A new information hub website for the Decade of Centenaries has been launched ahead of Centenary commemorations around the formation of Northern Ireland.
The Nerve Centre, who is core funded by the Community Relations Council, developed the Creative Centenaries website project as part of its Making The Future project.
Creative Centenaries brings together information and resources about the Decade of Centenaries and the work of Northern Ireland’s creative sector in commemorating events around the Centenary. It brings a fresh approach to the study and memory of this defining period in history, using creativity, knowledge and expertise to deepen a shared understanding of the events and their legacy.
Creative Centenaries will profile and explore some of the seminal moments from throughout the year, allowing visitors to gain a wider understanding of the period
Niall Kerr, Making the Future project manager, believes the website is packed full of educational resources for people of all ages to learn about the Decade of Centenaries.
“The Creative Centenaries project has served as a focal point for information and resources around engaging with the Decade of Centenaries,” Niall said. “As well as developing its own unique content in the form of animations, interactive iBooks and graphic novels, the project has sought to bring attention to the work of the creative sector in commemorating the events of 100 years ago.”
What is Creative Centenaries?
100 years ago, a succession of events unfolded that would redefine the island of Ireland and its people forever. By focusing on the historical facts, content can be delivered that engages with different perspectives and views on the 1920–22 period.
Creative Centenaries is underpinned by the Principles for Commemoration as set out by the Community Relations Council in their dedicated webpage Decade of Centenaries. The Principles for Commemoration are:
- Start from the historical facts
- Recognise the implications and consequences of what happened
- Understand that different perceptions and interpretations exist
- Show how events and activities can deepen understanding of the period.
Creative Centenaries Website
Visit the Creative Centenaries website here: http://www.creativecentenaries.org