Taylor Mac
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:30 to Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 21:30
The Mac
10 Exchange Street
Belfast
BT1 2LS
In his first Northern Ireland appearance, the flamboyant and vocally gifted Obie Award-winning New York performer Taylor Macbrings a series of special, participative concerts to Festival. Accompanied by a live band and dressed in a dazzling array of costume creations
Somme Remembered
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 13:30 to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 15:00
Ebrington Square
Derry~Londonderry
BT48
The Royal British Legion in Derry~Londonderry will host a special weekend of events to mark the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme. 'Commemorating the Battle of the Somme - 100 Years On' will include exhibitions and vehicle displays,
Still, The Blackbird Sings
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:00 to Friday, September 16, 2016 - 22:00
Venues across Derry
and the North West
BT48
A script in hand version of the Dave Duggan play Still, The Blackbird Sings is being developed by Creggan Enterprises. First produced by The Playhouse in 2010, Still, the Blackbird Sings tells the story of poet-soldier Francis Ledwidge who was
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 18:30
Derry Central Library
35 Foyle Street
Derry
BT48 6AL
A talk on the vital role that medical staff played in the aftermath of the horrific Battle of the Somme will take place in Derry later this month. Derry Central Library will host the discussion ‘Sisters, Surgeons and Soldiers on

Donegal council's 1916 minutes to be released

Council minutes from the time of the Easter Rising offer fascinating insight into Donegal life in 1916
Messines

Free schools workshops on the Battle of Messines

Students get new graphic novel resource on Messines and use digital technology to explore the battle
VR

VR company adopt First World War focus

Virtual reality tour of the Battle of the Somme to enhance opportunities for schools to explore war period

'Battlefields' project announced for school children

Education and Communities departments announce funding to bring schoolchildren to First World War battlefields
Divided by History, United by Music

Somme to be explored in major new Derry play

Major new production 'Divided by History, United by Music' tells the real life story of Derry musicians at the Somme

PRONI to host teachers' workshop

Workshop to explore historical context of period and showcase range of primary sources available at PRONI

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