Somme Philharmonic

Somme film screening announced with live orchestral score

Iconic Battle of the Somme film will be accompanied by a live orchestra for Lisburn event
Easter Rising
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 13:00
St Mary's University College
191 Falls Road
BT12 6FE
Thousands of Irishmen were fighting at the front when the Rising took place. Several more thousand were in Ireland, acting to suppress the Rising. Dr Brian Hanley will examine the role of Irish soldiers during 1916, the many connections between
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 13:00
St Mary's University College
191 Falls Road
BT12 6FE
In popular memory and imagination, inspired in large part by the TV series Blackadder and the work of various war poets, the word ‘Somme’ conjures up images of blood, mud and slaughter. However, some historians portray the Somme as a
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 13:00
St Mary's University College
191 Falls Road
BT12 6FE
Prof Richard Grayson will anaylse the Battle of the Somme from the perspectives of the two volunteer divisions, the 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) divisions (which drew heavily on Belfast recruits) during this talk. He poses the intriguing question of
Somme Philarmonic
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 20:00
Island Arts Centre
Lagan Valley Island
BT27 4RL
The Studio Symphony Orchestra will provide a unique opportunity in Northern Ireland to experience the Battle of the Somme film with a live orchestral accompaniament. This special event will take place at the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn this October

New website charts Sikh experiences during First World War

A new website which aims to build the biggest database on the Sikh experience during the First World War has been launched has gone live as part of a worldwide
Tim McGarry

Comedian prepares to launch 1916 inspired show

Tim McGarry will draw on inspiration from events during the Decade of Centenaries for new comedy tour
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 19:00
Belfast City Hall
Donegall Square
The final event of the Belfast Somme 100 programme will be a robust discussion of the Somme and the Great War from a variety of perspectives. Hosted by the Fellowship of the Messines Association, this will be an opportunity for
Thiepval Memorial

App launched to help find Thiepval casualties

New app from Commonwealth War Graves Commission will help users locate injured and dead on Thiepval Memorial
Centenary Strolls
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 13:00
PLACE Built Environment Centre
7-9 Lower Garfield Street
Enjoy a free walking tour of sites of interest in Belfast related to 1916, delivered by PLACE NI. A century ago the impact of both the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme were felt throughout Ulster, particularly in


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