Community and cultural awareness

Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive,  Community Relations Council
Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive, Community Relations Council

The North Coast area is getting ready for this year’s Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week, which takes place from 19th to 25th September.

Over 150 events are taking place across Northern Ireland to mark Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week, from discussion forums, music workshops, performances and celebration events.

Six events are taking place in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough including a performance of The Lantern Man at Riverside Theatre in Coleraine on 22nd September (8pm – 10pm.) The Lantern Man is written by Jane Coyle, and is set in Dublin just before the Easter Rising. The play tells the story of a soldier returning from active service on the Western Front to a city he barely recognises.

Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive of the Community Relations Council said Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week was set to be a thought-provoking week; “It was Abraham Lincoln who said “the best way to predict the future is to create it” and Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week is a reminder that we all have a part in creating what is yet to be. We can all help to build the future and possibly make the difference to how positive it is. This year’s programme is a wonderful mix of events including serious and focussed forums and initiatives celebrating culture and heritage as well as inviting a deeper understanding and appreciation of our differences.

To find out details of events taking place in the area visit www.nicrc.org.uk and download the Week’s event brochure.