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PRONI - Glentoran and the community of East Belfast – the ties that bind
Fri 5 May 2017, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
Glentoran and the community of East Belfast – the ties that bind.
PRONI is pleased to host an event on 5 May 2017, (2.00 - 4.00pm), examining the history of Glentoran Football Club and its role at the heart of a developing and changing community.
The event will have two speakers and themes -
Sam Robinson, author of “There’s a Green Sward Called the Oval – the Life and Times of a Football stadium”.
“The story of the Oval and of its people is one perseverance, foresight, tragedy, murder, political intrigue, community spirit, civil unrest, war and peace, highs and lows and success against the odds.”
Alan Carr, lecturer, trade unionist and Glentoran fan.
Standing upon the shoulders of Giants – the rise of the Labour and Trade Union Movement in Belfast.
“The rise of Glentoran, as a progressive, non-sectarian club, coincided with the rise of the labour and trade union movement, with thousands of workers concentrated in East Belfast in heavy industry, the Shipyards, Ropeworks, Gallagher’s and the Short’s Aircraft factory.”
PRONI does not require you to print your ticket for this event.
- PRONI opening hours and getting here
- admission is FREE, however booking is essential as spaces are limited. Register for this event at Eventbrite
- the Heritage Cafe at PRONI will be open from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm