Updated News 2019 Victories – 
21st February at 7.30pm in the Dobbs Room
Carrickfergus Town Hall

21st February at 7.30pm in the Dobbs Room Carrickfergus Town Hall for a viewing of ‘Victories’ a short film looking at the final days of WW1, when Otto a decorated German fighter pilot is shot down behind enemy lines.  There will be a short presentation on the RAF and the opportunity to have a Q&A with the producers.

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Updated News 2019 WW1 Engagement Centres Festival –
‘Legacies of the First World War’ Shared Heritage -
Legacies of the First War, 18th – 24th May 2019

What’s it all about?

To mark the end of the Centenary of WW1, a week of free public activities and events will be held across Northern Ireland, on the theme of Shared Heritage. The idea is to bring together heritage groups, projects and stakeholders to share experiences of exploring the legacies of WW1. These legacies connect the past with the present and we want to use Shared Heritage as a way of connecting communities from all across these islands, to help deepen our understanding and appreciation of the war in Britain and Ireland and its significance to us today. Our week-long Shared Heritage events are open to all, and cover topics such as archaeology and landscape, drama and creative arts, digital technologies, museums and exhibitions, led by the ‘Living Legacies 1914-18’ engagement centre and our partners. 

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Updated News History Hut February 2019

Next event 9th March 2019 - Cavan County Museum

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Updated News 2019 Book Launch – 
28th February at 19:00 - 20:30 
Public Reocrd Office of Northern Ireland

PRONI is delighted to host the launch of A Long Week In March: The 36th (Ulster) Division in the German Spring Offensive, March 1918 by Michael James Nugent. This will be held on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 7 pm.

During the titanic Battle of the Somme, no other Division came close to the successes of the brave officers and men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. On the 21st of March 1918, bloodied and bruised after their valiant actions at the Somme in 1916 and at Messines, Langemarck and Cambrai in 1917, the Ulster Division faced near annihilation when they bore the brunt of the Spring Offensive.

Bent, beaten, but not broken, the 36th fought with uncanny courage and determination, at the cost of many lives. This book tells their story and explores how their actions on that week prepared them for the final days of the Great War.

For more information or to book please click here.


Voices of War & Peace First World War Engagement Centre Update
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Legacies of the First World War Festival 
22 & 23 March
Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham 

Legacies of the First World War Festival is hosted by the Arts & Humanities Research Council WW1 Engagement Centres.

The full programme is now available to view and includes:

  • a keynote lecture by David Olusoga
  • performance of a new music piece by award-winning alto-saxophonist & MC Soweto Kinch
  • film screenings
  • workshops and displays
  • 'Empire Soldiers' VR installation by Metro-Boulot-Dodo
  • presentations by a range of community groups from across the country

To view the programme for each day and to register please visit our Eventbrite page:

The Diversity festival in Birmingham on March 22 & 23 will be dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage with a focus on diverse stories, exploring the different types of collaborative work that has been done around WW1 subjects since 2014, and to thinking about future/potential collaborations and how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore all aspects of the past.

The festival will enable participants and attendees to better understand the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work around history, heritage and commemoration. A series of panel discussions, informal workshops, film screenings, and performances will provide an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage.

We welcome community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local historians, and members of the public.