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New artwork brings Larne’s history to life

Press release   •   Feb 13, 2020 09:27 GMT

The young people who produced the Historical Timeline of Larne with members of Larne Regeneration Group and artist Janet Crymble

​The history and heritage of Larne have been brought to life through a new piece of art produced by young people from the area.

The artists are all students from three local schools and created the historical timeline of their hometown over eight weeks.

The project, which was completed with assistance from Larne Regeneration Group, was supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

During the course of their work, the group explored a variety of styles including mosaic, and their creation is now on display at Pound Street in the town.

Angeline King, Chair of Larne Regeneration Group (LRG), said:

"We believe that celebrating our history and heritage is key to inspiring a future generation of talent within the Larne area.

“This Peace IV Your Place Our Space art project brought together pupils of St Killian's College, Larne Grammar School and Larne High School to represent our folklore and history through art.

“We are grateful to Trevor Ringland for permitting us to display this art on his wall, to Janet Crymble for her expertise, to the LRG volunteers for their commitment and to all our budding artists for taking the time to work for their community."

More information on the Peace IV projects visit www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/peaceiv

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