4pm | 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast | Free event
Screening of film maker, Bernard Conlon’s 25 minute documentary film, Belfast 1792 – The Hub of the Harp which offers great introductory insight into why we still celebrate the work of Edward Bunting today. The film describes the events surrounding the 1792 Belfast Harpers Assembly, which took place in the Assembly Rooms building at the junction of Donegall and Waring streets. It touches upon the 220th anniversary in 2012 which was an event that took place in the Central Library to commemorate it. This event revealed research about the life and times of Arthur (Art) O Neill, one of the oldest harpers at the Assembly as carried out by Eugene Dunphy. The lm highlights an era in Belfast when there was common purpose and great cultural and political dynamic. Following the screening, Bernard will be available for a short Q & A period.