The Decade of Anniversaries refers to the period of the Home Rule Crisis and the Ulster Covenant Campaign in 1912 through to Partition and the establishment of two parliaments in Ireland in 1921/22. The Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund organised the first 'Remembering the Future' conference that took place on 21 March 2011. This began a continuing conversation about the issue of remembering in public space. To support this CRC and HLF developed and promoted a widely endorsed set of principles. A series of conferences and resources fairs were organised with partners. Publications and videos developed include Remembering the Future 11 Session Lecture Series, a Toolkit of case studies, videos and publications on the three conferences. We produced these in order to promote balanced understanding of difficult history, using the historical facts and drawing on different narratives.
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|Updated News 14th March 2018, The Medals All Round Research Initiative (MARRI)
The Medals All Round Research Initiative (MARRI) - a Living Legacies supported community theatre project - involved a diverse range of community groups from throughout Northern Ireland and academics from the School of Creative Arts at Queen's University Belfast; participants came from both Protestant and Catholic communities in urban and rural areas and involved young adults with Special Needs and Prisoners/Ex-Offenders. Each community group was assisted in exploring their heritage in relation to the First World War and supported by an experienced drama facilitator on using theatre skills to tell their own stories. Over a period of ten weeks, groups worked with their drama facilitator to develop their responses to the remembrance of World War 1 into coherent narratives that could form the basis of a drama or film production. All the groups then presented their work at a special performance at the Lyric Theatre Belfast on Feb 29th 2016. The event was a remarkable reflection on the way the First World War resonates in contemporary memory here in Northern Ireland and offered the opportunity to meet and discuss the different ways in which the War lives on, uniquely, in our lives today.
Live chat: working with consultants
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