Border Lives: We Want to Meet You!
Border Lives is an important storytelling project taking place in Northern Ireland and the Border Region. It involves finding ordinary people who would be willing to talk about their life growing up, living, and working along the Border area.
Border Lives is an important storytelling project taking place in Northern Ireland and the Border Region. It involves finding ordinary people who would be willing to talk about their life growing up, living, and working along the Border area before and during the Troubles.
We want to hear the “everyday” stories of how people adapted their daily lives and routine amidst the violence, fear, isolation and uncertainty of the conflict but also show the humour, friendships, and community spirit that existed.
Border Lives will create 6 films, each focused on a different location along the border. The films will include your stories, archive film footage and photographs to give a full picture of life at that time, and up to the present day. These films will be available to view on a new website that will be used as an education tool as well as historical documentation.
We want to meet you!
In October and November, the Border Lives team wants to meet you. We are looking for interested groups in any of the following areas to host an information session about our project.
- Newtownhamilton/Keady Area;
- Forkhill/Crossmaglen Area;
- Clones/Roslea/Newtownbutler Area;
- Belleek/Ballyshannon/Garrison/Rossinver Area;
- Inishowen Area;
- Strabane/Lifford/Castlederg Area;
We have some funding available to cover the costs of the events and help to advertise so if you would like to host us, please get in touch.
Contact our Project Officer, Sarah Bryden on 02882 252112 or 0778 562 3058
Email: [email protected]
This Project is supported by the PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Council/Pobal Consortium