Wednesday 22 November 2017

Crossing the Divide

THIS December will see the gala screening of four original short films made by 40 young people from Belfast, Monaghan and Dundalk.

The short films are the culmination of eighteen months of work by Calipo Theatre Company, Drogheda, on their cross border film project - Sharp Focus: Crossing the Divide funded by the EU's PEACE III Programme.

Sharp Focus is a youth film project where teenagers work with established filmmakers on the production of original short films that explore the legacy of conflict in Northern Ireland and the Southern Border Counties. The project involved comprehensive research that included interviews conducted by the participants with victims and survivors of the conflict.

For this part of the project, Calipo worked closely with two Belfast organisations, WAVE Trauma Centre, and Healing Through Remembering.

The four short films (shot earlier this summer) will be showcased for an invited audience on the 3rd December at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin at 6pm.


A Family Tree genealogy project for Smith and Culligan families is being organised.

If you are related to the Culligan/Farrell/Cooper/ Kerrs from Hardman's Gardens, Boyne Place and Hand Street, you are invited to the Black Bull on Sunday December 1st between 2-5pm where you can access information on your family tree. You might also be able to help the project.

If you are related to the Smiths from Scotch Hall/ Ship St/ The Dale or the Kierans (from Trinity St) that gathering is in the Black Bull again on Sunday December 8th from 2-5pm.

Again you can get information from Eugene Smith 0872859923, Frank Smith 0872701573, Jennifer Smith 0872337996.


AN all night vigil in Knock takes place in December. Bus departs the Lourdes Church on Saturday December 7th at 6pm and booking is with St Peter's and Lourdes sacristy and 0863185279. Fare €20.

Drogheda Independent

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