attitudes to disability;
 safeguarding procedures when e.g. mobililty or
communication is restricted; and
 creating safe and inclusive environments.

This training is interactive and participative and participants will learn through presentation, group work and discussion.

Who is the training for?
This training is aimed at staff and volunteers working with children and young people with disabilities.

Who delivers the training?
Keeping Children Safe training is delivered by qualified and accredited trainers with experience of safeguarding issues.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment.
Also available is Keeping Children Safe: Training for Staff and Volunteers.

All Keeping Safe training programmes can be delivered as certificated courses to a specific organisation, or
tailored to an organisation's needs and delivered to staff and volunteers. Please contact us to discuss your organisations training needs.

T 028 9023 2020 E 
info@volunteernow.co.uk W www.volunteernow.co.uk

11  Our Future Foyle Showcase

'Our Future Foyle' is holding a september showcase to show what the team and community have been up to in response to improving the health and wellbeing of the banks and bridges of the river Foyle.

Thursday 14th September 2017
10:00 – 14:00
The Playhouse

10.00: Tea and coffee 
10.30: Introduction
10.50: Positive actions against suicide; addressing suicide
ideation and changing peoples mind-set
11.10: The Helen Hamlyn Centre; healthcare, inclusive design
and drivers for change 
11.30: Our Future Foyle; the establishment of Our Future Foyle and
the public engagement 
12.00: Lunch provided
13.00: Derry and Strabane District Council; programme for government
and community planning process
13.20: Our Future Foyle project outcomes and future events
13.40: Looking forward; next steps for the projects advancement and
how you can get involved

Please sign up below to attend the day.



To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, AWARE is holding a Mood Walk in Derry/Londonderry on Friday 8th September 2017, with registration at 6pm and the Mood Walk commencing at 6.30pm. The AWARE Mood Walk is starting from and finishing at the Foyle Arena and we are delighted to have the support from the Mayor, Cllr Maolíosa McHugh, who has made AWARE his chosen charity during his term of office.
'Mood Walkers' can choose between the 5km and 10km routes. That's either along the Greenway to the Foyle Bridge and back or over the Bridge, through Bay Park, along the river, over the Peace Bridge and back to the Arena. Walk, run, cycle - it's up to you.
After the all-important exercise will come the entertainment and we are delighted to have the fantastic 
Ruth McPhillips performing after the Mood Walk. We're also planning children's entertainment, a BBQ and more.
Every pound raised will be invested in AWARE's vital support services which help people battling depression to overcome it.
Registration is £10 which includes your very own AWARE Mood Walk t-shirt and sponsorship forms! This is a sponsored walk to raise money for AWARE and the services we provide in the local area.
You can register online at 
https://www.aware-ni.org/mood-walks.html or you can register on the night.
For more information about this mood walk and to speak to someone from the fundraising team, please email 
fundraising@aware-ni.org or call T: 028 90 357820

Mindfulness Programme

Date - Friday 8th September 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm
Price : £70
Location -  North West Social Enterprise Hub The Old Fire Station, 
1A Hawkin Street, Derry.
028 7126 0602 |  E: 


13   First Aid Training

FREE Adult First Aid with Defibrillator if required. Easy to learn, easy to remember and delivered using interactive methods. One two hour session or two X 1 hour sessions tailored especially for your group. No reading, writing or exams.

Available to all senior groups in Northern Ireland.

Booking forms available from 
 or phone 07808243707


14  Conversational English

"Build your confidence in speaking English" at Waterside Women's Centre

20 week course starting Wednesday 20th September
Creche places available

To find out more telephone: 028 7134 1579 or email:  

15 Upcoming Programmes with The Princes Trust

Get Into Retail with Marks & Spencer

Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!

  • Gain in-depth training in the retail industry by completing 4 weeks work experience with Marks & Spencer.
  • Learn about customer service and selling skills, stock rotation and control.
  • Improve your CV and boost your employability skills!
  • Receive up to 6 months support after the programme to help you find work.
  • Get your travel and lunch provided for the whole programme.

Monday 18th September to Friday 13th October 2017
Taster: Tuesday 12th September
To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07484901934 or email 

 TEAM Programme
Starts Monday 25th Sept @NWRC Limavady and Derry-Londonderry
Do you want to build Confidence, Motivation, Qualifications and Life Skills?
Aged 16 -24?
Join TEAM! (Limited places!)
"How it works...
Join the Princes Trust TEAM, our 12-week personal development programme, for the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people.
When you come on board, you’ll be challenged to:

  • Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live
  • Take part in an action packed residential trip (optional)
  • Get two weeks work experience in something you’re interested in
  • Develop your English and Maths skills 
  • Develop your CV and Interview Skills
  • And much much more!! 
As part of the course, we also spend time on short and long term goals that are right for you."
Course Content
  • Week 1 – Induction Week- Team building, ice breakers and fun!
  • Week 2 –Residential – Team building and outdoor pursuits completely free (2nights)
  • Weeks 3 – 6 – Community Project – Making a difference in the Local community
  • Weeks 7 /8 – Work Placement – gain experience learn new skills and get working towards  a career
  • Week 9 – Next Steps – CV, Applications, Interview Skills, Careers Advice & Planning for the future
  • Week 10/11 – Team Challenge – Working with other local groups and planning activities
  • Week 12 – Final Presentation 
To be eligible potential TEAM participants should be aged 16-24, unemployed or working/training part time less than 16 hours p/week.
Special Features
  • £30 EMA available
  • Benefits not affected
  • Childcare allowance
  • Travel costs reimbursed
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch Club
  • Completely free
  • A challenging programme that is delivered in a fun and interactive way
  • The participants will gain increased confidence, motivation and employability skills
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • One-to-one support and careers guidance for the future
  • Full-time flexible programme centred around the needs of the young people 

Here's a short video also...

For more details contact… 
Limavady TEAM- Denis - t: 07527 389281 e
Derry-Londonderry TEAM- Sean - t: 07794 215217 esean.curran@nwrc.ac.uk


16 Latest Offers from Salto Youth 

VolunTour: Grow- Clean Cambodia
The Study Visit is a test of a new format of international mobility - the VolunTour - organized by youth NGOs, which mix responsible tourism, volunteering and meeting with stakeholders on the theme of environment and education issues.
Organizer: Joint Association (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 15 September 2017

› More details 
Course on Project Management (PMP) for Youth Workers
The course is designed for youth workers who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level.
Organizer: The Netherlands Institute of Business (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 16 September 2017

› More details
Graphic facilitation for better communication
This TC is focused on improving the visual and verbal communication skills of youth workers. The competences they will develop during this course will help them to better engage with audiences of young people during training sessions and presentations.
Organizer: Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Russian Federation, Syria, Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 17 September 2017

› More details
EuroPeers Training Course
Training Course6 - 11 November 2017 | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This TC is for young people who have participated in Youth in Action or Erasmus+:YIA projects. It prepares them to independently share their experiences and inspire their local peers to get involved in European mobility programmes.
Organizer: SALTO YOUTH South East Europe Resource Centre (SALTO)
This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - DE, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 30 September 2017

See details
Training for EVS mentors (in French) / Formation de Tuteurs, 21-24 November, Sommières (30)
Training session for EVS mentors / Formation de tuteurs/tutrices impliqué-e-s dans des projets de « Service Volontaire Européen »
Organizer: Agence Française Erasmus + Jeunesse & Sport (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 2 October 2017

› More details
Conference Digital Youth Work
The Conference will bring together 100 – 120 youth workers and youth work stakeholders from Europe and create a space to examine the concept of digital youth work from diverse angles.
Organizer: Interkulturelles Zentrum (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 5 October 2017

› More details


17 Traveller Awareness Training
Derry City and Strabane District Council Good Relations team are delighted to invite individuals to register for a free day of Traveller Awareness Training.
The aim of the course is to give locally resident community workers, youth workers, and individuals the opportunity to increase their understanding and awareness of Traveller culture and issues relating to the Traveller community generally.
Venue: Civic Room, Strabane Community Library                                          
Date:    Wednesday 20th September     
Time:   9.30am – 4.30pm                     
The course covers a general awareness of Traveller culture, some significant facts and figures and dispelling the myths around Traveller culture.  You will also have the opportunity to engage directly with members of the Traveller community.
Booking forms should be returned to Claire Kelly.  Registration is by receipt of completed booking form only which you can request from Claire on 
 /  02871253253 ext  4292     .  Prioritization is given to residents in the council area and to those who best meet the remaining prioritization indicators on the form.


18 REACH Across - Up The Foyle In A Bubble Fun Day

Sunday 17th September At Prehen pitches. 

Cross-Community Youth Group REACH Across are organising a Family Fun Day and Water Zorbing Challenge on Sun 17th Sept at Prehen Pitches.

Teams Of 4 are needed for the Water-Zorbing Challenge, with a prize for the school, company, sports club or community group, that achieves the highest rotations. Sponsor forms are available.

Our Fun Day Area will Include a mini-farm, inflatable slides, disco dome, laser quest, soft play area, drumming sessions etc and there will also be bring & buy tables available and a competition area. 

Entries are now being taken for the Water Zorbing Challenge and the cost is £60 per team. Admission to the Fun Day is £2 or £5 for a family of 3 or more. For more information, check the REACH Across Facebook page or tel/text 07854833371. For an entry form please see  www.nwcn.org under Useful Downloads.


19 Job Opportunities with Kinship Care & CAJ

Kinship Care NI invite applicants for the position of: CHILDREN’S SUPPORT WORKER
(Ref: KCNI.SW.R1.01)
To develop and deliver play based programmes and activities to children living in kinship care arrangements.
This position is 25 hours per week, funded until June 2019
Salary: £13,933 per annum
Based at 67 Carlisle Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6JL

  • A relevant (recognised qualification in childcare, health and social care, community development or related field) (Minimum NVQ level III or higher).
  • Five GCSEs (minimum) at Grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths.
  • At least 3 years’ paid experience (out of the last 5) working with and delivering programmes to vulnerable/disadvantaged children and families.

Application Forms can 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, 13th September 2017
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.

Job Opportunity with CAJ

Equality Duty Enforcement Project Coordinator
All information can be found here: https://caj.org.uk/author/community6a/


20 Complementary Therapy Classes at Focus on Family
New Therapy Classes starting Tuesday 19th September 6.30pm-8.30pm and running every Tuesday evening. To register, please contact Catherine on 0779 313 1094.

Focus on Family has been running holistic therapy classes for some years now which have proved to be a big hit with people of all ages and from all walks of life. The classes include Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Massage, Facial massage with Lymphatic Drainage and Aromatherapy.

Catherine, our fully qualified tutor supervises each class and says people are gaining great benefit from the experience because participants are not only learning about each treatment but also how receiving the treatment has enhanced their mental and physical health in many ways. Catherine said over the years she has found the best way for everyone to enjoy and get the most from the class, is by her talking through each movement step by step without the stress of participants trying to remember all the techniques. There is no pressure at all, indeed some ladies enjoy the classes so much they return season after season and sign up for the next course.

The classes cover all age groups for ladies who want time away from every day routines. It also brings people together who in their spare time want to be doing something positive with their evenings. Some people may even be lonely and want to be in the company of others. Senior citizens find it very interesting learning something new that will enhance their health and wellbeing.

The classes are held in a very relaxed comfortable atmosphere, everyone is very friendly, and in no time they feel they have known each other for years. There is no pressure at all to learn, most come to relax and have time out for themselves, but most of all it’s to enjoy a treatment at an extremely low price, £3 per two-hour class.

The Reflexology class which has been running for the past ten weeks is coming to an end shortly. Everyone said they will miss it very much when this season comes to an end as it has converted boring everyday tasks into quality time that everyone looks forward to each week. They can’t wait for the next one to start in September. 


21 Enough Stuff Festival Derry 16th/17th Sept

Join the Journey to Zero Waste

Saturday 16-Sunday 17 September from 11am
The Playtrail, Racecourse Rd, Derry

Upcycling - Repair Cafe - Debate & Discussion, Casey Neill from The Earth to Trump Campaign - Storytelling - Organic Gardening - Compost Making - Music and Performance - Community Initiatives Film - Nature Meditation - Voice & Verse - Cake - Ice-cream - Bring & Share Lunch - Aquaponics - Kid's Activities and much more...

Find out more on Zero NW's Facebook page /ZEROWASTENW


22 Building Sustainable Communities - How Cloughmills Shares

Sun 17th Sept 2017
11.30am - 12.30pm
The Amphitheatre
Enough Stuff Festival
The Playtrail
Racecourse Rd Derry 

Declan Donnelly, Recycling and Education Officer with Causeway Coast and Glens Council will tell the inspirational story of Incredible Edible Cloughmills. In this county Antrim village, the council and the community sectors have been working together in innovative ways to involve as many people as possible, all ages, all abilities, in building a sustainable community. There is a community vegetable garden and box delivery scheme; there are beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for community activities and enjoyment; there is a community food fridge and plans for a tools lending library. Declan will explain the sharing ethos underpinning the work. He is also offering to develop connections made at the talk with ongoing support in building other sharing, sustainable communities.

This talk is highly recommended for anyone interested in how we live and work together and how we look after ourselves and each other.

For further information about Incredible Edible Cloughmills go to: www.cloughmills.org.uk/incredible-edible-cloughmills


23 Alternative Bedtime Stories PREMIER

Saturday 16th September 8pm
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 to see your favourite bedtime stories poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit. Sample the results. They may not taste as sweet as you remember.

Following their sold out show at the Belfast comedy Festival 2016 and recent successful run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, Sorcha Shanahan and Gemma Walker are excited to premiere their topical, hilarious and strikingly different show in their home town. 
The Waterside Theatre, Derry-Londonderry. 

Suitable for age 15+ contains strong language and some sexual references 

£8 (Group rates available on request)
Call 028 7131 4000
Or book online: 


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