25 January 2007 Edition

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Bloody Sunday Commemorative Events 2007

• Thursday 25 January

7.30pm: Opening: Official opening of the Museum of Free Derry.  Venue: Museum of Free Derry, Glenfada Park. Please note: This event is invitation only. The museum will open to the public from Friday 26 January, adm £3/£1.50. Admission will be free from Monday 29 January to Friday 2 February. Please call 7136 0880 for details.


• Friday 26 January

7.30pm: Talk/Film: Lebanon & Derry, The Arms Trade Link. Venue: Sandinos, Water Street. Speakers: Peace activist Caoimhe Butterly, A representative of the Raytheon 9 . Plus showing of film of the recent Raytheon 9 visit to southern Lebanon. Event organised by Derry Anti-War Coalition.

8.00pm: Film: A documentary on Bloody Sunday. Venue: AOH Hall, Foyle Street. Followed by discussion with family members.

Play: World Premiere of Heroes With Their Hands In The Air. Venue: Playhouse, Artillery Street. 8.00pm nightly Friday 26 January — Saturday 3 February,  Examining the events and legacy of Bloody Sunday. Adapted and directed by Fintan Brady from the book The Bloody Sunday Inquiry and The Families Speak Out. Tickets: Box Office: 028 7126 8027. www.derryplayhouse.co.uk


• Saturday 27 January

11am — 12.30pm: Discussion: Mobilising Counter-Power: Raytheon, Rossport & Shannon. What can be done against the odds? Venue: Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street. A panel of activists from three key sites of resistance across Ireland. Chaired by Rose Kelly of Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign.

12 noon — 1pm: Panel Discussion: Acht na Gaeilge/Irish Language Act Dospireacht ar an ileamh phobal na Gaeilge dAcht Gaeilge a chaomhnidh a gcearta sna s chontae. Cainteoir s na pirtithe polaitila. Venue: Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street. Irish language communitys demand for an Irish Language Act to protect their rights in the north. Speakers from the political parties.

1pm — 1.45pm Lunch: Venue: Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street.

1.45pm — 3.30pm: Panel Discussion: Healing Through Remembering Making Peace with the Past, Venue: Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street.

4pm — 5pm: Talk: How a Liar and War Criminal Became Britain’s Number One Soldier. Venue: Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street. General Sir Michael Jackson retired last year as British Army Chief of the General Staff. On 30 January 1972 he was on the ground in the Bogside as a captain in the First Paras. By the next morning he had devised the cover-up of the Bloody Sunday massacre. Speaker: Eamonn McCann.

7.45pm — 9.45pm: Film/Discussion: Irish Premier Octobers Cry by Julie Gal. Venue: Nerve Centre Cinema, Magazine Street. Admission £3

9.30pm: Late Fundraiser: Venue: Gasyard Centre, Leckey Road. Admission £5. BYO.


• Sunday 28 January

11am — 11.30am: Memorial Event: Location: Bloody Sunday Monument, Rossville Street

11am — 3pm:  Lunch: Venue: Caf An Creggan, Fanad Drive, Creggan.

2.30pm: March: Creggan Shops, Annual Bloody Sunday Commemorative March followed by a rally at Free Derry Wall. Speakers to include a family representative, Sinn Féin and the SDLP.

6pm: Entertainment: Venue: Masons Bar and Sandinos Bar.


• Monday 29 January

10pm: Quiz: Venue: Beechtree Bar, Beechwood Avenue. Bloody Sunday Commemoration Quiz £10 team of 5


• Tuesday 30 January

4pm: Memorial Event: Minutes Silence at Bloody Sunday Monument.

7.30pm: Memorial Mass: Bloody Sunday Memorial Mass. Venue: St Marys, Creggan.




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