Wednesday 10th May 2017
1.00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum
for Schools at PRONI
31st may, 6th June and 8th June
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
Learn about the Battle of Messines with free digital workshops from the Nerve Centre’s Creative Centenaries project and use animation and digital comic book storytelling to explore the role of soldiers from the 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) Divisions who fought alongside each other. Following the two hour workshop, students can also get a behind the scenes tour of PRONI’s WW1 archives and experience ‘Assembly Memorial Chairs’, In Flanders Fields Museums’ travelling art installation, inspired by the Battle of Messines. Schools have the option in their workshop to use stop motion animation or digital comic book technology to explore and learn about the battle. Students will also receive a new graphic novel following the experiences of soldiers William Redmond and John Meeke in the lead up to and throughout the Battle of Messiness, that took place in June 1917. Workshops are allocated on a first come basis. For more information and to book contact Niall Kerr at the Nerve Centre:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 7126 0562.