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Rural Voices Oral Archive Project

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Rural Voices: “A digital archive of rural stories across NI, inspired by the last 100-years” 

Rural Community Network (RCN) would like to invite you to contribute to Rural Voices – a new project led by the RCN in partnership with the Nerve Centre.  

We are seeking personal accounts from rural community groups and individuals about all aspects of rural living – What defines where you live? Are you new to living in this part of the world? How has your rural community changed (or not) in the past 100 years? What makes you proud to be a rural dweller? Help us uncover the diverse stories, experiences and hopes of our many rural communities, and be part of something amazing! 

The project will create a digital archive of rural voices from across the country, talking about the past, present and future of their area. Some of these rural stories will then be transformed into a digital animation, capturing those accounts, which will be showcased at the end of March 2022 along with an interactive online platform. Interviews are being recorded throughout December through Zoom and won’t take more than 30-40 minutes. Recorded interviews will be archived and brought to life through a new website.  

We are keen to capture as wide a range of diverse rural voices as possible and welcome contributions from all sections of the rural community, including BAME, LGBTQ+, women, sporting organisations, key institutions, business, agriculture, border communities, etc. 

To get involved in this one-off opportunity, click on the following link or for more info contact or