One World Festival NI 2020
This year, One World Festival aims to bring people together at a time we are physically apart, to engage with our diverse communities here in Northern Ireland, but also with people around the world. To encourage participation, we have made One World Festival 2020 a primarily virtual Festival, allowing everyone to take part safely. The virtual Festival also means we can increase engagement with diverse groups and people, including those from the Global South.
Hosted by a variety of groups, organisations and individuals, there truly is something for everyone in our programme, including; talks and discussions, storytelling, drama, music, documentaries and films, art workshops and much more. One World Festival coincides with a number of world UN days, highlighting issues such as climate change, modern slavery, gender equality, hunger and poverty. Many of our events address these topics, as well as race relations in Northern Ireland in the wake of Black Lives Matter, the effect of Covid-19 on human rights, and the refugee crisis.
Increasingly, Northern Ireland is a place of diverse backgrounds and new beginnings: we believe we can learn and gain so much from this diversity. Join us at One World Festival 2020 to stand in solidarity with those for whom injustice, poverty, hunger and inequality are still a factor of daily life, both around the world and here at home.
- Children and families
- Community development
- Community relations
- Environment and Built Heritage
- Health and wellbeing
- Volunteer development
- Young people