Public Call: North Belfast Remembers – Add your story to our Sea of Lights:
Bring your ancestor’s story, write your message in a bottle, and add to a sea of lights to remember those who died in the First World War.
On Saturday 19th March at 7pm, participants of North Belfast Remembers will set sail glass bottles with LED lights and details of individual men and women from North Belfast who served in the First World War.
All members of the community are invited to attend. Bring your ancestor’s story and write your own message to place into bottles which will be provided on site and can be thrown into the channel.
If you would like to write a letter for a bottle, please arrive at the Titanic Pump House at 6.30pm. The event will begin at 7pm. Members of the public will need to pay for car parking.
Adults and children across North Belfast have been taking part in workshops to tell the stories of First World War servicemen from their areas. At workshops in North Belfast, the adults have researched a serviceman and written a letter to a local child about his life. Each child has received a letter and designed their glass bottle to represent his story. This memorial event is the culmination of the project when the participants release their letters in painted glass bottles into the water at the Titanic Pump House near HMS Caroline.
The sea of lights will serve as a poignant reminder of those lost during the First World War.