While a source of pride and community celebration, culture and traditions can also result in negativity, hostility and stereotyping. Challenging this suggest a need to re-examine culture and traditions, to understand its meaning and significance and in turn promote and share culture in a positive manner. Central to this work is understanding of the wider political and historical context within which communities have developed.
Key Strategic Aim
Building a confident and inclusive community
Key Outcomes 2016-2020
To develop a greater appreciation and value of local culture and heritage
To support and promote cultural awareness and respect
To promote and celebrate diversity and cultural cohesion.
To promote a greater understanding of politics and history
To place communities within a wider European context
Key strategic objectives are:
To explore and examine traditional loyalist culture
To place local culture within a historical context
To explore and share other cultures and traditions