Untitled Story, by Eamonn Baker (story video) Deposited

Story Title: Untitled Story, by Eamonn Baker

Collection: The Memory Project (collection)
Organisation: Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. (organisation)

The video interview with Eamonn Baker was carried out by Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. as part of The Memory Project.

Eamon Baker gives an account of his experience on Bloody Sunday (30 January 1972). The impact this had on his time at Queen's University, Belfast. His experience working with young people on the issue of community relations. Also his experience of story-telling with Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.

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Title
Untitled Story, by Eamonn Baker (story details)
Description
The video interview with Eamonn Baker was carried out by Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. as part of The Memory Project. It is one of 12 video interviews. The film interview was recorded on 23 November 2014 at The Junction, Towards Understanding and Healing, Derry/Londonderry.
At the time of the interview Eamonn Baker was a Community Relations Facilitator and worked for Towards Understanding and Healing (TUH) in Derry/Londonderry.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
24 November 2014
Format
Video
Language
English
CAIN Key Event: Bloody Sunday (30 January 1972)
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: John 'Jackie' Duddy
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: William Nash
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: Kathleen Thompson
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: Heather Kerrigan
Story Title
Untitled Story, by Eamonn Baker
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Video
Story Source
The story has been deposited with Accounts of the Conflict.
Film interview available at website:
https://vimeo.com/120173429
Interview transcript also available:
http://www.smashingtimes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Interview-with-Eamonn-Baker-Transcript-The-Memory-Project-Smashing-Times-Theatre-Company.pdf
Interviewee Surname
Baker
Interviewee Forename(s)
Eamonn
Interviewee Gender
Male
Age
63 (in 2014)
Religion
Catholic
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Current Occupation
At the time of the interview Eamonn Baker worked with Towards Understanding and Healing (TUH).
Previous Address
Creggan estate [Derry, Northen Ireland]
Status
Civilian
Published Format
Video
Story Abstract
Eamon Baker gives an account of his experience on Bloody Sunday (30 January 1972). The impact this had on his time at Queen's University, Belfast. His experience working with young people on the issue of community relations. Also his experience of story-telling with Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
State Violence;
Story-telling
Dates Mentioned
30 January 1972 [1970s]
Events Mentioned
Bloody Sunday
Places Mentioned
William Street [Bogside Derry]; Chamberlain Street [Bogside, Derry]; Creggan estate [Derry]
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA);
Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR);
Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Specific Deaths Mentioned
John ('Jackie') Duddy (30 January 1972);
William Nash (30 January 1972);
Kathleen Thompson (6 November 1971);
Heather Kerrigan (14 July 1984)

Video InformationShowHide

Title
Untitled Story, by Eamonn Baker (story video)
Description
The video interview with Eamonn Baker was carried out by Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. as part of The Memory Project.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company
Date
24 November 2014
Format
Video
Language
English
Transcription
Transcript available
Original Format
Video
Duration
49 minutes 44 seconds
Compression
MPEG-4
Interviewee
Eamonn Baker

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
The Memory Project (collection)
Description
"The Memory Project is an exciting, innovative arts programme that uses drama and theatre to deal with the past and build pathways for the future and to promote peace, reconciliation and mutual understanding in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties.
The project is run by Smashing Times Theatre Company in collaboration with Corrymeela Community / Irish Peace Centres and is funded through the EU’s European Regional Development fund through the PEACE III Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
The project consists of a series of creative storytelling happenings, workshops and dramatic performances, along with a television documentary which will be made to record the process." (from the Smashing Times Theatre Company website)
In addition to the 12 filmed interviews (involving 15 interviewees), the project also produced an hour-long documentary entitled 'The Memory Project: Stories from the Shadows' which documented the work of the theatre company, over the course of two years, as it carried out the project.
Two theatre productions were also presented as part of The Memory Project.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
2015
Stories Collected
12
Stories Deposited
11

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. (organisation)
Description
"Smashing Times is a professional theatre and film company involved in performance, training and participation. The work is underpinned by a rights-based approach and a commitment to artistic excellence and social engagement. The company has four high profile patrons – Sabina Higgins, Áras an Uachtaráin First Lady; Joan Freeman, CEO, Pieta House; Ger Ryan, Actor; and Tim Pat Coogan, Author and Historian.
The company was established in 1991 by a group of women actors, who met at the Focus Theatre, Dublin. These women were interested in challenging the elitist position that theatre sometimes holds in Irish society. Today the work takes place at local, national and transnational levels and is presented in a range of settings from the professional theatre space to on tour in schools and communities where we are invited to work with people collaboratively." (from the Smashing Times Theatre website)
Smashing Times has undertaken a number of projects and The Memory Project (2012-2015) involved story-telling related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Date Formed
1991
Status
In operation (checked February 2015)
Address
Coleraine House
Coleraine Street
Dublin 7
Ireland
Telephone
+ 353 (0) 1 8656613
Email
freda@smashingtimes.ie

Citation

Smashing Times Theatre Company. (24 November 2014). Untitled Story, by Eamonn Baker (story video). Smashing Times Theatre Company.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 29 July 2017 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/index.php/items/show/3476>

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