This month in summary
- Ballykinlar History Hut’ Roadshow to launch engagement project at Down County Museum (14/09/2018)
- Dublin's Great Wars by Prog Richard Grayson (12/09/2018)
- NI War Memorial museum’s Speed That Spitfire event (08/09/2018)
- Campbell College ‘The Men Behind the Glass’ Project (08/09/2018)
- The Poppy Trail: New Mural Launch RAF100 (25/08/2018)
- Campbell College WW1 Poetry Slam: Eastside Arts Festival July 2018 (03/09/2018)
- Womenswork 100 An Irish Perspective (03/09/2018)
- Beyond the Trenches (03/09/2018)
- This Month at HLF (03/09/2018)
NI War Memorial museum’s Speed That Spitfire event
On Saturday 8th September, the Living Legacies’ team supported NI War Memorial museum’s Speed That Spitfire event -- a family fun day in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter -- as part of the European Heritage Open Days weekend. Kids and grown-ups alike dressed up real RAF and WAAF (Women’s Auxillary Air Force) uniforms and had themselves digitally green-screened into a commemorative wartime souvenir photograph. Those who came learned about the RAF during the First and Second World Wars and Northern Ireland’s role in both wars. There were opportunities to participate in war-era craft activities, learn about rationing and taste authentic wartime recipes made from the RAF’s Field Cook Book. Outside, visitors had the chance to climb inside and explore a replica Spitfire airplane, courtesy of the Ulster Aviation Society and talk with aviation historians and experts. A great day was had by all – Jenny Haslett (Museum Manager) said, ‘our visitors (all 182 of them) loved the [green screen] activity, thank you for being so friendly and patient with them. The photos were excellent …we really appreciate the dedication you gave to our event. We’d certainly like to work with you again!’
Welcome to our latest Living Legacies Newsletter. Summer 2018 marks the half-way point in the AHRC funding of the second phase of Living Legacies, and we’re as busy as ever with outreach activities and coproduction projects across the UK. To give a flavour of what has been going on lately, our focus in this issue is on some current community-based centenary research projects.
These projects draw on the expertise and interest of researchers from local communities and each connects closely with Living Legacies research themes. The projects reflect further strengthening of our partnerships with heritage groups and organisations, and are supported through funding from Living Legacies / AHRC and HLF.