It Is Nothing New Exhibition by John Baucher

As part of ‘Imagine: Belfast festival of Ideas and Politics’ i was asked to produce a series of photographs with the loose theme of Immigration. My initial response to the remit was to produce a series of images that are taken from the viewpoint of the sitter as they look down upon an item, artefact or possession that reflect the […] Continue Reading

Music Unites Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka

Beyond Skin are pleased to announce the next phase of the Parallel Versing project encompassing a large schools programme and various musician exchanges between Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka. Parallel Versing is a project using music to change the life trajectory of children whose quality of life has been impacted by the legacy of conflict. The project was developed in […] Continue Reading

DiverseCity Programme

Would you like to learn more about the people, places and communities that make Belfast? Are you interested in visiting different places of worship, understanding why different communities celebrate the events they do? If so, come along to our DiverseCity Programme to learn more about the culture and traditions of some of the communities living in Belfast. This is a […] Continue Reading

Towards A Better Future Conference Report

The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership have been working for some time with DoJ and OFMDFM and other regional statutory, community and voluntary organisations in tackling hate crime. As part of this work it became clear there was a need for greater connection and alignment between central/local government and the front line […] Continue Reading

Press Realase: Loyalist-Muslim collaboration helps launch Community Relations Week Programme on International Peace Day

Almost 200 events to take place next week across Northern Ireland A collaboration of Loyalist and Muslim musicians today helped launch the programme for this year’s Community Relations & Cultural Awareness Week at Crumlin Road Goal. Almost 200 events will take place next week (28th September to 4th October) across Northern Ireland under the theme ‘One Place – Many People’, […] Continue Reading

Challenging Racism: Ending Hate Video launched

A new video produced by Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and Unite Against Hate with support from Belfast’s Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) aims to dispel some of the myths associated with migrants living in Northern Ireland. The video, entitled Challenging Racism: Ending Hate was officially launched earlier this week by Belfast Lord Mayor Arder Carson as he welcomed the […] Continue Reading

Roe Valley crowned 2015 Cúchulainn Cup Champions

Roe Valley Cúchulainns have been crowned Ulster GAA 2015 Cúchulainn Cup Champions today at Ulster’s flagship cross community tournament, held in Garvaghey in Tyrone. Presenting the Cup, Ulster GAA President Martin McAviney said, “The Cúchulainn Initiative is Ulster GAA’s flagship cross community, cross border tournament.  This initiative offers young men across schools in Ulster the opportunity to receive top class […] Continue Reading


Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building are delighted to invite you to participate in: TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE HATE CRIME AND COMMUNITY COHESION CONFERENCE, 26 – 27 MARCH 2015 Building on the excellent work already undertaken in Belfast and across the region to tackle prejudice and promote social cohesion, this conference […] Continue Reading

Chinese New Year celebrations at Titanic Quarter

As the Chinese New Year fast approaches, The Chinese Welfare Association officially launched early celebrations of The Year of The Sheep in a unique, innovative fashion in The Titanic Quarter. Key press and VIPs were invited to T13 recently to enjoy a fusion of Chinese and Irish traditions, injected with a strong underground, urban culture with T13 athletes. William Olphert, […] Continue Reading