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Sunday, February 13, 2005

02/13/05 - Bogside Artists US Speaking Tour

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Bog Side Artists

BOGSIDE ARTISTS U.S. SPEAKING TOUR The Irish American Unity Conference is sponsoring the Bogside Artists on a US speaking tour this March. The Bogside Artists are three artists from an area of Derry City in Ireland, known as the Bogside. It was in this area that fourteen people were shot dead by the British army on January 30, 1972. The artists commemorated the event in a large mural situated on the site. This mural is called simply ‘Bloody Sunday’. Situated not far from it are two more murals, one depicts a child in a gasmask holding a petrol bomb. It was named by the artists, ‘The Battle Of The Bogside’, to commemorate the event in October ‘69 when the Catholic Bogsiders confronted the RUC, and their auxiliary force the B-Specials, in a pitched battle. This mural is world-famous and is referred to locally as ‘the petrol bomber’. The mural beside it commemorates the part played by Bernadette Devlin in this historic battle. During this tour, Tom Kelly and Kevin Hasson will speak about their murals, 30 years of conflict in Ireland and the story of the bogside. TOUR SCHEDULE: _______________ WASHINGTON, DC _______________ March 9-12, 2005 Wednesday, March 9 At 7:00 P.M. MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY Library Auditorium 2807 North Glebe Road Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299 Thursday, March 10 At 9 A.M. - 11A.M. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Irish Issues Advocacy Days Rayburn Building _______________ SAN FRANCISCO _______________ March 13-15, 2005 Sunday, March 13: ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE in San Francisco Monday, March 14 At 1-3 P.M. & 6-8 P.M. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY Martin Luther King Student Center 4th Level In The TAN OAK ROOM Tuesday, March 15 At 9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. GLOBAL EXCHANGE 2017 Mission Street, #303 San Francisco 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Mural Tour of San Francisco For More Information On These Events Contact: San Francisco Chapter Briana Learnihan #510-910-0966 _______________ NEW YORK _______________ March 16-22, 2005 Wednesday, March 16 At 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. IRISH ARTS CENTER 553 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019 Thursday, March 17 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE in New York Friday, March 18 At 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. QUEENS COLLEGE City University 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367 Rosenthal Library Room 230 Monday, March 21 At 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. ITHACA COLLEGE Handwerker Gallery 953 Danby Road Ithaca, NY 14850 For More Information On These Events Contact: Queens/Long Island Chapter Michael Hand # 815-667-4939 _____________________________________________________________________ For more information on the artists: TO ORDER BOOKS & PRINTS: Deanna Turner Director of Communications IRISH AMERICAN UNITY CONFERENCE National Office 611 Pennsylvania Ave, SE #4150 Washington, D.C. 20003 Tel: 1-800-947-4282 Email: Web: Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents
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