Meet our NI 100 mascot, Frederick the Lion.
Frederick is going to help make 2021 a roaring success.
The NI100 Centenary Committee formed in January 2020 and has participants from various community organisations as well as representatives from various political parties at all levels, Councillors, MLAs and an MP.
Next year is an exciting year with much to celebrate. Our aim is to ensure that right across Northern Ireland a legacy is created and that a roadmap towards the next 100 years of Northern Ireland.
Whilst many will have differing views on the formation of Northern Ireland we want to mark the occasion in a way that celebrates and commemorates all that is good about “our wee country”. We believe it is incumbent that we look back, acknowledge the present and look towards the future.
Our themes focus on Education and providing an educational resource in line with the curriculum that can be utilised in all schools. Our NI100 Words Competition for schools will give our children the opportunity to answer the following question. “I love Northern Ireland because...”
Our Oral History proiect will also leave a lasting legacy as we record the stories of those born in Northern Ireland 100 years ago.
The Northern Ireland 2021 Homecoming will give us the opportunity to showcase our great country and encourage visitors to visit their ancestral home.
In addition we aim to focus on our rich heritage and culture, great minds and innovations, food and drink and sports and entertainment. People from Northern Ireland have excelled across the globe so why not use this opportunity to celebrate their achievements. These events can be part of the Homecoming bringing visitors and much needed funds into the local economy.
2021 is a massive year for Northern Ireland. Working together we will help ensure that its is a roaring success.
NI100 Centenary Committee.
We invite our friends from across the globe to join us next year as we celebrate the Centennial of Northern Ireland.
People from Northern Ireland have made their mark across the world. Throughout 2021 we will celebrate their achievements.
Celebration/Exhibition showcasing local cultural traditions, organisations.
GREAT MINDS & INNOVATIONS
Celebration/Exhibition of local people and the legacy they have left.
Celebration/Fayre of local companies promoting brand “Northern Ireland.”
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Celebration of sportsmen and entertainers from Northern Ireland.
ART & PUBLIC REALM
Cities gain value through public art – cultural, social, and economic value. Public art is a distinguishing part of our public history and our evolving culture. It reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to our cities and uniqueness to our communities. Public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces. It provides an intersection between past, present and future, between disciplines, and between ideas. Public art is freely accessible.
Northern Ireland cities and towns aspire to be places where people want to live and want to visit. Having a particular community identity, especially in terms of what our towns look like, is becoming even more important in a world where everyplace tends to looks like everyplace else. Places with strong public art expressions break the trend of blandness and sameness, and give communities a stronger sense of place and identity.
We are currently working on various public realm projects, to mark the 100th Aniiversary of Northern Ireland. One of these projects is the Centennial bench pictured above. If you would like further infomation regarding the bench, or our other projects, please click here or email [email protected]
Northern Ireland Centennial Bench Draw
How would you like to win one of our 4ft Northern Ireland Centennial Benches?
To raise funds for the Lord Craigavon Memorial Bust project we have decided to give one lucky person the chance to win one of our Centennial Benches.
This project will cost approx £18,000. Your support will help ensure that one of Northern Ireland's founding fathers is never forgotten.
So how do you enter?
Simply click on the link below to enter the draw.
Closing Date: 31st December 2020.
Winner will be announced on our website and social media on the 1st January 2021.
NI100 Words is a competition for children who attend schools across Northern Ireland.
All the young people have to do is finish this statement. I love Northern Ireland because...............