North Belfast Friendship Club

Belfast Friendship Club has inspired similar groups, around Belfast but also in Scotland and further afield. Today, we begin a series of posts on these initiatives, starting with North Belfast Friendship Club:

Members of North Belfast Friendship Club

North Belfast Friendship Club

The North Belfast Friendship Club started its meet-ups on 2 August 2016.

Taking inspiration from Belfast Friendship Club – and after some good chats with Stephanie – we decided to open in North Belfast because it’s an area of town where isolation is particularly problematic and where an initiative like that was missing.

North Belfast Friendship Club is open to people of all backgrounds and interests, and we have managed to attract some folks who are not originally from NI, as well as families and members of the local communities.

We encourage our members to share ideas for activities they could be interested in. So far, we seem to be very keen on board games and sharing homemade cakes!

We meet every Tuesday from 6 to 8pm at R-City Coffee, in 432 Crumlin Road BT14 7TF.

There are two entrances, one on Woodvale Road, and one on Crumlin Road.

The café can be reached  by bus from the city centre: 11a to Ballysillan, stop Woodvale Road; 57 to Legoniel, stop Kerrera Street; 11b to Springmartin, stop Woodvale Park.

North Belfast Friendship Club leaflet

Best wishes to our North Belfast Friends

Best wishes to this great bunch of people, from all of us at Belfast Friendship Club.

If you are in North Belfast on a Tuesday evening, why not pay them a visit?

You can also join their Facebook page to find out more:

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