02 Oct 2022

The Bloody Sunday Trust to host series of events in Derry this week marking the eighth anniversary of the publication of The Saville Report

The Bloody Sunday Trust will host a series of events to mark the 8th anniversary of the publication of the report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. The events will take place in the days around the anniversary on 15 June. Monday 11 June @ 1pm Venue: Museum of Free Derry – Exhibition on the McGurks Bar bombing of December 1971. Tuesday 12 June @ 1pm Venue: Museum of Free Derry - Screening of The Saville Report and Gerald Donaghey: Unfinished Business, a powerful piece of drama written and directed by Dave Duggan and performed locally in 2012. Wednesday 13 June @ 7.30pm Venue: An Culturlann, Great James’ Street. Join us for an In-Conversation event on the impact of the public apology given by British prime minister David Cameron in 2010, with representatives from Bloody Sunday, Ballymurphy, McGurk’s Bar, the Dublin Monaghan bombings, and more. In conjunction with The Derry Model - Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Project. Thursday 14 June @ 3.30pm Venue: Museum of Free Derry – Official launch of McGurk’s Bar exhibition, introduced by campaigner Ciarán MacAirt, who lost his grandmother in the 1971 bombing. Friday 15 June @ 1pm Venue: Museum of Free Derry – Launch of an exhibition comparing media reaction to the events of Bloody Sunday with the media response to the Saville Report in 15 June 2010, as curated by visiting researcher, Ella Asnin. Friday 15 June @ 3.30pm Venue: Museum of Free Derry The moment of the publication of the report will be marked by a screening of Sean Murray’s acclaimed 2015 documentary, Ballymurphy, detailing the August 1971 massacre by British paratroopers which left eleven unarmed civilians dead in west Belfast. Saturday 16 June @ 6pm Venue: Museum of Free Derry. Our 2018 commemorative events will finish with a talk by local campaigner Jon McCourt on the progress of the Historical Abuse Inquiry and its implications.

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