Birmingham Irish Heritage Group – April 2016
When: Wednesday 6th April, 19:15
Where: Irish Centre Birmingham, Digbeth High Street, B12 0LN
The Birmingham Irish Heritage Group’s next meeting continues the 1916 Rising theme with a screening of The Easter Rising – A Curious Journey.
Kenneth Griffiths, the renowned documentary maker, gathered a group of veterans of the Easter Rising in 1973. Almost half a century after the terrible events they lived through, this highly diverse group – branded terrorists by the British in their youth – gave their own account of what it was like to live through those turbulent times.
Revealing, sometimes emotional, especially when reminiscing over old comrades who lost their lives in the struggle, and surprisingly conciliatory towards their Protestant countrymen. The film provides an important historic record for anyone interested in Irish history. It is also a powerful and heartfelt testament to nine brave men and women who risked their lives for their country.
For more information about this free event, please see the poster below.