A free workshop will take place at the Ulster Museum this May focussed on legacy and commemoration of 1916.
1916 was the pivotal year of the First World War for Ireland because of events at home and abroad. At Easter, an armed rising took place in Dublin, while during the Somme Campaign the 36th (Ulster) Division, and later the 16th (Irish) Division, sustained heavy casualties.
Both the Rising and the Somme continue to underpin important aspects of contemporary cultural and political identity.
In this event local historians Tom Hartley (former Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Belfast) and Philip Orr (author of The Road to the Somme) will examine the events of 1916 and reflect on their significance and enduring legacies.
The event runs from 2pm - 4pm and is free to attend.