Legacy of ‘Exodus’ to be examined through workshop


Derry City Council’s Community Relations Team is inviting members of the public to ‘Exile!’ - a DVD Dialogue workshop and examination of today’s legacy of the ‘Exodus’ in the 1970s.

The DVD resource (developed by Blue Eagle Productions, Towards Understanding and Healing and Derry City Council Community Relations) uses recorded drama to kick-start conversation and sharing of different viewpoints on the topic.

The event also provides a chance to meet the playwright Jonathan Burgess and understand his motivations for tackling the topic.

“There’s no doubt there are different perceptions out there as to what caused much of the city’s Protestant community to move away from the Cityside in the 1970s,” explains Sue Divin, Community Relations Officer with Derry City Council.

“It is however clear that there is still an impact felt in the city today from those events. The acted scenes filmed for the DVD resource focus more on the legacy of those events today – and allow people who want to talk about it, and hear a range of views, to discuss their thoughts.”

The free event will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 11am – 1pm (including light lunch) in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James Street. To book a place contact Dean Steele on email dean.steele@derrycity.gov.uk or tel: 02871365151 ext 8218