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Make your personal map of Carrick

If there is one thing we’ve learned since setting up positive carrickfergus, it’s that us Carrick folk LOVE talking about Carrick! So, as part of our Talk of the Town project we want to take that passion and try out new and creative ways of thinking and talking about what it’s like to live here and how we’d like it to be in the future.

We are really fortunate that our funding allows us to work with Quarto Collective and Starling Start to learn how to do this well, bringing new ideas and energy into our conversations.

If you like talking about Carrick, hearing other people’s stories, and are looking for a bit of craic in the monotony of lockdown, join us for 3 x 90 minute online workshops on 1, 15 and 29 March, which will be led by Gemma and Bryonie from Quarto. We’re looking for between 6 and 8 people to take part and you need to be able to take part in all three workshops.

To book your spot, email me at

If you can’t make this series of workshops, don’t worry. We are hoping to run more in the coming months. Drop me an email so we can keep you up to date with our plans.

Here’s some more info on what each workshop will involve:

Workshop 1 on 1 March at 7.30pm 

Excitingly, this workshop will premiere a film we have made of a tour of Carrick and use it to prompt us to share stories about Carrick and our lives here. 

Between workshops 1 and 2 you will be invited take some photographs of Carrick and send them to Gemma and Bryonie for the next workshop.

Workshop 2 on 15 March at 7.30pm 

We will explore how to create your own map of the town with plenty of support from Gemma and Bryonie and a kit of map making materials supplied by Positive Carrickfergus.

Between workshops 2 and 3 you will make your own map – Gemma and Bryonie and your other participants will provide support by Whatsapp and/or email.

Workshop 3 on 29 March at 7.30pm

Everyone will share their maps and talk and share their ideas, what they included and didn’t include, and the group will reflect on each other’s maps and their thoughts on Carrickfergus after seeing it through each others’ eyes.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 1st March!

Lee Robb


Lee Robb