This week is Africa Week in Northern Ireland, and the programme includes events focusing on domestic abuse.

All events are free, sponsored by: NICEM, Libraries NI, Art Council NIA.C.E. Rogan Consultancy Ltd and North Down Borough Council

Events will take place in the Falls Road Library, Belfast  (49 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 4PD (028) 90509212), with the exception of the Sunday event which will be held in Bangor Museum (Castle Park,Castle Park Avenue, Bangor BT20 4BT).


Mon 19 May Opening of Exhibition A Time to Heal: Telling Stories of domestic abuse

Talk on domestic abuse by Nandi Jola.

Interpretive dance by Christyne Boland

Panel discussion

Including Lunch with music by Brendy Quinn and photography by: Sarah Hunter

11am – 1pm Falls Library
Tues 20 May Art workshop with Khadija Shaw: The Art of Healing 11am – 1pm Falls Library
Fri 23 May Coming home to yourself: domestic abuse and creative transformation. Creative writing and art workshop with Shelley Tracey 11am – 1pm Falls Library
Sat 24 May Poetry reading and drama:  Tory Campbell, Nandi Jola, Geraldine O’Kane, Philip Robinson and Shelley Tracey 10am – 1pm Falls Library
Sun 25 May An afternoon of food and cultural activitiesThe events at the Bangor Museum are based on the idea of Ubuntu, an important concept in Africa. At the heart of this concept is the idea of interconnectedness and community. The activities provide opportunities to tap into our individual and collective creativity to express our humanity.

Dance, beads, fashion show, storytelling,

reading from recently-launched book, Finding Black Gold on the Emerald Isle by Willetta Fleming

Creativity workshop with Shelley Tracey:exploring cultural connections between Africa and Northern Ireland

In this workshop, we will express our understanding of these connections through art, creative writing and music.

12.30-4pm Bangor Museum


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