Diwali Festival: Newry, Mourne & Down – 20 Oct to 14 Nov

The festival has been organised by people in Newry, Mourne & Down with guidance and support from Beyond Skin where needed.

The event is one of twelve large projects as part of the Blueprint project – a comprehensive ethnic minority cultural diversity programme across the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a strong thread through the entire Blueprint programme and special guest and SDGs expert Deepti Singh will join participants in some workshops.

Blueprint is open to anyone to participate and will have a strong intercultural focus on cultural celebrations and shared learning through creativity.

“This Diwali event has been put together and will be delivered by people who are taking their first step in event design and management, and that is what Blueprint is about – helping individuals and groups with the resources they need to develop and utilise their skills beyond what they have done before , whilst the organisation (Beyond Skin) steps back and gently provides guidance when needed It is about ownership.”  Darren Ferguson (Beyond Skin)

Workshops will be delivered via zoom and are free and although mostly directed at people living in Newry Mourne & Down Area, we won’t won’t turn anyone away wherever you are.

Details at this link www.beyondskin.net/diwali

From 20th October -14th November a series of online arts, dance and cookery workshops to celebrate Diwali.


To register or if you have any questions and need guidance using zoom please email beyondskinoffice@gmail.com

Beyond Skin 
Creative Innovators in Peacebuilding:
“Enabling the Arts as the dialogue to assist the development of a more peaceful, equal and intercultural society free from racism & sectarianism.”

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