13th April – 29th June
Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles Exhibition
The Braid, Ballymena Town Hall, 1 ‐29 Bridge Street, Ballymena
This exhibition explores the multi-layered impact of conflict and its aftermath with a central emphasis on The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Displaying quilts and arpillera’s from around the world and artwork made during workshop sessions.
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15th May – 5th June
North Antrim Community Network outreach clinics
North Antrim Community Network are organising local outreach clinics in May and June.The clinics will be held in all the Council areas of Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Larne, Limavady and Moyle.
The clinics will be an opportunity for local community groups to meet NACN Project staff to seek advice on funding opportunities, support to complete funding applications, project development, action planning, setting up new community groups, community surveys, training needs, and meeting facilitation.
NACN would encourage appointments for each session to be made in advance for planning purposes; however, there will also be an opportunity to drop in during the outreach clinic any time between 4pm and 8pm.
Details of the outreach clinics are as follows:
To make an appointment please call the NACN office on 028 2177 2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Poverty 1913 - 2013 - Countess Markievicz School
On the occasion of the Lockout Centenary 1913 - 2013, the next Countess Markievicz School will look at Women in Poverty 1913 - 2013, Living Conditions Then and Now, Vision for the Future: Women's Perspectives.
Keynote speaker Dr Pauline Conroy.Speakers: Mary Murphy (NUIM),Oliver Williams (Modern Day Soup Kitchens)Clare Daly (TD), Catriona Crowe (National Archives)Graham Usher (Priory Hall), Rita Fagan (Community Activist)Niall Crowley (Equality Consultant)Ethel Buckley (SIPTU) Justine McCarthy (Sunday Times)
What: Countess Markievicz School - Women in Poverty 1913 - 2013Where: Liberty Hall, DublinWhen: 18th May 2013
More information on http://www.countessmarkieviczschool.ie/.
No More Page 3 Flash Mob
It’s time to get your 1970’s on and remind The Sun of the era it hails from!!
Join in with the NO MORE PAGE 3 Flash Mob on Saturday 18th May at 2pm in Cornmarket, Belfast.
There will be singing and dancing and if you want to join in – get learning the words and dance moves now - http://nomorepage3.org/news/the-no-more-page-3-song/.
Visit the event Facebook page here.
If you would like to sign the petition, click here.
20th - 25th May
“Home neither here nor there” Exhibition
20th May - Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont21st - 23rd May - Falls Road Library24th May - Public Records Office of NI25th May - Portadown Town Hall
The Artist Nandi Jola is returning to South Africa after 11 years in Northern Ireland. This exhibition is multi-platform exploration of the reasons why, as well as an examination of the many differences between the two environments.The exhibition is a sensory inventory of the two places. Images, poetry, smells, tastes and sounds of Ireland and Africa will be presented. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of three short lectures by Nandi Jola. The lectures describe the political, artistic and spiritual journeys which have made up Nandi’s 11 years in Ireland. The Immigration Service, Social Services, Health and Women’s issues are discussed in the first. Nandi’s response as an artistic to the contrasts in her environment make up the second, and her views on religious and spiritual belief comprise the third. It is possible to have one, two, all or none. Each lecture concludes with a question and answer session.The exhibition will be donated to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland for the Public to view. For more information visit the website www.nandijproject.com. To attend the launch event in Stormont on Monday 20th May, please see invitation: NandiJ Project Exhibition Invitation.
Engaging Women: Taking the Next Step into Politics
One Family and Women for Election will host a seminar on the morning of Tuesday 21st May 2013 in the European Parliament Offices on Molesworth Street. Engaging Women: Taking the Next Step into Politics features keynote speaker Jessica N Grounds, Executive Director of Running Start and Training Lead for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for the Iowa Caucuses.This free seminar, which will be chaired by Mary Wilson (RTÉ), and will hear inputs from include Ciara Conway T.D.; Rita Fagan, Community Activist; Karen Kiernan, One Family; and Niamh Gallagher, Women for Election, who will share their personal experiences in the areas of activism, lobbying and politics. The seminar is designed to inform and stimulate women who may already be making a difference in their communities or who would like to become more politically active in some way. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion too, and a light lunch will be followed after the event. To register for this event fill out our registration form here. Attendance is free but registration is essential. http://www.onefamily.ie/events/engaging-women-taking-the-next-step-into-politics/. This event is co-sponsored by the Irish Institute, Boston College and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Lesbian / Bisexual Women's Film Night
The HERe NI Lesbian / Bisexual women's film night will take place Tuesday 21st of May @ 7pm.
This month HERe NI are asking women to bring along their favourite movie and choose on the night which one to watch.
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23rd May – 30th June
Irish Red Cross: Women and War Photo Exhibition
Cross and the ICRC are delighted to invite you to visit a brand new photography exhibition ‘Women and War’ at the Powerscourt Gallery, Dublin 2, May 23rd and June 30th 2013.This moving and challenging collection portrays the many ways in which women have experienced war over the last two decades. It also comprises a vivid expression of the Red Cross’ continued commitment to care for those who have been affected by armed conflict.The importance of doing everything possible to protect women in situations of armed conflict cannot be overstated. The Irish Red Cross, as part of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, is deeply committed to bringing the urgency and gravity of these matters into the public domain.
The Exhibition is located in Powerscourt Gallery, South William St, Dublin 2
Opening hours:Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pmThursday: 10am - 8pmSaturday: 9am - 6pmSunday: 12pm 6pm
For further details, please contact Rebecca Dunne, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01 642 4600.
'Where Now for Adult Learning in NI?' Conference
The Forum for Adult Learning NI as part of Adult Learners’ Week 2013 wishes to invite you to a conference on Thursday 23rd May from 10am-12.30pm followed by a light lunch in NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast. BT15 2GB
'Where now for Adult Learning in NI?'
Our keynote speaker will be Mark Ravenhall from NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education).
This will be a participative event where we look at the current health of Adult Learning in NI and draw comparison with the situation in neighbouring regions and countries. Everyone is facing similar challenges, but are we all taking the same strategies to address these, or are there different models in operation – and if so, how do these compare?
A variety of panel members will lead our discussions and we welcome your input as to how you would like to see Adult Learning develop in Northern Ireland.
To secure a place please book online at www.nicva.org/training.
Women in Business Conference & Exhibition 2013
This year the Conference theme is ‘Connection & Engaging’. Over 350 business women from all sectors will attend- travelling from across Northern Ireland, Ireland, the UK and Europe.Where: Hilton Hotel, BelfastWhen: 23rd May 2013, 10:00am – 5:00pmWho: WIBNI Members, business women from across NI, Ireland, UK & EuropeYou will engage with top class international speakers and topics which are important today or will be tomorrow! The event will feature a multi- activity programme designed to help, enable and empower you with the knowledge and skills to grow your business and develop your career. There will be 4 keynote speakers, along with the highest calibre of breakout panellists:
To find out more and to book your place, please click here.
Pink Ladies Protest
The Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group invite you to join them in a protest against the ongoing ESA Medical Assessments that cancer sufferers and indeed others are being forced to attend and the manner in which these assessments are carried out.
People coping with illness or disability should not be treated like this. Stand with the Pink Ladies to show your support !!
When: Thursday 23rd May 2013Where: Medical Assessment Unit, Strand Road, Derry (Meet Timberquay 5.15pm)
PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Benefits and Health Information Day
Rathfriland Library are holding an Information Day on 28th May from 2pm – 4pm. Admission is FREE and all are welcome.
Come along and talk to the experts on a range of subjects, including benefit entitlement for your family, child maintenance support, money and consumer advice, the Warm Homes Scheme NI and cheaper electricity.
There will be a wide range of experts on hand, offering advice on how to make your life healthier and less stressful. We will be offering free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.
For more information, contact the Branch Manager on 028 4063 0661 or email Rathfriland.email@example.com.
Health Information Road Show
Would you welcome the chance to get free health checks and information on improving your health from a range of organisations?Then come along to Saintfield Library on 29th May from 11am – 2pm. Admission is FREE and all are welcome.
For more information, contact Frances Magorrian on 028 9751 0550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Belfast Feminist Network Pub Quiz Fundraiser
Problem: Belfast Feminist Network volunteers do massive amounts of work tackling gender inequality on zero cash which limits what wonderful feminist ideas we can launch on the unsuspecting public.
Solution: Lots of people in the John Hewitt parting with a few quid each to participate in an epic pub quiz and enjoy banter with excellent people.
When: Wednesday 29th May @ 8pmWhere: The John Hewitt Bar, Belfast
Problem solved!! See you there!
Funding Master-Class with AgeNI
Funding Master-Class directed at those who have the responsibility of supporting groups of older people to enable them to access funding support for their activities. The event will look at sources of funding, application processes & the importance of building group capacity & confidence. Funders are actively participating in this session.
Main focus on:
Funder Participation: Lloyds TSB Foundation for N.Ireland and the Turkington Fund will be delivering specific elements of the Master Class. 30th May 2013 – Belfast.
For further details, or to reserve a place, please contact E-J Havlin:Tel: 07435 968 376 or email: email@example.com.
31st May & 7th June
Drug & Alcohol Awareness Course
WOMEN'STEC are running a two day Alcohol & Drugs Awareness course on Friday 31st May and Friday 7th June from 10am to 1pm.
There is no perfect time to inform yourself around the knowledge of alchol and drug misuse but there are things you can do as a parent, a Grandparent, a Sister, an Aunt or a Carer to protect children about the dangers.
This 2 day course will cover the following:
If you are interested in attending this course or would like more information please contact Patricia Fleming on 028 9074 9810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
First Aid Training
WOMEN’STec have organised a First Aid Training morning on Monday 3rd June from 10am – 1pm in WOMEN’STec, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.
Please register with Niamh at Reception on 028 9074 9810 or email email@example.com.
So You Don’t Have Kids? Now What!
Join Gateway Women for a one-day action-packed workshop to discover what’s next for you as a childless woman in a mummy-mad world!So You Don’t Have Kids? Now What! is for you if you are:
So You Don’t Have Kids? Now What! is a day that will change the way you feel about your future and give you the inspiration and understanding you crave. During our day together we will:
This workshop consistently gets 5* reviews from participants and is a great introduction to a new way of thinking and feeling about your situation that will ease your burden. Loving, funny, frank and compassionate, there’s nothing else like it!
Book online here. Sunday 9th June, 10am - 5pm in The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast BT7 1NH. Cost: £150 (earlybird price of £120 if booked by 15th May).
'Get that Job' Workshop
The FREE Seminar will take place on Tuesday 11th June from 9.30am - 1pm in the Executive Suites, Weavers Court, Linfield Road Belfast BT12 5GH. Followed by free networking lunch.
Rosemary Morrison (Directus Training & Consultancy) has been delivering “Learn to Earn” & “Train to trade” workshops for over 10 years. Appointed recently to deliver “Get that Job” workshops, (Libraries NI & Advantage NI), Rosemary has designed a unique seminar which adopts a new approach to job searching.
Join her to discover that getting the job that you want may only be 6 steps away.
Book online today or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
N.B. You must be economically inactive to attend i.e. unemployed or working/studying 16hours per week or less.
17th – 21st June
TJI Summer School - ‘Peace Negotiations, Peace Mediation and Influencing Implementation: Engaging Women and Gender’
17th -21st June 2013University of Ulster, Jordanstown campus
The TJI is pleased to announce its sixth annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of ‘Peace Negotiations, Peace Mediation and Influencing Implementation: Engaging Women and Gender’. The Summer School will be held from 17th – 21st June 2013 at the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster, on the north shore of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland. The Summer School is a week-long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions.
This year the Summer School will focus on the identification, training and presence of women and gendered perspectives in peace negotiations, peace mediation and ongoing post-conflict implementation. This five day course will offer participants a unique opportunity to understand the legal framing and policy requirements mandating greater inclusiveness in peace processes and mediations of conflict; the arguments for the representation of women in such processes and the barriers to representation of women; the challenges to including gendered perspectives in negotiation, including greater understanding of men’s roles in conflict; the capacity of positive masculinities to model change in conflict settings; as well as identifying the issues and mechanisms that most likely advance women and gender equality in change contexts.
Closing date for applications is 1st April 2013. The fee for the course is £600 with a reduced rate of £500 for non-governmental organisation, students or those self funding. The course fee includes all course materials and social programme. The cost of accommodation from 16th – 22nd June (6 nights, self-catering, ensuite room) is £150.
Application forms, bursary information, travel and visa information are all available on the TJI website: www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk. For more information contact Elaine McCoubrey at the Transitional Justice Institute, Tel: 028 90366202 or Email: email@example.com.
QUIRE presents Songs with Love & Pride
Fresh from appearances at Dublin's National Concert Hall and in Portadown, Quire Belfast LGBT Singers, returns to its home city to present an uplifting evening of song - celebrating love, laughter and much more.
The award-winning Quire will perform an eclectic mix of music, featuring Gotye, Nina Simone, Emmylou Harris and songs from musical theatre amongst others.
The MAC, Belfast's brand new arts venue, will be the stunning setting for Quire's most spectacular show to date, taking place on Saturday 29th June from 7:45pm – 9:45pm. Tickets are now available from the MAC, priced just £13.50. http://themaclive.com/whats-on/quire/.
'Songs With Love & Pride' promises to be a great night to kick-start the Belfast Pride 2013 festival so come hear what all the fuss is about!