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Story Title: Untitled Story, by Jim Arbuckle

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

The video interview with Jim Arbuckle was carried out by The Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. as part of The Memory Project.
[No signed copyright permission form was returned by the story-teller so this video is not available on the Accounts of the Conflict site. However, the video is available via the Smashing Times Theatre Company website.]

Jim Arbuckle gives an account of growing up in a large Protestant family in Londonderry and how he became a teacher for 25 years. He also describes how he then became an Education Officer for UNICEF in Northern Ireland and later worked as a Community Relations Facilitator with Towards Understanding and Healing (TUH) in Londonderry. It was through his work at TUH that he became involved with Smashing Times Theatre Company.
Much of the interview is given to his involvment with Smashing Times and the possible use of arts in promoting reconciliation.

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Title
Untitled Story, by Jim Arbuckle (story details)
Description
The video interview with Jim Arbuckle 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 The Lyric Theatre, Belfast on 30 May 2014.
At the time of the interview Jim Arbuckle was a Community Relations Facilitator who worked with Smashing Times Theatre Company. He also worked with Towards Understanding and Healing, and a range of other organisations.
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Source
http://www.smashingtimes.ie/the-memory-project-archive-material/
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd.
Date
30 May 2014
Format
Video
Language
English
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: William King
CAIN: Memorials database: The Fountain
Story Title
Untitled Story, by Jim Arbuckle
Story Available
Yes (on-line at Smashing Times website)
Story Format
Video
Story Source
A signed permission form was not returned, so this story is NOT deposited with Accounts of the Conflict.
Film interview available at website:
https://vimeo.com/120173498
Interview transcript also available:
http://www.smashingtimes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Interview-with-Jim-Arbuckle-Transcript-The-Memory-Project-Smashing-Times-Theatre-Company.pdf
Interviewee Surname
Arbuckle
Interviewee Forename(s)
James
Interviewee Nickname
Jim
Language Spoken
English
Transcription
Transcript available (on-line at Smashing Times website)
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Home Address
Drumahoe, County Londonderry.
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Occupation during conflict
Former teacher
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
Jim Arbuckle gives an account of growing up in a large Protestant family in Londonderry and how he became a teacher for 25 years. He also describes how he then became an Education Officer for UNICEF in Northern Ireland and later worked as a Community Relations Facilitator with Towards Understanding and Healing (TUH) in Londonderry. It was through his work at TUH that he became involved with Smashing Times Theatre Company.
Much of the interview is given to his involvment with Smashing Times and the possible use of arts in promoting reconciliation.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Reconciliation;
Education;
Story-telling
Places Mentioned
The Fountain [Londonderry, Northern Ireland]
Specific Deaths Mentioned
William King (24 September 1969)

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Title
Untitled Story, by Jim Arbuckle (video details)
Description
The video interview with Jim Arbuckle was carried out by The Smashing Times Theatre Company Ltd. as part of The Memory Project.
[No signed copyright permission form was returned by the story-teller so this video is not available on the Accounts of the Conflict site. However, the video is available via the Smashing Times Theatre Company website.]
Creator
Smashing Times Theatre Company
Source
http://www.smashingtimes.ie/the-memory-project-archive-material/
Publisher
Smashing Times Theatre Company
Date
30 May 2014.
Transcription
Transcript available
Original Format
Video
Duration
34 minutes 23 seconds
Compression
MPEG-4
Interviewee
Jim Arbuckle

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. (30 May 2014.). Untitled Story, by Jim Arbuckle (video details). Smashing Times Theatre Company.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 18 November 2019 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/index.php/items/show/3475>

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