My Life In Pictures

Evening workshops for migrants (young and adults) culminating in a public exhibition in a community venue, Exhibition will showcase life experiences of diverse youth in Derry- Londonderry challenging discrimination/promoting diversity awareness. This project allows BME and the traveller’s community public expression and builds participation/ confidence in wider cultural community activity locally. Participants build skills in photography and display the wider community will be encouraged constructively to think critically/be aware of positive and negative experiences of disadvantaged/ minority ethnic voices/identities in a format which will build wider community cohesion, tackle racism and improve life for local minority residents enhancing community cohesion.

Intercultural youth programme (NWMF Young voices club)

This project targets young people from BME communities, Travellers, migrant communities and the wider community to participate in activities appropriate to their ages in an informal setting to promote their education and social development. This is a youth led project whose activities are tailored to meet the needs of young people. The project will be based in an informal setting and it is expected to be fun and interactive.

Intercultural Gala Festival

Our intercultural gala festival is a yearly event with a series of activities aimed at promoting community integration, inclusion, good relations and a shared future. The festival ensures that the local African and Caribbean (including refugee and asylum seeker populations) in the Derry -Londonderry area have a chance to showcase and celebrate its own culture and traditions. The project also ensures that members of our communities from a 2nd generation or from mixed-relationships are able to engage in our rich cultural traditions and learn about them thus increasing their capacity to develop relationships of trust with those of different traditions and values. Indigenous local groups will see the impact and wealth of culture from BME communities and benefit by seeing their own culture in the context of a wider cultural experience in the city.