Hundreds attend Creative Centenaries conference

The importance of events in 1916 and the activities and programmes planned to mark the centenaries here next year were just some of the themes addressed at a conference in the Ulster Museum yesterday. 

Hundreds of people packed into the venue for the Creative Centenaries styled event and had an opportunity to hear first hand insight about the role and significance of 1916.

Panels in the morning included Margaret Ward, Tim Bowman, Eamon Phoenix, Philip Orr, Marie Coleman, Richard Grayson and Michael Laffan who spoke about the significance of events 100 years ago and how they continue to be seen as important.

The day was also a chance for the public to hear about events, activities and programmes scheduled to take place here throughout 2016 from a wide range of arts, community and cultural groups.

An evening session welcomed teachers, educators and community leaders to explore some of the educational resources around the period with presentations from the Ulster Museum, PRONI, INTO Film and Creative Centenaries. 

Videos from the conference, including a full film of the first session, will be available to view online in the coming days. 

The event was organised by members of the Community Relations Decade of Centenaries Roundtable, including Ulster Musuem, Living Legacies, Community Relations Council, HLF, PRONI and Nerve Centre. 

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