Transforming the Brighton Bomb - Brighton, UK, Oct 18th

Transforming the Brighton Bomb – Building Bridges for Peace

Sunday 1.30pm, 18 October 2009

Sky Interview with Jo Berry and Pat Magee

Click on the link above to see Jo interviewed on Sky television on Saturday.

Trust is often the first casualty of terrorism and can be further undermined by punitive forms of counter-terrorism. At the same time, trust-building is central to establishing dialogue, the conflict resolution process and long-term conflict transformation.

When Sir Anthony Berry MP was killed in the IRA Brighton Bombing during the 1984 Tory Party Conference, his daughter Jo was thrown into a conflict she knew very little about.

Since then she has visited Ireland many times and worked with victims and former combatants from all sides.

In November 2000 she met Pat Magee, the man responsible for her father's death. Belfast-born Pat Magee, former IRA activist, was given multiple life sentences for the Brighton Bombing.

Released under the Good Friday Agreement in 1999, he has since been actively involved in peace work.

In the Soldiers Of Peace film, Jo and Pat come together outside the Grand Hotel for the first time.
The film is narrated by Michael Douglas and features Sir Bob Geldof and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others.

You now have a chance to see the film, and to see Jo and Pat together again in Brighton, as part of the World Peace March events, discussing the way forwards towards a peaceful world.

Jo is launching her organisation, ‘Building Bridges for Peace’ at the event.
Jo’s organisation endorses the world peace march, which promotes:

Nuclear disarmament at a global level;
The immediate withdrawal of invading troops from occupied territories;
The progressive and proportional reduction of conventional weapons;
The signing of non-aggression treaties between countries;
The renunciation by governments of the use of war as a means to resolve conflicts.


Duke of York’s Picturehouse,
Tel: +44 871 704 2056

Tickets: £7.20
Concessions: £6.20

If you’d like to wear a World Peace March T shirt you can purchase one here, and proceeds will go to The Women for a Change International Foundation to help women in need.

If you’re unable to get to see the film in Brighton, you can purchase it here – again, The Women for a Change International Foundation gets a contribution for each film sold.

You can watch the trailer here:

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