Nominations closing at 12 noon on Tuesday 19/12/2023
Forward South Partnership
| Good Relations Connecting Communities Project of the Year Award
Open Botanic Festival brought together people from all communities to share in different peoples cultures and experience a variety of cultural traditions whilst promoting the benefits of car free environments. Open Botanic is a unique community-driven festival that brings people together by re-imagining Botanic Avenue in Belfast as a better place to work, live and play in a pedestrianised, car-free environment. In the lead up to the day, six community organisations conducted a series of workshops in collaboration with the Architecture and Planning Department at Queen’s University Belfast to talk about how they would like Botanic Avenue to evolve and they have each designed community kiosks with Lawrence Street Workshops for the day that will showcase the culture and heritage of the area. Open Botanic is more than just a great community festival. It’s was a chance to see and experience this diverse, busy thoroughfare in a totally different way, encouraging families to enjoy what this rich, vibrant place has to offer.