CHRISTMAS will come early to Ballynahinch with a special Cross-Community Cultural evening on Friday 22 December.
Organised by Langley Road Community Association and Hillcrest Drive Community Association and facilitated by the EU PEACE III funded Building Relationships in Communities (bric) Programme, the event will be held in the town’s Market Square from 6.30pm to 9pm and will be bring the whole town together to enjoy a range of fun activities as the countdown to Christmas draws closer.
Andrew Steenson, Chairperson of Langley Road Community Association said: “With Christmas just around the corner, this event will help build community relations in Ballynahinch and get everyone into the festive spirit.
“We want to thank the bric Programme and the NI Housing Executive for making the evening possible and look forward to welcoming everyone to Market Square on the twentieth.”
The Cross community Cultural night is just one of a series of over 80 bric initiatives aimed at building understanding and relationships in a variety of locations in the province.
Kerry McIvor, BRIC Programme Manager, said: “Building Good Relations within local communities is central to the work of the bric Programme and we are very pleased to be able to support Langley Road Community Association with this initiative.
“Through our working partnership with the Housing Executive, the bric Programme is active throughout Northern Ireland and works to enhance community relations, improve the environment of local areas, and benefit local residents.”
Raj Thompson, Housing Executive Good Relations Officer, said: “The Housing Executive is delighted to be associated with the bric Programme and the invaluable work it does to help empower local residents as they work achieve their goals of creating neighbourliness and inclusiveness in all aspects of community life.
“This event is real reflection of the Programme’s work in action as it brings local communities together through common interests and goals.”