UPCOMING EVENTS

Open to Everyone

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BIG BOG BBQ

Family Fun Day at Free Derry Corner, 13th August 2022

 2-pm-6pm

Register here

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FEILE 2022

Community Celebration August 2022

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3 B's SUMMER SCHEME

Environmental Workshops for 3 B's Summer Scheme at the Allotments

RECENT EVENTS

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CREGGAN 75TH PARADE

CREGGAN 75TH
RECONNECTING  EVENT

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CAVAN RESIDENTIAL

CREGGAN 75TH
CULTURAL EVENT

 

YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME

Our Youth Ambassadors had their end of programme trip on Monday 8th August to The Lake Kilrea. They've worked hard the last few months learning about good relations and being ambassadors for change and peacebuilding in their local communities. A lot of them achieved their Youth Work Level 1 qualification as a result. We will continue to work with this inspiring young group. We hope some of them will become the community development workers & peacebuilders of the future. Thanks to YouthAction Northern Ireland for delivering the sessions.

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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!’ 

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.

TURNING TRIAX GREEN

 We had schools from across the area cover a range of topics including

  • Bio Diversity

  • Recycling

  • Dog fouling

  • Planting

  • Reduce Your Risk

  • Environmentalism

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DOG FOULING CAMPAIGN

 

 We visited schools across the Triax area promoting awareness of responsible dog ownership

GREEN MILE PROJECT

 

The Green Mile Project is part of our wider Pesticide Free Derry campaign which aims to see the removal of dangerous chemicals such as glyphosate from our environment.

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COVID 19 SUPPORT