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The Good Relations Team at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council would like to invite you to come and join us in a series of educational visits. The informative visits are part of a series of “opening doors” to places participants would not traditionally visit and are organised as part of our “Through the Looking Glass” programme. The visits provide participants with opportunities to explore the range of different cultures and traditions that make up the rich diversity in Northern Ireland.   

The first two events took place to coincide with Good Relations Week and started off on Friday 14 September with a visit to the Ulster Museum Belfast to see “The Troubles and Beyond” gallery and participants took part in discussions about the different historical and political perspectives displayed. The exhibition acknowledges that while we have a shared past, we do not have a shared memory and it seeks to ensure a diverse and inclusive approach, with many objects and personal stories to be investigated. This visit and the facilitated discussion provided an opportunity for people to reflect on how the exhibition has affected them and to learn from each other’s perspectives on this turbulent period of history.

On Tuesday 18 September participants had the chance to visit the Limavady Orange Heritage Centre. The visit included a tour of the centre and an introductory presentation by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland on the history of the Orange movement and why the Order still exists today. The tour of the Centre included exploring interactive panels and artefacts on display throughout the building and provided participants with information on the history of the Orange tradition in the local area.  

 

Upcoming visits

 

  • Thursday 6 December 2018 - The Belfast Jewish Community and The Belfast Islamic Centre.
  • Wednesday 23 January 2019 - Siege Museum and Apprentice Boys of Derry Memorial Hall. The visit also includes a tour of the Bogside Murals and Bloody Sunday guided walking tour. (NB: This visit is not suitable for anyone with mobitlity issues).

 

Places for all visits are limited and booking is essential. To book contact the Good Relations department as soon as possible.

Email: goodrelations@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or Tel: 028 777 60312

 

You can download a copy of the flyer for each visit below


Through the Looking Glass - 6 December 2018 visit (PDF - 161KB)

Through The Looking Glass - 23 January 2019 Visit (PDF - 162KB)