'Postcards from the Edge', a new digital engagement programme, will use visual art, creative writing, and memory to help reflect on our recent history in Northern Ireland.
Featuring input and sessions from writer Jan Carson and Professor Bill Rolston, along with Linen Hall Library staff, the programme will examine our recent past and help to recall and chart memories and experiences of life throughout Ulster.
Participants will take part in a creative and artistic process, including creating their own visual art postcards, using materials found at home. The programme will also encourage you to keep in contact through the medium of traditional postcards which will go to form an online display and a show at the Linen Hall Library later in the year.
How will it work?
-- Linen Hall Librarian Samantha McCombe, will host a seminar on the Library's political collection, including its extensive postcard collection.
-- Award winning artist and project facilitator Lesley Cherry will host an online art workshop, demonstrating different ways of creating personal and historic stories through art, with materials found at home.
-- An online creative writing session with award winning writer Jan Carson to create and form your own written history to accompany your visual story.
-- Acclaimed Professor of Sociology Bill Rolston, who captured the history and development of mural art in Northern Ireland from the 1980s to 2000s, will host an online seminar discussing this work and its context to our history and culture.
-- You will receive and share blank postcards with family and friends encouraging them to create their own Postcards from the Edge
-- You will be inspired to share your images, thoughts and questions through our online community hosted in Slack
This programme is FREE and open to anyone based in Northern Ireland or border counties. Numbers are limited, sign up early to avoid disappointment.
Participants must be aged 16 or over to take part in this project.
Dates for each of the online sessions are listed below:
Tuesday 12th May: 10am-12.00pm
Thursday 14th May: 10am-12.00pm
Tuesday 19th May: 10am-12.00pm
Thursday 21st May: 10am-12.00pm
Tuesday 26th May: 10am-12.00pm
Tuesday 2nd June: 10am-12.00pm