Being Human Festival

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Storytelling from Conflict - Lost and Found Stories

Date(s)

21/11/2017 - 21/11/2017

Time

12:30PM - 3:30PM

Location

Public Records Office Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ

Price

FREE

A workshop for people with stories from the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Based on the work of the Prisons Memory Archive (PMA), we run a workshop to explore how to identify, source, process and exhibit these stories.

Join this workshop using material from the Prisons Memory Archive to explore how to identify, source and exhibit individual stories about conflict, and examine how storytelling can contribute to issues of understanding the ‘other’ in a divided society.

The Archive, filmed during the conflict in Northern Ireland, features a collection of 175 filmed walk-and-talk recordings from a range of participants, including prison staff, prisoners, relatives, teachers, chaplains, lawyers, doctors, probation officers and maintenance staff.

These recordings capture how everyday life was impacted by the conflict and builds a rich tapestry of the story of the prisons, as well as those who had a connection with Armagh Gaol, the Maze and Long Kesh Prison.

Project Lead: Professor Cahal McLaughlin, from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen's University Belfast. 

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