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Tower Museum to host Creative Centenaries events

19 November 2018

A number of special events will take place at the Tower Museum this month highlighting some of the key moments in Irish history as part of the Creative Centenaries programme.

The Creative Centenaries project is led by the Nerve Centre and supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council, and brings together information and resources about the Decade of Centenaries and the work of Northern Ireland’s creative sector in commemorating these events.

The first event takes place on November 20, when award winning author of Star by Star, Sheena Wilkinson, will give a talk on the historical fiction of the early 20th Century, with particular emphasis on cultural identity and feminism. The talk takes place at 7pm and places are free.

Later in the week, local historian Richard Doherty will explore the impact of the war of Independence in the North West, including the Dorsetshire Regiment’s involvement in early street clashes. The talk will be held at 7pm on Thursday November 22.

Finally, there will be a special screening of Irish historic drama The Wind that Shakes the Barley, which is set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, when two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British Forces. The screening will take place in the museum on November 27 at 7pm.

The Creative Centenaries programme is supported by the PEACE IV Programme is supported by the European Union, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

Admission is free for all the events but booking is essential by contacting the Tower Museum on 028 71 372411 or by email [email protected]

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