Workshops to explore protestant exodus from the cityside of Derry

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A series of workshops exploring the exodus of protestants from the West Bank of the Foyle in the early years of the troubles is being run over the coming days on both sides of the river.

Author Jonathan Burgess has written a series of short scenes

which will be performed as part of ‘The Exile Project’, which is being run by the Church of Ireland Christ Church parish in Derry to discuss why so many protestants left the city centre, and what the consequences of that exodus have been.

Jonathan Burgess says members of all communities are being urged to take part in the workshops to explore what he says is a painful episode in the city’s history………….

Dates, times and venues –

Tues 5th Feb 1.30pm

Caw Community Centre, Nelson Drive, Waterside

Tues 5th Feb 7.30pm

Christ Church, Infirmary Road, Bogside

Wed 6th Feb 7pm

Ráth Mór Centre, Bligh’s Lane, Creggan

Thurs 7th Feb 7.30pm

The Diocesan Office, 24 London Street

Fri 8th Feb 1.30pm

Newbuildings Community Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland

 

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