Interface Arts Project: Shankill Women’s Centre’s Community Relations Outreach Officer has been working closely with the Good Relations Officer from An Culturlann, Aisling Ni Labhrai, to initiate a series of art projects that will bring people together across the interface on the Shankill and Falls Roads. A steering group has been established to lead this and includes representatives from Shankill and Falls Women’s Centres, Belfast City Council, An Culturlann and Falls Community Council. The first of these projects took place on Wednesday 1st February 2012 when a group of 25 people from across the interface met at Small Wonders II, Morpeth Street and set off on a three hour walk which involved calling at Trademark; Conway Mill; Clonard Monastery; Cupar Street; An Culturlann; Shankill Information and Craft Centre; Shankill Library; Battenberg and Glenwood Streets and Townsend Street Presbyterian Church. We were hosted along the way and we finished the event with a fabulous Caribbean meal cooked by Wendy McGuire from Windrush Cuisine.
Shankill Women’s Centre and Culturlann were successful in a joint application to Belfast City Council’s Good Relations Unit for a small grant to develop the project and a street party is currently being planned for International Peace Day, 21st September 2012.
For more information on the project contact Marion Weir at Marion@shankillwomenscentre.org