As part of this year’s 4 Corners Festival, we have organised another Feast in City Hall!  Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Arder Carson, and once again prepared by Root Soup, this year’s 4 Corners Feast will be for those across our city living at interfaces, with a special focus on young people.

The meal has been organised in partnership with the Belfast Interface Project which supports initiatives in all 4 Corners of Belfast. Those attending the feast include representatives from Ardoyne & Hammer (Shankill) youth clubs, Short Strand Community Forum, Duncairn Partnership, Clonard Monastery Youth Centre, Black Mountain Shared Space, Charter NI, and Cromac Regeneration Initiative. The future of a Belfast without dividing walls depends on the ongoing reconciliation and peace-building work of such groups, in partnership with the Churches and others.

We are inviting Churches – or individuals, small groups, etc. – across all 4 Corners of Belfast to sponsor a meal (or even a table!). The cost for this special 4 course meal will be £20. (£100 for half a table, £200 for a full table). However, any contribution towards the cost of a meal will be greatly appreciated.

Let’s together provide a memorable evening for those who carry much of the responsibility for reconciliation work at interfaces in all 4 Corners of Belfast. Through this partnership let us also offer the help of our Churches towards a Belfast without walls, seeking opportunities to listen compassionately to one another.

Contributions can be made by donating online, or by cheque payable to ‘Root Soup’ and sent to 4 Corners Feast, c/o Clonard Monastery, 1 Clonard Gardens, Belfast, BT13 2RL. Alternatively, cash donations can be made to 4 Corners Festival committee members.

Root Soup is a social enterprise that involves people who have learning disabilities and people who are homeless working together to learn and grow, part of an overall ‘Field to Fork’ initiative.