War-Torn Children Exhibition in Limerick

An exhibition of textiles, photographs and posters highlighting the devastating impact of war on children, their families and communities will take place from 17th to the 28th July in the CB1 Gallery, Central Buildings, 51a O'Connell Street, Limerick. The exhibition is commissioned by Doras Luimní and curated by Roberta Bacic, and is an adaptation of a larger collection exhibited at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast this year.

The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the human impact of war and injustice, and to promote a culture of hospitality and welcome for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution in Limerick. It will be accompanied by a series of lunchtime events that include a
workshop on how to make an arpillera doll, conducted by Roberta Bacic; a first-hand account of Iraq since the 2003 US Invasion by Hashim Alhadeedy; the launch of Tell Them Everything, a book by Galway activist and author Margaretta D'Arcy in which she recounts her time in Armagh Gaol in the 1980s, with film maker and scholar Laura Aguiar; an audio-visual presentation of music from Calais 'Jungle' by Isolda Heavey; and a presentation entitled About Syria-Its Culture and Diversity by Radwan and Osama Abouhajar.

The exhibition launch takes place at 7pm on 17th July. It will close with a World Music Café on Friday 28th July at 1pm.

See http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/conflicttextiles/search-quilts/fullevent/?id=168 for more details or contact John Lannon at 087 8225087.

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