Origins & Legacies: The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement10th March 2023
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- Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Sat - Closed
- Sun - Closed
Using cartoons, badges, posters, and other artefacts reflecting the lead up to and aftermath of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, this exhibition highlights key events and the talks which paved the way for an agreement, as well as the political and societal outcomes of the accord.
Nearly half the population of Northern Ireland today were under 18 or hadn’t even been born when the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement was signed and endorsed by referendum. Politicians from this generation share their thoughts and experiences on the impact of the Agreement and its legacies today.
The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement was the product of years of talks and negotiations between politicians and community activists from Northern Ireland and across the globe. In this event, some of the protagonists of the negotiations from across the political spectrum share their insights on the origins of the Agreement that changed the history of Northern Ireland.
Join us for a panel discussion on the referendum, its competing sides, and the eventual implementation of devolution. Participants include Lord John Alderdice, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, and Carmel Hanna.
How did playwrights address the Agreement? Join us for a flavour of some of the drama that came out of the process and crises. Curated by Ian McElhinney and Dan Gordon, readings will be performed by familiar faces whose stage careers span that seminal period in our history.
Professor Jon Tonge and Suzanne Breen will discuss the history of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and its referendum and ask you a question that you may or may not have had the chance to answer before: if a referendum on the Agreement was held tomorrow, how would you vote?