Episode 20 goes to Derry, to the Museum of Free Derry, to hear from John Kelly. He works meeting and greeting visitors to the Museum, and speaks about his job as well as his personal experiences of Bloody Sunday. He lost his brother Michael Kelly that day and has been involved in many efforts to find redress for the victims – including acting as a Family Liaison Officer for the Bloody Sunday Commission.
The second half of the show returns to Belfast to talk with Robert Herdman at the Belfast Hypnosis Centre. He’s the main hypnotist at the centre, where he uses a technique of Five Path Hypnosis, which he’s brought from California to Northern Ireland. He recommends hypnosis as a means to lose weight, stop smoking, and overcome other fears. In the interview, he explains how hypnosis works, what he does during a session, and how people in Northern Ireland react to it.
Quilts meet politics as Roberta Bacic takes on us a tour of Chilean wall hangings made during women under the Pinochet dictatorship. The quilts are not typical ones – they show village life in all its complications, including the violence, activism, and family life during the 1970s and 80s. The arpilleras have travelled around the world, having been sold and exported in order to raise money for women in Chilean villages and also to tell their stories to the outside world.
See more of the quilts here: http://www.derrycity.gov.uk/museums/quilt.asp
Video of a presentation from Roberta at INCORE on the Magee Campus of University of Ulster is here: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/Seminars/CAIN_13-03-08-RB_ref.html
And more quilt exhibtions can be seen here: