Fri, 07 Oct 2022, 19:00 (BST)
Pangur Bán C/O Market Community Centre 1 Market Street Belfast BT7 2HB
In conversation with the author of Where Grieving Begins: Building Bridges after the Brighton Bomb.
Pat Magee’s memoir, Where Grieving Begins: Building Bridges after the Brighton Bomb, takes us on his remarkable journey from his childhood in the old Market, emigration to England, and return to the conflict torn Belfast of the early1970’s. From here he went onto Long Kesh as an internee, and, eventually, was convicted for several lifetimes due to his role in the IRA’s surgical strike at the heart of the British establishment when it bombed the Tory party conference in Brighton in 1984. But his story didn’t end there. While in prison Pat completed his PhD and, upon his release, struck up a remarkable friendship with the daughter of one of the fatalities of the Brighton Bomb.
From his childhood memories of the Market in the 1950’s, through the cages of Long Kesh, and onto his peace and reconciliation work over the past 20 years, Where Grieving Begins tells the story of a remarkable journey. Each week the book club will be covering different sections of the book every Tuesday at 7pm in the Market Community Centre:
Week 1 – Tuesday 11th October: Chapters 1 – 5
Week 2 – Tuesday 18th October: Chapters 6 – 11
Week 3 – Tuesday 25th October: Chapters 12 – 18
The memoir of the 'Brighton Bomber', Patrick Magee