Throughout this year's Good Relations Week we're delivering a packed programme of talks, showcases, online launches and a celebration of some of the key achievements across the Making the Future programme. Check out the full schedule below and how you can get involved.
10.30am: Postcards from the Edge Showcase
The outputs of a recent community engagement programme will be showcased in this special digital exhibition which features work created by participants expressing aspects of their post-conflict lives in postcard format. Keep an eye on our social media channels for details.
1pm: A History of Partition with Dr Darragh Gannon
Join us as we deliver a talk on the history and legacy of Partition with Dr Darragh Gannon, an expert in the Irish revolutionary period. The event will also feature a screening of the new animation on the period and the opportunity to hear about our next major exhibition - sign up here
2pm: Ordinary People Extraordinary Times
During this online event, we will launch Making the Future's new 'Ordinary People Extraordinary Times' online exhibition alongside hosting talks on collecting and preservation, the importance of community engagement and a showcase of PRONI's 'Stay Home Memories' project - sign up here
11am: Creative Centenaries Comic Book Showcase
Keep an eye on our social channels as we share a suite of curriculum-linked comic books which focus on real-life characters from Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries and how you can download and use them for free.
2.30pm: Launch of Michael Collins and James Craig comic books
Join us as we launch our two new comic books which explore the lives of Michael Collins and James Craig and the impact both men had on the Decade of Centenaries. The comics will be available to download and explore from here.
11am: Partition - An Animated Journey
Explore a range of Creative Centenaries resources focussed around the events of Partition. View a new 2.5D animation offering an overview of the period, download an interactive schools resource examining its impact in West Belfast and flip through comic books on the lives of influential people from the time, all linked from the Making the Future website.
2.30pm Cultural Harmony Online Showcase
New songs created by a group of participants on a Making the Future community engagement programme will be unveiled in this special event. Paired with leading songwriters from across the country, the group learned the art of songwriting and music creation before crafting their own bespoke pieces. Keep an eye on our social channels to watch and listen to the songs.
10.30am: CultureLab Digital Exhibition
Recently described by the Museums Journal as ‘exciting, risky, challenging, funny, thought provoking and revolutionary’, take a virtual tour of CultureLab, an exhibition exploring cultural stereotypes and posing questions around issues of culture and identity in Northern Ireland. And remember, don’t believe the stereotype.
Make sure you are following us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MakingFutureHQ to join us during Good Relations Week 2020 - see you then!