Free tickets for Performance by Philip Orr to mark the end of World War 1, Saturday 1st December, 7pm
November 23, 2018
The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum has commissioned a performance by historian and playwright, Philip Orr, to mark the signing of the Armistice 100-years ago. This saw the end of the Great War (1914-18). This event will take place on 1st December 2018 at 7pm. Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance from the Museum’s reception.
The evening also features period music from singer-songwriter Finbar Magee. The performance uses letters, photographs and stories from the Museum’s major WWI exhibitions to explore the life stories of men and women from Lisburn before the war, and then after the Armistice, when they returned to civilian life.
Speaking about the performance, Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure and Community Development Committee, said: “It is wonderful to see stories from Lisburn and objects from the Museum’s collection woven together in this way.
“Like many towns across Britain and Ireland, Lisburn was deeply affected by the Great War and I think it is important that now, on the centenary of Armistice, that this opportunity is available in the City to allow local people to hear about experiences from World War 1, and to reflect on its many sacrifices.”
Philip Orr, author of the bestselling Road to the Somme, added: “The reading tells the story of local men who fought in the Great War, and the difficult experiences of their families at home. As inspiration I took the famous photograph of the men taken outside Tom Oliver’s pub on Antrim Street in 1915.”