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Centenary Scripts

Centenary Scripts is a project which seeks to engage all of our community across the generations to use the written word to express personal thoughts and feelings about what 2021 means to them. 

Supported by the Northern Ireland Office’s Shared History Fund through the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Centenary Scripts is a project which seeks to engage all of our community across the generations to use the written word to express personal thoughts and feelings about what 2021 means to them. 

Through this project we as a community can reflect on the past and look to the future of the place we all call home. For some, 2021 is a year of celebration but for others it means something different. As a society we are striving to give all voices a space and through this project there is a hope to achieve greater mutual understanding and respect among communities and citizens.
 

Get Involved

We are asking you to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboards and tell us what your feelings are about the Centenary of Northern Ireland and Partition of Ireland 100 years ago. If preferred you may wish to express your hopes for the future either personally, for your family, community or this place. It is accepted that there is a diverse range of feelings throughout our community about this centenary and the historic events represented and this project aims to foster deeper mutual understanding among people from the different traditions. The shared historical experience of 1921 gave rise to very different narratives and memories and Centenary Scripts is an opportunity to create a safe space to share personal narratives of what the 2021 Centenary means to you.
 
Participants are encouraged to use the medium of poetry and verse if they wish; however, this is not essential. Submissions will close at the end of June 2021.  All will be reviewed and as many as possible selected for print and then display across our Borough, in our parks, open spaces, greenways and within the heart of our communities so they can be shared by all.

Submissions should display respect for all in our community and be suitable for public display. We would advise a limit of 100 words so we can display as many submissions as possible to be enjoyed by as many as possible.
 

Public Display

The final display will animate our place with the thoughts and hopes of our community about and within this significant year and in turn create opportunity encourage for reflection and inspiration for the future.
 
As 2021 concludes submissions which have been displayed will be collated into an archive in both print and digital form as a record for future generations on what 2021 meant across the entire Antrim and Newtownabbey Community.
 

Centenary Scripts Submission Form


Please see the Get Involved section above for more information
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