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Local Heritage Team Gets Ready To Go To Press!

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The project team learn the professional tricks of the publishing trade!

The project team learn the professional tricks of the publishing trade!

The 1613 And All That! Project team from Focus on Family have had a very busy summer writing their book about the Coleraine Plantation.

“After all our visits to local heritage sites and our trip to London at the beginning of the summer, it was then time to start writing our book,” said Sally Cupples, a key member of Ballysally’s very own Time Team.

“We all wrote something for the book, we all did a bit of research too and I took most of the pictures,” explained Lauren Cupples, the official team photographer . Keen young artist, Ellen Millican, supplied some illustrations too.

This group of local history enthusiasts is being helped by Dr Bob Curran. He is acting as the historical consultant in the book-writing phase of this exciting project which is being generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Over the past couple of weeks, the project team has been working closely with Milne Rowntree of the School of Media, Film and Journalism at UlsterUniversity. Working with the university has been an important part of the book-writing process. The team learned about professional page design and some of the technical aspects of publishing a book.

“We really appreciated the fabulously warm welcome given to us by both Milne and Dr Colm Murphy, Head of School,” said Jane Talbot, the Project Co-ordinator.

The Ballysally-based team is now busy “tidying up” the book ready to submit to the printers. “We’re aiming to have an official launch event in early December – so our next steps are all about planning and marketing the launch. We don’t get to take our foot off the pedal!” exclaimed Sally.

If you want to find out more about the 1613 And All That Project! you can visit their website here www.1613andallthat.wordpress.com

 

Our Summer “What’s On” Guide!

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We're getting ready to publish a book!

We’re getting ready to publish a book!

Over the summer , we will be spending time developing materials for our book, thinking about layout and design ~  and preparing for our trip to the University of Ulster.

Heritage Tuesdays @ Focus On Family “Heritage Tuesdays” will run 10am – 1pm on Tuesdays throughout the summer (unless Focus on Family  is closed ). These sessions will be facilitated by Bob Curran (local historian) and/or  Jane Talbot (Project Co-ordinator).

Sessions will run on the following dates :

16th July
23rd July
30th July
6th August
13th August
20th August

On Wednesday 21st August 10am-4pm there will be a special  1-day event to make our final preparations for the trip to Ulster University.

Learning How The Professionals Do It!

By the end of the summer we will have learned ALOT and created ALOT of material for our book! Now we will be ready to learn the technical aspects of publishing a book with the help of our friends at Ulster University. Here’s what’s happening:

Tuesday 27th August : Storyboarding Our Book

We are going to learn some professional techniques for structuring our book in a way which tells the story of the Coleraine Plantation in a way that reflects the spirit of our project AND connects with all those who will be reading our book. This is a fun, creative and challenging process which will put all our teamwork skills into action!

Pick-up from Focus on Family at 9:30am , returning at 4:30pm

Tuesday 3rd September and Tuesday 10th September : Design And Production Days

Based on our storyboard for our book, we are going to try our hand at professional page design (we’ll be using print-industry standard techniques!). By the end of these 2 days, we’ll have enough material to hand onto our printers to ensure the final design and printing of a book that reflects all the fabulous work we have done over the life of the project.

Pick-up from Focus on Family at 9:30am , returning at 4:30pm on each day.