Everyone displays their colours in one way or another – hence the title of this ground breaking exhibition; “Walking the Colours”

The cross border exhibition will feature the incredible collection of marching banners held by Monaghan County Museum. This collection has never been displayed together before and will illuminate the gallery with an explosion of colour. This is one exhibition that should not be missed.

The display explores the origins of parades looking at the guilds, trades and orders who hark back to the middle ages while also trying to explore the current scene. It includes the role of youth organisations, along with civic parades and public celebrations.

The exhibition will be launched at 6pm on Wednesday, April 10th 2013.

Performing at the opening will be renowed musician; Willie Drennan who will be playing different instruments used by marching bands including pipes and drums.

The exhibition forms part of the Cultural Fusions project, which is a heritage based project being delivered by Mid-Antrim Museum Service and Causeway Museum Service across the local councils of Ballymena, Larne, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady and Moyle. It is supported by the PEACE III Programme through funding from the Special EU Programmes Body administered by the North East PEACE III Partnership

Admission is free and all are welcome

To view the poster for the event please click Walking The Colours Poster (PDF)