Upcoming events

Book Launch
Dr Johnston McMaster will be launching his new book, 'Reimagining The Future' on Thursday 13 December 2018 at the Dunciarn Centre for Culture and Arts, Belfast from 12.00 - 2.00 pm.  See attached flyer for further information. 
'Visual Voices of Norn Irony:  Cartoons and the Conflict in Northern Ireland
The launch of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 1.00 pm in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Belfast.  See Flyer attached.
The ehibition will be on show from Monday 19 November to Friday 23 November 2018.
An exhibition titled 'Visual Voices of Norn Irony' opens on
Monday 19 November to Friday 23 November at
The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Avenue, BT14 6BP
The cartoons were created over the period of the conflict in Northern Ireland and was compiled by Rob Fairmichael and funded by the National Lottery (Awards for ALL).
Dialogue Workshop on 'Visual Voices of Norn Irony' Exhibition
Wednesday 10 October
4.00pm Playhouse, Derry
All Welcome
Exhibition Launch:  'Visual Voices of Norn Irony'
Friday 5 October 2018
at 1.00 pm in Derry Playhouse
For further details see information below and the flier attached
Visual Voices of Norn Irony: Cartoons and the Conflict in Northern Ireland
What function does humour play in Northern Ireland’s conflict and divisions?
Does it reinforce prejudice and stereotype or expose the underlying realities?
These questions set the backdrop to an exhibition of cartoons, most of which were created over the period of the conflict here in Northern Ireland.
In times of trouble, humour plays its part. It can provide a coping mechanism and can form a natural response to difficult and traumatic events. Laughter,therefore, has often been seen as a healing balm to the grim reality of life during the Troubles. Cartoons provided a vehicle for that humour. 
The cartoons provide food for thought. Some are from established cartoonists such as Rowel Friers, Martyn Turner and Ian Knox. Others are from Republican and Loyalist sources as well as the British army.Whether people are old enough to remember the Troubles, or young enough to have only come across it second hand or as an historical fact, this exhibition will stimulate viewers' thoughts on what was involved and how things were dealt with at the time. Northern Ireland may have moved beyond 'the Troubles' - but not that far.
The exhibition was compiled by Rob Fairmichael and commissioned by Community Dialogue who received funding from the National Lottery (Awards for All). It is intended to be both stimulating and promote critical reflective thinking on where we have come from and where we are going.
A series of questions accompany the exhibition and these are intendedas an aid for reflection and dialogue. 
The exhibition will be launched at the Playhouse in Derry on October 5th at 1pm and will run over the following week, during which there will be a series of discussions and workshops.
Community Dialogue is an organisation that uses to dialogue to transform understanding and build trust amongst people who hold opposing political, social and religious views.
For more information please contact Jim O’Neill jim@communitydialogue.org or Liam Campbell  liam@derryplayhouse.co.uk
Exhibition titled, 'Looking Through the Lens of Young People'
Wednesday 10 Jaunary 2018 at 7.00 pm
Eden Place Arts Centre Pilots Row, Derry
Please see attachment below for further details and check our Facebook page.
Community Dialogue 20th Anniversary Conference 
Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts
Thursday 23 November 2017
2.45 - 5.30 pm
Please see attachment below or contact us on 028 9035 1450 for further details.

Launch of the Galvanising the Peace Report
Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts
20th September 2017
10 am to 1pm (Lunch will be provided)
A series of community consultations were carried out between 2015 and 2016 to ascertain the views of community groups, community practitioners and wider society on what they saw as obstacles to building a united future. A report was produced entitled Galvanising the Peace.
As part of Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week, Community Dialogue, TIDES Training and Consultancy and 174 Trust are organising a dialogue event to launch the report and more deeply explore effective responses to some of the issues its raises. This seminar is a joint collaboration between 174 Trust, Community Dialogue and TIDES Training and Consultancy. 
Outline of Programme
  Introduction of Report: Neil Jarman 
  Small Group workshops
  Themes: Future Peace building Framework and Strategy; Cultural Diversity; Building Trust, Respect and Reconciliation;     Women 

If you wish to register please contact admin@communitydialogue.org or Tel. 0289035 1450


Dialogue event titled 'Pride in our Identities?' will be taking place in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast on Thursday 27 July 2017 at 18.30 pm.  All welcome.

See attached flier below for further details.

Kelly Morris Photography in conjunction with Community Dialogue cordially invite you to the launch of an exhibition entitled:  

The ‘Blow-in’ Project.
Date: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Time: 7pm
Venue: Studio 11 Art Gallery, College Court, Belfast (Off Castle Street behind Ibis Hotel)

These are 2 samples of photographs that will be exhibited at the launch.

Launch of 'Through Your Lens' exhibition
Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 7.00 pm in St Columb's Park House, Waterside, Derry/Londonderry

An exhibition of photographs, multimedia and art works culminating from a series of dialogues wtih young people, many of whom were born around the establishment of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.

Please see invitation flyer below.

Please see Press Release under News heading.


Book Launch of 'Reformed Always to be Reformed, The Reformations Then and Now' by Johnston McMaster
Friday 7 April 2017 at 10.30 am

Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast BT11 9AS

See attached flyer.


Dialogue Day, Tuesday 21 March 2017

See attached flyer


Gavanising the Peace Residential, Corrymeela, Ballycastle 18 and 19 February 2017
Reconciliation practitioners will come together to discuss the critical issues to achieving a unified, peaceful and prosperous future in Northern Ireland.  See Residential Flier below.  This forum recently produced a discussion paper called 'Galvanising the Peace' after extensive civic society consultations in 2015-2016.  You can download the paper under the heading 'Publications and Reports.


Community Relations Council, Cultural Awareness Week, 19-23 September 2016

As part of the above event, Community Dialogue,174 Trust and TIDES Training & Consultancy are organising a seminar on 'The Power of Dialogue in Shared Spaces'. 

This event will take place on Wednesday 21 September from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast.  Everyone welcome. 

Please see attached flyer at the bottome of this page titled, 'The Power of Dialogue in Shared Spaces".


Invitation to participate in Galvanising the Peace process

Building the peace is not just a laudable aim; it is one of the most complex and toughest too.


There needs to be systemic and structural change, tackling the causes of division and the reasons why sectional and sectarian attitudes continue to prevail. Beyond that, relationship building work is critical for the trust which is a key component of a shared and reconciled society.


We need a vision that takes the best of what we all represent to create something special that hasn’t yet been possible on this part of Ireland and this part of the United Kingdom.


That is why a large number of practitioners and activists within the field of reconciliation have produced a discussion document called Galvanising the Peace.  The process has been facilitated by the Community Relations Council but driven by the practitioners. They hope that after extensive discussion with civil society over coming months, a thousand and more voices will identify a way forward for developing the peace process that highlights the critical issues and outlines the key needs.


You can access the initial, short Galvanising the Peace discussion paper, and a summary of how to take part, here: http://www.community-relations.org.uk/galvanising-peace-2/


The process will no doubt engage in civil society participation in government and policy development; in ensuring people are not left behind by the political system (or vice versa); in strengthening trust in the institutions.  It may highlight a need for the final dismantling of paramilitarism and the reclaiming of communities by community.  It may suggest structural and systemic reform around education and housing.


It will no doubt address the needs for relational change amidst a concern that an erosion of the reconciliation infrastructure is taking place which could have significant, detrimental consequences in years to come.


This feels like a crossing point in the peace process. It is a time that will be judged by history - was there serious intent by everyone to make the peace process work or was it a missed opportunity?


All of us can make a contribution, whether large or small. What we do now will have long term impact on us, our children and our children’s children.


We need to reflect carefully, and find the courage to seize the opportunity rather than miss it.


Take part in the Galvanising the Peace process.


The short discussion paper, Galvanising the Peace, was produced by reconciliation and community relations practitioners. You are encouraged to add your voice by taking part in the initiative.  Here is how: http://www.community-relations.org.uk/galvanising-peace-2/



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