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    'Regents Park, London, IRA Bombing', by Edith Weaver. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'Regents Park, London, IRA Bombing', by Edith Weaver. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:Regent's Park, London, IRA Bombing
    Maker: Edith Weaver, Glenmona Resource Centre, Cushendall
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2013
    Size (cm): 30cm (w) x 50cm (l)
    Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
    Type of Textile: Arpillera

    In this arpillera, Edith depicts the carnage caused by the IRA bomb, which exploded at lunchtime in Regent's Park, London, July 20th 1982. Seven bandsmen of the Royal Green Jackets who were performing a concert at the open-air bandstand were killed.

    The bomb had had been planted under the bandstand in advance of the performance, the first in a series of advertised lunchtime concerts. Approximately two dozen civilians who had been listening to the performance and enjoying the summer sunshine were injured.

    Thirty years later, Edith revisits this traumatic event through her arpillera, created during a series of workshops that were facilitated as part of the associated activities during the exhibition Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles I and II, 2012/2013.

    Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Deborah Stockdale

    Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014
    Stitched Legacies of Conflicts , 7/10/2016 - 26/11/2016

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