Arts for All - Mural exploring the years 1914-18
25th June 2015 Tiger's Bay, North Belfast
AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2015
Arts for All - Launch of new Mural exploring the years 1914-18
Duncairn Community Centre
206 Duncairn Gardens, Tiger’s Bay, Belfast
Thursday 25th June, 2015
This event involves both the launch of a new FWW mural and a piece of interactive drama/performance from ‘Medal in the Draw’ by Dr. Brenda Winter-Palmer. This mural shows images from the years 1912-1918.
The images show what was happening at home and on the battlefield during the First World War and the years leading up to the war.
It is estimated over 16 million people died and 20 million were wounded during World War One, making it one of the bloodiest wars in history. Two million horses were also used during this war. Many died.
This mural reflects the different ways in which peoples’ lives changed - from being part of a battle to keeping communities going. http://www.arts-for-all.co.uk/.
The mural reflects a range of perspectives on the war, including women’s role on the Home Front, shipyard strikes and soldiers employed to make crosses to mark the graves of the men who died. The plays script is used as a stimulus for the audience’s questions and the actors then engage with the audience in character. The venue was dictated by the mural location, which is of itself the product of one year’s community research.
- Opening ceremony 6.30 pm ‘proceed to wall opposite community centre to unveil mural
- Excerpt from ‘Medal in the Drawer’ http://medalinthedrawer.com/
Wounded soldiers included 80,000 cases of shell shock which affected the poet Siegfried Sassoon quoted below.
‘But the past is just the same, – and War’s a bloody game… Have you forgotten yet? Look down, and swear by the slain of the War that you’ll never forget’.
This is a cross community event is open to the public free of charge. All Welcome.
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