Ports, Past & Present Online Coffee Morning – ‘Sea of Stories’
Join the Ports, Past and Present Project online at 11am on Thursday 3rd March 2022 and take part in a conversation with artist Robert Jakes, a member of the Ports, Past & Present creative group. Robert will talk about his inspiration for the 'Sea of Stories' ceramic wall mural he has created at Pembroke Dock ferry terminal, Wales, the stories it draws on and the process that led to its creation.
There will also be a chance to find out more about Ports, Past and Present, the work they are doing with the Port communities on both sides of the Irish Sea in promoting tourism to these often underappreciated places, you can also go to their website for the latest news: https://portspastpresent.eu/
Ports, Past and Present seeks to investigate the heritage of Rosslare, Dublin, Pembroke, Fishguard and Holyhead Ports and the Irish Sea crossings, and create common understanding between these communities by examining the cultural heritage of the ports in the Irish sea basin. The project is led by University College Cork in partnership with Aberystwyth University, the University of Wales, Trinity St David and Wexford County Council and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme 2014-2020.
The Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020 is part of the European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) group of funds, which provides opportunities for regions in the EU to work together, to address common economic, environmental and social challenges. The programme focuses on seeking solutions to shared challenges on both sides of the Irish sea, to improve the economic and sustainable development priorities of Ireland and Wales, in the areas of innovation, climate change and cultural & natural resources and heritage.
The Welsh Government manages the programme with partners, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) and the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER). The overall value of the programme is €100m, utilising €79m from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). To find out more about the Ireland Wales programme and the list of projects click this link.