8 November – 31 December 2021.

Holding the Past: An Archival Encounter.

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This audio journey will be available at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, as part of the extraORDINARYwomen exhibition. All you need is a device with wifi and headphones to listen as you walk round the exhibition.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on where we locate the traces of the past. How do archives shape the histories we assemble and who gets forgotten?

This strand of my research projects explores archives as intergenerational spaces. This journey is your archival encounter and it has the potential to generate dialogue across generations. Your experience is the start of a conversation.

Written and created by Shonagh Hill

Music by Damian Lynch

Performed by Rhiannon Morgan

Summer 2021. Call for participants.

Would you like to take part in a somatic movement workshop exploring women’s experiences in Northern Ireland and their relationship to feminism?

I am looking for participants for workshops which have been developed in partnership with Maiden Voyage Dance NI. These workshops are part of my research project titled ‘Generational Feminisms in Contemporary Northern Irish Performance’. The workshops are open to those who self-identify as women and who are based in Northern Ireland. The research will look at experiences across the generations so I am looking for participants of ALL AGES (you need to be over 18). No previous movement experience required – the workshop is open to all abilities.

Participants will take part in one of the workshops held during the first week in August (11am to 1pm, on the 3rd or the 5th) at Queen’s University Belfast. Numbers will be limited to comply with social distancing. Contact Dr Shonagh Hill if you are interested: Please share with anyone else who may be interested!