The Community Time Machine is an age-friendly, cross-generational neighbourhood time capsule project which connects communities across the country.
It was launched successfully via a pilot project with Wicklow County Council Arts Office in January 2021. Neighbourhood Network are now running it in Westmeath, Monaghan and Meath and will be bringing the project to seven further counties this autumn with the support of the Creative Ireland Programme, Age Friendly Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The project connects young people and senior citizens who live in the same area. Facilitated interviews are conducted between the pair, and their recorded responses, artworks and photos create an image of how the community looks now and how it looked in the past.
Neighbourhood Network came from the team behind Street Feast, a national neighbourhood street party event to celebrate community. It is a not-for-profit, community building organization with an objective of building and strengthening neighbourhoods and kick-starting ideas for positive community participation.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.