Thanks to funding from the Arts Council Northern Ireland, we will shortly complete the production of eight Videos for Lockdown on a range of subjects and for a range of audiences. These will be made uploaded weekly to the website over the course of February and March 2021.
We hope the videos will strengthen our existing links, make new connections, and keep our name in people’s minds for when visits and events will be possible once more.
The first video on poetry includes readings selected by Maria McManus, who is a poet, playwright, a writing facilitator, and a supporter of the Library. She has been involved in poetry-reading sessions and in the letter-writing project ‘Splendid, Liberal, Lofty’ during Armagh’s Georgian Festival in 2019.
The Library’s Visitor Engagement Officer Rachel Toner chose examples of poetry from the Library’s collection to complement Maria’s selection. Local recording company McCusker Pro Audio brought the whole video together.We hope that you will enjoy this first video.
All the videos for our adult audiences will be made accessible through the menu options Learning > Adults > Videos for Lockdown.
All the videos for our family audiences will be made accessible through the menu options Learning > Families > Videos for Lockdown.