Thursday 12 September 2013

PRONI's Culture Night Programme (20 September)

The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland has revealed its programme of events for Culture Night, Friday 20 September.

Not all of the events have any connection to family history, but I'll include them all so you get the full picture.

At PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, 4:30pm – 8pm.
  • Ito Yukiko and Smanra Rao demonstrate the ancient art of Japanese paper folding (Origami) and help visitors to make paper dogs, boats, frogs and cranes. You can even take their artistic endeavours home with you.
  • Victorian Victoria will tell true tales of hardship and emigration gleaned from the archives, woven into a story written specially for PRONI’s Culture Night.
  • Choral music will echo through the atrium as Edward Craig conducts the Grosvenor Choir in favourites old and new as they sing heavenly music from the first floor walkway.
  • PRONI staff will conduct tours of the building for those who haven’t been before and, for a lucky few, there will be a backstage snoop around the storage area.
  • Slideshows of images in the PRONI archives of Trains, Planes, Automobiles and Boats, and images depicting Cinema, Theatre, Dance and the Performing Arts.
  • PRONI invites visitors to wander round the artwork, or the exhibition A century of change, conflict and transformation, and see examples from the Londonderry archive.

In Belfast City Centre – Two talks.

  • All at Sea: The maritime records at PRONI, with Dr Ann McVeigh. Venue: NIEA Built Heritage building in Hill Street, Cathedral Quarter. 1pm.
  • The Arts and the Archives, with Dr Ann McVeigh, at Clements Cafe, at the corner of Royal Avenue and Wilson Street (Opposite the Belfast Telegraph), at 6.30pm.