Arts, Culture and Heritage Expo 2021 - Funded by The Community Foundation NI (July)
This project had an audience of over 300 people as Northern Ireland came together in the first ever Multi-Ethnic Arts, Culture and Heritage Expo, With this funding period we held our first annual Arts, Culture and Heritage Expo 2021 in which we had participants from many cultural backgrounds join us in celebrating the cultural vibrancy within Northern Ireland, we had dance displays, hair displays, cultural food and refreshments, Intercultural games Women’s empowerment workshops where we introduced our newly formed Women’s Committee who will oversee the running and planning of our next Women empowerment workshops, and cultural displays. In promoting creativity, we had many communities living here in Northern Ireland come and represents their home native cultures through song, dance, cultural displays, and food. We also had many dresses in their native clothing which were made from fabric which was supplied to them through the funding. We had 50 members of the BAME and local community tour the Crumlin Road Gaol where they got to tour the halls and cells of the jails and gained knowledge in how criminals were dealt with at the old local jail in Belfast. All our projects were aimed at promoting engagement with culture and heritage and making others aware of the cultural vibrancy that surrounds them.
This festival reached a lot of media platforms with coverage in local magazine The Ulster Tatler, UTV Life also did a segment and there was coverage on social media platform, radio stations and local newspapers.