A Creative Centenaries Resources Fair will take place at Titanic Belfast on March 5, exploring opportunities for those planning and organising events that explore our history and heritage.
Organised by Community Relations Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Nerve Centre, the conference is titled 'It's a long way to Dublin and the Somme: recovering forgotten histories, building the future'.
The event will include a range of exhibition stands from projects and organisations working in areas of commemoration and will open up opportunities for those planning and organising events that explore and share our history and heritage.
Taking place at the iconic Titanic Belfast on March 5, the event is being organised to encourage participation ahead of 2016 and the 100-year anniversaries of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme.
The Creative Centenaries Resources Fair will also include presentations from projects and digital resources, workshops on a variety of commemoration topics, artistic showcases, networking and partnership opportunities and funding information for those planning their own commemoration events.
Workshops delivered by academic and arts professionals throughout the day will help attendees to look at the specific themes of ‘What is Commemoration?’, ‘Ethical and Shared Remembering’ and ‘Creative Responses’.
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.
Admission to the Creative Centenaries Resources Fair is free.