Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Remembering the Life of David Ervine

The Queen's University Belfast Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities 'Cross-Currents in British and Irish Working Class Life' research group in conjunction with etcetera theatre company is proud to present an evening remembering the life of David Ervine as part of its ongoing series of events.

Following on from the hugely successful evening in North Belfast remembering the life of Margaret McCoubrey the CCBIWCL group remember the life of David Ervine, another important personality of Belfast's working-class who was emblematic of the journey from paramilitarism to peace.

In 1998 Senator George Mitchell wrote in The Times that 'There is not a more impressive politician in Northern Ireland than David Ervine.'

Sadly David passed away in January 2007.

Given David's huge generosity towards many academic researchers it is only fitting that our group host this event in collaboration with etcetera theatre company.

The evening will consist of actors reading preview scenes from Beano Niblock's forthcoming play about the life of David, The Man That Swallowed A Dictionary; Dr Connal Parr (University of Oxford, etcetera) will also deliver a lecture on the Protestant working class, David Ervine and the importance of Labour politics historically in East Belfast.

Admission is free and everyone is warmly welcome.