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Friday 1 August 2014

Féile 2011: Conway Mill hosts 'Ballymurphy – The Unanswered Questions' debate

The Mill at Conway Street in west Belfast
The Mill at Conway Street in west Belfast

Following a £5m facelift the Mill at Conway Street is hosting another dicussion on the Troubles as part of Belfast's Féile 2011 festival.

The discussion this year focuses on the events of August 1971 when 11 people were shot dead by Parachute Regiment soldiers in Ballymurphy.

The panel of speakers includes Ted Aubertin, an ex-member of the Parachute Regiment whose tour of duty took him to west Belfast and Derry, Belfast Telegraph columnist Eamonn McCann and Gerry McConville, who was a young resident of west Belfast at the time.

The debate will be chaired by Monica Culbert, a teacher and community activist.

The event will also include the awarding of the Frank and Tess Cahill Award for Community Service.

The discussion takes place this Monday at the Mill, Conway Street, west Belfast. The event begins at 7.30pm. Admission is free and attendees are invited to a buffet supper after the debate.

Background

Conway Mill has hosted many controversial discussions and inquiries - giving a voice to the opinions and concerns of those denied access to mainstream outlets.

The iconic building in west Belfast is visible from all over the city and for years has welcomed people from all parts of community.

The building underwent a £5m facelift and now enjoys a new life as a state-of-the-art venue for events, conferences and theatre.

Details of this and other Féile 2011 events are available at feilebelfast.com

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