UPCOMING CHRISTMAS EVENTS

 

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

December 2021

3rd of December 5.00pm

CHRISTMAS IN CREGGAN

Quiet hour 4.30pm-5.30 pm Registration is necessary!
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10th of December 3pm-6pm

CHRISTMAS IN BISHOP STREET

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12th of December 11am

CINEMA TRIP

This years cinema trip will be Encanto, in Brunswick Moviebowl and transport will be provided. Register via the link below.

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14th of December 4pm

CHRISTMAS IN BALLYMAGOWAN

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15th of December 6.30pm

PEACE GARDEN - BISHOP STREET

Our annual Christmas Carol service will take place in the Peace garden, opposite Alexander House at 6.30pm

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RECENT EVENTS

 

TRIAX NEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGEMENT TEAM RE-IMAGING ST COLUMBS WELLS WITH COLMCILLE WOOD SCULPTURES

In 2013, Eden Place Arts Centre, inspired by Judi Logue and Liam Kennedy and supported by Derry’s City of Culture year, took part in the Colmcille Wood Sculpture Project, a hugely impressive initiative that resulted in the creation of 10 beautiful wood sculptures commemorating the life of St Colmcille and displayed at Pilots Row Community Centre.

Eight years later, these stunningly refurbished sculptures are being redisplayed’ at St Columb’s Wells in the Bogside as part of events marking the 1500 th anniversary of the birth of St Colmcille.

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DERRY DOLLS: A RETURN TO TEXTILES… WITH A TWIST

When Roberta Bacic of Conflict Textiles asked me to create a textile doll during the first lockdown, I didn’t realise what a powerful journey I had embarked upon. I had seen the ‘Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey’ exhibition at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady advertised online, which consisted of textile works depicting human rights abuses all over the world in regions of conflict. Most intriguing was that the pieces were created by the victims from those countries. I work for the Bogside and Brandywell Initiative in Derry as an International Fund for Ireland-funded Peace Barriers Programme Worker. Our aim is to improve cross-community relations and trust to a point where physical segregation barriers can be removed in the Bishop Street-Fountain area. At the time, I was trying to find something different from the routine activities we do with our residents: fun days, trips – (you know, the usual stuff). I arranged for my group of women to attend an arpillera-making workshop with Roberta. I thought that it would be nice for them to create a piece that showed the peacebuilding journey they have been on with each other for a number of years. Lockdown quashed those plans. But Roberta had another idea. She posted the instructions online for people to make textile dolls relating to the exhibition piece that resonated with them most (the entire exhibition had been put online in response to Covid). Struggling to find anything that I could do with my group that wasn’t face-to-face, I decided, ‘that’s what we’ll do, we’ll make dolls!’ 

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FOR SALE IN BALLYMAGOWAN ALLOTMENTS

Loads of bedding plants and hanging baskets for sale at Ballymagowan allotments.


An assortment of Pansy, Viola mix, trailing Lobelia, Petuna and Nicotina Cuban mix all trays £2.50 each and beautiful hanging baskets at £5 each. These flowers are great for borders and will bring colour and life to your garden.

We are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon to Fri and Sat 9.00am to 2.00pm

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FROM SMALL ACORNS GROW MIGHTY OAKS

The Bogside & Brandywell Initiative (BBI) has been working in partnership with Apex Housing since before the development of the Ballymagowan and Magowan estates at the rear of Creggan. A relationship that was first established during the redevelopment of Dove Gardens has been developed and grown in the following years and has again paid dividends in the planning and construction of Ballymagowan, with provision for allotments and an urban park.
The allotment site opened in March 2014 and in the past 6 years has become a thriving site that incorporates not just the provision of growing areas but also education, healthy eating, mentoring, partnership with the Apex Social Supermarket, environmental awareness raising and a range of activities for both the allotment holders and the wider Apex tenant base. The past year has been no exception with exciting new developments being explored and developed.
That this has been possible is testimony to the shared vision and excellent working relationships that have been forged and sustained between the BBI and Apex. Whilst the direct benificaries of this successful relationship has been the allotment holders and the residents of Magowan and Ballymagowan, the positive impact on the wider Creggan and city communities should not be underestimated. The past year in particular has seen the development of an exciting new project in association with the Flip It Project, which has the potential to transform the Urban Park and hundreds of lives in the city.

 

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