Past Festivals

2021 Festival

Breathing Out Hope Together

4 Corners Festival 2021



Learning from the night before 

Monday, Feb 1 I 12:30PM (Private Event)

Young clergy, seminarians and Master’s students from Queen’s University and the Irish School of Ecumentics (TCD) will be invited to a lunchtime discussion focused on the previous evening’s event, ‘Breathe out Hope’, featuring John Paul Lederach, Padraig O Tuama and Raquel McKee. Participants will gather virtually in small groups to discuss what they learned and the implications of that for their ministries and/or the public theology. The event also will enable them to meet with their counterparts from other denominations in an informal setting, laying the groundwork for future collaborative relationships.


Rough Justice 

Monday, Feb 1 I 7:30PM 

Join us for a screening on Zoom of the short film ROUGH, a dark comedy set in the back streets of post-conflict Belfast. It depicts how justice is enforced not by the police but by a brutal system of so-called punishment attacks, administered by former paramilitaries. Usually, it is young men who bear the brunt, but this time, it is a dog. The film provokes responses around issues including criminal justice, addiction, mental health and socio-economic conditions which will be discussed by a panel including the film’s writer/director, Declan Lawn, producer Louise Gallagher and members of the cast. To join us, go to our website


Sharing notes on how to build inner strength

Tuesday Feb 2 I 2:00 PM

Presbyterian minister and prison Ombudsman Rev Dr Lesley Carroll and a resilience coach (tbc) will conduct a workshop aimed at practitioners helping children and young people deal with mental health issues including suicide ideation, depression, and anxiety disorders in a world struggling to cope with the pandemic, among other things. Anyone working in a teaching environment or in the youth sector is especially invited to join this session where techniques will be shared to help equip practitioners to promote resilience among young people in whatever setting including school, church, or domestic.  To join us, go to our website


Exploring new possibilities

Thursday, Feb 4 I 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Young people aged 11-14 years are invited to connect with others across Belfast for games, sports and activities, all in the comfort of their home. We are delighted to partner with PeacePlayers – NI for a third year to deliver an exciting evening of activities that will allow young people to take a breath from their daily routine and become a part of a community of sports enthusiasts for the night. Expect friendly competition, fun and an opportunity to exchange ideas on wellbeing, resilience and community. The event will enable those who have previously been involved in PeacePlayers’ programme to resume friendships. It is also open to young people across the city who have not attended these programmes before. To join us, go to our website


Sharing common experiences

Saturday, Feb 6 I 2:00 PM 

Calling all knitters and craft lovers to join us via Zoom to knit and natter and exchange our experiences since that memorable knitting event in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church during last year’s festival. Looking forward to sharing our inspriaions from different corners of Belfast. For more information e-mail Irene Jovaras at [email protected] or Janice Stockman at [email protected]. To join us, go to our website

Morning and Night Prayer also took place each day and can be viewed again on our YouTube Channel.

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