Author: Brad Dickinson

Willow Brigid’s Cross Workshop

Join The Playhouse’s Artitude: Climate, Culture & Circularity project in celebrating the coming of Imbolc, by making a Celtic Brigid’s Cross from willow.

Katie O’Donnell will show you the ancient tradition of weaving a Brigid’s Cross, while sharing the folklore, traditions and customs of its association with Imbolc, the coming of Spring, and the new growing season on this island.

The Playhouse would like to thank the Woodland Trust for the kind donation of willow for this workshop.

The Artitude: Climate, Culture & Circularity project is a partnership between The Playhouse, Northern Ireland Resource Network, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Zero Waste North West and Queen’s University Belfast. The project is funded by The National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund.

Nurturing The Groundswell

At the end of June, Collaboration for Change (CfC) invited activists from across the North West to participate in the Nurturing the Groundswell workshop. The workshop was organised as part of The Gathering, an all-Ireland network of environmental activists who were holding their annual meeting at The Playtrail in Derry as part of the Artitude Festival ( The workshop was designed and led by Kevin Flanagan, and coordinated by Marian Farrell from Zero Waste North West. We are very thankful to The Greenpeace Movement Fund for supporting the development of this workshop.

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Democracy Day 2023

System Change to create a more democratic economy: Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway!

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminister Fuller