‘Telling Troubles stories can help deal with the past’

Telling stories about the past – about the Troubles – can help families and society move on, says playwright Jo Egan.  She dramatised the events that killed six children during the Troubles in‘The Crack in Everything’, which was produced by Derry’s Playhouse Theatre as part of a European Union Peace project.  She was also responsible for ‘Crimea Square’, a community theatre play about the history of the Shankill Road. “People want to be heard,” says Jo. “They want their stories …

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PEACE III Conference (2 September) – showcasing conflict storytelling @SEUPB

What has Europe ever done for us? Roads, infrastructure, trading opportunities, the annual song contest and ‘peace’ money … Next Tuesday a public conference organised by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) in The MAC will showcase some of the projects funded to the tune of €21million by the EU’s PEACE III programme over the last seven years. From 9am-2pm, the conference and associated workshops plan to use dramatic performance and film as part of the showcasing of projects which …

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