5 Decades Project (project details)

Collection: 5 Decades Project (collection)
Organisation: Forthspring Inter Community Group (organisation)

A story-telling project run by Forthspring Inter Community Group. The project team carried out interviews with over 20 people. The interviews were recorded on audio and later transcribed. The transcribed interviews formed the basis for 80 stories that appeared in an associated book, and the subset of 53 stories that appeared on the project's website. The project also produced an exhibition. Forthspring conducted further interviews in the years 2015-16 and these will be available in 2020.

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Title
5 Decades Project (project details)
Description
A story-telling project run by Forthspring Inter Community Group. The project team carried out interviews with over 20 people. The interviews were recorded on audio and later transcribed. The transcribed interviews formed the basis for 80 stories that appeared in an associated book, and the subset of 53 stories that appeared on the project's website. The project also produced an exhibition. Forthspring conducted further interviews in the years 2015-16 and these will be available in 2020.
Creator
Forthspring Inter Community Group
Date
2012-2014
Relation
See also:
The project website:
http://www.forthspring.org/5-decades-project.html
The related book:
Forthspring Inter Community Group. (2014). Talking About The Troubles. Belfast: Forthspring.
ISBN 978-0-9929478-1-1
Date Formed
April 2012
Funder
Peace III
Stories Collected
20+
Project Full Title
5 Decades Project
Date Formed
April 2012
Date Ended
On-going (in 2014)
Funder
Peace III
Dissemination Formats
Book; Website; Exhibition
Number of Stories
20+
Number Deposited
6

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
5 Decades Project (collection)
Description
"Forthspring has worked since 1997 to build relationships between neighbouring Protestant and Catholic communities in West Belfast. The 5 Decades Project grew out of a desire to examine these communities' very different experience of living through the 'Troubles', with the goal of developing a shared, but not agreed, account of the conflict and its impact.
Experiences and memories were gathered through storytelling in small groups from the same community background, roughly structured around the 5 decades beginning with the 1960s. There were also opportunities to share and hear stories from other communities. Over 150 people have taken part."
Forthspring 5 Decades Project. (2014). 'Talking About The Troubles'. (Rear cover)
Creator
Forthspring Inter Community Group
Stories Collected
20+ interviews (leading to 80 stories in the published book)
Stories Deposited
6

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Title
Forthspring Inter Community Group (organisation)
Description
"Forthspring Inter Community Group is committed to providing services to local people in the Springfield/Woodvale area and promoting good relations within and between these communities." Forthspring website (2014). Forthspring carried out a series of recorded interviews as part of its 5 Decades Project. Extracts from the stories were published in book form in 2014. A selection of the transcripts and audio recordings was deposited with Accounts of the Conflict in 2014. Further interviews were conducted in the years 2015-16 and some of these will be available in 2020.
Creator
Forthspring Inter Community Group
Date
2014
Date Formed
1997
Status
In operation (last checked 2014)
Address
373-375 Springfield Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT12 7DG
Telephone
028 9031 3945
Work
Cross-community relations; Story-telling
Nature
Shared community centre

Citation

Forthspring Inter Community Group. (2012-2014). 5 Decades Project (project details).
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 23 November 2020 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2204>

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