News - Planning Workshop for 2021


Our Stakeholders:

36th Ulster Division Memorial Association

Apprentice Boys of Derry

Armagh Unionist Centenary Committee

Confederation of Ulster Bands

Democratic Unionist Party

Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland

Independent Loyal Orange Institution

Progressive Unionist Party

Ulster Volunteer Force Memorial Regimental Band Association.

Somme Association

Ulster Bands Association

Ulster Defence Union 1893

Ulster Unionist Party

West belfast Athletic and Cutural Society

UCC holds a consultation exercise with the community re 2021 and the centenary of the formation of Northern Ireland.

 The Unionist Centenary Committee is holding a consultation exercise with the community to see what they think about 2021 - the centenary of the formation of Northern Ireland and what we should do to mark this event.

Our stakeholders have their invitation and their allocation. If you would like to attend please send an email to; or PM me. Our numbers are limited so it will be on a first come first served basis.

Venue Park Avenue

Date Saturday 7th October.

Subject Planning Workshop (2021).

Time 09.30

Objective for the day;

The Unionist Centenary Committee (UCC) wishes to enter into a consultation process with the Unionist community to reach a consensus on how to mark the centenary of the partition of Ireland.

This was a complex event. Ireland was partitioned by the Government of Ireland Act on the 23rd December, 1920. The Northern Ireland Parliament was inaugurated in 1921, but there is disagreement as to exactly when in 1921.

The border was finally confirmed after the work of the Boundary Commission in 1925.

All events held by the UCC take into account the agreed principles upon which all our activity to date has been based;

1. Commemorations/Events had to be based on fact.

2. Communities should develop evidence based activities which give people an in depth understanding after considering what the broader implications are of their event.

3. Recognise and respecting different perceptions/impacts.

4. Work towards outcomes which provide a better understanding for all.

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