Wednesday 7th December 2016 - Thursday 18th May 2017 - 10am - 1pm

Would you like to learn more about the people, places and communities that make Belfast? Are you interested in visiting different places of worship, understanding why different communities celebrate the events they do?

If so, come along to our DiverseCity events to learn more about the culture and traditions of some of the communities living in Belfast.

This is a year long programme with free events happening each month.

You must reserve your place in advance by emailing goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk or calling 028 9027 0663.

Further details on each of the events will be provided when reserving your place.

Please note visit to the Belfast Islamic Centre is fully booked.

Event Date Time Description
Irish Language Week (Seachtain na Gaeilge) celebrations Wednesday 15 March 2017 10am – 12.30pm This event will explore the vibrant Irish language sector in Belfast, the gaelic history of Ulster place names, along with traditional music and dance.

Visit snag.ie for more information on the Irish Language Week.

Visit to Belfast Islamic Centre

This event is fully booked.

Thursday 23 March 2017 11am – 1pm This visit will allow participants to explore the history of the Muslim community in Northern Ireland and to learn about aspects of Islam. An opportunity to observe prayer will be included in the visit.
Asylum and Refugee Awareness Workshop Tuesday 11 April 2017 10am – 1pm The Asylum and Refugee Awareness workshop will introduce participants to the factors from around the world that generate refugees. It will also include an introduction to the basic elements of the asylum process and asylum support in the local context.
Tour of Belfast City Cemetery Wednesday 26 April 2017 11am – 1pm The tour of the City Cemetery is facilitated by Tom Hartley and will introduce participants to the history of Belfast going back 130 years. In the cemetery, the inscriptions tell the story of finance, empire, the rise of northern unionism and the golden era of industrialisation in Belfast. This cemetery also contains many family inscriptions of First World War dead.
Mural and Peace Wall tour Thursday 18 May 2017 10am – 12 noon This event is a facilitated walking tour of some of the murals and peace walls in Belfast.  It will provide an insight into the history behind the murals and walls providing an understanding of Belfast’s troubled past. Please note this is a walking tour.