Untitled Story, by Fiona Bawn Thompson (story video) Deposited

Story Title: Untitled Story, by Fiona Bawn Thompson

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

The video interview with Fiona Bawn Thompson was carried out by Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. as part of The Memory Project.

Fiona Bawn Thompson gives a short account of her time in Craigavon and then talks of her experience working with young people on community relations issues through the medium of art, music and performance.

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Title
Untitled Story, by Fiona Bawn Thompson (story details)
Description
The video interview with Fiona Bawn Thompson 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 at Baileborough Arts Centre, Baileborough Co.Cavan, 25 January 2014.
At the time of the interview Fiona Bawn Thompson was an actor, facilitator and choreographer.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
25 January 2014
Format
Video
Language
English
CAIN Chronology: Craigavon Bomb (12 December 1991)
CAIN Chronology: Killing of three civilians (28 March 1991)
Story Title
Untitled Story, by Fiona Bawn Thompson
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/120173431
Interview transcript also available:
http://www.smashingtimes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Interview-with-Fiona-Bawn-Thompson-Transcript-The-Memory-Project-Smashing-Times-Theatre-Company.pdf
Interviewee Surname
Bawn Thompson
Interviewee Forename(s)
Fiona
Interviewee Gender
Female
Home Address
Craigavon [County Armagh, Northern Ireland]
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
Fiona Bawn Thompson gives a short account of her time in Craigavon and then talks of her experience working with young people on community relations issues through the medium of art, music and performance.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Identity
Dates Mentioned
12 December 1991, 28 March 1991 [1990s];
Events Mentioned
Craigavon bomb (12 December 1991);
Killing of three civilians (28 March 1991)
Places Mentioned
Craigavon [County Armagh, Northern Ireland]

Video InformationShowHide

Title
Untitled Story, by Fiona Bawn Thompson (story video)
Description
The video interview with Fiona Bawn Thompson 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
25 January 2014
Format
Video
Language
English
Transcription
Transcript available
Original Format
Video
Duration
21 minutes 52 seconds
Compression
MPEG-4
Interviewee
Fiona Bawn Thompson

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

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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. (25 January 2014). Untitled Story, by Fiona Bawn Thompson (story video). Smashing Times Theatre Company.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 25 November 2017 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/index.php/items/show/3477>

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