An exhibition created by Libraries NI to celebrate sporting excellence in Northern Ireland, is currently on display in Ballymena Central, Bangor Carnegie, Belfast Central and Omagh Libraries for the month of August.
Entitled ‘All Our Saturdays’
, the exhibition is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.
The display features a range of home grown sporting talent as seen through the eyes of Ireland’s Saturday Night,
Northern Ireland’s bestselling sports newspaper which ceased publication in July 2008. It offers a rare opportunity to see how sport in Northern Ireland has evolved throughout the last 12 decades and it will also bring a touch of nostalgia to those who queued every Saturday evening to secure a copy of the paper.
Malcolm Brodie, Former Sports Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, said:
“Libraries NI has not only managed to create a showcase of local sporting talent but their exhibition also illustrates how the paper itself evolved throughout its existence. The bible for sports lovers, it possessed something for every member of the household. Purchasing it each Saturday became a tradition passed down from family to family. This exhibition and its associated events and activities will ensure that the memory of one of Europe’s finest sporting newspapers will never die.”
You can call into any of these libraries during library opening hours to see this exhibition.
For more information, contact:
· Ballymena Central Library (5 Pat's Brae, BT43 5AX) on telephone number: 028 2563 3950 or email: email@example.com
· Bangor Carnegie Library (Hamilton Road, BT20 4LH) on telephone number: 028 9127 0591 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Belfast Central Library (Royal Avenue, BT1 1EA) on telephone number: 028 9050 9150 or email: Belfast.email@example.com
· Omagh Library (1 Spillars Place, Irishtown Road, BT78 1HL) on telephone: 028 8224 4821 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of all library events, go to the Libraries NI website www.librariesni.org.uk