Looking back and remembering Waterford in the by gone days has been a great interest to many people. Sitting around with our parents and grandparents and families listing to story’s of ‘long ago’ and how things were back in the old days, was always a time of happy memories.
For the past few years the Imagine Arts Festival has launched some fantastic documentary films about Waterford City with some fascinating stories of the way the city was, adventures, characters and the daily life of so many people.
This year is no different as the Imagine Arts Festival launches “We are all Saints out here” a social history film on St. Johns Park and surrounding areas : By Keith Currams and Waterford Youth Arts.
This is a new documentary film that explores the lives and history of the people who moved to St. Johns Park in the late 50’s and early 60’s. The film also explores the making of a community and some of the stories from the area.
This is the fourth film in the series following Barrack Street (2013), Ballybricken (2014) and Down the Town (2015) and was funded through support from Waterford City and County Council Arts Office. So mark the date on your calendar
SATURDAY 22nd October/ Butler Community Centre /5pm
SUNDAY 23rd October/ St Patrick’s Gateway Centre / 4pm
Remembering Waterford the Videos
Here are the videos of the past few years for you to enjoy starting with “Barrack Street”.
Ballybricken is our next visit.
“Down the town” Part 1
Part 2 “Down the town”
It’s fantastic to have such an insight into what Waterford was like a few generations ago and I suppose it’s all down to modern technology that we have such a fantastic medium to be able to share our stories and the stories of our parents with the world. A massive thanks to Waterford Youth Arts and the Imagine Arts Festival for some fantastic memories.
The Imagine Arts Festival runs from the 20th to the 30th of October and for a full list of events check out the programme HERE