Whispering Belfast

whisperingbelfastThe WEA has been delivering the 'Whispering Belfast' project with participants from the Vine Centre and Forthspring Intercommunity Group, Belfast.

They have created puppets, whose characters have been uniquely shaped by past or present secret conversations. By using drama, story-gathering and visual art techniques, the demeanour and decoration of the puppets reflect how Belfast-life has also shaped the characters of the participants.

An exhibition showcasing an audio narrative and collection of Belfast puppets, hushed voices and withdrawn attitudes, will be on display in the Ulster Museum in August.

'Whispering Belfast' is supported by Belfast City Council's Creative Legacies II programme, part of the Belfast PEACE III Plan by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund through the PEACE III Programme.


Whispering Belfast Project Video PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carole Kane   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:02


This video explains the process and the exhibition of puppets, whose narratives allowed the expressions of quiet voices, the sometimes overlooked, to have their say about Belfast.

Below is the audio narrative voices from the Belfast puppets, which accompanied their exhibition.

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Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 13:27
Pulling strings – puppets show life at Belfast’s Peace Walls PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 August 2013 11:32


Life beside Belfast's notorious peace walls is among the secret and taboo subjects that have been brought to life in a unique puppet exhibition created by local community groups now on display at the Ulster Museum.

Whispering Belfast was developed by the Workers' Educational Association working mainly with members of Forthspring Community Group on the Springfield Road and The Vine on the Crumlin Road who used hand-crafted puppets to explore the notion of things that people rarely say out loud or even admit that they are thinking, particularly in relation to the city of Belfast.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 13:28
Whispering Belfast Exhibition 6th-27th August PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 11:09