Great Big Green Week will take place 18 – 26 September 2021 and is set to be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK, with thousands of events planned. It aims to call on politicians to raise their ambition and champion action on climate change.

As part of our Revive our World campaign, we will be hosting a series of events as part of Great Big Green Week at 'What's the Story?', at Portview Trade Centre in Belfast. 'What's the Story?' is National Museum NI’s newest ‘living museum space’ in collaboration with Urban Scale Interventions and Portview Trade Centre.

We will be encouraging people to create more space, roll up their sleeves and shout louder for nature and help us revive our world. We will also be asking visitors to make their own pledge for nature, showing how seemly small individual actions, when we do them together, can make a big difference to revive our world. Let’s show our leaders that they too need to match their words with actions to help save nature and tackle climate change.

Check out RSPB NI’s Great Big Green Week events:

Our Revive our World workshops and events are suitable for all ages. There is no need to pre-book, just drop in – however, as spaces on the workshops will be limited, they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We will also need to take a few details on arrival for NHS Test and Trace. 

Sound Takeover
Dates: 18  September – 2 October
Time: 10am – 4pm daily, except Saturday 2 October when opening hours are 10am - 12:30pm
Location: 'What's the story?', Portview Trade Centre, Belfast, BT4 1HE
Listen to an arrangement of some of the UK’s most loved and most threatened bird songs to raise awareness of what Northern Ireland might lose if nothing is done to stop the crisis facing nature.

RSPB NI’s Artist of the Year Exhibition
Dates: 18  September – 2 October
Time: 10am – 4pm daily, except Saturday 2 October when opening hours are 10am - 12:30pm
Location: 'What's the story?', Portview Trade Centre, Belfast, BT4 1HE
Featuring the winners of our Artist of the Year competition, the exhibition builds on the idea of activist art, art that is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ to address political or social issues. It illustrates what the people of Northern Ireland want for the future of Northern Ireland and aims to show those in power why they should address the nature and climate emergency before it’s too late.  

Welcoming Wildlife to Your Garden Workshop
Date: 18 September and 25 September

Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: 'What's the story?', Portview Trade Centre, Belfast, BT4 1HE
Watch, learn, and get involved with some hands-on activities and interactive displays to show how you can protect and save nature from your very own garden. We’ll be hosting a series of fun-packed mini sessions over the two hours, suitable for all ages. No need to book, just drop in anytime between 10am- 12pm.

Wild Walls Ormeau Street Art
Date: from 18 September
Time: All day
Location: Farnham Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast.
We are partnering with UK Youth for Nature on bringing their Wild Walls project to Belfast. The Wild Walls project is creating a series of wildlife murals in towns and cities across the UK to highlight the nature crisis and speak out for nature.
Together we’ll be bringing a new piece of artwork to the Ormeau Road in Belfast, featuring one of our most at-risk bird species - the curlew. You can check out the wall on Farnham Street, Ormeau Road and show your love of nature by sharing a pic with us on Facebook or Twitter @RSPBNI. To find out more about this project click here

We can’t wait to welcome you, but please do not attend an event if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. We ask that all visitors, except those who are exempt from doing so, to please bring a face covering with you to each event and maintain social distancing where possible.