Calling all Irish navvies and nurses
Earlier this year, Chris Ruane MP began the Irish Builders of Modern Britain project to help communicate the value Irish workers have brought to Britain. By considering Irish navvies and nurses, the project will recognise and celebrate Ireland’s contribution to Britain without “neglecting the sacrifices and isolation experienced by many”. Using these distinct career paths in to the Irish diaspora of Britain, the project hopes to reflect the bad times and the good, unravelling and discovering legacies across British employment, in LGBT+ and multi-ethnic communities, arts and culture and business. It will question when and why people left Ireland, where they reside now and what aspirations they have for ‘home’.
This is an invitation to Irish navvies and nurses -or their connections- to discuss the shape and role of an Irish legacy project in the making. It is an opportunity to speak with the project team, share ideas, respond to change and build support. This is an informal session led by Project Coordinator Martin Collins.Free, just turn up
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