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Online events to showcase the Polish community and regeneration of interfaces in Belfast

City Hall lit up in the colours of the Polish flag in November. Two PEACE IV online events are taking place this month

You’re invited to join two Belfast PEACE IV virtual events this month – one celebrating the Polish community and the other looking at the regeneration of interfaces in Belfast city.

The next Culture Café on Tuesday 11 May (12pm-1pm) will showcase the Polish community with a chance to find out more about the community’s history and culture in the city. Visual artist Karolina Baldgya will give a demonstration on the art of Polish paper cutting with storytelling by Polish actor/storyteller Kasia Lech.

‘Working Together at Interfaces’ on Tuesday 18 May (10am-11.15am) will focus on the regeneration of interfaces, becoming shared spaces throughout the city.

This webinar will be facilitated by Mary Montague, European Representative for Mediators Beyond Borders International.

She will be joined by Alfie McCrory and Kevin McGarry, who were behind the cross-community initiative for Bradley Manor care home where 80 jobs were created from the facility, built to support regeneration at the interface.

Joe O’Donnell from Belfast Interface Project and Seamus Corr from Black Mountain Shared Space Project will also be taking part in the webinar. The latter project aims to build on cross-community relationships in the Upper Springfield Road/Upper Shankill interface area of West Belfast.

Both events are free and you can register and find out more about each one on the council website at:

The PEACE IV programme is an EU funded cross-border initiative supporting peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border region. The programme is financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

For more information on the programme, visit


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