Friday, 31 August 2012

PRONI to open its doors on Sat 8th September

From PRONI in Belfast (www.proni.gov.uk):

PRONI will be opening its doors to visitors on Saturday 8th of September, from 10am until 4pm, as part of the ever popular European Heritage Open Days. European Heritage Open Days take place all over Europe during the month of September each year. Everyone gets an opportunity to visit historic buildings, many of which are not ordinarily open to the public, and take part in a wide variety of events.

As part of the Open Day, PRONI will be providing introductory talks and tours of our exhibition and building, offering visitors a behind the scenes look at what we do here. Newcomers to PRONI will be given a real flavour of the records we hold, which range from government files to private archives such as church registers.

At noon, visitors will have the chance to meet Lord Carson, as actor, Paddy Scully, performs a one man performance in the building, a must see for drama and history enthusiasts.

Itinerary:
11am Introduction to PRONI talk
12pm Meet Lord Carson
2pm Introduction to PRONI talk

There will be tours of both the building and the current exhibition, Conflict, Change and Transformation 1911-2011, throughout the day.

WHEN: Saturday 8th September 2012
HOW MUCH: Free
WHERE: PRONI building

Visitors are asked to bring photographic ID with them when they attend the Open Day.
Please be aware that, due to availability, visitors wishing to see the 'Meet Lord Carson' performance, are advised to inform us beforehand.
Email PRONI at proni@dcalni.gov.uk .
Telephone: (+44) 028 90 534800

(With thanks to Gavin McMahon)

Chris

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