PEACE III Conference (2 September) – showcasing conflict storytelling @SEUPB

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Next Tuesday a public conference organised by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) in The MAC will showcase some of the projects funded to the tune of €21million by the EU’s PEACE III programme over the last seven years.

Thou Shalt Not Kill- Belfast actress Cathy WhiteFrom 9am-2pm, the conference and associated workshops plan to use dramatic performance and film as part of the showcasing of projects which helped share and understand experiences of the conflict, including Thou Shalt Not Kill by the Smashing Times Theatre Company and a series of short films.

Chaired by Ivan Little, the conference will also look ahead to the next tranche of PEACE Programme funding (2014-2020) and hear from University of Ulster’s Prof Gillian Robinson about INCORE/ARK’s project to capture ‘Accounts of the Conflict in Northern Ireland’.

The full agenda can be downloaded and a couple of tickets (all free) are still available on the registration page.

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.