City Hall events mark a ‘Decade of Centenaries’

The first in a series of special events to mark a ‘Decade of Centenaries’ takes place at City Hall next week.

Renowned local historian and broadcaster Dr Éamon Phoenix will deliver an illustrated talk looking at events in the period 1912 – 1914, on Wednesday October 3rd, starting at 7.15pm.

Admission is free but tickets must be booked in advance from the Belfast Welcome Centre in Donegall Place, or by telephoning 028 9024 6609.

Further events take place each Wednesday evening throughout October, and include dramas on Winston Churchill’s historic visit to Belfast in 1912 and life in the city at that time, as well as talks on the personalities involved in the signing of the Ulster Covenant and on contemporary cartoons and postcards.

The events conclude on Tuesday November 6th with a talk by the broadcaster Fergal Keane on the subject of ‘Commemoration’.

A series of events – including plays, talks and exhibitions – also is taking place at the Ulster Hall until the middle of November, while the hugely popular ‘Shared History – Different Allegiances’ exhibition continues at City Hall until the end of February.

For full details, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/centenaries

Post Author: Belfast Times

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