by JULIE ANN SPENCE
PREPARATIONS are underway for Lisburn's 400th
The city's Mayor, Councillor Ronnie Crawford,
is establishing a working group to proceed with plans for a
year-long celebration of Lisburn's history.
A host of proposals have been put forward to
commemorate the momentous occasion, including the publication of
an historical booklet, an exhibition at Lisburn Museum, a youth
film festival, a musical festival and the commissioning of a
drama, relating to the founding of Lisburn.
However, these are just a few of the ideas
being considered and a lot of work is planned before the end of
the year to ensure the year-long celebration is a great success.
At a meeting of the council's Leisure
Services Committee, Alderman Ivan Davis stressed the importance
of the anniversary and ensuring everything possible was done to
make Lisburn's 400th year a memorable one.
"We need to pull out all the stops because we
want this to be a success," said Mr Davis.
Councillor Margaret Tolerton also made the
suggestion that the people of Lisburn should be asked for their
ideas on how best to celebrate next year.
* Do you have any ideas on how to celebrate Lisburn's 400th
anniversary? Would you like a party? Or a concert? Or what about
commissioning a piece of public art to mark the occasion?
Whatever your idea, the Ulster Star would like to hear from you.
Send your 400th anniversary celebration ideas to
firstname.lastname@example.org or write to 400th Anniversary,
Ulster Star, 12A Bow Street, Lisburn, BT28 1BN.