Multimedia Heritage (MMH) is based in North Belfast. It was formed in 1998 to record and promote heritage collected from the experiences of ordinary people.
View of North Belfast.
It engages with individuals and community groups to enable them to share their experiences and knowledge of their heritage and to encourage such individuals and groups to share heritage material (photographs, correspondence, music, prose, poetry, artwork, and paintings) and to commit this material to digital format for the benefit of future generations. These disciplines are, where possible, integrated into project work to convey a fresh approach vision of our heritage and culture.
We work in many surroundings and environments such as parts of Donegal, Germany, Japan, and, of course, locally. We cross educational, class, religious and ethnic boundaries.
This is the beginning of a focussed strategy to create a digital archive of the last generation to work in the once thriving industrial heartland of North Belfast. The archive will comprise digitised photographs, film, documents, paintings, artwork, sketches, artifacts and literary works. We are now working to obtain a dedicated space in North Belfast where local people can drop in to view stories and images of North Belfast and have the opportunity to contribute their own stories and memories. We hope to link this strategy to the tourist footfall in Belfast.
Voices from the North: 3 Films launch
MMH recently launched a triple-bill with a local flavour. "Gallahers", "The Poor Clares" & "Sailortown", three 30-minute films from our Voices from the North project, were launched at the end of March, 2014, in the Duncairn Centre for Arts & Culture on the Antrim Road, Belfast.
The films were shown on three successive nights at the centre and hospitality was provided. The event was a huge success, with the films well received by all. Contact us for pricing and to order the DVDs.
Click on the poster to view it.
Celebration of poet Pádraic Fiacc
The 90th birthday of the Belfast poet, Pádraic Fiacc, was celebrated at a music & lecture event on 25 April 2014 at Rosemary St.'s First Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Prof. Gerry Dawe gave a keynote lecture, "The Crazed Humanity of Padraic Fiacc's Poetry". This was followed by the world première of Liam Friel's composition, Five Settings of Pádraic Fiacc's poems.