On 5 March the Creative Centenaries project hosted a resource fair at Titanic Belfast. Organised with the assistance of the Community Relations Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Nerve Centre The day-long, free conference at Titanic Belfast was aimed at community and heritage groups, councils and good relations officers, arts and community organisations and others who are organising events across Ireland in the coming years. Delegates had the chance to hear from a range of projects and exhibitions, take part in engaging workshops, learn about funding opportunities and establish connections and partnerships with others.
‘What is commemoration?’: This panel based workshop will explore issues such as the purpose you hope to achieve and the long term legacies attached to commemorative events within the Decade of Anniversaries and how this may impact on planning.
‘Ethical and shared remembering’: This workshop will examine approaches to commemoration including inclusive and ethical remembering and how interpretations of history shape modern society.
‘Creative responses: This workshop will look at artistic and creative approaches to commemorating and remembering events with the Decade of Anniversaries including theatre, poetry, music and more.
09.30: Registration & tea/coffee
10.00 – 10.30: Keynote: Dr Eamon Phoenix
10.45 – 12.15: Workshop 1 breakout session
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
14.00 – 15.15: Workshop 2 breakout session
15.30: Closing discussion
The Creative Centenaries project, led by the Nerve Centre and supported by the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL), brings together information and resources about the Decade of Centenaries and the work of Northern Ireland’s creative sector in commemorating these events.