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Sat 8th April - Launch of 'The Life Within' audio trails in Bushmills 1pm-3pm


Join us this Sat (8th April) from 1pm-3pm for the launch of 'The Life Within' audio trails. 

Big Telly Theatre Company has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, The Life Within, Bushmills. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project animates the history of five listed buildings in Bushmills using audio tracks as part of an audio trail around the town.

The project focusses on the social history of five buildings (Old Courthouse, Old National School, Market Square, Bushmills Inn and Shell Row) alongside the memories, experiences and cultural traditions of the communities in which they are located. The project aims to re-create interest in the heritage and traditions by engaging residents to share their stories with a wider audience.

Commenting on the award, (Linda McCracken, Big Telly Theatre Company) said: “We are thrilled to have received support thanks to National Lottery players and are confident the project will give people a deeper appreciation of the importance of oral history and how it impacts on the build environment and why it’s important for future generations to ensure that heritage in all its forms is better looked after, managed, understood and shared.”

The launch of the audio trails will take place this Sat (8th April) from 1pm – 3pm at our space in Bushmills Ground Espresso Bar, 62 Main Street, and everyone is welcome to come and join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

This project has also been supported by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. 

About the Heritage Lottery Fund - Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife.  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.

Sharing Heritage Programme - Sharing Heritage is for any not-for-profit group wanting to explore their community’s heritage. With a commitment from HLF of £3m each year, Sharing Heritage grants between £3,000 and £10,000 are now available to groups who want to discover their local heritage.

For further information, images and interviews please contact Emer Dooris at Big Telly on 028 7083 6473


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