Commemoration and Celebration – A Journey of Reconciliation
March 21, 2013 | admin
The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace has been a partner in the creation of a special exhibition along with Warrington Borough Council and Culture Warrington, to mark the 20th anniversary of the IRA bombing of Warrington.
This exhibition is now open to the public, and will be open from Monday 18 March until Thursday 18 April at Pyramid Arts Centre.
Visitors to the gallery on the top floor of the centre in Palmyra Square, Warrington can take part in a visual experience created by a moving wallpaper projection that takes them on a journey through the events leading up to the 20 March 1993 and years afterwards.
A number of small touch screen tablets also allow visitors to explore articles and features that document Warrington’s positive journey of reconciliation over the last two decades.
Cllr Mike Hannon, deputy leader of the council said: “This exhibition represents the whole ethos of what our commemorative events stand for which is to remember the devastating events of that day in 1993 but also to celebrate all our achievements during the past 20 years. It also provides an opportunity for people to learn in more detail about what happened and all the positive community work that followed. I would encourage everyone to come along”.
Derek Dick from Culture Warrington said: “Putting this exhibition together has been an honour and by gathering and studying a large amount of archived material we ourselves have learned so much more about Warrington’s journey and so we hope that people will find viewing this exhibition to be a meaningful experience”.
For more information click here, which will take you to Culture Warrington’s article.