‘Capturing Craigavon’ is a community-based project that aims to explore and document the history of the New Town of Craigavon, charting the events, stories and implications of its founding, from its conception in the 1960s, through the decline of the 1980s and 90s and on to the renewal of the 2000s up to the present day.
This project has been conceived by the community and developed with the support of Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council (ABC Council). It will involve local people in researching, documenting, archiving and developing new ways to share the story with the wider public
The project seeks to capture the strong community spirit that has emerged in Craigavon and has underpinned the rebirth of the area which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. It is highly participative and will involve people coming together and participants can be involved in a variety of ways depending on their interests. Both strands will connect people with their community and with each other’s communities, and offer support to deal with issues of isolation.
The project is managed by PLACE on behalf of Brownlow Festival Committee, with support from ABC Council’s Arts Development and Community Development Teams, and Southern Regional College.