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irish linen centre and lisburn museum 2017 autumn talks programme

Free Autumn Talks Programme 2017

Free Autumn Talks Programme 2017

Including: Michael Jackson, Philip Orr, Dr Henry Jeffries, Prof Johnston McMaster, Rev Dr Martyn Cowan and Piet Chielens.

Autumn Talks Programme 2017: Tuesday 3 October – Saturday 28 October

The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum presents its fourth series of autumn talks, which is designed to complement our exhibition programme relating to the Great War period and the Reformation (opening October 2017).  Three talks relate to the First World War, with a focus on 1917 and Irish experience at the battles of Messines and Passchendaele, while a further three explore the legacy of the Reformation, from 1517 onwards.

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Details

All our autumn talks are FREE.  Tickets are issued on a first come basis and are available from:

Reception, Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, Market Square, Lisburn, BT28 1AG

Tel. 028 92663377 or Email ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk.

Talks are held in the Assembly Room, Lisburn Museum, and start at 7pm* sharp. *The morning open session on Saturday 28 October will be presented by In Flanders Fields Museum experts: 11am-12pm.

 

October

03oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTalk: Back over Old Ground by Michael Jackson

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Talk: Back over Old Ground by Michael Jackson

World War One researcher Michael Jackson discusses the cases of soldiers executed during the Great War. British soldiers were executed under the 1881 Army Act and 1911 Indian Army Act, for what were considered ‘battlefield offences’. Examples of these are cowardice or desertion which we now know may be influenced by the stress of battle. Michael looks at twenty-first century attitudes to a seldom discussed episode in history. He reviews the revisionism behind the 2006 Armed Forces Act which pardoned British soldiers executed for such battlefield offences. Using case studies, he poses the question, Was it modern thinking which powered the debate or the unfairness of the High Command in the Great War? Michael aims to create a lively discussion.

Time

3rd October 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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09oct7:00 pmFilm: A Man for All Seasons (1966) Cert 12A

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Film: A Man for All Seasons (1966) Cert 12A

With a screenplay by Robert Bolt based on his 1960 play, this biographical film stars Paul Scofield who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England under Henry VIII. Exploring Sir Thomas More’s experiences, the film examines issues surrounding religious and social change and matters of individual conscience at the time of the Reformation. The film reflects a rapidly changing time when Henry VIII was awarded both accolades of Defender of the Faith by Rome (1521) and Supreme Head of the Church of England (1534). A Man for All Seasons launches Lisburn Museum’s talks commemorating the 2017 quincentenary of the Reformation.

Time

9th October 2017 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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10oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTalk: The Battle of Messines, Why it Still Matters Today by Philip Orr

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Talk: The Battle of Messines, Why it Still Matters Today by Philip Orr

Local historian, playwright and author Philip Orr explores the mixed military fortunes which Irish troops experienced whilst fighting together on the Western Front. Philip also examines how both in the wider world at war and here at home, massive political and economic changes were underway that would shape the twentieth century.

Time

10th October 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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11oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTalk: The Reformation in Ireland by Dr Henry Jefferies

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Talk: The Reformation in Ireland by Dr Henry Jefferies

As a Reformation scholar and author, Henry uses his talk to explore the responses in Ireland to the Reformation in the sixteenth century. He explores how the Reformation in Ireland was promoted by English royal policies, setting the Reformation in a wider British context, to offer an explanation as to why the Reformation failed in Ireland though it succeeded dramatically in England and Scotland.

Time

11th October 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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23oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTalk: Reformed Always to be Reformed, the Reformations then and now by Professor Johnston McMaster

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Talk: Reformed Always to be Reformed, the Reformations then and now by Professor Johnston McMaster

Johnston is a Senior Research Writer with the Ethical and Shared Remembering Project. He discusses his recent publication which outlined the Reformation as a long lasting revolution in European history. Johnston discusses what ‘reformed theolog’ might look like in relation to other globalised religions.

Time

23rd October 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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24oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTalk: Luther and his Legacy by Reverend Dr Martyn Cowan

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Talk: Luther and his Legacy by Reverend Dr Martyn Cowan

Martyn is a lecturer in Historical Theology, Union Theological College, Belfast. His talk looks at the repercussions of the Wittenberg event of 31 October 1517. Loved by some, loathed by others, this talk provides an accessible introduction to the real Luther, who is without doubt one of the most important figures in religious history. Martyn will trace events that brought about Luther�s own personal reformation and explain how the ideas that sprang from it led to transformational events in Western history that have shaped not only our religious context but the wider culture in which we live today.

Time

24th October 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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27oct7:00 pm9:00 pmTalk: The Irish Contribution to the Great War in Belgium, Piet Chielens, In Flanders Fields Museum

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Talk: The Irish Contribution to the Great War in Belgium, Piet Chielens, In Flanders Fields Museum

Piet’s talk gives an overview of the part played by Irish regiments from the first month of the war. His focus is on the roles taken by the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) divisions in 1917 and of the Ulster Division in 1918, from the German Spring Offensive to the Final Advance in Flanders. Piet is joined by his colleague Annick Vandenbilcke.

Time

27th October 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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28oct10:00 am11:50 pmFREE Halloween Workshops Saturday 28th October - Wednesday 1st November 2017

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Our popular FREE Halloween workshops will run from Saturday 28th October – Wednesday 1st November.

Spooky crafts will include: lanterns, trick or treat sticks, Autumn sun catchers and many more!

Arts and craft sessions will be from 10am-11am, 11.30-12.30 and 2pm-3pm! Free to attend but you must book a place!

Please contact museum reception on 02892663377 or ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Time

28th October 2017 10:00 am - 11:50 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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28oct11:00 am12:00 pmOpen Workshop with Piet Chielens and Annick Vandenbilcke, In Flanders Fields Museum

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Open Workshop with Piet Chielens and Annick Vandenbilcke, In Flanders Fields Museum

For those who have never been able to visit In Flanders Fields Museum or the graves of loved ones fallen in Flanders, this is an opportunity to learn more about what was happening at the time. This session will be of personal or professional significance to anyone with an interest in First World War history, a rare opportunity to quiz two inspirational experts on details of Flanders’ battles, to ask where more information can be found and to learn more about the important work of In Flanders Fields Museum.

Time

28th October 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

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