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Thursday, April 22, 2021

‘Coronavirus sees no race’ creative arts competition

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Good Relations team is now welcoming entrants for its “Coronavirus sees no race” creative arts competition.

Despite the many challenges posed by the pandemic, it has brought out a strong sense of social cohesion, supportive communities and being good neighbours, which is to be applauded and celebrated.

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This is also a time of recognising, that despite our differences we are connected in our interdependence locally and globally.

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One thing that we know for sure about the Coronavirus pandemic is that it is impacting everyone around the world no matter what their race or nationality.

No one is immune and anyone can get it. Coronavirus sees no race!

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During this unprecedented period, when we are isolated from many of our friends and families and unable to explore the rich diversity of society, and in recognition and respect to the diverse communities around the world, we want you to get creative.

We welcome submissions of your interpretation of how Coronavirus sees no race. The competition is open to all ages and entrants can be made in a variety of formats, including poetry, art, craft, music, song, short story or even send us a video.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday 28th May 2020. Please send your entry to Bebhinn.McKinley@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

If you create a drawing, painting or other craft or art piece, please email a photograph of your creation.

All submissions will be included in a booklet/video to be distributed at a later date as part of our exploring cultural diversity project.

The categories for awards will be:

Best Primary School age submission
Best Secondary School submission
Best Adult submission
Most creative
Most relevant to positive race relations

Prizes include:

Variety of board games for a family night
Book vouchers
Dinner delivered from a local takeaway
Amazon Vouchers

We have included a few ideas below to get you all thinking.  Good luck and we look forward to seeing all the entries.

Millburn Primary School

In February 2020, children from Coleraine’s Millburn Primary School choir dedicated a Chinese song ‘Let the World be Full of Love’ to the people of China suffering from the Covid-19 outbreak. Recently, the Depu Foreign Language School in China has returned the favour by recording and sending a song back, along with their best wishes. This is an encouraging  example of a cross-cultural exchange and Good Relations being practised between people of differing backgrounds.   Millburn Primary School also holds the Confucius Institute ‘Global School of the Year Award’ of which it is very proud.

Click here to check it out

The Eden Project

Bringing people together to build their confidence and grow and share their talents. Support individuals and communities as they create positive change to tackle local issues that matter to them most.

Click here to find out more

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