The Art of Reconciliation – Exhibition

The Art of Reconciliation – The Murals of the Bogside Artists
7 September – 29 November 2019

In the year we mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this photographic exhibition will bring to Leicester the story that lies behind the twelve murals of the Bogside Artists that were painted in Londonderry, Northern Ireland between 1994 and 2008.

The murals are a unique grassroots, site-specific work of commemorative public art inspired by the violence, conflict and reconcilation process during the Troubles; Derry’s complex history and the traumatic events experienced by the Bogside community during the Troubles is told.

The Rioter with Peace Mural

Special Events

Friday 13 September | 6.30pm
Exhibition Launch Reception
With drinks and canapés. Supported by Charles Street Buildings and the Friends of Leicester Cathedral in partnership with the Emerald Centre.
By invitation only. For more information please contact Claire Recordon via

Wednesday 18 September | 6.30pm
The Far and Near Lecture: Mending Fences or Building New Ones?
The Right Reverend the Lord Eames OM was Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (1986–2006) during 20 years of Northern Ireland Troubles. He was involved in the peace movement and the creation and maintenance of ceasefires and the building of peace.
Tickets for £3 available from

Monday 30 September | 1.00pm
The Art of Reconciliation: A workshop for lay leaders and clergy to explore how reconciliation works
Led by Canon David Porter, Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury and former Canon for Reconciliation, Coventry Cathedral. David hails from Northern Ireland where he learnt much about the blessing and the cost of reconciliation.
Book your place on Eventbrite by 23 September! Only 40 places are available.
For more information email Claire Stapleton via

More events will be added in the coming weeks


The Peace Mural