Holywood YOUnite Festival 2010

The Holywood Shared Spaces and Services Team, working with North Down Borough Council Good Relations Section, has partnered with Beyond Skin, Homely Planet, the PSNI, Redburn Loughview Community Forum and Unite Against Hate, to deliver aweek of activities.

The Holywood YOUnite Festival will address the hard issues of Good Relations in raising awareness of sectarianism and racism and how they affect our community.  The purpose of the week is to promote the concept of Holywood as a shared community, which has a zero tolerance approach to hate crime and its many manifestations. The week will promote equality and a culture of mutual respect and tolerance where diversity is embraced and celebrated.

Details of the events taking place during the festival week are outlined below:

Friday 19th – Sports Event
(Sporting blitz and competition with 11-16 yr olds - St. Paul's GAA grounds)

Friday 19th – Workshop on sport and sectarianism
(For the children who take part in the sports event. Queen’s Leisure Complex from 6pm – 7.30pm)

Saturday 20th – Everybody Comes To Holywood
(Youth Radio & Music workshop @ Christian Fellowships Church, Holywood 3pm – 5pm)

Monday 22nd – Polish Folk Art Workshop
(7pm - 9 pm with the RECON Youth Group at Holywood Presbyterian Church)

Monday 22nd – ‘Our Shared Past’
(Talk by Con Auld in Holywood Library from 7pm - 8.45pm)

Tuesday 23rd - Taste of Holywood – Multicultural Food Evening
(7-10 pm in Redburn Community Centre. Invite Only)

Wednesday 24th – Holywood Talks Back
(Adult Discussion in Redburn Community Centre from 7pm -9 pm)

Thursday 25th – Workshop with Dominic Bryan from QUB on Flags and Emblems
(Redburn Community Centre from 7pm - 9.30 pm)

Friday 26th – Workshop with Jackie McArthur (on music and conflict in the Youth Wing of the Queen’s Leisure Complex with Holywood True Blues Flute Band and a loyalist bodhran group from Rathgill in Bangor)

Saturday 27th – ‘Toast of Holywood’ – Holywood YOUnite Festival Award Ceremony
(Redburn Community Centre from 7pm - 10 pm. Invite Only).

Saturday 27th – Live music at High Street locations 1pm – 4pm

If you require more information on any of the events taking place please do not hesitate to contact Patricia O'Toole 028 9042 1420 Patricia.O'Toole@northdown.gov.uk